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Barbra’s foster kittens. Fostering saves lives - you can do it too! Vancouver Island

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Nothin’ going on here except some slow blinks #whicharegreat #thepurringowl

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Progress with this boy. Ears are up and tolerates me being annoying 😂 #thepurringowl

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My interpretation: hiss = shy kiss #thepurringowl .
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#browntabby#rescuecats#fostercat

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I don’t know about you, but those hisses don’t sound very convincing to me :-) #NeedsLessonsFromMrChumley #thepurringowl #catvideos
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Sorry for repost - technical issues 🙃

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Whoever named him Owl was spot-on :) Your hashtag suggestions were wonderful; I’ve chosen four finalists and put them each in a comment below. Vote for your favorite with a ❤️
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#ThePurringOwl
#FosterKittyOwl
#rescuecat#browntabby#beautifulkitty#catphoto

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Meet Owl🦉He’s a three year old boy who is scared and sad. He’s been in the SPCA for a few weeks but has not not doing well. He’s a hissy boy like Mr. Chumley, so I look forward to making him love me! What hashtag should I use for him (preferably one that no one else is using)?
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#savealife#companionanimal#animalshelter#adoptacat#rescueisthebestbreed#tabbycatsofinstagram #communitycat#straynomore#catvideos

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ADOPTED! Normandy has gone to his forever home. Do you think his humom is a cat person? (check out her sweater 😉) You can follow Normandy and his sister Rose @normandyandrose
#normandythecat #adoptionisthegoal #fosteringsaveslives

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I’m not a crier but I did tear up the day I made this video: it was the day Carmanah was returned to her feral life on the farm. We went through so much together! #theislandkittens #petulaclarksong

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ADOPTED! Our sweet Normandy has a forever family 💕 He will have a human mom and dad, plus a cat sister. And he will be an indoor cat: No more being lost and scared for our boy. He will be going to his new home on Tuesday, and he will have an Instagram - I will let you know when it is active! 😊 #normandythecat #fosteringsaveslives #adoptanadultcat

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This handsome dude was amazing during his first date this morning. Although we had chainsaw noise right outside his window he remained calm. His second date happens this afternoon and then I will have NEWS for you! #normandythecat .
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#CatAdoption#CatPhotography#beautifulAnimals#beautifulcats#ilovecats#AnimalLife#LoveMeowsite#bestmeow#straycat#greycat

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Here’s a video that devoted Normandy fans will fully appreciate: He’s nonchalantly washing his paws while a chainsaw roars right outside his window! .
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Please forgive the litter on the carpet - it’s a #fostermom dilemma: how to vacuum without scaring the cat. I just leave it :) #braveboy #Normandythecat

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Normandy’s date today was cancelled. But that’s OK, he has two more dates tomorrow. In a way, it’s a relief for me because all three candidates sounded super and I was stressing about how I was going to choose between them!
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A request: regarding the folks who changed their mind, please...no judgement. After all, it was just a date, not an engagement :) #normandythecat#adoptacat #fosteringsaveslives

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I don’t often post selfies, but I love this one with Miracle the Cheese Thief. To me it says “we love each other soooo much” #cheesethief #formerfoster
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#Fosterkitten#rescuekitten#cats_of_world#kittenlove #instakitty#lifewithcats#furbaby#savealife#mycatandme#catladylife

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Who remembers these sleeping beauties? Hint: they are five of the seven from their litter, they were named after 🚗 Not enough hints? OK, one more: June 2016. #riddle#formerfoster
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#orangetabby#tabbykitten#greycat #fosterkittens#catlife#rescuekittens#bestmeow#instacatsgram#tinykittens#fosterkittens#sleepingkittens#beautifulanimals#excellent_cats#amazinganimals#kittenlove

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This is Baby Chloe (now Pippa) from 2 years ago. She was soooo tiny compared to her siblings that I was convinced they could not the same age. She has the most striking copper eyes. Pippa was adopted by my SIL and has two FosterKittenDiary brothers ❤️❤️❤️
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#rescuekitten#CatAdoption#CatPhotography#beautifulAnimals#beautifulcats#ilovecats#AnimalLife#LoveMeowsite#bestmeow#tabbycats

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Who loves you?
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You might think that after six years and hundreds of foster cats, it might become a bit routine. But no, I fall in love with each and everyone of them. #normandythecat#lovesharingwithyou#fostercat#adoptionsoon

