Here are my babies:
The original 2, Papito (black) and Persephone (gray and white). They were adopted a week apart from our local shelter at roughly 4 months old. They are now 7.5 years old.
Persephone has the most adorable milk mustache:
Diablo was found by a coworker of mine and on his way to the shelter when we decided to make him part of our family. He was about 8 weeks old when we got him and is currently about 3 yeas old.
Our fourth cat Daytona was a foster from the shelter. She came to us at about 8 weeks for "socialization" and 2 months later we decided we could not send her back. She was our family Christmas present last year and has just had her first birthday.
A pile-up in front of the heater: Diablo, Papito, Daytona.
This is our sweet girl Tinners. She came to us as a 2 year old, lost a leg as a four year old, suffered an attack of pancreatitis as a 7 year old. I tube fed he for a month and she recovered. The pancreatitis recurred a year later and rather than put her through all that again, we decided to let her go. RIP Tinners (11-11-2011).
She was 3 legged and 17 pounds and was affectionately known as "a bowling ball on a tripod"
Our newest addition, Erek, came to us as a foster. His mother was up for adoption on craigslist at 8.5 weeks pregnant. I took her in and 4 days later she had 5 kittens (Euphoria, Echo, Encore, Elvis and Erek). I found homes for everyone else, but Erek had a rare and severe birth defect called pectus excavatum that was life-threatening. He ended up needing two major surgeries to repair it. He is now 8 months old and nearly 10 pounds. Happy and healthy. This first one is right after his first surgery:
Here he is post-surgery. He's quite a goof ball:
And finally, my fosters.
These guys came from a shop where they were reproducing at will.
Mama Tootsie and her babies (3 boys, 3 girls): Igor, Ivan, Ichabod, Iris, Inky and Itsy.
I am afraid Mama Tootsie might be pregnant again. Top view taken 5 days ago:
My other foster, Mama Lucy:
Her three kittens (Helios, Hope and Harley) were adopted out this past weekend.
I name each foster batch after a letter, alphabetically. The mothers of these last two batches were already named and I did not change them.