Victory is ours! Now I just need more homes for kittens…

Celebrate, gentle readers! For this morning my beloved husband got the 4th and final of Briar Rose’s kittens into the house, a tiny tabby girl with shades of gold in her coat. And here I am to bring you kitten pictures, because our wild success means that I have two more kittens yearning for homes of their own! Please spread this link far and wide. I’ll get the boilerplate out of the way and then we will proceed to pictures of tiny, cute kittens who want you to love them.

Edit Constantine has a home to go to, but his sister Coriander still needs a place of her own! Surely you or someone you know needs a tiny, exotically beautiful tabby kitten? Judging from her aunties who live with us, she will grow up to be a pretty big girl who likes to sit on people and be petted.

1) They always has a place here. If the new owners cannot keep them for any reason, I will not ask questions, I will not judge, I will not grouse on my blog. I will just come get the cats and bring them back to the Manor.

2) I will drive up to four hours from Fredericksburg, VA to put them in new homes. This covers most of the state of Virginia, a good chunk of Maryland, a good chunk of West Virginia, and even goes as far as Gettysburg, PA (I take the back roads to avoid I-95). Edit: My friend Liz has graciously offered transport 1-2 hours to points north and east of Gettysburg, PA, in comments!

3) They must be indoor kitties. They have lived the outdoor life and now deserve to be safe in a climate-controlled environment with soft beds and lots of toys.

4) No declawing. It’s mean. Just no.

5) Yes, they are adorable. But you know what? Surprise kittens make crap gifts, y’all. Therefore I will need to be in contact with the actual person with whom they will be living. I do not care how well you know your friend/roomie/spouse/partner/parent/sibling/dentist. Kittens are not a good present.

6) As of right now I have no idea how they do with other critters, because they’re still in quarantine. Look for more info after their check-up and FIV/FeLV testing!

EDIT: Constantine has a home! Huzzah!
Constantine, who has only been inside a few days but is already learning to disapprove:
Constantine, a small black and white kitten who is mostly black, with just two small stripes of white on his face, defining the black 'beard' under his chin, sits in classic Egyptian Statue Cat pose and disapproves at the camera.

Coriander, who is still quite scared of this new experience:
Coriander, a small grey and gold tabby kitten with big greenish eyes rimmed with dark eyeliner, lays curled in the green and purple kitten bed and stares at the camera, wide-eyed and fearful.

Since Coriander just came in this morning, we’ll have to give her a few days to relax and get to know us before I can tell you much about her other than “She is drop-dead gorgeous and skinny as heck.” Constantine is coming out of his shell after a couple days in the house and starting to demand his share of love and adoration from the thumb-monkeys under the guidance of his brother Crispin. I suspect that Constantine, too, will be a tiny spikey terrorist loudly demanding love and climbing your leg if you don’t cuddle him fast enough, given enough time!

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Comments (9) | Cats What Need Homes,Pictures — Tags: , , , — Andrea @ 1831 on 28 July, 2011

9 Responses to “Victory is ours! Now I just need more homes for kittens…”

  1. Snow
    1919 on July 28th, 2011

    Mom [Mylia] really wants Constantine but is trying to fight it <.< You might get contact from her about Constantine at some point soon.

  2. She’s long gone with her red shoes on : Cherie Priest
    1929 on July 28th, 2011

    […] Even if you can’t adopt one, go enjoy pictures here and here, and feel free to pass them around. Likewise, click ye upon this-here post for the general info on […]

  3. Mylia
    1929 on July 28th, 2011

    Chey is right in that I have really fallen in love with that picture of Constantine.

  4. Krista
    2000 on July 28th, 2011

    Aww,they are adorable. I do fostering too, and I *love* your rules. I really want to steal them for next time we have critters needing homes.

  5. Andrea
    2004 on July 28th, 2011

    Krista, feel free to steal the rules! I came up with them for the last foster kitten Juniper and liked them so well I’ve just copied and pasted (with appropriate edits) since! :)

  6. Snow
    2137 on July 28th, 2011

    Correction! Mom/Mylia and I definitely want Constantine cause he reminds her of one of the first kittens mom ever got from my late great-grandfather.

  7. Jadielady
    2149 on July 28th, 2011

    Saw the link on Cherie Priest’s blog, have shared with a co-worker who has been looking for a kitten. We’re in Lynchburg VA Area.

  8. Liz
    2150 on July 28th, 2011

    And I will be happy to transport anywhere 2 hours north or east of Gettysburg!

  9. Kate
    1424 on July 29th, 2011

    My offer to transport within three hours of Knoxville stands, as well.

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