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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 2:22 pm

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Chloe's kittens have names! Introducing...
#1 tortie girl: Brie (dramatic ginger eyeshadow)
#2 tortie girl: Fontina (ginger cowlick)
#3 lighter ginger boy: Colby
#4 darker ginger boy: Cheddar
#5 tortie tuxie girl with cleft palate: Aura

So far, the four healthy kittens are gaining weight and doing well thanks to co-mommying from Ramona and Chloe. Aura's cleft palate means she needs to be tube fed around the clock and is at high risk for a number of potentially fatal issues. She is tolerating the tube feeding very well so far and is quite feisty, and we will continue to do everything possible to keep her comfortable and happy.

The only way to correct a cleft palate is through surgery. We have a referral in to a dental surgical specialist to see whether surgery is possible, and what her surgical prognosis might be. Our understanding at this time is that she will need to survive and grow for 14-16 weeks before surgery would be possible, if the specialist feels the holes in her palate are able to be fixed. She will not be out of the woods until she has surgery, so please join us in hoping for the best while keeping in mind the reality of her circumstances.

Aura would not have survived as long as she has if she had been born in the wild, and she gives us one more reason why it is so important to spay and neuter, and to advocate for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

This has been a week of heartbreak, beauty, love and amazement for us at TinyKittens, and for our #TinyVillage whose support sustains us. The heartbreaks along the way are inevitable with the work we do, but we find comfort in the lives we are able to save which would otherwise have been lost. Thank you so much for sticking with us through the ups and downs of the uncensored reality of our rescue work, and for helping spread the important message about spaying, neutering and compassion. <3
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Sunday April 22nd, 2018 - 6:04 am

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Chloe gave birth to five beautiful kittens in the wee hours of the morning. Ramona was with her every step of the way, helping clean and dry kittens, administering hugs, cleaning Chloe's tail and nether regions, and even nursing the new arrivals while Chloe worked extremely hard to bring them into the world. It was pretty incredible to witness.

In case you missed it live, the full videos are posted at:
Kittens 1 & 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mULJNrTCGeQ
Kittens 3, 4 & 5: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd10NKklZRg

So far, all moms and babies are doing well, and it is a HUGE relief to know they never have to go through this again. Stay tuned to our 24/7 livestream to watch this extended family grow up: TinyKittens.com/live

HUGE thanks to the mods, who haven't slept for the last 5 nights so they could keep our chat family-friendly, peaceful, inclusive, closed-captioned (CC) and informative during this period of high traffic (327,000 people around the world watched Ramona give birth, I don't know Chloe's stats yet). The mods volunteer so much of their time to help us, put up with a ton of abuse, and we wouldn't be able to have a chat without their tireless efforts. <3
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Sunday April 22nd, 2018 - 1:35 am

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IT'S GO TIME! Chloe is actually finally in active labor. Tune in to witness the miracle of birth LIVE: TinyKittens.com/live ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday April 21st, 2018 - 4:53 pm

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Ramona hugs Chloe as contractions get stronger. <3

Chloe is still clinging to pre-labor, but we are expecting her to get down to business any time now. Tune into our 24/7 rescue livestream to witness the miracle of birth (but please keep in mind this is live and uncensored rescue reality): TinyKittens.com/live

Feral cats are incredibly sensitive, social creatures, capable of great love and compassion when given a chance. The best way to help cats like Chloe and Ramona is to support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts in your own communities, and to be advocates for spaying, neutering and compassion.

Meet the 230+ cats in Chloe and Ramona's feral colony: TinyKittens.com/happyforest

Can feral cats be socialized and live happy lives as pampered house pets? Here's our data: TinyKittens.com/ferals/adopted
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Saturday April 21st, 2018 - 10:39 am

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Something remarkable happened last night. We’ve never seen anything quite like it, but it really shows the love feral cats are capable of, if given the chance to show us. <3

P.S. Chloe is having light contractions. We are expecting active labor to begin any minute now. Tune in live to witness the “miracle” of birth, as Chloe gives birth for the last time: TinyKittens.com/live

Both mama cats were trapped from a feral cat colony and were born feral. Ramona’s kittens were born on the 17th. All moms and kittens will be spayed and neutered, because that is the only way to prevent the suffering caused by cat overpopulation.

More about Chloe and Ramona’s colony: TinyKittens.com/happyforest

P.P.S. While it is almost certain Ramona and Chloe knew each other at the colony, they can't be mother/daughter because a ginger mama can't give birth to an all black kitten, and vice versa. We are mapping the DNA of this colony to find out their relationships: TinyKittens.com/dna
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Friday April 20th, 2018 - 2:30 pm

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Rula surprised us with three beautiful kittens last night! She was initally not terribly interested in them, but after being moved to a nest and having an uninterrupted night to bond with them, her stress level is down and her maternal instincts have kicked in. Fall in love with this new little family on our 24/7 rescue livestream at TinyKittens.com/live <3

Because she is around four years old, feral Rula has probably had at least 12 litters of kittens in the wild. Happily, this will be her last, and she will be able to raise them in a safe environment before they are all spayed and neutered.

