Meet Jack & Kenneth – A Pair of Bonded Kittens!

We were having so much fun fostering Claire that we were also interested in adding a few extra kittens into the mix. When one of our ACR contacts texted me to say she was fostering a mom and 6 kittens, and would we take 2 of them? … my immediate answer was ‘yes!’.

Meet Kenneth & Jack: an adorable pair of bonded ginger kittens.

Much like Claire, these two arrived in good spirits. They were adventurous and loving from the start. And in a home where they get picked up and snuggled often, they’re blooming into very loving cats.

I was told they were lap cats, and that has proven to be quite true. Both of them cry for two reasons:

1. they can’t find each other

2. they can see you’re not busy and yet they haven’t been petted lately

If we’re relaxing in bed or on the couch, it’s never long before we’re joined by these little guys and their very cold noses.

If you’re looking to bring a pair of adorable, attention-loving kittens into your home, look no further. Kenneth and Jack are the ones for you!

Contact adoption@annexcatrescue.ca for more information on how these two best friends can become your best friends.

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Meet Claire! An Adorable Kitten Available for Adoption

After hosting our friend Frankie for so long, we thought it would be fun to foster a kitten for a bit. On a Friday night I texted our ACR coordinator to let her know we had room for a kitten, and within 24 hours Claire was living in our bathroom!

This little angel was rescued in Toronto near Caledonia and St Clair, hence the name.

She has grown quite a bit since living with us, but one thing that has not changed is her complete and total lovability. She is one of the most adorable, fluffy, and loving cats we have ever fostered.

When Claire needs love she’ll find you, and she’ll happily snuggle up on your lap for hours. Within a week of living with us she was spending all night sleeping on our bed.

She also gets along great with other cats. Even when she was a tiny kitten we were amazing by how strong and adventurous she was, as she would run and jump to tackle our cat, Riker, who is 4x her size.

Claire gets ‘fixed’ next week and then will be ready for adoption. Check out the video and photos below of this adorable little kitten!

Interested in adopting her? Contact adoption@annexcatrescue.ca today!

Kittens Galore!

After nearly 6 months living with us, Frankie was adopted and moved to his forever home. Since spring/summer is typically ‘kitten season’, we reached out to the Annex Cat Rescue to find out if there were any kittens available.

Our favourite rescuer, Liz, was quick to match us with a sweet little kitten named Nomi. She was rescued from the Caledonia and St Clair area, so we’ve taken to calling her Clair.

Clair is outrageously cute and affectionate. She’s also incredibly strong and brave. She was so tiny when she arrived that we kept her in the bathroom. After a week of growing, we felt she was ready to explore the big wide world of our condo, and we let her loose upon our home. She was quick to explore it all, and almost immediately began pouncing on Riker – who was approximately 70% bigger than her at the time. She also loves attention, and will cuddle up with us while we’re reading at night. She sleeps on our bed too, and we both have a few light scratches from when we rolled over onto her during the night.

Last week, another of our ACR faves, Laura, reached out to see if we’d be able to take in 2 additional kittens: Kenneth and Jack. Of course we said yes!

Kenneth and Jack come from a litter of 6 kittens, all of whom are named after 30 Rock characters. These little orange babies are every bit as friendly and active as Clair. Jack is a bit shy, but both love to be cuddled, and chase each other around for hours. They’ve also both taken to sleeping on my pillow, so my position in bed is a bit in flux!

Clair wasn’t too impressed when they first arrived, but all 3 kittens are now friends. They are little monsters at this point, running all around and jumping all over the furniture. Riker is still a bit bewildered by all the action, but I’m sure that within a couple of days things will calm down and he’ll be playing ‘big brother’ to all of them.

Check out these photos of our current cat zoo inhabitants! These little guys aren’t up for adoption yet, but they will be soon!

Introducing: Frankie!

We’ve been fostering this little angel for a few months now. In early January both Carly and Michael Burnham were adopted. And Michael Burnham was actually adopted by someone who works on the set of the new Star Trek show… meaning Michael Burnham the cat might one day meet the very talent Sonequa Martin-Green who plays Michael Burnham the character. Always a wild ride here with our cats. Wild is a relative term, obvi.

