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.

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.

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LindaG -
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I have a very weak spot for white kitties, and Marshmallow is just adorable. Beautiful. Thank you so much for watching after these little ones.
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Adorable boy! I love fluffy kitties!
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Beautiful kitty! And I love the name - perfect fit for him. I certainly see why he was first to be adopted!
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What a darling little angel. Thank you for looking after him and his sibs.
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He's just beautiful
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A treasure.
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Adorable Marshmallow !
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Will we get to see the siblings?
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Ohhh... What wonderful puffs of soft, beautiful marshmallow fluff! I wonder, is he deaf due to his blue eyes?? The family who got him are truly lucky to have him; he looks like such a darling little boy!
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hee hee, he is certainly a cutie!
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He is just gorgeous!
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I bet he grew into a beautiful big boy!
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I just fell in love with those blue eyes!
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What an amazing little flame point boy. My heart is going pitty-pat.
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Oh my those beautiful blue eyes are so captivating! Lucky family to get Marshmallow.
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Marshmallow just looks so cute and innocent!
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such a cute little fella.
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Look at that little face!
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An absolute dolly baby:)
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He is very cute. I used to have a white kitten named Marshmallow. I found him just laying dead, no idea what happened, nothing near him that could explain what happened. He was around 7-9 months at the time. I guess there must have been something wrong with him but you never would have known it, he was a typical kitten. I am glad this little Marshmallow found a good home
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What a beautiful babe! Thank you for taking care of this litter of gorgeous babes.



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