Rula is the most stereotypically "feral" of the three ferals in our caternity ward, and will keep us on our toes. She may also have kidney issues that prevent us from returning her to the wild, but we won't know for sure until she has time to recover from her pregnancy and nursing so we can see how things look.

(She surprised us because we thought she still had a few days to go before giving birth, not because we were unaware she was pregnant. ;) )
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Thursday April 19th, 2018 - 2:59 pm

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Meanwhile, Chloe the feral catermelon just keeps getting bigger! She's due to give birth any time now... Tune in: TinyKittens.com/live

If you've ever wanted your kids to experience the "miracle" of birth, here's your chance to do so without contributing to the overpopulation crisis! And if you just LOVE having kittens underfoot, there are always plenty of adorable mama cats and babies at your local shelters in need of foster homes. Sign up to be a foster parent and you'll be saving lives!

Chloe is a feral cat who has probably given birth to at least 15 litters of kittens in her five years of life. 75% of those kittens likely did not survive more than six months, due to disease, predators, injury or starvation. Thankfully, Chloe is giving birth for the last time in a safe place, where she and her kittens will have the best medical care. All will be spayed and neutered when the time is right, and mom and babies will be adopted into loving homes.

Chloe is not your stereotypical feral cat, as you can see in this video. All feral cats are individuals, with their own personalities, and some are more receptive to socialization than others. We are thrilled with the progress Chloe has made since we trapped her and brought her in, and are anticipating her being a pampered house princess when this is all over with.

Chloe has signs of renal disease, and we are hoping once she is spayed and healthier her kidney function will improve. We will be looking for a very special home for Chloe, where she will get any medical care she requires and have the chance to experience the life of a pampered princess she always deserved. <3

Chloe comes from a feral colony with more than 200 cats. Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), we have spayed/neutered around 90% of the cats, and socialized/adopted more than 100. Meet the other cats in Chloe's colony: TinyKittens.com/happyforest
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Wednesday April 18th, 2018 - 3:04 pm

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We loved all of your suggestions for name themes and names, and went with the Beverly Cleary / Ramona Quimby theme for Ramona's kittens: Ramona (mom), Quimby (Classic tabby tuxie boy who looks like Neelix from Maralix Take A Chance On Me), Huggins (Tabby boy with the yellow collar), Ribsy (Tabby boy with no collar, but light blue collar coming soon, featured in this adorable video), Beezus (Tabby girl with green collar), The Little Prince <3 (Tabby boy with the purple collar, named by chat).

It's been a challenging 36 hours since Ramona went into labor, as her milk has not come in adequately and we have had to supplement all of the kittens with a bottle or tube feedings every 2-3 hours, around the clock. Quimby, Huggins, Ribsy and Beezus are all doing well so far, and continue to be feisty milkbar whappers to help their mom's milk come in.

As many of you know, we lost the Little Prince this morning despite doing everything possible to help him fight. He was not destined to stay with us, and we take comfort knowing he was surrounded by love, and that his short life meant something to us. Our hearts break every single time we lose one, but we hope his memory will inspire you to take action to spread the message about the importance of spaying and neutering.

In the wild, 75% of kittens don't survive longer than six months due to starvation, predators, disease and cruelty. The tragic reality is that all five of Ramona's kittens would likely have already starved or would be starving to death now due to her delay in producing sufficient milk. That, along with her needing to leave them unprotected and without a heat source to go hunt for food, would have almost certainly resulted in her losing all five of them.

The happy ending for Ramona is that she and her kittens don't have to go through that, and that she will never be pregnant again, and that she will get to enjoy raising her last litter of healthy kittens in a safe, warm environment with unlimited room service.

We will make sure we continue to tell their story so they inspire as many people as possible to take action to help others like them.

Finally, please know how very grateful we are for all of the support, love, kind words, understanding and donations we have received in honor of the Little Prince. Your kindness reminds us why we are working so hard to make a difference, even when it hurts. <3
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Tuesday April 17th, 2018 - 4:24 pm

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Ramona's kittens are barely hours old, and they are already ferocious milkbar whappers. The fierce is strong with this bunch!

Fall in love with them on our 24/7 rescue livestream: TinyKittens.com/live

We have two more feral catermelons from Ramona's feral colony about to give birth for the last time, so there is still much to come... 😬
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Tuesday April 17th, 2018 - 8:21 am

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BREAKING MEWS: Ramona is in active labor!
Witness the "miracle" of birth LIVE: TinyKittens.com/live

If you've ever wanted your kids to experience the miracle of birth, here's your chance to do so without contributing to the overpopulation crisis! And if you just LOVE having kittens underfoot, there are always plenty of adorable mama cats and babies at your local shelters in need of foster homes. Sign up to be a foster parent and you'll be saving lives!

