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!

 

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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!

Hawksley is ready for adoption!

Many of the kittens we foster require quite a bit of socialization work, so there’s usually a few months between when we take in a new kitten and when we put them up for adoption. Today is the day that we’ve decided Hawksley is finally ready to find his forever home, which means he’ll be listed on the Annex Cat Rescue site soon.

Here’s his “official” bio, his video, and some new photos!

This precious little kitten was dropped off on the doorstep of an Annex Cat Rescue volunteer. He and his siblings seemed to have been born into a home, but weren’t well-cared for. As a result, he’s been shy adjusting to life with people, but he trusts us more everyday.

Hawksley absolutely loves his current foster brother, our in-house cat named Riker. Wherever Riker goes, Hawksley is right behind. They spend most of their days lounging together, playing together, cleaning each other. Hawksley is a very playful kitten, who loves to play with other cats, and with toys.

He’ll play with us for long stretches of time, especially if we bring out the “feather” toy. When he’s feeling nice and calm, Hawksley really loves to be scratched. And once you start rubbing under his chin, he’ll melt in your arms. And the purring that starts when you’re rubbing his belly is a real delight. Start petting this little angel and his tail will be wagging in no time.

Hawksley is a great fit for a home with another cat looking for a friend. He is most comfortable with a furry friend to show him the ropes and teach him how to live his best cat life.

Interested in adopting Hawksley? Contact the Annex Cat Rescue today!

Meet Our Newest Foster Kitten: Hawksley!

A few weeks ago, Keke and Nico were adopted by a lovely couple, and moved up to Davisville. We were sad to see them go, and so was Riker, who spent the next several days demanding lots of attention. To satisfy him, we scooped up a new foster kitten right away.

Enter, Hawksley (named for Hawksley Workman, obviously). Hawksley and his 2 siblings were dropped off, at 11 weeks old, on the doorstep of one of the Annex Cat Rescue rescuers. These poor little babies had clearly been abused, but were not feral, just afraid of people. We considered fostering all 3 of them, but decided that our place wasn’t quite big enough for such an undertaking.

And so, a few weeks ago, we picked up Hawksley and brought him to our home. He immediately took a liking to Riker, and spends most of his days following him around, and snuggling up beside him for nap time and cleaning time.

He’s nervous about people, but once you get him in your arms, he absolutely loves a good scratch. We’re sure it won’t be long before he’s jumping up on the bed in search of belly rubs.

Check out our photos of his first few weeks with us and his bff Riker!

Keke & Nico – Still Here, Still Cute!

Keke and Nico are getting cuter by the day. It used to be that just Riker woke us up in the morning, but Keke and Nico have now joined in as well. Once we start stirring, they’re up on the bed to see what’s going on. And as soon as we’re in the kitchen making coffee, they’re on the counter or around our feet, in a chorus of meows, asking for wet food.

Of course, closer proximity also means better photos. Take a look!

Interested in adopting this little kittens in Toronto? Contact the Annex Cat Rescue!

An Update on Keke & Nico – 2 Kittens Ready for Adoption!

It’s been a month since our last update on these little fur babies, and they’ve come so far!

They’re still a tiny bit wary of contact if you sneak up on them or you come in a bit too quickly, but Keke and Nico are now very comfortable in our home. Perhaps a bit too comfortable – these two are extremely active and sometimes it feels as though they’re actually running this household! We’ve had to put a small barrier around our wine rack, and it’s become common to see Keke scaling our fig bush.

That said, Keke and Nico are extremely cute and we love having them here. They adore our cat, Riker, and the three of them spend much of their day napping on top of each other.

In the evenings, when we climb into bed to read, it’s not long before all three cats join us. They alternate between chasing our legs/feet under the bedspread, and sleeping in our laps.

These 2 are the most bonded kittens we’ve ever fostered, and they are always close to one another. Our condo isn’t huge, but if one can’t find the other, the crying begins right away.

Last week Keke was spayed and Nico was neutered (shout out to the awesome teams at the Roncy Village Vet Hospital!), which means they’re now ready for adoption.

If you’d like these 2 active bonded kittens, contact the Annex Cat Rescue at adoption@annexcatrescue.ca to meet them!

Here are the latest photos of our little friends: