Catherine says: March 2010 and the second session of foster kittens for the year arrived… a foster family actually. After a short break (busy with work), I got the call that I love to receive but try not to crave for… they need me! The shelter had a mum who was surrendered by someone via the Who's for Cats program. Through this program, mum now had an owner all ready and waiting for her once she finished nursing her two little adorable boys -- four days old when they arrived on my doorstep.

Autumn was a lovely lady who was 15 months old. She was very happy and purrry and smoochy, though a little nervous and a bit of a worrier about everything. But she was a conscientious, patient, and loving mum to her two ravenous rascals, Twiggles and Rofl. The boys had some sniffles and watery eyes when they arrived, so they had to rest up to get strong and healthy. Once they discovered their fluffy bed, they didn’t move for a good long while! After so many foster kitties, I am now convinced that there is an affection gene -- and these boys had it! Right away they were smooching me and purring at my touch.

Twiggles was the little piggie of the family. His belly was a little barrel right away. And what a heartbreaker! With his grey appearance, he looked like he was dusted with talcum powder and sealed with saccharin. ;-) As usual with any grey kitten, he weakened me at the knees. Such a sweet, sweet photogenic boy!

Rofl was such a cheeky monkey and a squirmy soul. He had a big set of lungs on him and the same marking across his nose and cheek as mum -- cute! He was a dynamo, but a really loveable little guy.

These two were just gorgeous together, playing as well as snuggling together. Many hours was spent playing and climbing on the cushions. My favourite thing was to watch them play around the edge of the cushions, lying flat against the floor and clawing along the cushion's edge while chasing each other... like a horizontal game of chasey. In time they became quite independent but still followed mum's lead. Twiggles held onto Autumn longer than Rofl but that's okay… it's always nice to have one mummy's boy in the litter. ;-)

The last photo, taken just before going back to Lort Smith Animal Hospital for adoption, I think sums up their personalities -- Twiggles happy to be poised and patient and Rofl already planning his next move. I am very proud of these little guys. Being born on the streets, life could have been so easily not as pleasant and sweet as they experienced, but thankfully our paths crossed right at the correct time. These boys didn't grow into the smoochers I had hoped (what with their early cute efforts) but they were adorable little gentlemen and I wish them long and gorgeous lives ahead. Both Twiggles and Rofl were adopted, as was Autumn.

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All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Catherine D.

Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten
Smoggy's Friends: Tiggles & Rofl [5]  kitten

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texasmom -
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Mom's name is Autumn. She and her foster tots were all adopted. Thank you, Catherine D. Love your mission to help Smoggy's friends. Great work commemorating that special cat, Smoggy. Wish I had the strength to do the same for my Benny.
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Oh how i love those sweet little faces!
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Mama Autumn, Twiggles, and Rofl are all beauties. I am glad all were adopted and that you were able to save them in the name of your beloved Smoggy. Thank you for being such a caring person!
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Another act of enduring love right from the heart here Catherine.
I can readily see of course the loving looks from our two munchkins here Twiggles & Rolf.
Thank You for being a savior Angel.

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