Ramona is a feral catermelon who has probably given birth to at least 3 litters of kittens in her 18 months of life. 75% of those kittens likely did not survive more than six months, due to disease, predators, injury or starvation. Thankfully, Ramona is giving birth for the last time in a safe place, where she and her kittens will have the best nutrition and best medical care. All will be spayed and neutered when the time is right, and babies will be adopted into loving homes. We'll have to ask Ramona at that time whether she wants to live with humans or return to her home in the wild.

Ramona comes from a feral colony with more than 200 cats. Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), we have spayed/neutered around 90% of the cats, and socialized/adopted more than 100.

Meet the other cats in Ramona's colony: TinyKittens.com/happyforest

#feral #rescue #spayandneuter
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Sunday April 22nd, 2018 - 4:10 pm

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The cleft palate of Chloe's 5th born kitten (the tortie tuxie girl). You can see the hole down her left side pretty clearly, and the same hole exists down the right side as well.

This means she is at high risk for a number of potentially fatal issues. If she survives long enough, it *might* be possible to repair the holes with surgery/surgeries done by a specialist. At this time, my understanding is that she needs to be at least 16 weeks old for the surgery to have the best chance of helping, and for her to have the best chance of surviving. If done too early, it could be harmful to her development in addition to being extremely high risk.

We want her to nurse if she is able to, but will need to supplement with tube feeding. We will have a better idea of her prognosis after seeing how she does for the next 24-48 hours. As with all of our cats and kittens, we will do everything in our power to save her as long as she is not suffering. Her situation is very different than Marvie's - he had a cleft lip/nose, but his palate was intact.
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Friday April 20th, 2018 - 2:05 pm

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Rula’s tiny panther has a special foot like Nano did, missing its metatarsal pad. ❤️

He will need a little physical therapy for swimmer’s legs and very mild contracted muscles/tendons that are curling his toes under, but he should be just fine.
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Saturday April 7th, 2018 - 5:27 pm

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Rollins has arrived from the forest and is looking forward to his dental on Wednesday! We are thrilled to have him safe and sound, and are hopeful he will be looking for a human family of his own to love very soon. 😻

Fall in love with him at TinyKittens.com/live

Apply to adopt: TinyKittens.com/adopt
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Thursday April 5th, 2018 - 8:13 pm

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This urine sample will likely confirm our suspicions that Rula’s kidneys are not concentrating her urine properly, which is an indication of kidney disease. There was a larger volume of urine than we would expect from a cat with healthy kidneys, and it appears to be diluted. Healthy urine is more yellow because it is more concentrated.

Rula’s blood work indicates possible kidney disease, so having a urine sample off to the lab will help us better understand what we’re up against.

I finally succeeded in getting a sample from Chloe today too, whew! It looks similar to Rula’s sample.

I’m trying to get a urine sample from Ramona as well, just as a precaution. she is younger and looks like she has good teeth, so we really hope she’s healthy...

Thank goodness we can do tests to help us diagnose and treat issues like these!
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Monday February 26th, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Quarren got to go for her dental today at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, where she had NINE teeth removed! She also had a mass under her tongue which was removed and sent to the lab. She will wake up feeling instant relief, and it will only get better over the next two weeks.

The second photo is her right rear toe, which is missing a toenail. It looks like it is healing nicely.

Thankfully (and surprisingly) her bloodwork looks amazing, so we are hopeful that as long as the results from the mass that was removed today are benign she will have the option of returning to the forest until she becomes a bit more excited about life with humans.

She was feeling so terrible initially from her mouth pain and a nightmarish lice infestation that her relief at being treated and groomed surpassed her fearful feral instincts. The better she feels, the less excited she has gotten about being handled. We'll see how she does during her recovery.

If we have to for medical reasons, we will keep her and socialize her, but we would rather not force her if she's not ready. So far, she is progressing in a very similar manner to Tiberius, the cat who survived three days of record heat with his head stuck in a jar. He's doing very well and is being cared for by one of the neighbors at the colony. He comes to visit the feeding station every now and then, but sticks pretty close to home otherwise. <3
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Monday February 26th, 2018 - 12:22 pm

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Riska's thankfully empty uterus has officially been retired!

We will also be sending skin biopsies off for analysis to see if we can get closer to the cause of her alopecia.