Anyways, after a few days with only 1 cat in the home Riker was again driving us up the wall with his need for attention. Enter: Frankie. The largest cat we’ve ever seen. He’s strong and he loves people.

Joke’s on us. Now we have 2 cats constantly competing for our attention.

Frankie loves affection and demands attention constantly. And yet he is the sweetest and most gentle cat. Nothing makes him nervous and he’d be a great fit for a family with young children. Your toddler could never make this guy upset, but he might finally tire him out!

When we’re sitting in bed reading each evening we now expect Frankie to join us. He crawls up between us and demands that we both scratch him? Demand how? When one of us starts scratching him, the puts a paw insistently the other person, as if to say ‘hello? are you busy?!’ The same routine repeats in the morning as soon as he hears us stirring.

He’s not listed on the Annex Cat Rescue site yet but I’m sure he’ll go fast once he is. See below for photos of our new(ish) furry friend!

Cats on cats on cats!

We currently have 3 cats in condo, two of who are foster cats: Michael Burnham and Carly.

We’ve had Michael for over a month, and Carly for just over 2 weeks. These cats are so cute and all getting along quite well.

The three cats can make quite a bit of noise at night, but they’re so cute that we don’t mind. Every morning around 4am, Michael Burnham climbs onto the bed and spends a few hours sleeping on one of our pillows, just above our heads, between us. It’s pretty darn cute.

Here are the latest photos of our little cat zoo!

 

Meet Carly – A Fancy Little Kitten

We first started fostering because our cat, Luc, was lonely and needed a friend to play with. Luc now lives with my parents, and Riker is our new “big brother” cat. Much like Luc, Riker needs a lot of attention. And when we have a foster cat who doesn’t pay him enough attention, he comes crying to us to make up the difference.

Since we started fostering the lovely Michael Burnham, Riker has been waking us up at 5am to scratch him. Why? Because Michael Burnham prefers a low key life, and is not interested in playing with him.

And so, we asked the Annex Cat Rescue to connect us with an additional foster kitten, and they sent us the beautiful Carly.

This little kitten was 1 of 6 feral kittens born in a Toronto backyard in the fall. Only she and her brother survived their first few weeks, and now she’s living with us. She’s the cutest little thing, and we’re so pleased to have her. Riker has already taken her under his wing, so everyone’s happy in this house.

Meet Michael Burnham: A Friendly Senior Cat

For the past year, we’ve primarily fostered kittens, or cats who were approximately Riker’s age. Often foster kittens can require a lot of hands-on attention, so after Hawksley was adopted, we asked the ACR if we could foster someone a bit low maintenance.

Enter: Michael Burnham, formerly known as Snorlax.

Before we began fostering this lovely lady cat, she was surrendered to the vet due to health reasons. A large cat at 20 pounds, she ate a small piece of plastic. Within a month, she’d lost half her weight and ended up at the vet in desperate need of surgery. After her surgery was completed and she’d had some time to heal, she was allocated to us, and I picked her up at the vet.

From the moment that I brought her into our condo and opened the cat carrier she has been perfectly comfortable and made herself at home.

Most new foster cats make a beeline for under the couch, but not Michael Burnham. She strolled around, checked things out, looked out the window, and then sad down to sun herself.

Of all the cats we’ve ever fostered, she’s one of the most friendly we’ve ever had. In the evenings she sits with us on the couch, and nudges up on us until we pet her. She’s also been known to climb into bed with us and sleep on the pillow, just above our heads.

With her new svelte figure, the name Snorlax no longer made sense. Keeping with our Star Trek theme, we’re calling her Michael Burnham, after the lead character in the new Star Trek: Discovery series. Much like Michael Burnham, she’s a bold little survivor, who’s quite smart, though not always sure how to get along with others (while this cat loves Kevin and I, she has yet to befriend Riker, who is (naturally) desperate for her attention).

Any family looking for a great cat to settle in with them would be wise to adopt Michael Burnham. She’s a wonderful, beautiful pet, who loves attention and loves to eat.

See photos below!