The Three Little Ginger Musketeers

cute ginger foster kitten gives happy the cat a kiss

Little foster gives his new friend a kiss

cute rescued foster ginger baby kittens

The three fuzzy fosters all tuckered out

Three beautiful ginger babies were brought to the shelter. Within a few hours, they arrived in their foster home where they were greeted by not just one, but many cat residents who started taking care of them in rotation. The kittens were around 20 days old, still bottle babies.

Within a month, they started eating solid food. The older cats taught the little ones how to socialize, groom and hunt (toys or each other).

Though they are all orange babies, two of them are girls and the boy is bigger than both of his sisters according to Tracy. The three musketeers ran around the house, wreaking havoc. Wherever they were, the older cats followed. They were wonderful helpers and sweet and loving foster parents.

All three little “lions” have been adopted and they are turning three years old this year :).

Photos courtesy of ©Tracy Chan (flickr: beatrice524).

cute rescued foster ginger kittens in a box

The kitties took over the box in 2 seconds

cute rescued foster ginger kitten in crate

Checking out the house from the crate

cute rescued foster ginger kitten in crate

Curious little one

cute rescue foster ginger kitten bottle feed

His ears were wiggling while he was eating :)

cat taking care of rescue foster ginger kittens

Happy the cat came to give the kitties a bath. He is such a good foster father

cute rescue foster ginger kitten followed by cat

Big B another cat resident is tagging along with the kittens

cat touches rescue foster ginger kitten's face

Doll a cat resident is giving the little foster some TLC

cute ginger rescued foster kittens

When they were less than a month old...

cute rescue ginger foster kittens

...6 months later :)

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53 Responses to “The Three Little Ginger Musketeers”

  1. Noll says:

    What a beautiful pictorial. Sweet kittehs and even sweeter foster cats :)

  2. jennifer says:

    they are so oo pretty.. i love their unusual face markings.

  3. Oh, wow. These are adorable little babies!

  4. Starla says:


  5. Ace says:

    BEAUTIFUL!! ALL of them, kitens and cats!!!

  6. sea says:

    Nom nom nom… so cute and sweeeet!!

    Happy could win a prize as best foster father!!! :)

  7. Dorothy says:


  8. curator says:

    Oh my my, how do you keep finding these lovely, lovely things? What great little babies! What a good job!

  9. margee says:

    so cute!!!

  10. Marilyn says:


  11. Debbie says:


  12. Kacee says:

    Loved the story and the pics. Older cats who helped in fostering those kitties are so wonderful!! :))

  13. Jess says:

    Love this!!!!! Like the updated photo of the Three Musketeers!!!! LOVE YOU LOVE MEOW

  14. Mary says:

    So sweet! I love orange babies. So nice how the older cats helped out with their training.

  15. Momo says:

    Such sweeties! The foster parent cats are just lovely.

  16. Gloria says:

    Oh how adorable they all are STUNNING pictures, LOVE them all

  17. damselfly58 says:

    i think they have unusual face markings as well. the pics are so beautiful and what a lovely gang of kitties looking after them. this beautiful story has made my day. :)

  18. Lashantina says:

    they are awesome babies!!

  19. It was heart warming to see the resident cats taking care of the kittens.

  20. Nidia says:

    Oh how adorable the kittens and how sweet of the older residents to watch over and protect the kittens. I wish I could adopt them but unfortunately cannot. I hope they find a home very soon.

  21. Lalala says:

    What sweet little things! I'm such a softie, I teared up looking at their little baby faces peering out curiously from the crate. Awww!

    How the resident cats are helping is just so precious :)

  22. KellyAnne says:

    Oh, my heart is warmed on a cold morning. Thanks to the foster humans and helper-cats for doing this important work!

  23. Dee says:

    They are just so adorable! Orangies are the Best!!

  24. Linda says:

    Lucky little kittens! What a wonderful story, and the pictures are soooo cute!!!

  25. Iffat says:

    Such wonderful cat parents you have there!

  26. amy says:

    So adorable!! I just wanted to cuddle those cuties

  27. Liza says:

    Made me smile on a cold day in the winter time!

    Really cute and looks like they are very special cats!

  28. Amber says:

    look at all the Scooters! we've had 4 of our cats since tehy were that age, and one is an orange tabby too. it's a trio of Scooters!!

  29. meg says:

    ohhh my god. this was story was sooooo cute. i love how the older kitties all gathered around to take care of them. kitties are like ppl because it was a community effort and everyone chipped in like in the old days. stories like this remind me why im a cat person. i have no shame. im effin proud!!! it doesnt hurt either, because these lil babies remind me of my franky. he looked just like them when he was a baby. ok, maybe im biased lol!

  30. masha says:

    that is an interesting mix. very pretty)))

  31. Kat says:

    They are so beautiful! What personalities :)

  32. Gloria says:

    What a super story and 3 gorgeous cats, Thank you for taking special care of them you are an awesome person..

  33. this is so sweet….I am so happy that they were all adopted together to the same person….I rescued 2 brothers & bottle fed them for 1 1/2 months….was truly a joy….they are healthy & happy today w/us….

  34. Iffat Ahmad says:

    What sweet little babies & what wonderful & adorable kitty parents!

  35. Lindsay says:

    I loved this! Fantastic photos and adorable cats!

  36. sheila mcpherson says:

    i thank god there are people like you.

  37. Daniela says:

    3 preacious lifes saved! thank you!

  38. Nikki says:

    So so sweet!

  39. Bianca Rey says:

    I am very surprise that male cats have also the "maternal" instinct, very beautiful pics!

  40. KellyAnne says:

    What great pics of those leggy cat adolescents! So skinny and adorable.

  41. Susan says:

    I love the way the trio is llooking at the camera or person and the way they are holding their paws in the 6-month photo. Talk about gorgeous….

  42. Miranda Lester says:

    The pictures and story are so WONDERFUL. You must've given those resident cats a lot of love and that is why they are so sweet and loving too. Glad the adorable ginger trio ith the cool face markings got adopted. thank you for saving them!

  43. Chere says:

    The grey/white tabby daddy looks just like my Dexter! :)

  44. Shannon says:

    awww! I’m such a sucker for gingers <3

    What a fantastic set of photos to share this lovely story. Thank the Powers That Be that there are loving foster parents (2 legged and 4 legged) willing to do what they do! <3

  45. Shelly Lyon says:

    I am blown away by the cuteness and the love!

  46. JR says:

    adorable babies. so amazing whene taht kitties know whene babies are orphaned and they stepup to be the parents.

  47. Linda says:

    Skinny legs and fat bellies. So precious! The older foster cats are so loving. Thanks for sharing this. :-)

  48. Angeline says:

    Such a lovely bunch XD

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Aww they were so little! How cuteeee

  50. Laura-Elena says:

    Beautiful line of paws :)

  51. Jeff says:

    Awh…orange kitties RULE!

  52. Jane Ennis says:

    Isn’t it sweet that all the other cats came to look after them!!

  53. carole says:

    adorable. thank you for all your hard work. nice to know they all have homes.

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