Learning When To Let Go

  Wednesday afternoon, we got a new foster kitten. She was somewhere in the 7-10 day old range, eyes not quite open, and had been placed with a surrogate mama cat and her litter. This is the ideal situation for a singlet (our term for a single kitten outside of a litter) since the kitten…

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We Are Past Peak Kitten

  Kitten season is writing it’s final chapter for 2015. The seemingly endless flow of kittens hit a late surge and is finally starting to taper off. By January, we’ll probably be without kittens and they won’t show up again in any kind of numbers until May at the earliest. With the return of Snow…

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Let Me Tell You About My Cats

As mentioned elsewhere, we’re cat people. And we foster cats & kittens for the Iowa City Animal Shelter. Here’s why we do it: The beautiful tortie above is Rory. She was in another foster home that suddenly had to give her up. Because she was a singlet (our name for a kitten who arrives with…

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