Delina says: I wasn't really a cat person; my father would never let us have one we I was growing up. But when I wanted to get a pet, my landlady would allow cats but not dogs. So I picked out a cat that was "on sale" for half price at Heartland Humane Society in Oregon. It seems that they had a glut of all-black or black-and-white cats. I grew to like my cat, Montana, very much. So I started going back to photograph other cats. I used to just do it entirely on my own, but the employees saw me there so often that they thought I worked there. Ha ha! I don't work there, but after years of taking pictures there, I volunteered that they could use them on their Web site, for free. I am poor, as far as money, but that was a way I could donate to them without a lot of money. I enjoy making people mindful of all the beautiful animals out there in the world available for adoption.

This particular litter I called the Orange Blossom Special Kitten Litter. The shelter workers called them Gamboge, Umber, Coral, and Tangelo. There were actually five in the litter, but Russet, a little girl, got adopted while I was getting ready to take the photos. Gamboge, Umber, Coral, and Tangelo all got adopted too.

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Dorothy Delina Porter

The Orange Blossom Special [4]  kitten
The Orange Blossom Special [4]  kitten
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What an adorable set of kitties ! No wonder they were all adopted.
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I can certainly see why they all got adopted! Such sweet faces!
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You are a WONDERFUL photographer! And these kitties are absolutely beautiful and sweet-looking as can be. I would have had a hard time choosing just one.
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Wonderful pics!!!!! They are so gorgeous!!!!!!
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Beautiful pics of these gorgeous cats; love them all and especially the happy ending for them.
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Adorable and good photos all.
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Life with one of these gentle ginger giants is pure bliss. I know.
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I would taken the entire basket xoxox
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What adorably cute little Kittens, simply enough to melt anyones heart!! Am so glad each one found a forever home*
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Adorable little babies. Tangelo has such a gorgeous and different face. Hope they all have great homes and happy lives.
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You take wonderful pictures! What you are doing is a great way to volunteer! They are all so precious I love them all but these 2 have such a yearning expression I could never have resisted them. Glad they all found homes.
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My Lord, these babies are so precious...
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