Our kittens are be raised in our home with much love and care - and their mothers' attentions, too. We keep our all of our felines pest-free and parasite-free, using natural products rather than chemicals whenever possible. We believe firmly that all medical decisions are the right of the adoptive families, to be performed by the kittens’ trusted lifelong vet. The only exception is when a female kitten remains with us through her 6-month birthday, at which time our vet will spay her. ————————————— It is our pleasure to pour our time and attention into these babies, providing you with loving kittens who adore people (for they have never experienced trauma, troubles, or neglect). All fostered kittens are raised as we would want our own babies to be raised. They start in XL kennels with their mothers, one family per kennel, in the sunny kitten room. Mama Cat is given regular breaks outside of the kennel as the babies grow, until they are adopted or weaned, and then she is returned to her regular environment. As the babies grow, their freedoms grow to match their energies. In the beginning, they take 1-2 hours of nap times daily in our laps, getting used to the voices, heat, and scents of multiple family members. As we clean the kennels twice daily, there is much interaction - and as the kittens begin to toddle, we put them in the kitten room's recliner while the kennel is being cleaned (a first experience of the wider world). When the kennel becomes confining, they begin to have supervised playtimes on the kitten room floor with us - always returning to the kennels for meals and nap times to ensure good litter box training and a sense of safety. The second stage is several daily blocks of unsupervised playtime in the kitten room between meals/naps. In the third stage, they are given my mother's entire little house for play times (little hooligans by this stage - nothing is safe!). If they remain with us up to their 12th week, they begin to have playtime in the attached garage and all of its wonderous cat trees, windows, and big spaces. Always, they are returned to their kennels for meals and nap time in the sunny kitten room at the back of the house (it's nice to have the bathroom close by when you wake up). ————————————- Our location is about 1 hour north of Green Bay, Wi; 5 hours east of St.Paul, Mn; or 5 hours north of Chicago, Il. ——————————————- I do not recommend having kittens shipped or flown. Your best experiences will come from meeting your kittens’ family, seeing where/how they were raised, and choosing your kittens in person. ———————————- All adoption fees/donations are used to cover the expenses of the rescue cats in our care. New rescues are only accepted when space becomes available and for a modest surrender fee. When we accept a rescue cat, we keep them for life - they have had enough upheaval in their lives and deserve a peaceful, happy barn or house life.--------------------- Our adoption protocol: *Send an initial message of interest through GoKitty. *Once I respond to you with my phone number, please use text messaging. Be sure to identify which kitten(s) you are interested in and provide a name to reserve “a kitten” or specific kittens. *We provide regular photos/videos to families, especially when they are too far away for casual visits. *Only your word and regular communication is required to reserve a kitten - no money changes hands before the kitten’s adoption day. If an adoptive family “goes dark” (fails to email, text, message, call for more than a week), their hold is relinquished and the next person on the wait list is contacted. *The adoption fee is a free-will donation to our private cat sanctuary; donations have been averaging $40 per kitten this year. *No veterinary procedures are performed in advance of the adoption - leaving all medical decisions in the hands of the family, to be performed by the kitten’s lifetime vet. *All kittens are raised indoors in our sunlit, healthy, parasite-free home. *All kittens are used to dry kitten chow before adoption. They also receive warm meals with their mamas each day, consisting of fresh eggs, fresh goats’ milk, and bits of cooked meat/meat broth (farm fare).
This little boy is brother to a pair of polydactyl sisters. He is "normal" (no extra toes), and is old enough to be adopted. His mother died from a lingering birthing trauma when her babies were four days old, though we began bottle feeding them at 3 days, when her milk gave out. The babies were initially able to have some real milk courtesy of our Maine Coonish girl, whose babies were 3 weeks older. Once their aunt gave birth to her two babies, she was willing to adopt all four of them and has been fostering them ever since. The babies know these two mama cats, but still view humans as their true mama. Ever since they could roll over, they would call out and reach for us the moment they heard our voices, toddling away from their foster mama to come to us whenever we enter the kitten room. If you are looking for an exceptionally well bonded baby, look no further! Teddy bear is a grey tiger. He is so affectionate - just can't get enough time being held. If you are looking for more than one kitten (since a kitten alone is a miserable creature), his cousins are his best buddies (the Pipsqueak Kitten listing).