As many of you know, Mac was one of the most delightful kittens I have ever bottle-fed as a foster. I started with him and his siblings at 2 days old! Mac stood out as both quite a character and lots of extra trouble.
My husband fell in love with Mac, and we ended up adopting him. He has grown into a huge cat, and loves to hang around with us. We were very concerned that he was so friendly, so didn't let him outside until he was over a year old. Then he pushed the issue be being good at sneaking out.
Good news is that he seems to stick around our large property, and runs away if he sees a stranger or a car. Both good things as far as we are concerned.
He loves to sleep on top of his human, my husband, and still is a rascal in spirit. We feel so lucky to have him in our lives.
Every kitten I foster has a "superpower," or that is my theory. Of course, sometimes that is just they are cute beyond words. I like to think Jolene's superpower is her ability to roll over on her back, with total trust I will keep her safe, and take a nap. Awww.
By the way, these cute poses come and go, and the biggest challenge for me is to have a camera nearby, and have a hand free to take the shot. I am a one person operation, so I do it all. Even still, I have been able to get these type of shots to share just how adorable and precious these little kittens are.
I marvel at the interesting combination of colors, textures, and variations of colors this little kitten has. For a kitten found in the wild and turned in to a animal shelter, she seems very exotic to me.
So, I thought I would share a few photos of her interesting markings so you can check it out. I think most interesting is that her tummy fur looks almost like polka dots, while her back is an interesting marbling of many colors.
Anyway, I would love to get to meet her again someday and see how all of this turned out when she got to be an adult. I guess that is the down side of giving them to good homes when they are old enough for adoption. You may ask how old it that? I keep them until they are healthy and at least 2 pounds weight. Then they can safely be spayed or neutered and go on to their forever homes.
Jolene comes to work with me, and has discovered that office supplies make wonderful kitten toys ;)
Her many "Aunties" love to see what she likes to play with next. Pens, small boxes, rulers, and binder clips are just a few of the things she loves. I realize this is probably not a normal upbringing for a little kitten, but we all watch her very closely and keep her out of trouble. Besides, everyone knows that a kitten will turn everything into a toy no matter what we think. Sometimes it is something you would never expect.
Cats & Kittens
So many of us love our cats & kitten friends. All that supplemental love is hard to resist.
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