***All Adopted!***Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle and Bon Bon

***Adopted!*** Snickerdoodle
***Adopted!*** Cini Mini

And now everyone has a permanent home!

Snickerdoodle, taken Feb. 28, 2019.

Male, domestic shorthair, classic brown tabby. Born early to mid August, 2018.

Update Feb. 15, 2019.

Cini Mini has been adopted! Yay!

Snickerdoodle is still waiting for a home at the shelter. Hopefully it will be his turn soon!

Bon Bon is still at foster. She is still wheezy, and her eyes still drain even two months after she was found. She is putting on weight, slowly but steadily. She was only 1 1/2 pounds when found, and she is up to 2 3/4 pounds at 6 months old. Her spirits are excellent; she goes from playing hard to napping hard, but at least she feels well enough to act like a kitten sometimes. Her health remains somewhat fragile, but I have hopes she will beat this. At this point, I think it’s safe to say she is a foster fail. 🙂 It doesn’t seem her foster mom is going to be willing to give her back…

Update Jan. 14, 2019: (From their foster mom.)

Cini and Snicker are back to health and have not had any symptoms now for two weeks. Since they were taken in as emaciated sickly kittens about a month ago, they have each put on about two pounds and look more like the five month old kittens that they are. Cini Mini’s abscess is totally cleared up and the fur has so grown back that you can hardly tell she was ever injured. The two cuddle hard and play hard and have normal, abundant kitten energy. As such, they have been returned to the shelter. (Insert tear here; I always miss my foster babies when I have to say goodbye, but can’t keep them all.)

Bon Bon is still struggling. She has had a relapse. Her energy is down and she is once again so congested that she is mouth breathing a lot of the time. She is still as cuddly as ever, but I don’t know when she will be ready for a new home at this point. But she has no time limit; she can remain at foster as long as she needs to recover.

Snickerdoodle (left) and Cini Mini (right) on their last day at foster, before they move on to the next adventure of finding their new, permanent homes! (With Bon Bon in the middle; she is staying until her health is good again.)

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***Adopted!*** Cini Mini Female, domestic shorthair, classic patched tabby. Born early to mid August, 2018.

***Adopted!*** Cini Mini
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.

This is Cini Mini. She is a stunning classic (swirled) patched tabby who has one of the sweetest personalities you can imagine. She has splotches of orange tabby and brown tabby, with the orange being favored in her swirls. It give her an almost jungle cat type of look. She loves to be near people, and adores being pet and cuddled. I can’t overstate just how sweet she is. She will even wag her tail when she really gets into the petting. She is the type to follow you around and hang out nearby. While she loves soft things and warm places most of the time, she is still a kitten, and has that playful streak that periodically comes out. She and her brother Snicker can really get going sometimes! And it isn’t even him that instigates all the time. (Just most of the time.) Cini has been taught to come when I call “kittens!” or else shake a treat bin. She has also been around dogs and is pretty okay with them, so she would still need some adjustment with any new cat or dog companions. She is pretty chill about strangers too.


She will be spayed shortly and up to date on her vaccinations. She has been tested negative for feline leukemia, has been wormed, been treated with a flea/ear mite preventative, has a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.


If you are interested in adopting her or her brother, call the shelter at 507-644-3853, of else stop in at the shelter to meet her in the near future. No appointment is necessary, though it may be good to check first to make sure he has arrived before stopping in to visit. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with any of the critters at the shelter during open hours.

Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Cini Mini at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.

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Snickerdoodle Male, domestic shorthair, classic brown tabby. Born early to mid August, 2018.

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.

Snickerdoodle is ready for a home!

This is Snickerdoodle. He is a rambunctious little classic (swirled) brown tabby who loves to play. It’s hard to believe this is the same kitten that only a month ago was emaciated and whose survival we questioned. He would do best in a home with another cat or kitten to play with, unless you are willing to frequently give him the attention he needs. He plays hard, then sleeps hard the rest of the time. He loves soft blankets and warm places (like next to the radiator.) He has learned since coming indoors that he likes getting pet most vigorously. He usually ends a petting session by trying to play with your hand. 🙂 Snicker will come to you when you call “kittens!” or else when you shake a treat bin. He has gotten used to being held and handled and while he seems to prefer being pet on the ground, he tolerates being picked up very well. His eye, which had been clouded by infection when he was found, has completely cleared up and looks normal now. He has also been around dogs, and has learned they are just fine. (Though he would still need to adjust to any potential new canine or feline companions.)

He will be neutered shortly and up to date on his vaccinations. He has been tested negative for feline leukemia, has been wormed, been treated with a flea/ear mite preventative, has a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.

If you are interested in adopting him or his sister, call the shelter at 507-644-3853, of else stop in at the shelter to meet him in the near future. No appointment is necessary, though it may be good to check first to make sure he has arrived before stopping in to visit. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with any of the critters at the shelter during open hours.

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.

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Bon Bon Female, domestic shorthair, tortoiseshell. Born early to mid August, 2018.

***Still at Foster***

Bon Bon at about 6 months old.
Bon Bon cuddling with Hansel.

Bon Bon has been having a rough go of getting over the virus that tried to claim the lives of all three kittens. (Scroll down for “before” pictures.) She has managed to put on a few ounces in her stay here, and looks better than before, but her health continues to remain fragile. She is only scarcely over two pounds at about 5 months old, which is closer to the weight of a healthy 8 week old kitten. She can’t fight the illness and grow well too. On the plus side, her spirits remain good; she can’t get enough petting and cuddling, and remains a happy, upbeat little kitten with a loud cricket purr. Even my senior kitty Hansel likes her. (He is usually grumpy about fosters.)

