Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pistachio and Butternut Adoption Update

In honor of former foster momma cat Peanut's kittens' birthday today, we have another fabulous update for two more of her kittens.

Pistachio's and Butternut's (now Anouk) family saw the update for Hazelnut and Filbert.

We adopted Pistachio and Butternut (now Anouk) almost two years ago. They will turn two on May 17, 2016. We could not be happier with these two amazing kittens. They have brought so much joy to our household.

We adopted Pistachio and Anouk (Butternut) at the start of a huge remodeling project. Both kittens quickly learned how to climb up and down ladders. The house was a kitten paradise/jungle gym. Pistachio made friends with the framers. Pistachio (a good helper) would even sit atop a ladder, remove screws from the box, and drop them on the floor for the framers. Pistachio is quite the talker and enjoys speaking to himself and anyone else who will listen.

His sister Anouk (Butternut) waits for me to come home every day. She is a quiet, gentle kitten who enjoys a soft touch and being praised for all of her good deeds. She follows me around like a little puppy. She is pure sweetness in a kitten body.

Her brother Pistachio is a happy boy who loves everyone. He loves to cuddle. He also enjoys playing with his twisty ties and springs. He likes to share the fun by hiding toys for us in our work bags and shoes, or under rugs for safekeeping.

Anouk loves her sisters and just looking cute for the camera.

They have many good places to sleep and a lot of space to play or watch birds.

Everyone gets along really well. Adopting litter mates is the best, and I highly recommend it.. We are so grateful to Feline Rescue and their volunteers for all of the work they do to rescue kittens, and for all of the joy and happiness those kittens have brought to our household.

Thank you!
Dawn and Curtis

Thank you for all the wonderful photos! Maybe we'll get an update for Peanut next.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Filbert and Hazelnut Adoption Update

Filbert and Hazelnut came into foster care 2 years ago at just one week old with their mom Peanut and siblings Pistachio and Butternut. Peanut had given birth to her kittens at a tree farm and a wonderful person working at the farm rounded them all up and brought them to Feline Rescue.

We recently received an adoption update, with lots of great photos, from their mom Kate.

Filbert and Hazelnut are wonderful cats. They enjoy looking out the window; they both run to their perches in the morning when they hear the blinds being opened.

Even though she does the "crazy kitty", bolting around the house and scurrying up her cat tree nearly every evening, Hazel is more reserved than Filbert. He, in contrast, is very social and likes to walk around meowing at anyone who will respond.

They both enjoy scratching their posts, and they use their claws to toss tennis balls in the air. Neither kitty scratches anything other than their posts.

Mostly, they enjoy each others' company. Thankfully, they were adopted together.

Thank you Kate! Feline Rescue foster caregivers, shelter caregivers and supporters love updates!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Save the Date - First Avenue Rebel, Rebel RFP XII!

A Tribute to David Bowie

Friday, June 10th, 2016
First Avenue, Mainroom
Doors: 8:00 p.m. 18+
Tickets: $15
Proceeds benefit Feline Rescue

Hosted by Mary Lucia (89.3 The Current) and David Campbell
Featuring an all-star band led by John Eller (The Shiny Lights) with special guest DJ Jake Rudh and much more

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day for Mom & kittens from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

A skinny dehydrated mother cat who had given birth to five kittens on April 1 was dropped off at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue (on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota) a few days later, after two of the kittens died. Karen Good (caregiver at RLRR) fed the hungry mama and kept the kittens alive with formula until the mama started to produce milk. The little family came down to the Twin Cities on the next transport to be fostered by Feline Rescue, Inc.

Mama is a pretty calico and her surviving kittens are all orange and white boys. I am their foster mom, so I got them set up in my bathroom/nursery.

Kittens are safely in the tub lined with padding and fleece and a cozy teepee den. Mama is free to come and go from the tub when she needs a break to eat or use the litterbox.

It wasn't long before the tent bed was too small for the whole family, but the kittens kept using it for naps until they learned how to climb the tent bed and then they slept on top!


Originally, I thought I would call the group the April Fools because of their birthdate and name them after famous red-headed comedians, but the kittens were just too yummy and sweet, so I named them after favorite golden treats with fun names.

Mama now gets time out in the rest of the house and the kittens are approaching six weeks of age and are anxious for life outside the confines of the bathtub. The bathroom will be space enough for them for a few more weeks. They will be ready for adoption after spay/neuter when the kittens reach 12 weeks of age. Contact Feline Rescue foster adoption coordinator Joan at 651-705-6264 if you are interested in meeting them!

RLRR & FR volunteer

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