Natasha is our foster fail from a litter of kittens and yes, we still have her baby kitten pictures. We hadn’t meant to foster kittens at that time but were compelled to step up when a dramatic situation arose at the local cat rescue UHARS.
The Foster Fail Story
A stranger arrived at Upper Hutt Animal Rescue where I was volunteering. He held a box containing a handful of very small bottle babies. They were in desperate need.
The Rescue’s welfare officer declared that she would only have room for them (she was our tiny kitten specialist) if ‘someone’ took the mum and other nursing kittens she had at home. The alternative was the bottle babies would have to be put to sleep. Needless to say I volunteered.
I asked that kitty Mum cat ‘Tawhai’ and her nursing kittens be brought to our house with their crate. I was on my motorbike and as you can imagine, this is not ideal kitten transport!
When they were safely settled in I told Paul that we were fostering a family of kittens. He took it very well and the kittens and mum ‘Tawhai’ stayed with us for a couple of months to grow and play in safely.
Natasha is feisty and independent but loves to curl up in her teepee bed which is close to us, but she can pretend she is totally independent and not in the bedroom.
We are thankful for her vibrant personality as we join Brian’s hop on Thursday.
I want to share some early picture of Natasha that
A Kitten Plots and Plans
Natasha knew being fostered was fantastic and decided that she wanted to stay with us.
She started work on her dad and slowly wound Paul around her paw by cuddling shamelessly and sitting on his lap. It worked, so when Tawhai and the kitten siblings went back to UHARS for adoption, Natasha stayed.
Join us to celebrate cats and cat life, and all the things are all should be thankful for with Brian and the fur family. Oh and just in case, here is Natasha, who was featured on the blog a while ago.
Finally, an Appeal (EXPIRED)
Bella, a local cat needs dental surgery her parents cannot afford. I would not usually post for this but she has Feline Stomatitis which I believe is what our long-time Twitter buddy Mario has and who surgery helped a lot. Your donation and shares would be most welcome.