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This litter of 7 very playful and demanding kitties were brought into Annex Cat Rescue (Canada) and put in foster care. While they were at the foster home, they totally took over. The bed in the bedroom became their own nestling place.

Thanks to Annex Cat Rescue, all 7 of them have found their forever loving homes. “Affectionately known as the Anne of Green Gables kittens. Anne, Avonlea, Cordelia, Diana, Gilbert, Matthew, and Prince Edward are all adopted into their forever homes as of November 2011.”

They took over the bed

cute rescue foster kittens a litter of 7

Precious little ones

cute rescue foster kittens a litter of 7

Photos courtesy of Annex Cat Rescue (flickr).

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“They were enticed by a sunbeam that was hitting the edge of the bed. They started off wrestling in it and when I came back to check on them later, they had all drifted off in a row. In one stroke, I pet them all. This set off a chain-reaction of purrs which made the loveliest Medley melody. They stirred and stretched then assumed their positions and drifted off again,” said Laurie C, foster mom from Itty Bitty Kitty Committee.

Linus, Beezus, Maxine, Peter, Freddie, Kirby

cute litter of foster kittens

Zzz… they lined up by the sunbeam

cute litter of foster kittens itty bitty kitty committee

The kitties have all found their forever homes.

Photos courtesy of ©Laurie C. More cuteness of this litter of fosters at the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee (Tacoma, WA).

Question from Sarah:

I am planning on adopting a cat from a local shelter in the next few months. I am now living in a one bedroom apartment that has a very small bathroom. I was wondering what a good place would be for a litter box, for kitty and my comfort? Or if there is any type of litter box that would suit my small space situation? Thank you so much for reading this.

Answer from Amy:

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for considering adopting a cat from the shelter. I am very excited for you.

Cats have several litter box pet-peeves:

  1. Placing their food too close to the litter
  2. Keeping the litter box too close to their hang out spots
  3. Using the litter box in a noisy area
  4. Having no privacy while eliminating
  5. Dirty litter box

Keep Food & Water Away from the Litter Box

The reason to keep food and water as far away as possible from the litter box is because cats have a very strong sense of smell. It is their most reliable apparatus to identify objects. Cats have a blind spot where they cannot see things right underneath their chin very well, so when they are eating, they depend heavily upon their nose to tell them where the food is and how tasty it is. That explains why when cats are having a cold or a runny nose, they often lose appetite because they simply cannot smell the food. The odor from the litter can throw off their appetite if the food is placed too close to the litter.

Keep the Litter Box away from Their Hang out Spots

Several readers from my Facebook Fan Page suggested Cat Attract™ for abnormal cat defecating behavior raised by Dianne. I did a research on the product and got a very good idea of it. Here is some information regarding Cat Attract™:

Cat Attract™ is perhaps the only litter designed for cats that are experiencing litter box aversion (or not consistently use their litter box). It is blended with a natural herb attractant which attracts cats to the litter box in the first place. Its perfect texture and particle size make it very enticing for cats to dig it and use it.

From the testimonials submitted by buyers, many people who have purchased Cat Attract is either because their kittens had always refused to use the litter box or their cats were under stress which caused them to change their litter box behavior. This product seems to work excellently for various elimination problems. To read all the testimonials, click here.

  1. Stress related elimination problems
  2. Litter box training
  3. Medication related elimination problems
  4. Other
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