Catherine says: I began fostering kittens 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. I began volunteering for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, and this litter was my first group of fosters, and my first time being around kittens in 20 years. I had forgotten how cute they are!

Latte was a great guy, a great all-rounder. He was very smoochy and a real go-getter. I loved his angelic face. And best of all, you could hear his purr from across the room. Leccy was a gorgeous gal, very, very smoochy, and loved spending time with me. She and Tabby were especially loving with each other. Tabby was an adorable gal. She was very loving towards all her siblings and I think she had a cleaning fetish. I have always loved tabby cats and Tabby just reinforced this. Carla made the biggest changes while she was with me. At first she was a shy outsider, not wanting to get involved, but eventually she became the life of the party. I loved her pink nose and black chin. Carla and Latte always had a lot of fun together playing chasey.

I'm happy to report they were all adopted! For some crazy reason Carla was not adopted as soon as we had expected {she was such a sweetie, I didn't understand it} and after about a week at the shelter she developed an eye infection, so I was more than happy to have her return "home" to be nursed back to good health with lashings of love. Two weeks later she was adopted into a wonderful forever home, just like her siblings. I was so proud of all of them. It was a wonderful first fostering experience and I was hooked. Many more litters have followed since. ;-)

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: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Latte, Leccy, Tabby & Carla  kitten

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Kephara -
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Thank you for the videos - they're wonderful! How great to foster an whole litter together- a bevy of purring babies!!!!.

Gina -
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So sweeties! You're such an angel for helping them when they need it the most! Look even Latte smiles!
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A bundle of kitty love - what else could you want! I thank you for being there for these kitties - Smoggy would be so proud of you. They are all adorable
Kayli -
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I love her coloring! She and her siblings are all adorable :) I'm glad they all got good homes. I'd love to foster kitties someday.
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Thank you for the lovely videos of your precious first foster litter.
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They're all such adorable little babies! I love the videos, it really lets you see how tiny these creatures are.
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They are absolutely beautiful. Carla has beautiful colouring, and the four of them together is just so cute.
mma -
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Catherine, you're a doll for caring for needy kitties.
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Bless you for fostering after the passing of your own beloved. Great that these cuties have found forever homes!
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What an adorable group of kitties! Thank you for fostering these babies until they could get to their forever homes =)
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Beautiful babies!!!!
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These kittens are adorable! Convinces me all the more to sign up at our local Humane Society to foster; I just love cats! I'm glad these kitties found good homes!
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I want a SHIRT with this on the front!! One of the best shots ever!!
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Adorable!
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sleeping so peacefully. beautiful!
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I just can't pick a favorite picture, if it means choosing one kitty over another. I am very inspired by what you did after losing your beloved cat--converting your sadness into fostering these babies. I don't think my studio is right for this, but really thinking about it. Seriously.
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Precious!
Elizabeth -
Oh my word, I just LOVE that Kitten Power video. That is just adorable! LOL!!! I keep watching it over and over again. You are such a loving foster parent.
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They are so cute! I started 3 summers ago after my 4 year old cat Sage died suddenly from an embolism. He was the first cat I ever had along with his brother who hasn't been the same since. He was my baby. I love fostering and try to do as many litters as I can every kitten season. We've since adopted another cat we named Smooches because hes very very smoochy. Thanks for sharing your kitties.
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What an adorable little family. I am so happy that they all found forever homes. Thanks for being such a great foster mom.
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Sooooo adorable! I love love love all of the videos! When I'm old and retired I want to foster lots of kittens, but I'm sure I'll just end up wanting to keep every last one of them! lol
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Wonderful story! There is a special place in heaven for loving people like you. Glad to hear they all found great homes.
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Oh you are an angel for being a Foster Mum, I dont think I could, because I'd never want to give them up, I already have three cats!
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OMG! They are all so cuuuute! I think my head's gonna 'splode. :-P

You are such an angel for being a foster mom! Fortunate kitties! :-)

<a href="http://nodoff.com/">Noddy from NodOff</a>
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They are all wonderful. The videos were sooooo sweet.
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Each one is cuter than the next!
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Thank you for the wonderful videos, in one you could hear one of them purring. It is nice that you could take the whole litter. I am glad that they found you and you found them and gave them such a great start in life. Thank you for a wonderful story.
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How very proud you must be! They are all gorgeous!
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p.s.- the videos are adorable, I love Kitteh Power! :)
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They are beautiful. What a great job you did. Thanks for the videos. I loved the one of them washing each other. Very cute.
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What is it with kittens liking to eat boxes? My Clare did that too..LOL. These kittens are too cute and THANK YOU for fostering them!
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Leccy and Carla have beautiful coloring. They are all so adorable, love the videos!
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Great pics and videos! Especially loved the "Kitteh Fight Club."
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What a kind person you are - God bless you and all your foster kitties!
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What a sweet little face "Angel Kitty"
Aluvforkitties5 -
I love these! The videos and pictures are so great! I love the box one, especially when Latte starts eating the box Lol such wonderful inspirations, I love how you're fostering... it's what I want to do Keep it up! >^.^<
Jennifer -
OMG, you are killing me with the videos, I laughed the whole time. What an adorable bunch!
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thanks everyone! what can i say… i love my job! :D))

ahhh… my first fosters after nearly 18 years with my little guy. xox
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These kittens are so beautiful!
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lovely bunch of babies.



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