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Old June 6th, 2006, 07:56 AM
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Lucky, you did not fail them at all! You gave them more than their mom's original owner, and you had the wisdom and compassion to realize that you can't give them everything they need right now, and to not let pride get in the way of what is best for them. :love: That really does not seem like failure to me. Give yourself a break and recharge.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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The kind words are appreciated very much.

The kittens are calmer and I finally got them to play and eat treats!

I"m sure they will be successfully tamed, just not by me.

And a HUGE thanks to Inverness for rescuing these babies when she already has so many to care for.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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I feel just horrible for those babies - at failing them. They are so precious and beautiful.

It makes me so furious at the people who, by their irresponsiblity, allowed these kittens to be born and to go through so much. Must be nice to just walk away and not give a damn.
Please don't feel like you've failed these guys. You've done so much for so many...and you have to remember that having your limits is part of being human, and although you do so much, and help so many animals, you ARE still human! Give yourself a break.
You're a hero, don't let yourself forget that.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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Thank you, but these kittens are feral and can only go to someone who has the patience, knowledge and time to tame them.

Do you have experience taming feral kittens??

sorry, but "taming" a feral kitten is easier than you think. My kitten was feral and before I brought her in she wouldn't let me pet her or touch her. Even when she stayed in my parents' basement before I moved she was rather antisocial. It only took her about a week to demand belly rubs and attention.

Kittens are much easier to "tame" than an adult cat
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Old June 6th, 2006, 10:02 PM
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sorry, but "taming" a feral kitten is easier than you think.
I know about taming. I've tamed more than a few - both kittens (a whole litter) and adults. Some are easier than others, some can NEVER be truly tamed - not enough to be adopted out, and must stay with the person who tamed them, which is how I got my own two cats.

Kittens under 8 weeks old are usually the easiest, although I had one who never really tamed. After 12 weeks it can be very hard and success is by no means guaranteed.

I didn't say these kittens couldn't be tamed, I just said I couldn't do it this time.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Thought I'd post a little update on our feral kittens...













Pictures say it all ! :love:
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:48 PM
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I love that little orange guy. He's so cute. My honey says no to a kitty. :sad:
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Old July 8th, 2006, 06:50 AM
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I love that little orange guy. He's so cute. My honey says no to a kitty. :sad:
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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I'm not really a cat person, but I have a thing for orange kitties. I love them. When we rescued one back in October he was orange. I tried so hard to have the man let me keep him and he would not budge! We had him for two weeks until the rescue we contacted found a foster home. I cried and cried and cried. I loved this little guy he was so snuggly and kissy and he and Jesse loved each other. Jesse was so depressed when he was gone. Jesse would sit there and bathe him at least twice a day and he would just sit there and let her. Now I'm really sad. :sad:
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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OH WOW,they look sooo feral....
I never had an orange kitty:sad:they both are adorable as I am sure are all the others:love: You have no idea how I wish I could take at least a couple:sad:
How is it going??Any luck finding homes?
Sorry about the sweet little pup that died:sad:
I suppose these are the lucky few(many),who ended up in caring hands,whatever their fate has to be..
Thank's Inverness..
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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I'm not really a cat person, but I have a thing for orange kitties. I love them. When we rescued one back in October he was orange. I tried so hard to have the man let me keep him and he would not budge! We had him for two weeks until the rescue we contacted found a foster home. I cried and cried and cried. I loved this little guy he was so snuggly and kissy and he and Jesse loved each other. Jesse was so depressed when he was gone. Jesse would sit there and bathe him at least twice a day and he would just sit there and let her. Now I'm really sad. :sad:
There's a homeless orange cat that sleeps on my steps everynight. HE's been trying to infiltrate the Homeless 5 group. He's so bizarre. Hedoesn't eat like a normal cat. He uses his paw like a fork to eat!

If Inverness didn't need more qualified adopters (she's got many many orange kittens!), I'd bring this orange cat to you! Florida is right next door!
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Jesse's mommy,all the cats I've ever had in my life and it has been many,were and are very cuddly,affectionate and sweet....like with pitties,or any animal,it all depends on the owner.
You love and care for the animal,no matter what they are 99,9% you'll have wonderful fur-ball,be they cat or dog,but I am sure you know that already.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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I know, but the man won't budge on this one and unfortunately it is something that needs to be a joint decision. I almost had him talked into a second doggie, but then Jesse went through a bad rebellious week and he changed his mind and said there is no way we could get a second when we can't even control the first. (What he doesn't realize is that all animals have their rebellious stage here and there, they just get bored sometimes.) Anyway, there is something about orange cats that completely catch my eye. I just love them. The one we rescued would curl around my neck and sleep. He was a sweetie. The man doesn't put his foot down often because I pretty much get whatever I want, but he has put his foot down to this one. I do however keep trying because I'm thinking eventually he will give in.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:33 AM
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I know it's important that the whole house agrees on new members but it was worth a shot!

A few people on this board have a soft spot for orange cats.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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I have a soft spot for all colours
But I know what you mean,Baileys(my walking companion)owners husband hates the dog and in my view they should never have had a dog,animals feel this and it's never a good situation.
My husband did not like cats 30yrs ago,but boy,has he been converted I think were we to get a divorce,I would have one heck of a fight for custody..my strongest defense,he does not do litter-boxes
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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C-S,have you moved??How are your 5 kitties?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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i was just taking pics of 'em. I'll update the homeless five thread. I don't want to hijack.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 01:15 AM
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I have a soft spot for the oranges too... Oranges and greys... But I too have a guy who won't budge.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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what cute kittens the orange one looks just like one of mine. well done too all in rescuing them.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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OOh the are both stunning, (IMO) I think little orange kitties are the in disguise, it must have something to do with that red hair Very cute glad to see they have come along way for the better
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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i am interested

Hi, i live in montreal, i am searching for kittins for sale for my girlfriend, could you email me at ***********thanks

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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Hi Gene - go to petfinder.com, click on rescue groups, put in your postal code and you'll get a list of rescue groups in the Montreal area. Most of them have kittens at this time of year. The kittens at the beginning of that thread you posted on are in the care of Lucky Rescue. If you scroll down on the list of rescue groups, you'll see the name.

PS please avoid petshops like the plague, their animals are often raised under horrible conditions and you have no guarantee they're healthy. We've heard more than a few horror stories of kittens from pet stores who die of preventable diseases because they were not vaccinated or were exposed to a sick litter. A rescue kitten will be free of worms and fleas, vaccinated, socialized to people and usually other cats and if not too young, neutered. A bargain!

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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Badger,I sent you a pM about Lucky Rescue!
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