As I’ve mentioned several times here & there on my blog, Lorenzo & I regularly rescue & foster animals. A lot of our fostering, especially at this time of the year, are orphaned kittens. I don’t know anyone (in their right mind) who doesn’t find kittens absolutely freaking adorable. So I’ve decided to start sharing more stories & photos about my temporary roommates 🙂
The very first thing I thought when I saw Lucy was “Oh my god, she looks sooo much like our former foster Heidi”. Heidi’s runner up name choice was Lucy, & so it was passed on to this little girl. When we first brought Lucy home she was absolutely terrified. She ran straight under the dresser & wouldn’t come out for a while. Once she knew the place was safe & that we weren’t “the enemy”, she became a total cuddle-buffkin.
Aside from cuddling, Lucy also very much enjoys; eating, lol, quick to eat her own food & then bam straight over to attempt to eat all of her sisters food too, climbing & sitting on my shoulder, hey I hear it’s pretty interesting up there, playing with the stick (handle) to all of the cat string toys, attacking stuffed animals four times her size, “burying” her food over & over again, & watching her crazy ass sister act, well crazy, haha.
Lucy is a total sweetheart. She has become more & more affectionate & loving with every passing day. She loves people & she loves her sissy. She was always way behind her sister in her daily weigh-ins, then all of the sudden she started catching up, & on their last day here they weighed the exact same amount. She used every gram of that weight to attack her poor easily distracted sister too.
Nadia’s name came from the fact that I have always loved the name & she just looked like a Nadia to me. I’ve been around A LOT of kittens in my life. I mean literally thousands in the past several years. Most kittens are quite playful & energetic, but none compared to this wild girl! She is ready to play 24/7 & she’s pretty crazy. I couldn’t tire her out. I would always get tired before her, my arms feeling like they were going to both fall off from playing with her so much.
Playing, more specifically attacking anything & everything (her sis, my foot, my adult cats from under the door, a moving toy, a stationary object, like a table, her food, seriously anything & everything) is definitely Nadia’s number one choice of entertainment. Some other things she loves include; starring at the moving ceiling fan, jumping up & down from the bed, climbing & reigning as queen on top of their travel carrier, sleeping on my legs, exploring the bathroom tub, etc.
Nadia is definitely less affectionate than her sister, Lucy, but she is still a total sweetie, duh. She’s hysterical too. I laughed at something new every day with her. She’s brave, almost fearless it seems. In fact she’s the only cat out of literally 30 (I counted) that isn’t scarred & in fact actually really likes this one toy that my sister gave me because her cat was terrified of it, lol. She loves people, her sis, other cats, & dogs, but she clearly likes her “alone time” too. She’s as interesting as she is unique looking, that’s for sure!
Both Lucy & Nadia, like every foster we’ve ever fostered, totally stole our hearts. It was, of course hard to say good-bye to them. But they will each be happy in a new loving forever home & we now have room to foster [help save the lives of] more babes. In fact we picked up a new litter of four six-wk old kittens just yesterday 🙂
DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE.
SPAY/NEUTER. VOLUNTEER. FOSTER. ADOPT. LOVE.