Catherine says: I began fostering kittens for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital Melbourne, Australia, in 2007, about a year after my beloved Smoggy passed away at almost 18 years of age. No kitty could ever replace him, so I thought fostering little ones in honor of Smoggy would be a better way to make a difference... saving lives one kitten at a time.

After returning my fourth foster, a grown-up boy named Sir Purrsalot, to be adopted out (he was!), my fifth foster litter arrived. One minute there's no kittens… the next, there's five! Another little batch of lovelies -- two ginger boys and three blackish girls. The girls were needing eye treatments and antibiotics right away. I was a little worried about having another large litter… could I do it? But these guys were all very happy and social so it ended up being a breeze.

Milly was the smallest of the five and I didn't understand how because all she did was eat since from the time she arrived! With a spring in her tail and boundless energy, she was absolutely always first at the dinner bowl come feeding time. She was a cutie and loved being touched. Randi was very curious, inquisitive and maybe some would say skeptical so we named him after James Randi, the famous American skeptic. He was a real character, the purrrfect all-round kitty, sweet and loving when it was time for snuggles and a bundle of energy through the day when enjoying life as a kitten. Polly was a big bundle of fur and was a very happy little girl who loved snuggling with her sisters. She also started to enjoy being a lap kitty and loved having her fur stroked and brushed. Then there was Boots. From the moment Boots looked at us… those eyes!!! I think he was used to model Puss in Boots from the Shrek 2 movie, hence the name Boots. And Cocoa... a little fluffy rocket. She had the best little fluffy, furry coat. It was like a mink jacket, the dark fur with flecks of longer white fur and then areas of grey… so glamourous and adorable. :D

All five of these beauties were quickly adopted. Yippee!! If this process has taught me anything it is that every kitty is an individual. No point pigeonholing a colour or a sex or long/short hairs (although they might like being in that pigeon hole waiting for the pigeon)… they are all simply gorgeous in their own way.

Smoggy's Friends: Mitey & Tufty
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Catherine D.
Catherine is a professional graphic designer
Please visit the Web site of her company Faster Pussycat Productions

Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Milly, Polly, Cocoa, Boots & Randi [4]  kitten

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katzenmother -
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Such a handsome lad. So glad they were adopted into loving forever homes. Bless you for the fostering you do. Smoggy is watching you from above, purring away, watching all the loving deeds you do:)
mystera -
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she looks as if you just told her, that there was no more kittencuddles... XD
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They are all gorgeous!!!! But this one .... "OHMMMMMMMMMM". LOL!
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Awww Smoggy's friends ... they are all so beautiful!
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Such precious souls. xo xo
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Nothing better than a kitten pile!
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Adorabillies!
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elly
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They are all SWEEEET !
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All such gorgeous and spunky kittens! Thank you again for fostering a bunch of kittens in honour of Smoggy! This one of Randi is precious!
james frazer mann -
Wow, superb blog format! How long have you ever been running a blog for?

you make blogging look easy. The overall glance of your website
is excellent, let alone the content material!
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such a lovely little gray girl



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