Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Little Victories

I was pretty excited to pick up a litter of 5 kittens from the vets this morning and take them to their new foster Mom. These little guys were rescued from the rural shelter and had been sitting in their own poop and pee for more than 2 weeks. They were born to a feral Mom and when I first saw them two weeks ago were delightfully hissy and spitty.

What is it about me that thinks it's the cutest thing EVER to see a 4 week old kitten hissing and spitting?

When I arrived to the vets, the vet assistant had them out playing in an exam room. Watching them gallop around was such a delight! They had barely been able to move in the carrier that they lived in with their mother:


The new foster Mom was SO excited to receive her new babies. I had screened Areej myself and knew she was a loving and experienced foster Mom. These babies would be in good hands. We walked upstairs and the kittens were given an entire "Great Room" full of windows and sunshine.

Imagine my horror when I saw that this beautiful room is covered in gorgeous WHITE carpet! Five kittens galloping around WHITE carpet! It was the same feeling I had when my (then) 18 month old son teetered around the China Department at the local department store.

The foster Mom seemed relaxed, and I felt my shoulders release the tension as the first kitten hopped into the litterbox and used it like a champ!

Ahh, the little victories!

9 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, my....! They are *so* precious! I'm thrilled they've been rescued, of course, and that they are going to a wonderful foster mom. Hey, it's only carpet. That's what steam cleaners are for. :-D

Brian said...

Absolutely, that has to make a smile happen!

Sparkle said...

Those kittens are impossibly cute! I couldn't help but MOL about the carpet! "Foster" and "white carpet" usually don't go together! Kea is right - that's what steam cleaners are for!

Anonymous said...

Oh, they are so cute! Thank you and Areej so much for getting them out of the Pit of Despair. They look so happy. Squee!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! White carpets can be replaced --- these little souls are precious and irreplaceable!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! White carpets can be replaced --- these little souls are precious and irreplaceable!

Deb said...

They are cute, pudgy little kittens and yes, I too think there is nothing funnier than a spittin', hissin' kitten. I thank the Lord for people like you everyday. Hugs

Cat said...

SQUEE!!!! they are adorable Beth. I love to see kittens run and jump on their still little legs - LOL!

How wonderful that they have a chance for a great life because of you :-)

Caroline said...

Great job Beth and Areej! I love the four week age when the kittens come out of their den with their tail straight up! It's so cute, like an invisible balloon is holding up their tails!