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I was going to ask “who remembers these little beauties?” and then realized they are from November 2015 when I only had 500 followers! So if you remember Baby Chloe, Pussywillow and Snowshoe, please raise your hand! You’re in a special group who have been with me from the beginning!! Hugs 🎉
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#formerfoster #fosteringsaveslives#RescueCat#KittenVideo#spayandneuter#CatAdoption#CatPhotography#beautifulAnimals#beautifulcats#catsofinstagram#AnimalLife#catsofworld#LoveMeowsite#bestmeow#fosterkittens#kittenvideo#fostercat#adoptacat#rescuekitten#rescuecatsofinstagram#catvideo#bestmeow#mygreatcat

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What’s different about this video? Look where he is - on the floor! Yes, today Normandy jumped down from his safety perch and motored around the room. He ate in front of me for the first time, and even gave serious thought to climbing into my lap. #normandythecat #lovethisguy

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Today compared to two weeks ago (swipe). #loveworks #normandythecat #Ilovefostering

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Normandy: Sigh...you’re taking my photo AGAIN?
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He’s starting to show some great cattitude, don’t you think? That’s what I like to see 👏🏻 Love you #normandythecat

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This is the adoption video that I made for Normandy. Don’t worry… He is not leaving until he’s ready! I thought it might take some time to find the right family, so I’m letting him be advertised now. Here’s the bio I wrote for him: Normandy is a gentle, affectionate and shy two year old boy. He was at the SPCA for two months and no one choose him because of his shyness. Over time he became depressed and just crouched in his cage facing the back wall. Between his shyness and his sadness, it looked like no one was ever going to choose Normandy.
Three weeks ago Normandy went to a foster home. What a transformation! He went from a sad frightened cat to a happy purring little lovebug. All he needed was a quiet stable environment with a nice human to love him.
It should be understood that Normandy is still shy, and will require patience in giving him time to adjust to your home. He is still scared to be picked up, but he absolutely loves to be petted and he will snuggle your hand, purr and “make biscuits”. Normandy would do best in a quiet adult home, or a home with older children. He is very sweet and non-aggressive, but might be nervous around young children. He is curious and likes to play with toys.
We have not observed Normandy around dogs or other cats, but with proper introductions he would probably be fine with another non-aggressive cat.

Judging from how quickly Normandy has responded in his foster home, we expect that before long he will fully regain his trust in the world and be a happy, confident cat.
Because Normandy clearly does not do well in an adoption centre, we have decided to have him adopted from his foster mom’s home. To enquire about Normandy, please email his foster mom. #normandythecat #fostercat #adoptiontails

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What do you think? One more week before Normandy will be ready for the adoption center? UPDATE: The general consensus is that he should stay with me for at least two more weeks, and preferably have a home adoption. I’m going to follow your advice, thank you. #normandythecat #adoptionisthegoal
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#shycat#communitycat#straycat#sadcat#greycat#CatAdoption#CatPhotography#beautifulAnimals#beautifulcats#ilovecats#AnimalLife#LoveMeowsite

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I’m often asked “what breed is Nikko?” Like most of the cats I foster, she is a mixed breed. Her colouring is what is known as “dilute torbie.” Torbie means tortoiseshell mixed with tabby, and dilute means a soft version of the colours. So what would be black on a tortie is light brown on Nikko, what would be orange is a pale peach colour. She was white for her first few months! By the way, her eye is not green - it’s just the lighting. Normally that eye looks black and her other eye looks milky. Nikko has been 100% blind from birth. #blindNikko#rescuekitten#bottlebaby#fosteringsaveslives#blindcat #perfectlyimperfect

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What a difference love makes! Here’s gentle Mr. Chumley in his forever home with his brother Merlin. Swipe to see him when he was with me. (As a side note, look at the difference a good diet has made in his fur) #lovetransforms #mrchumleythecat Photo: @merlinandmrchumley

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Normandy didn’t come willingly, but he was a good boy. He doesn’t look all that scared, does he? This is only 5 minutes after being hauled out. TIP: cover the cat with a blanket and 1) it calms them, and 2) it can be easier to haul out a “bundle” than a squirming cat. This feels like a big step forward!
#Normandythecat #scaredcat #communitycat

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Just when I thought I was failing... Normandy has had a breakthrough. He’s no longer hiding his head in the shadows 👏🏻
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Earlier today I was actually wondering if Normandy would be better off in a different foster home. In fact, I emailed our Coordinator to pose that question. I’d been trying to figure out why he was still hiding in a corner after nearly three weeks. Is my place too quiet? Am I not spending enough time with him? Am I letting him hide too much? If so, how am I going to get him out of there? And then this happened 😊
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Self-doubt happens to almost everyone who fosters scared cats. You get to a point where you think they’re never going to turn around, and then...they do. And it’s the best feeling. #normandythecat #fosteringsaveslives #havepatience

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