Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kittens In Training

Burlap and Dungaree are not ready for adoption yet, but they will be soon!
They are being spayed/neutered in 2 weeks.
For now, they are in training at the adoption events
at Muddy Paws in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Burlap was a little nervous
Dungaree was pretty comfortable;)
Even little Marco came for the day!
Here he is with Auntie Jeannie!
He's working on his Big City Little Kitty pose!
Cross those paws Marco!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Settling In

Burlap and Dungaree are settling in
Gaining weight and looking great!
Burlap's such a poser
They now have full access to the house and are loving it!
They're even sleeping in my bed at night
(when they're not wrestling;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, where we take kittens seriously!

As you all know, I often foster kittens that need round the clock care, whether they are bottle babies that need to eat every few hours or sick kittens that need frequent syringe feeding or other nursing care. I also work full time,
so how do I do it?
I work for Faith Popcorn!
(From Left: Stepanie Seiler, Steven Graffam, Kathleen Cantwell, Faith Popcorn)

Faith, our CEO, allows me (and begs me) to bring in foster after foster. She loves helping and loves having them in the office. Our foster kittens attend meetings, greet clients and join us for parties! Lets just say, socializing a kitten happens very fast here!
My coworkers often come to my desk for a quick "kitten fix" in the middle of the day or take a sleeping kitten to their desk to soak up that all that cuteness! Many say having the kittens around or coming back for a quick snuggle is a stress reliever.
Our current foster (or mascot) is Marco!
Marco was taken in during a TNR project in Brooklyn by Annie of Manny's Friends. His mom had a broken leg and weighed only 4 lbs. Needless to say, she was not getting enough nutrients to her 5 nursing kittens!
Annie is caring for mom and kittens, however Marco was not gaining weight and I offered to take him for a while. Because I can take him to work with me, I can syringe feed him every few hours and monitor him throughout the day by having him at my desk.
Marco is now gaining weight rapidly and doing great!

Its business as usual at Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve when the kittens are here,
its just a lot cuter!
Here is Faith, CEO, getting prepped for a meeting by Kathleen Cantwell, Director, Office of the CEO, Steven Graffam, Faith's Personal Assistant and Marco!
In addition to opening her office to these lucky kittens, Faith has also sponsored several of my fosters. I have been able to do more fostering and TNR with her help than I could have done on my own.
On behalf of Big City Little Kitty, fosters and TNR'd ferals, and rescuers everywhere, I would like to say thank you to Faith and everyone at Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve!
To see more kittens cared for at Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve go here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dungaree and Burlap!

Burlap and Dungaree are from a TNR Project we did in Queens and Brooklyn. I teamed up with Shawn, of North Brooklyn Cats, and we TNR'd 20 adults and took in these 2 for foster to adopt. They were trapped in a back yard in Astoria, Queens and were too tiny to put back:) So they will be fostered here, by Big City Little Kitty, until they find their loving, forever homes!
Here they are the day we trapped them!
This is Burlap!
And this is Dungaree!
They both had eye infections, but they were treated and it has cleared up completely
Here they are at the recovery space before they moved in with me
They came with a little stinkiness on them, so they got baths!
Burlap was not happy!
Dungaree was the first cat in the trap!
He didn't even budge when the trap snapped behind him,
he just kept eating!
He is a little sugar muffin, so sweet, and he loves a good snuggle:)
Burlap was the LAST cat in a trap! Her and her mother!
She was hesitant to make friends with me at first, but is coming around.
She happily eats while sitting on my lap,
purrs when I lay her on her back on my lap for chin and belly rubs,
and LOVES to play with toys (even if she has to climb on me to get to them)
Stay tuned for more adventures by these guys!
Welcome to the good life!

More pictures can be found on my Flickr Photostream
and in the Dungaree and Burlap set