[*Note: The line forms behind me. -Ed.]
“A friend of mine suggested I submit a kitten photo I took day before yesterday. My son Stuart (7 years) convinced my husband and I we should adopt two kittens from a farm where we pick up veggies each week throughout the summer. He chose Stripy and I chose Lilah (calico.) They were very skittish at first, but we’ve had them two weeks now and they are obviously very comfortable in our household. This is the best photo I’ve been able to capture so far.” -Amy T.
[*Note: UPDATED! Click image for C.O. Super-Size™. -Ed.]
“The last one is a bonus, in case you need a Pirate Kitty for “Arrrrrgust” in a few weeks,” says Harvie Ruth S.
[*Note: Coming Thursday! -Ed.]
Prolific Photographer Patrick Jones writes us about Tilly. “She was brought into our shelter suffering from severe head trauma and an untreated ear infection. Thanks to our amazing clinic staff and Tilly’s foster carers, she’s now doing much better.”
“There have been some lasting effects from what Tilly went through; the most obvious of which is that she always tilts her head to the left. This may improve over time, but for now, it definitely doesn’t stop her from enjoying life just as much as any other six-month-old kitten.”
Lauren S. writes: “We adopted Marley 7 months ago, from a shelter where he had been dropped off by his family just a few days before. He was scared and confused, and missed his old family so much, he ran away on his first night with us to find them.”
“After a tireless search in the freezing cold of February, we found him over 24 hours later in the middle of the night. He was badly injured after being hit by a car! He seemed so unbearably sad and in unimaginable pain, all the while he probably just missed his family. It took many weeks after the incident before he even saw the tiniest little tail wag.”
“When we finally got the chance to win Marley’s love and trust through his healing process, he became our loving, loyal, lifelong friend. Mar is our happy little bubble chasing, fetch loving, swimming, hiking, tail wagging, high-energy and high-spirited goofball. Thank you for reading!” -Lauren, Sven, (and Marley.)
“I have never submitted a photo before, but I thought you would like to see my two Rescue Cats, Zimmer (L) and his new buddy Addison (R) enjoying their new cat tower. Cute Overload rocks!” -Leeanne H.
“This is my 5 week old foster Ian. Hugs to those that foster!” -Lisa H.
“This little guy was brought to us by a caring gal who found him hiding out under a rhubarb leaf in her garden” says Glenna M.
“Apparently, he had been abandoned by his mother, and with our local temperatures in the triple digits recently, (Newport, WA.) he would not have lasted long on his own. He was emaciated and very dehydrated, but we got him to one of our wonderful fosters who got some subcutaneous fluids into him right away.”
“His guardian angel thought he was about two weeks old, but we think he’s closer to 4 or 5 weeks old, just very tiny, only about 9 oz. when she brought him to us.”
“He’s now thriving, eating well and has excellent litter manners.”
“His foster mom says he’s a ‘perfect kitten,’ he never complains and is always happy and playful.”
“He seems to be very grateful to be safe and have all the food, water and love he needs. He has yet to receive an official name, I’ve just referring him to as ‘rhubarb kitten.’ :) He has several weeks to go before he will be adoptable, but it’s the height of kitten season, and we have many more available for adoption. They can be seen at our website or our Facebook page!”
CHOTK is not JUST for kittehs, you know. They’ve got quite a few little knuckleheads on hand- like THESE guys! Jess Lessard took these photos and fills us in. “The Cat House on the Kings is OVERFLOWING with puppies.”
“While primarily a cat sanctuary, the Cat House time and again opens its doors and hearts to rescuing dogs.”
“Here are just a few that are in the care of the shelter at the moment and will be up for adoption soon!”