They were all so cute and tiny as they snuggled close to their Mommy's belly and mewled for more milk. We were amazed at how fast they began to grow, and watched as the proud mama did her best (as a first-time mom) to take care of them. We watched as they took their first paw steps, went to the litter box all by themselves, and grew up into fine, independent kittens. They all had their cute kitty habits, especially the tabby, whom we had started calling "Traveler" because at only a few days old we found him trying to paw-step the stair case! From then on we had to move Ash and her litter to their very own room (where there were no stairs in sight.)
We were so proud of Ash as she mothered her first kittens, but at the same time we knew that when the kittens were weaned and did not need her help anymore, it was time to get Ash fixed.
We know there are so many cats in the shelters and on the streets and we did not want to contribute to that sad fact, so we did what we could and got Ash fixed and soon tried finding forever homes for the sweet angel kittens we loved so much.
Soon we had loving forever homes lined up for almost every kitten and the new guardians had agreed to get them fixed. We knew they were going to good homes, so our hearts were happy, but we missed them very much.
|Traveler as kitten|
But that did NOT stop us from loving him even more! He is loved no matter what, and he may be a special needs kitten (or now cat) but he is our cat and we love him very much.
There is no such thing as an 'un-wanted'cat. All cats deserve the same love and affection as any other animal, no matter how they look or if they are not 'the cutest' because that is another myth. All cats are cute! All cats deserve love! And there is no such thing as a 'less' adoptable pet.
Today Traveler is two years old and we love him with all our hearts. He is a sweet and playful cat who craves the most attention and has fun playing with his 'string'.
He lives with his mom Ash and his human, Kat. He has a timid yet fun to play with uncle Sherlock.