You’ve cat to be kitten me – its National Cat Day!!
To celebrate this AWESOME day, we wanted to update you all on the progress of a very special litter of kittens we have been raising that we refer to as “The Currency Kittens.” They came to us in early September from a feral Mother who we spayed and released, but as the kittens were malnourished and with parasites, we made the choice to take them into our care. All of the kittens were named after different types of currency, so we had Dollar, Peso, Shilling, Rupee, Dinari, Euro and Franc.
Rupee and Shilling were definitely the runts of the litter, but Rupee was the most concerning. Her tiny legs were thinner than pencils, if you lightly pet her you could feel every little rib, and she couldn’t quite figure out how to eat like the rest of them had quickly picked up on.
We started supplementing Rupee by bottle feeding her goatsmilk every few hours around the clock. I had her in my home and I barely slept for the first three weeks. This little fighter held on, but the others were growing and learning and she seemed to be stuck in her early kitten weeks. She was brought to the vet and tests were done. We prepared and braced for the worst, but her tests came back okay and all they could find was worms! We started her (and the others, preventatively) on a treatment, and within a few days you could already see a difference in her. She started growing, she started grooming herself, and for the first time she actually had energy and wanted to start playing with her siblings! It was like watching a little miracle happen right before my eyes.
Tomorrow is a big day for this litter, they have their first meet and greet with potential adopters! Well, all except for precious little Rupee, the baby I spoke about above. With as much time and worry as I put in to her, we developed quite the bond with each other and I’m happy to say that I’ve officially adopted her! She is perfection, still quite tiny for her age but I don’t mind if she’s a small cat as long as she’s healthy and happy. She comes to work with me daily just like my dog does. They sleep cuddled on the same bed on my desk. She loves to sit on my shoulder and observe the world. She’s a very special little one and I feel so blessed to have her!
Her siblings are equally as precious and I adore every single one of them, but alas, I can’t adopt them all! My cat-lady status would go into overdrive!
Shilling is the other “runt,” a brown tabby girl who is a bit smaller than her siblings but she can hold her own quite well. She LOVES to be cuddled! She will curl up in the crook of your arm and purr like a motor when you give her chin-scratchies.
Peso is the little tuxedo-cat, black with perfect little white paws and tuft. He is SO soft to pet, like a fleece blanket. His fur is just gorgeous. He is quiet and sweet just like his sister Shilling, and also loves to be held and cuddled. He is the most polite of all the kittens. If he would like to be pet, he will tap you arm softly with his paw as if to say “S’cuse me, but would you mind giving me a rub? Thank you, ma’am!” Being warm is his favorite thing and he loves to curl under a blanket with you while you are lounging. A perfect little cuddle-bug!
The “twins” as I call them, two fuzzy grey chubby babies, Euro and Franc are quite the pair of spunk and mischief. They will quickly disappear into any closet or through any cracked open door so you have to watch them very carefully! They are best friends and often seem to be conspiring together on their next “evil plot” as I like to say when I tease them. They play hard, so you have to watch your treasured items of they will get shredded! I say this with love though, they are adventurous, spirited little babies and I wouldn’t have them any other way!
Lastly, we have Mister Dollar, the biggest but definitely not baddest member of the Currencies. He is a brown tabby with white paws, and his personally is pretty evenly split between play and snuggles. He is a “born mouser” as I like to say, occupied by toy mice for a few HOURS non-stop chasing them until he is so tired that he just falls into your arms for an evening nap.
They are all so unique and it has been a privilege raising them and getting to know them but they are big enough now where they look forward to meeting their forever families. I don’t anticipate these amazing little bundles of fur to be available for long, so make sure to give us a call at 206 557 4661 if you are interested in inviting one to be a part of your forever family!