Michelle says: I volunteer at three local cat rescues in the Bay area, fostering, taking photos, and helping out in any way I can. One of the many litters I have fostered over the years consisted of six adorable kittens: Marshmallow, Strawberry Shortcake, Avalanche, Blueberry Muffin, Rusty, and Peep. They were the result of another sad story about a nonferal cat that hadn't been fixed. People really need to learn more about the benefits of spay/neuter. It reduces the risk of certain kinds of cancer. Even if you have an "indoor-only" cat, it reduces the tendency to want to get out and wander. If done young, it reduces or eliminates spraying. And you won't hear yowling since it won't go into heat.

In this case, a cat had kittens in someone's backyard and one of the volunteers went to the house and grabbed the kittens. Another volunteer went back and trapped, spayed, and released the mom cat. The folks who found them agreed to feed the mom until she found her way home or moved on. The kittens were shy, but not so much -- a surprise given how hissy and protective mom was. I treated them, bottle-fed them for about a week, and taught them to eat wet and dry food and to use the litter box. Marshmallow, a little boy, was the first of the litter to be adopted. I never heard an update from the adoptive family, but he was adopted along with another of my fosters from a different litter to a home that already had a rescued cat in residence. The family was in love with these kittens, and the kittens flopped all over their daughter. Very cute.

A Tale of Six Kittens Part 2: Strawberry Shortcake
A Tale of Six Kittens Part 3: Avalanche
A Tale of Six Kittens Part 4: Rusty and Peep
A Tale of Six Kittens Part 5: Blueberry Muffin

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Michelle Peters Spivack
Michelle volunteers for 13th St. Cat Rescue, IBOK Rescue and Paws for SJACS
IBOK Rescue is in great need of bottle-feeding foster homes in the San Jose, CA, area. Click for info.

Comments and LOLs:
Michele -
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Stunning eyes!
Catimini -
Whoa ! I am just speechless.
Very difficult to choose the best picture.

1st prize of cuteness.
BeckyP -
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Beautiful Blue Eyes! Super cute kitten!
SeekingPlumb -
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What a stunning blue!! He's smooshably adorable!
Dee & Sprinkles -
I'm a sucker for white fur & baby blue eyes!
A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E
Katy Cat -
OMFG Cutest.Cat.Ever.r.r.r.r!!!!
(except Kitty Purry :D )
cUtE cUtE cUtE
Carolyn,Sissy and Missy -
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she is so adorable those blue eyes are just so beautiful what treat
so darn cute, that sweet face of hers awwww
Boodie -
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OMG... what a gorgeous kitty...
Karen -
WOW. WOW. WOW. This kitten is STUNNING!!!! He looks so cuddly and soft...and of course he's so photogenic! Praise God this little baby has a good home!
Tiffany -
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Fur Angel!
DevHalena -
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Wow, what a beautiful kitty! Such lovely eyes!
symeezgurl -
love the curls!!
Lydia -
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I am hoping we get to see all of Marshmallow's sibs...what a beautiful girl!
Birman Mama -
What a beautiful boy! I'm glad to hear he has a happy home.
Tamsin-emillie -
Aww, so cute.
Want much? lol
Elyse -
Wow, What a pretty kitty...So sweet.
Auriga -
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Aww.. what a kissable kitty! So glad the baby found a home. Good work on the rescue!
LindaLee -
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What a beautiful kitten he is! You do wonderful things for our fur babies!
Ms.Kitty Le Cat -
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i love the crosseyed semi-awkward stance he got there...hes like...hey, im just chillin'...
Lovely.
Alice -
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OMG...SOOOOO beautiful!!!
cheeky902 -
awww cute
cheeky902 -
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what a cute thing o sweet:)
Bk -
I Love Her the fur and eyes are simply beautiful.Sustaining the idea saved kittens are the best they have the surviving instinct and better appreciation for what they have :)
Bethyy -
OH MY GOD :O
sooooooo absolutely cuuuuuute :O
GORGEOUS :O
AMAZING eyes!
<3
cupcake48 -
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww look at yhe little eyes
Kayli -
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I love him :)
Jo-Anna -
Being that cute, I would have kept them all. And I also agree with you about Spaying and neutering redues certain kinds of cancer. I had a female hymaliyin blue point and did not have her spayed and she passed away from cancer. So I will always have my cats spayed or nuetered.
Sera;D -
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Simply ADORABLE!!XD
kitten luver extreme -
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looks like an angel from above!
Joni -
Michelle, Thank you for your wonderful work with the catties. The world needs more people like you in it This kitten is beautiful and lucky to be in a forever home
Thank you for all you do!
Donna -
Perfectly beautiful No pure bred could be more beautiful
kelly -
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how cute
lilly -
awwwwwwwww! Marshmellow has beautiful eyes and they look alot like my kittys eyes!(shadow)
Barbara -
BEAUTIFUL :)
MIckie -
An absolutely beautiful kitty.
kmctink -
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those eyes are utterly captivating and entrancing. absolutely beautiful.
SueMurrieta -
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White cats, blue eyes...what an irresistable combo. Precious kitty and I love your story. Thank you for your selfless help on behalf of kitties!
phoomonthwe -
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hey....................so lovely with blue eyes .............
i've never seen that kind of cat in my life.................
love u
alyssa:) -
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OMG!
look at his blue eyes!
ADORABLE!
Ewey -
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Such beautiful blue eyes!
b -
He is magnificent!!
theresa -
ooh , i love white kitty's with blue eyes. so cute.
AlySaurusMcChickenNugget -
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Wow, these cats are super adorable! I love the blue eyes! I have a cat, but she doesn't cuddle... :(
AlySaurusMcChickenNugget -
Yay! My cat finally cuddled! lol
AlySaurusMcChickenNugget -
My cat did her stuff on my housecoat... gross... :O
crazybella -
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A white cat with blue eyes... How rare. I would take that kitten in a second.
lisaboese -
lisaboese
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful kitty!!!!!
lisaboese -
lisaboese
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674 points
Hope he is doing well, one year and more on!!!
KittenLoverEmily -
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i love kittys and yours is so cute
Cloanka3 -
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What a fluffy little sweet heart! She looks like a fur ball full of fun!! :)



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