Originally Posted by Weebl
I had two solid black cats as fosters so I know how hard they are to adopt. The younger of the two just died of a blood clot and the other is having urinary issues, so he needs some "draino" work on his plumbing. If you google it, black cats generally are the best friends you will ever have. We had one for some 15+ years. It's nice to know the story of Lenny and Carl.
Do you realize how hard it is to keep kittens that young alive? Without their mom it is nearly impossible. Are they really bonded to you? Or are they turds? I'd guess bonded
Congratulations to you and your wife.
They're bonded. Especially the Tortie. She adores my wife and loves burying her head in my wife's hair like she did when she was tiny. And we had a very good vet assistant who bottle fed them for the first couple of weeks after we found them. We made sure to reward her well, although she almost refused anything from us. People like her are hard to find.
Poor Maxie has had both knees repaired. One of them twice. He can still walk, but he's got a very pronounced limp. He's also got diabetes which we control with diet. We pay a bundle for his special food each month. Personally I think it's a scam that low cal food for cats can only be purchased at a vet's office by prescription.