Covered in Kittens – An Insider’s Perspective

 What would you see if you were covered in kittens?

The Precious Rolling Stones Kittens think I’m their groupie and treat me like the band’s comfy, albeit a little lumpy, mattress. Boy, am I lucky! A gig this good ought to be shared, so I snuck some on-the-scene shots to show YOU what I see when “covered in kittens!” Also, watch me support this adorable, miniature band of purr-artists by visiting PTZtv’s Kitty Cat Cam site.

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 Don’t you feel special. Think about fostering through your local shelter. You can also support the work we’re doing by helping FOSMAS (Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter) save lots more lives like those above. Visit FOSMAS soon and like the FOSMAS Facebook Page. Every bit helps!

The Stones are Really Rocking and Rolling Now

Don’t think you are a Black Ninja Kitten, Diamond… Know you are!

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Fans watching the Kitty Cat Cam site will have noticed a significant surge in energy within the Precious Rolling Stones band of kittens. They unfortunately came to us with some significant tummy and eating issues. I thought they were going to waste away before my very eyes. And the LAUNDRY, oh my, what a lot of laundry they created! Most worrying, I couldn’t get the babes interested in the food that the shelter recommends for little ones of their age and size. The looks of disgust they gave me each time they dipped their tongues into it would have been hilarious if not for their already dangerously fragile stature. Parents out there know THAT look, “NOT the Brussel sprouts!”

Every night I gave them a warm sponge bath to clean them up. They were so docile that they allowed me to bathe them just as if I was their birth mama. Each kitten’s look of adoration was so sweet and the purrs so loud that I never wanted to put them down. Wish we knew what happened to the Madonna cat who bore these priceless treasures. She deserves a medal.

Below: Diamond, Ruby, Tanza and Jasper looking for cuddles

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Ruby, Jasper  & Tanza

After a couple of days of having my meals returned to the kitchen untouched, I decided to get serious. I needed to know whether this was an appetite issue or just a “foodie” kitten revolt. So I gave up the good stuff, Fancy Feast, with gravy no less. “Their reaction can’t be any worse,” I told myself. The cat fight that ensued over the new food was epic. Growling and paw batting as each tiny café patron grabbed a mouthful of meat and spun around to eat it before another predator could steal their catch. Needless to say, I believe the Precious Rolling Stones must have been getting grown-up kitty handouts, perhaps even some pure meat, to survive on while lost in the asphalt jungle, however meager. You know what they say… “Once you’ve had the real thing, there’s no going back!”

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Diamond & Tanza

The new food gobbling caused some pretty swollen bellies at first, but the icky poo subsided somewhat. More importantly, they started looking less skeletal. Unfortunately, they still couldn’t beat the runs entirely and it was taking a toll on the Stones’ energy and playfulness. Never fear though fans, their beautiful fairy godmother veterinarian at the San Martin Animal Shelter (Dr. Elizabeth Kather) gave them an absolutely awful tasting potion called metronidazole to swallow! Like magic, the litter boxes soon began to fill with teeny, tiny, well-formed (if not pretty) poops. Our hearts soared and so did our relieved little Stones’ spirits. They’ve been rolling around the playroom as if they have springs for tails and jet packs in place of their miniature paws. Jasper, the runt of the litter with eyes and ears that explode from his wee head is a spectacular athlete as it turns out, albeit still exuberantly clumsy. Diamond, our sleek black boy, has begun entertaining us with jumps and spins worthy of a shot in a Matrix movie scene. See the video on the Kitty Cat Cam Facebook Page if you don’t believe me!

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Tune in on the Kitty Cat Cam site to catch a hopefully happy ending in a journey toward wonderful forever homes for our precious stones, Diamond, Ruby, Tanza and tiny Jasper. Thanks also to FOSMAS, the Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter organization, who allow us to foster these unimaginably beautiful, tiny creatures. They are true life savers in every sense of the word and deserve any support that you can give them. Adopt, volunteer or donate today if you want to help save more tiny lives like those of our Precious Rolling Stones. We can’t help every lost animal, but to the ones who are helped, it means the world.

Welcome the Precious Rolling Stones!

 The Most Fabulous 4 Yet!

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Our most recent Fab 4 of kittens are absolutely, undeniably and irrefutably our most precious of feline rolling stones yet. Two days ago, having  just been rescued from a street corner, I was handed our four, tiny, furry treasures, all piled up in a pink pet carrier. I opened the cage door to get a better look and instantly heard miniscule instruments tune up and a symphony of four different purrs join force to melt my heart. Their gratitude toward our human kindness was clearly audible and spiritually tangible. These 3 tabbies and one black kitten are the most vulnerable and desperate we’ve taken in so far. The looks they give you with massively oversize kitten eyes are a bit painful to endure, yet beyond irresistible.

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Photo Left to Right: Ruby, Diamond, Tanza and little Jasper

The all black boy has what looks like a white diamond hanging at his throat, which made me think of the most precious of stones, the diamond. “How appropriate” I thought. Diamond will be our first black kitten’s name. Soon, I quickly learned that each one was as precious a gem as the last. Four little survivors, clearly tough as stone to have survived on their own so long, yet as soft and twinkling as perfect little angels can be. That led us to choose other precious stones as kitten names. If you spot the lightest, medium haired of the three tabbies, you will recognize little Ruby. She’s the sole female of the bunch. The next, long-haired tabby is spectacular in his “lion of the jungle” fluffiness. His ears are like massive satellite dishes with fur spilling out of them and his mile-long whiskers an adornment of the highest quality. Therefore, we named him Tanza, short for Tanzanite, one of the rarest of gems found in Africa.

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The fourth and last kitten is truly the runt of the bunch. I fall to pieces when I see his huge, adoring eyes bursting out of such a skeletal little head and itsy bitsy body, still trying to navigate a big, bad world, yet sorely unequipped for the task. He is by far the most needy, and most endearing of the bunch. My worries immediately became laser focused on this tiny waif and whether we could save him. But as I became more familiar with him, I realized that he was a tough little stone in his own right. He has fire and fight and we CAN help him succeed in life, I’m certain now! His gorgeous and chaotic black, striped pattern reminded me of one of my favorite semi-precious stones, called Jasper. It’s always unpredictable and stunning in its lovely tiger patterns. Therefore, this last kitten’s name will be Jasper, the tiniest but hopefully most surprising pebble in the Precious Rolling Stones band.

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What will happen to tiny Jasper and his precious siblings, Diamond, Ruby and Tanza? Tune in to Kitty Cat Cam, our 24/7 virtual reality kitten TV site and see what happens. Beware, these jewels are going to capture your hearts, but in the most wonderful way imaginable. Thanks also to FOSMAS, the Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter organization who allows us to foster these unimaginably beautiful creatures. FOSMAS staff and volunteers are true life savers in every sense of the word. If you yearn to help the lost and the helpless, support FOSMAS in any way you can. You won’t regret it!