She is definitely not returning to the forest, so if anyone wants an ADORABLE curly-eared, sweet, playful forest panther of their own... TinyKittens.com/adopt <3

We will keep her in our care until we are able to figure out her baldness, but would love for her to have an amazing home waiting... :)
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Tuesday February 13th, 2018 - 8:13 pm

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Quarren is feeling SO much better today! The lice... not so much. 💥

You can’t really hear it, but she purred the whole time I was touching her (and tonight I am sure it was a happy purr). ❤️
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Monday February 12th, 2018 - 5:04 pm

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Lice. Frolicking.

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Don’t worry, we’re on it.

Thankfully, feline lice are not contagious to other species.
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Saturday January 27th, 2018 - 10:31 pm

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Poor Riska started vomiting dying roundworms within about 30 minutes of being dewormed with Revolution. Normally, roundworms live in the intestines. When they are living in the stomach too, you know it’s bad... 😕

Not to worry, we are monitoring closely and she should start feeling better soon. We will have to continue with aggressive deworming for several weeks/months to make sure we kill all stages of all parasites, as one dose will only kill the adult worms and she will be reinfected from the eggs and larva already in her system. We will need to use different deworming products to kill tapeworms.
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Saturday April 21st, 2018 - 3:39 pm

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Sometimes the #MitacleKitten needs to recharge his batteries. 🤣😻

(And don’t worry, it wasn’t really plugged in 😉 )
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Sunday April 15th, 2018 - 8:46 pm

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Riska can hardly contain herself when the #MiracleKitten is getting pets. She REALLY NEEDS petting! 😂

Would someone please adopt her so she can get some pets? TinyKittens.com/adopt
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Friday March 30th, 2018 - 4:14 pm

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Monday March 26th, 2018 - 8:41 pm

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Thursday March 15th, 2018 - 7:21 pm

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Saturday March 3rd, 2018 - 9:46 pm

When I first saw this cake I couldn’t help but think of Cassidy aka Puff Puff. It’s like its personalized just for him❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday March 2nd, 2018 - 10:06 pm

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The #MiracleKitten is too exhausted to make poor choices this evening. At least for three minutes... 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday February 24th, 2018 - 3:48 pm

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This is almost too much adorableness for one video. :D

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Somebunny thinks she’s hiding whilst the #MiracleKitten does some impressive wooing under the watchful/sleepy eye of Grandpa Mason. 🤣

It’s almost too much cuteness for one video.

Bonus: Mason and his kittens and the TinyTuxies are currently LIVE at TinyKittens.com/live 😀
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Tuesday February 20th, 2018 - 9:42 pm

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Bean Bunny and Sweetums threw down the gauntlet with an amazing video of Sweetums brushing his own teeth.

This is what Puffs thinks about dental hygiene.
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Tuesday February 13th, 2018 - 1:18 pm

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A bold move from Grandpa Mason and his kittens, doing his patented lean-on-people-while-they-are-eating move on the #MiracleKitten. 😳

Things were going well until Puffs got a little enthusiastic about sniffing very deep inside Mason’s ear, and then Mason got nervous and flinched, and then Puffs remembered he is a tough guy and hissed. Still, no one got whapped, and Mason got some good purrs in, so I consider it progress.
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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 8:29 pm

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 8:29 pm

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 7:59 pm

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LAPS Foster Kittens
The Oasis #Kittens! 🐱❤️
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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 7:25 pm

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Leo, Bobbi, Bowie & Big Brother Jager
Happy Forest Ferals were LOVING the SUNNY/WARM day today ☀️
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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 6:54 pm

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Shared by Lisa E <3ai'z wif meowmy, watchin' cuzzins Chloe an' Ramona birfin' Chloe's bebbehs! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 6:52 pm

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Shared by Lisa E <3CatDad is going away for 3 weeks & we will all miss him a ton!! So Didders thought it would be nice to fluff his clothes so he would have a piece of her to take with him - isn’t that SWEET?? 😻❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 6:50 pm

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Shared by Lisa E <3A cuddle puddle of all three happens less nowadays, so I love it when it happens 😻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 6:47 pm

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Monday April 23rd, 2018 - 6:46 pm

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Shared by Lisa E <3We are group-hugging EVERYONE that watches and loves all the Tinykittens! Loosing kittens is so hard and our heart breaks along with all of you and for Shelly who is truly our hero ❤

To help ease a small bit of the sadness we like to remember all the miracles that have happened over the years because of Shelly & the TK crew including our very own Luke & Leia along with their brudders Belfast & Kohler - The Sink Kittens & Mama Skye the Sink Cat. Without intervention and an emergency c-section they would all most likely not have made it!

Little Purple Prince & Quimby we LOVE you! Your lives mattered SO MUCH!! And to little tuxie-tortie Aura we are rooting and praying for you! You are in the best possible hands ❤

Watch the live kitten came here www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowGFq6X3Co

And, if you want to support Tinykittens on a monthly basis and get an up-close view of adorable kittens join VIP here vip.tinykittens.com
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