Normally we’d relegate such posts to Facebook and Twitter, but these cats and their story (apparently, they were rescued from the basement of my now demolished childhood home after it sat empty for months. The developer left a window open, an warm invitation to some cold kitties), seemed to warrant a little extra attention.
From our reader SD:
These are the Bee kittens: Queen, Honey, Bumble, and Apple!
The first three were rescued in November while the house was awaiting construction. I caught Queen and Honey with ease, Bumble (the only boy) took several nights of waiting out in the cold before he was able to be rescued (during which I dealt with the crazy cat ladies, the p.o.’d homeowner, and even the cops). These three are about 20 weeks old, FeLV/FIV negative, dewormed, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered.
Apple-bee, the calico, was a part of a different litter and was rescued on the opposite end of the same street. She is about 18 weeks old. She is also FeLV/FIV negative, dewormed, vaccinated, and spayed.
Queen is the most outgoing and social of the bunch. She is fearless and wants to explore and play with everything. She purrs when people are near and likes attention. She had a prolapse which was treated by our vet and is now on the mend. A super vocal kitty.
Honey is a bit more skittish and quieter than her sister but still very sweet. If you have chicken baby food handy, she’ll quickly lose her shyness to come and lick it off your finger tips. She and Queen like to wrestle and would make an excellent pair.
Bumble has improved a lot since he was rescued. He had a surly demeanor and would hiss when hands would get close. However, he is such a gentle mama’s boy – he has never bitten or scratched. He has gotten over a lot of his initial fear and will purr indefinitely as he settles into a lap. He’s all black save for a little white on the end of his tail that we like to think of as his stinger.
Because Apple was rescued after the other Bees, we had to keep her separate from them. As such, she is the most shy but is learning to love human affection more and more. She enjoys being petted and playing with the other kittens when she’s not overwhelmed. She would do best in a quieter home.
The Bees can be adopted through K9Kastle animal rescue. In addition to the Bees, they have many cats and dogs available to adopt. The website is still being worked on (http://www.k9kastle.org) but anyone interested can check out their available pets at Petfinder (http://www.petfinder.co/pet-
search?shelterid=NY262) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ K9KastleRescue).
Because of their age, we prefer to adopt them either as a pair or into a home with an existing feline. There is an adoption application and as well as a tax-deductible donation. Interested parties should email K9Kastle@gmail.com.