She's dubbed these ones the "Prison Kittens". They came to her from a penitentiary, where the guards and inmates had been caring for them and a colony of kitties.
They are twelve weeks old and she has them quarantined in her bathroom for now. They came with names but she has given them nicknames.
This is Gracie (aka Attica). She was sleeping when we got there.
Gord is holding Alex (aka Cool Hand Luke). He is so friendly and loved being held.
This is Cheezie (aka Brubaker). He's not too crazy about being held but let me pat him a bit.
Cheezie and Gracie ...
Gracie woke up and the kitties started playing. Too cute!
Darlene has been fostering Tanner, who is three, since November. He's a shy boy and hides under the bed when people come over ... which is why he's still with Darlene. He's been getting along well with the kitties Darlene has been fostering (who eventually get forever homes).
One last look at the kitties before we left. Here's Gracie ... I held her for a while and she is so sweet.
And Cheezie ...
My sister, Sarah, has been volunteering at a cat shelter in Dartmouth for many years. I don't know how she and Darlene do it. I love love love animals and would want to keep them all. Though I know it's a good thing for the kitties, it would break my heart when they left for their forever homes.
Update: All this kitties have found forever homes even Tanner ... he and Alex were adopted together.