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***Update Dec. 30, 2018 ***

Update on the three foster kittens that are recovering from bad URIs, from their foster mom:

Look who’s eye is clearing up! The scar tissue is almost gone now. Snicker is well on the way to 100%. He still gets a little snuffley from time to time and has a little clear drainage from his eyes, but he is getting close to beating that virus.

Snickerdoodle, taken Dec. 30, 2018.

Cini Mini’s fur is starting to grow back on her face where the abscess used to be. It may finally be beaten; she hasn’t had bloody tears now for over three days. Otherwise, she appears to have beaten the virus that had plagued her. No more sniffling or watery eyes. Her left lower eyelid may have sustained some damage though; she can’t seem to open it quite all the way. She is still gorgeous though, and has been quite the artist’s companion. She sees me go to my mat to paint, and she has to come over for some petting. Sometimes she will even sleep on my foot while I paint. (I posted a before picture to show how much she has improved.)

Cini Mini, taken Dec. 30, 2018.

Bon Bon is proving to be very social with the other cats (and people too!) She still has watery eyes from the virus, but is otherwise well on her way to being healed.

Bon Bon with two of the fosterer’s permanent residents, senior kitties Hansel and Emerson. Taken Dec. 30, 2018.

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***Update Dec. 20, 2018.***

About two weeks ago, three scrawny and very sick kittens were found. They were named Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle, and Bon Bon. The trio was taken into foster by one of the staff to recuperate, as it became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for them to beat the severe upper respiratory infection that plagued each. They each were wormed and received antibiotics to combat secondary infections and take the load off of their immune systems, but ultimately the core illness is viral, which just takes times and supportive care to recover from. On top of that, Cini Mini also had her face torn open by a ‘possum, which was quite infected. Helping her recover from the resulting abscess has been an ordeal in itself. But all three are making great progress.

Here is an update on Cini Mini, from her foster mom:

(Dec. 20) Cini Mini has really come out in her personality. She has become an extremely social and loyal cat. She parked herself near me on the futon for the entire time I was painting, totally of her own choice. She loves to be near people even if she’s not being pet. She is struggling the most to overcome her illness; her upper respiratory infection has set into her sinuses, resulting in heavy congestion and wheezing, and she appears to have a second abscess I didn’t know about just below her left eye. She literally bled tears of blood this morning. 🙁 Those possums are so vicious! (Which is likely what got her face in the first place- just look at the huge scar where the first abscess burst about a week ago.) I am putting her on another antibiotic to try to finally get that abscess beat. Cini’s road to recovery appears that it’s going to be a lot longer than the others. She is putting weight on well, and playing, and generally in good spirits, so I have no doubt she will recover. In the mean time, I sure love having her near constant presence near me.

Snickerdoodle and Cini Mini at about 4 months old, taken Dec. 20, 2018.

Cini Mini, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle with Bon Bon in the back, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.

(Dec. 20) Little sweetness Bon Bon is doing the best of the three kitties with the upper respiratory infections. She didn’t have it as badly when she was found, and is getting over it more quickly than the other two. She is chipper and affectionate with plenty of energy; she’s still just a little congested with watery eyes. But this virus these three have is a nasty one; it’s more than the run of the mill colds you often see kittens enter the shelter with. It’ll just take time for them to mend. In the mean time, this kitten is such a delight! She is incredibly affectionate. She will come rubbing on your leg and meowing her almost silent meow until you pet her. She also likes to be held and ride on shoulders.

Bon Bon, taken Dec. 20, 2018.

(Dec. 20) Snickerdoodle really turned around the bend in a good way today! He is feeling well enough to feel psycho and start tearing around the house, playing like only a kitten knows how, and mauling his sister. He is still a little wheezy, and his eyes a bit watery, but not too bad anymore, especially considering his survival was questionable when he was found. 
He didn’t want to move, and didn’t show interest in much of anything. Now he’s go go go! . He is well on the mend! Unfortunately, the virus that caused his upper respiratory infection got into his right eye, and despite treatment, he got a lot of scar tissue on that eye. I have seen some pretty scarred eyes heal, though. His left eye is perfect, and he gets around pretty well. He just doesn’t really have depth perception right now, so he does occasionally run into things. (Which doesn’t slow him down a bit!) He is friendly and rambunctious, and loves a good play session followed by a petting session. Then he finds a soft place to chill until he has another energy burst. It’s so wonderful to see him acting like a kitten again!

Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.

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(Dec. 15, 2018)

On Dec 14, we got word that there was a third kitten. This one was also very sick. She could barely see through the crust on her eyes. However, when we went to find her, she was already back in hiding. It wasn’t until the next day that we were able to locate her. At his point, she couldn’t see a thing through all the mucus. She wasn’t nearly so far gone as her siblings; relative to her size, she was not nearly so skinny, though also just weighed 1 1/2 pounds.

Bon Bon the day she was found. Taken Dec. 15, 2018.

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(Dec. 14, 2018)

It became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for Cini and Snicker, so they were taken home to foster by a staff member. There were still questions as to Snicker’s survival, so he especially needed the extra attention and tlc that a home environment can provide.
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(Dec. 8, 2018.)

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle were found the same day. Both were in very bad shape with severe upper respiratory infections and extreme emaciation. These kittens were about 4 months old, but at only 1 1/2 pounds apiece, they weighed less than your average 6 week old kitten. Cini Mini was the more perky, and was very appreciative of being pet. She enjoyed very much to be comforted. Snickerdoodle was just barely there. He was so lethargic as to mostly not care for his surroundings, except to eat and drink a little. He was so far gone we wondered if we’d be able to him back.

Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle, and Bon Bon the days they were found :):

Cini Mini the day she was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
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One response to “***All Adopted!***Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle and Bon Bon

  1. Is cini mini still available and how much to adopt her. Is she declawed

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