A Kitten Shower

It's a Kitten Shower!

It’s a Kitten Shower!

We had a kitten shower at the office on Friday. But wait! There’s more…

Little Boy Kitty

Little Boy Kitty

Every September, we (the employees of Iams) take a day away from the office and do rehab work on a shelter in our area–as part of our celebration of Iams Home 4 the Holidays. This year, we worked on the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

New Mom Robin and Lazer Tag for Kitties!

New Mom Robin and Lazer Tag for Kitties!

A couple of weeks before our scheduled day of work, somebody dumped a trio of kittens at the shelter. Yes, I said dumped–and the kittens were only a couple of days old.

Little Girl Kitty

Little Girl Kitty

As it happened, some of our folks were there doing prep work for the rehab. My buddy Robin was outlining some of the murals that would be painted later by the larger group. Robin was outraged that kittens so young would be separated from their mom.

Little Gray Boy During the Shelter Rehab

Little Gray Boy During the Shelter Rehab

Over the following weeks, Robin stopped by ever few days to visit and care for the three little kittens. She was charmed and moved by their resilience and their will to survive.

Last week, at six weeks old, the shelter director decided they were old enough for Robin to foster. So Robin took them home. And started her journey down the short path of failing “Foster 101.”

Newly named Jezabelle, Jaxon, and Jasper.

Newly named Jezabelle, Jaxon, and Jasper.

So on Friday we had a kitten shower. Someone sent her a meeting notice for a bogus meeting and we yelled “Surprise!” when she joined us. And there were balloons and presents. And much laughter. And lots of phone photos of really cute little fuzz balls.

Robin told us that the family was having a hard time naming the kittens–and that her husband was OK with adopting two, but not sure about adopting three. I figured, if we could name all three then hubby would have a harder time saying no. So we asked the Iams community on Facebook. Robin took their suggestions, and the kittens are now Jezabelle, Jaxon, and Jasper.

C’mon hubby! Three kitties are just as easy to take care of as two kitties. And an extra excuse for warm snuggles!

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