Update on Our Rescued Cat and Her Kittens #HealthyFamilies

This Wednesday marks 11 weeks since we took in the abandoned tabby cat who had just given birth to three kittens.

Fast-forward to now and we have two healthy kittens at home and one tired cat. That’s right, I said two.

Yesterday, one of our kittens was sent home to be a part of a new, loving family. We are still giving one away to a good home, and we are keeping the mother and one kitten with us.

This has been a re-training of sorts for us. We had to get used to feeding animals again. Although they were pretty good at letting us know if we dropped that ball.

We also had to get used to the cleaning. Every night now, we clean out the kitty litter. I swear the neighbourhood cats are somehow sneaking in to use our kitty litter at night. No way all of that comes from our cat/kittens. Sigh!

Then there is the cat smell I forgot about. The kittens are at the age where they are bonkers. Just tonight, one of them accidentally fell in to the bathtub. I’m pretty sure he won’t be making that mistake again.

They are all over the place, the furniture, and every floor in the house. We are having a lot of fun with them, but we need to stay on top of our cleaning. We have been spraying, disinfecting and cleaning extra diligently in an effort to keep smells and germs away.

So, I think its a good fit that I am an ambassador with Lysol as the products we have been using to clean up after the cats are the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes on the counter and tabletops and the Fabric Refresher for everything ‘cloth’.

Last but not least, we are all washing our hands a lot more. With everything the cats get in to, and that is just what we are around to see. Our girls are learning, first hand, why it is important to wash your hands properly, and often.

As for our last kitten, our long time pet sitter may be interested in taking him. We decided to keep the mother cat and one of the kittens and they will be joining our family. We’ve named the mom Tess, and the kitten has been named Ozzy. We really don’t know the gender of the kitten, but I’m sure we’ll find out on our first vet visit.

Here’s the whole gang about two weeks ago.

Bring on the kitty litter.

Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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4 comments… add one
  • Erika E Dec 20, 2012, 3:30 pm

    I really enjoy reading stories like this. Thank you for being a kind person and helping out this cat and her kittens.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Dec 22, 2012, 9:17 pm

      Thanks for leaving a comment. They are all a lot of fun.

  • Soozle Nov 29, 2012, 6:47 pm

    Yaaaah! Glad to hear this story has had a happy ending! :-) Congrats on the new additions to your house :-)

    One of my jobs is at an animal shelter – it’s pretty simple to tell the gender of kittens. If you lift the kitten’s tail you will see two openings: the first one just under the tail is the anus and below that is the genital opening which is round in males and is a vertical slit in females.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Dec 1, 2012, 12:16 am

      Thanks Soozle. I’ll check again. The kittens don’t make it easy. Ha. Thanks for the tip.

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