The kit came complete with a momma cat, five tiny kittens, kitten formula, canned and dry food, baby bottle, cat bed, and kitten medicine.
Ok, ok, so they are just foster cats. The pound put out a plea to cat rescues and cat fosters because they were overloaded. Actually, they are always overloaded but I have an extra bathroom and I have been curious how my dogs would react to cats in the bathroom so I decided to give it a try. The pound gave me a bunch of free cat stuff which was awesome because I don't really have much cat stuff left. I only had to buy a litter pan and litter. I still need a scooper because I thought I still had one but it disappeared.
The dogs are behaving marvelously. It is going better than I expected. The cats are very quiet. You wouldn't even know they were in there unless you looked. Maybe they will get louder as they get older. Twice a day I change their linens, clean the litter box, feed them, and give medicine. The kittens HATE the medicine. The pound cannot afford the special tuna or chicken flavored suspension liquid so I have cherry flavored antibiotics and, I must say, giving cherry liquid to tiny kitten is much harder than giving it to puppies. Those tiny claws are sharp and those kittens keep their jaws clamped shut.
I will have the cats for approximately 6 weeks when they should be old enough to get fixed and adopted. Poor momma cat doesn't have much chance to get adopted. She is not the kind of cat that seeks attention. Today I saw another plea from the pound for more cat rescues. Next week there are 40 more cats coming in from a confiscation case. That is in addition to the normal amount of cats that are dropped off daily. I don't think the pound will be very excited when I bring my cats back but, for now, I am a temporary cat home only.