Robert, Victoria and Tommy Butterfield
Maybe you can’t see it, but there are tears in her eyes. 🙂
This guy is my neighbor and friend. He lives just around the corner from my house. Tommy was a surprise for his daughters Victoria and Elizabeth.
I have no doubt that Tommy is going to be the most loved, spoiled kitty in our neighborhood. He has already had two trips to Pet Smart to pick out a food bowl and a comfy pet bed.
This has been a long journey. I’ve never kept a foster kitten for this long. Tommy spent the first few weeks of life as a sick little guy and we struggled to get him well and happy. He weighed only 9 ounces. I will miss you Tommy boy. I know you found the perfect home!
November 5, 2017
I’m not spilling the beans on this one yet. I have too many cute photos and videos to share before I stop the cuteness. I’m often asked what I get out of fostering. It’s actually a bit of work and expense. You have these little hellions in your home for weeks at a time and then you give them up to someone else. Well, I get a very happy feeling that I’ve raised sweet little animals with (mostly) nice manners who will be easily adopted to a loving home because of my (our) hard work. A Burlingame Kitten is a quality item! 🙂 But mostly THIS (above) is the reason I do it. No words needed.
Our whole family has enjoyed this little creature. Jim has enjoyed the fireplace sleepovers with Tommy.
This mattress is lumpy!
And Mulder has really fallen in love with his little buddy.
The last nap
Tommy made some new friends!
I spent a week with Miss Ewika!
I like CWEAM in my kitty coffee Miss Liz!
And he even took a trip to Mississippi.
Car wides are gweat!
Tomorrow or the next day I’ll reveal Tommy’s new home. Trust me on this. He hit the jackpot! 🙂
Enjoy this SHAMELESS video of Mr. Mulder giving Tommy a bath.
We’ve had little Tom Kitten for over a month now. He’s battled weight loss, diarrhea, fleas, ring worm and viral infection. He’s a very tuff little guy and he’s growing into a sweet, healthy pet. I am still determined to adopt him from my home to someone I know, but in the end, he will eventually have to return to the shelter if I’m unsuccessful. 😦
I’ll hide you Tommy!
Mr. Mulder is the one cat in our family who tends to “adopt” our foster kittens, but this time all of our cats have “tolerated” little Tommy more than any other kitten we’ve fostered before. Miss Rowdy is a temperamental diva who seems to enjoy this pestery little guy as long as he can be still.
You got two minutes Kid.
Even Sammy, our grouchiest cat has had a few friendly moments with Tommy.
Are you a mommy kitty?
The shelter does a great job finding homes for these sweet babies and I know Tommy will find a forever home soon after I deliver him into their caring hands. BUT, I really want to find him a home myself so I can keep up with him as he grows up. Please share my contact info with anyone you know who may be interested in adopting Tommy.
Here are some more pics and stories about our little houseguest Tom Kitten. He continues to relax in the Burlingame house and he gets along famously with the human occupants.
Are you my mommy?
His favorite continues to be the hairy human named Jim.
This one’s my favorite!
Real men love kittens.
Tom continues to try to make friends with the big tan kitty in the house. Sometimes he can sneak up on him and sit by him for a few minutes.
If I’m weely still maybe he won’t notice me.
He’s allowed to cuddle just as long as he doesn’t try to use Mulder’s “faucets”.
I was just thirsty!
When Tom first came here to stay with us, he enjoyed hiding under his little fleece blanket he got from the Shelter.
I swear this thing just moved.
On thing Tommy does NOT like about living here is getting a regular bath. Kittens often show up with fleas or dried on ick stuck to their fur so we bathe him every other day in Dawn; the same stuff they use on the oily ducks. He HATES it and he sulks for a long time after. If he can snuggle in his towel with his “Jim” he calms down and gets over it.
It’s OK honey, I cropped out your bald spot.
Needless to say we are head over heels about this little guy. He is the most loving kitten ever and we enjoy his antics. PLEASE consider adopting Tommy or alerting a friend who might love to have this little pester-head in their family.
Some days you just feel like falling asleep in your toy box!
So we still have our little foster kitten and I’m way behind in my blog posts so here is a bit from two weeks ago…
Tommy’s favorite human
It never fails. I pick them up from the shelter, feed them, bathe them, clean their litter box and take them to the vet, AND THEY ALWAYS LIKE JIM THE BEST! Oh well, someone has to be the tuff parent.
Wowdy taught me about SUNBEAMS!
The little guy loves to find sunbeams on the floor and stretch out for a nap.
Tommy had a visit from my friend Sherry and her son. They wanted to see if their doggie might get along with a tiny kitten. Sadly it did not work out. Her puppy thought Tommy looked too delicious!
I just want a little taste!
Now that the weather is cooler we are making fires in our fireplace and Tommy is mesmerized. Now Jim has a buddy when he falls asleep on the floor! 🙂
Daddy has sharp hips!
I’m not going to be able to take this little man back to the shelter. I’m in love with his sweet personality and fighting spirit. I’m making it my mission to adopt him from home to someone I know, or to a friend of someone I know who wants to give this little guy a loving home. I have lots more pictures and stories to share about Little Tom Kitten so stay tuned. Please share this with anyone who might be able to add him to their family.
For about three weeks now we’ve been fostering a very tiny, very sick little kitten from the Shelter. Normally I begin blogging about our cute little critters the moment I get home with them but I hesitated for a very good reason. I didn’t think this one would make it. 😦
Meet Tom Kitten
Tom weighed nine ounces and was named “Jean” by the shelter. It happens a lot. They get the sexes mixed up. I don’t blame them. When you weigh nine ounces it’s very hard to tell if your “bits & pieces” are girls or boys. No matter. My husband is a champion “kitten sexer” (don’t call the authorities please) and he dubbed “Jean” a boy the second day he lived with us. And right after he re-named him, he took off to spend a week in Italy. He SAID it was a NATO trip but how am I to know if that’s true??? So…I was left alone with a very sick, very small little creature who didn’t understand how to eat; and what food I did get in him came out almost immediately as lovely diarrhea.
I got to work making a kitten nursery in my spare room and Mulder dropped in to smell the new tenant.
A little bit stinky!
So I settled in to a daily ritual of washing and replacing old towels (you don’t want to know), feeding Tom with a syringe (goat’s milk and yogurt), washing his bottom (his mommy would have done that), snuggling him (babies really need this, especially if they have no siblings) and waking up in the middle of the night to cuddle him and give him more milk when he cried. Normally Jim would have pitched in with the kitten kare, but I was on my own and I got pretty grouchy and whiny. Fortunately no one was here to witness my behavior.
After about two days, Tom started to act a bit like a normal kitten. He batted at my fingers a little, and I even got him to purr. But even after two days of feeding him (I began mixing some wet food with his milk) he STILL weighed only 9 ounces. Oh well. Giving up was not an option so I just tried to make his life comfortable and fun.
Mommy made me a fort!
Since Tom’s been with us for over three weeks, you can bet I have lots more pictures and lots more to share about him. We’ve fallen in love with him and I plan to find him a perfect home after he’s well. Please stay tuned and feel free to come by for some kitty love any time. He is adorable and sweet. Thanks for reading!
Jim took this picture and then came up with the BEST CAPTION EVAH!
Does this box make my butt look big?
🙂 Good job Jim!