Jenga, Eclipse, Valhalla (Val), and Callahan (Cal) were our first batch of foster kittens in 2013.
Jenga was a pretty little gray and white girl with a friendly demeanor; Eclipse was a gentle, shy little silvery tabby with unusually pretty fur; Callahan was a handsome orange tabby; and Valhalla was a large, dark gray tabby who was the first to strut boldly out of the carrier when we brought them home. We had originally been told that Valhalla was female, but his large frame and brow ridge suggested a particularly high-testosterone boy, and when we flipped him over to confirm, we found that he was definitely male.
This group of kittens were well-adjusted and well-behaved, with no litter box issues or other problems. Jenga was a lap cat from the start and the others soon became equally friendly.
Given their good behaviour, we were able to give them a run of the house within days of their arrival. As usual, Valhalla led the way. He wasn’t a fearless cat, but he was the sort who preferred to face his fears head on and overcome them quickly.
Callahan and Jenga, ever cheerful and open to new experiences, followed close behind, and timid little Eclipse brought up the rear but was soon enjoying her newly expanded territory.
Because it was so early in the year and there were few kittens available for adoption, the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA) had a waiting list, so we didn’t even need to create profiles of the kittens for the website to attract potential adopters.
Jenga was adopted by a lovely grandmother, and with her laid back temperament, she was a great starter kitten for her new owner’s young grandson.
Val and Cal went to a friend who brought them home as a surprise for his two sons. Needless to say, this was the best surprise ever and we’ve received updates and pictures of the happy expanded family.
Eclipse was also adopted and has since been renamed Lily (which I found out when I e-mailed her new owner to let her know that lilies are highly toxic to cats and a very common cause of feline poisonings, something I try to mention to new adopters because it’s not widely known. The last I heard, Lily had bonded well with her new owner and was appreciated and loved.
For more foster kitten profiles, see the main Foster Kitten Photo Diary page. Visit the main Cats page for information about cat psychology, behavior, communication, training, feeding, and pregnant cat and kitten care.