Sunday, July 24, 2016

Oh the cuteness!!!!!

Of course it's the same two kittens coming out to play, but they're all adorable.


The other two haven't come out to play with us yet. The calico (GoGo) started to come out yesterday but hissed at me when I got too close. The orange one (Fred) hasn't even wandered out of the box while we're out there.

Last night Barney (the stray tom cat that we think is the father) was on our deck and limping.  I also noticed that Silly had some injuries, so I think they may have fought the skunk off together?  Weird thought for a Tom to be protecting his kittens... but maybe he was protecting Silly while she was protecting her kittens?  He's around a lot and if he weren't the father, he'd probably have killed the kittens by now. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kittens!!!!!!

I had a horrible scare. Yesterday morning when I went outside I smelled skunk....

Yikes!  So I went to look under the car where they had been.  There were only two there.  Huddled and scared near the wheel (rather than in the middle where they had been).  I thought about grabbing them and getting them somewhere safe, but I thought Silly would try and I hadn't yet touched them- so I didn't know if they would freak out if I touched them. 

There were skunk tracks all around the car and it smelled skunky.  

This morning they were all gone and Silly smelled like skunk.  Not like she got sprayed, but the slight aroma.  I asked her to take me to her kittens, but she wouldn't.  Couldn't find them anywhere.

I bawled.

Then this afternoon I went out and she came to greet me.  I asked about her kittens and she went into the garage and looked toward a particular cluttered corner.  I made my way back there through the clutter, and there they were!  All 4 of them!!!!!!

The calico came out a bit but hissed at me.  The orange one wouldn't even come out.

But these two...

meet Honey Lemon
meet Wasabi
Meow!
happy mommy
Daughter had to come meet them
friendly kitties!
I can't express how thankful I am that they're all alive!  Silly is one amazing mama kitty!  How she got them all away from the skunk, I'll never know. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Now we're 1 of 12 waiting families....

It started out with us being one of seven.  Then one family was matched and we became one of six!

The number of families has been climbing and now sits at 12.  It's a bit disheartening.  Our odds were better as one of 6 families, right?

I try not to look at it that way.  The right birth mother will chose us when the time is right. 

It's just hard.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Potty training update

Today is going great!  No accidents!!!!


She wanted to put on her swimsuit this morning... Even though it's storming out and we can't go in the pool.  She loves to swim!

Here's a pic from this weekend at a friends. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Adoption news

News... Possible lead. 

A family friend is close to a new mother who recently had a baby and may be making an adoption plan for her baby. 

So the family friend is going to show the mother our web profile. 

Please pray for us!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Potty training attempt #948

Ok, maybe I was a bit hyperbolic with that estimate... But I think this time may do the trick!  It's the first time that she actually tells us (sometimes) when she has to go....

Back into the trenches of potty training....

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Silly had her kittens!!!!


Thursday she was big pregnant, then she disappeared all day yesterday, then this morning she was thin. I knew!  

Thursday pic. Can't really see the belly, but it's there!

Today pic. 

I found the kittens under my old car. Lucky we don't drive it!  

They're way under there. I count 4, but there could be a fifth. There's a black one, an orange one, and two calico. 

My dad freaked me out today by telling me that raccoons are going to eat them. So I tried to get Silly to follow me into the corner of the garage/barn that I had nested for her.  When I was on my way back there, something moved. I was wearing shorts and unarmed aside from a pocket knife, so I figured We'd look into it later. For the time being, we put a couple of unopened live traps and a dog fence around 3/4 of the car that they're under. Silly can still get out fine, but hopefully it will be safer. 

I can't wait until I can see more of them!  Daughter is so excited!