New Fosters – Chanel & Darla

After adopting Maya, I took a little break from having fosters in the house.

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I wanted to give her a chance to bond with the two adult cats, Coco and Max. As well as recover completely from her upper respiratory infection.

But it didn’t take long and I was ready to help some more little cuties. So last week two sisters, Darla & Chanel arrived 🙂

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Chanel is a spunky all black domestic short hair around 6 months old.  She is a little chatter box! She loves to play in everything and with everyone.  This kitten has no fear of even the meanest of cats (side eye to Max).

Darla

Darla is a black/white domestic short hair around six months old.  Darla is more reserved then her sister, I think she needed some time to figure out if we could all be trusted.  After 3-4 days she started to show her playful side and is exploring more of the apartment. Not really into getting affection, I’m working on getting her to trust me and enjoying lap time.

Both of these cuties are available for adoption from Lost Dog Rescue Foundation and will start attending adoption events next weekend!

http://lostdogrescue.org/chanel-3/

http://lostdogrescue.org/darla-3/

 

 

 

New Addition – Little Maya

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It was inevitable, my first foster failure is little Maya.  She won me over within a week.

Maya came with her brothers Austin and Walt to recuperate from some kennel cough.

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All three were little heart breakers. Playful and affectionate with a skill for kitten trouble making. I could have easily kept her brothers as well.

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They shared my affinity for serious coma-like naps.

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But something about Maya’s sweet nature won me over completely.

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This past weekend Walt and Austin were adopted together by a great family, they found their forever homes together!

So the tally now is up to three cats and one dog.

Summer Fun & eSalon Update

Hi Guys!

It’s been a fun summer, I had a chance to take a road trip up the East Coast and finally visit Portland, Maine and a bunch of small towns.  I used AirBnB for the first time and got to check out this adorable rustic cabin on a farm! Loved. It was a great break from tourist attractions, breweries and eating all the lobster rolls.

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The cabin was in the pasture so I woke up to these guys hanging outside.

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Loved playing tourist and seeing some beautiful new sites, can’t wait to return!

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I also took in some new foster kittens from Lost Dog Rescue, they are recovering from some parasites but are so playful and affectionate. They are at least 16 weeks old, so almost teenagers.

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Time to get them adopted while they still have the kitten charm!

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A quick update on my review of eSalon, its now been close to 5 weeks since I initially tried the hair color and I’m really impressed with the staying power.  With the boxed hair color (John Frieda) I would see some grey hairs showing through two weeks after applying the color.  The eSalon product is sticking to my greys and even the growth at my roots is not noticeable.

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Not my most flattering picture, but no greys!!

I think it has also helped that I’ve been applying their color enhancing treatment once a week to extend the coverage.

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So I’ll be continuing to use the eSalon hair color, they have an auto-ship service that is easy adjust based on how often you want to color your hair.  I do highly recommend uploading a selfie to their system, they adjusted my color choice based on reviewing my photo and adjusted the hair color from what I initially picked.  Check them out! 

What was the highlight of your summer?

Sarah

Life Lately – Kitten Edition!!

Three weeks ago I took in a little family of six.

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I volunteered to be a kitten foster for Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF), my dog Sadie was rescued by them and I’ve always tried to support their organization through donations and eating at the restaurants 🙂 Within a week I got the call that they had a little family (five kittens & mom) that needed my help.  They were transported from a shelter in West Virginia and came straight to my house to recover from the road trip. Since then they’ve been busy eating, sleeping, and investigating.  I have them setup in my guest room with pet beds, toys, and litter boxes.

Seemed liked perfect timing to finally invest in a webcam, I’d feel more comfortable going into the office during the week if I knew things were nice and quite at home. I picked up this guy from Amazon after doing some research, I liked that I can set it up down the road to take motion activated pics.

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Turned out to be a great investment, the momma and kittens spent most of the first two weeks under the bed! I could make sure everyone was nursing and healthy without causing further stress.

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Night vision mode makes me feel even more like a stalker…

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Everyone is growing and thriving, the kittens are now more interactive with each other and their surroundings.

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They spend a lot of their play time wrestling each other and testing out their cat skills (arching their backs, pouncing).

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Gaining more independence from their mom each day but not quite ready to eat cat food 🙂

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There is one grey stripe, one calico, two grey/white, and one white/orange.

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They started using the litter box this week, all I can say is it’s a good thing I have this on hand:

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Best. Cleaner. Ever.

If you are interested in any of the kittens or want more information let me know. They’ll be available for adoption by early May, Lost Dog’s cat adoption info can be found here: https://lostdogrescue.org/adoptions/adoption-policies-procedures

Sarah