Saturday, May 14, 2016

Foster cat selfies: Fergus the kitten works his magic

Fergus the kitten covered in food
Fergus the foster kitten is learning about all things cat (including cat food; notice that he is wearing quite a bit of it in this photo). Since he is learning so much, I thought it might be nice if he learned how to work with a camera. That way, if he gets adopted into a media-savvy home, he'll have all of his blog techniques figured out. And what better way to practice than to pose for selfies for The Cat on My Head?

Here's how it went.

Fergus the foster kitten gets too close to the camera

The first rule of posing is to step away from the camera when the shutter is about to click. But when you're a kitten, you sometimes have to check things out with your nose. After all, you can't see very far! So I have a ton of photos like this. Cute, but not quite what we were looking for.

But this is better. Clearly, Fergus has been watching his pro foster brother Liam pose for photographs. He even has the dog smile thing down!

Fergus the kitten in a smile

Nicely done, Fergus! And just in time, too. At 6 weeks old (or so), kittens need a ton of sleep. So while they can run and play and pose for photos, they also need to get their beauty sleep. So after a few minutes of posing, Fergus was ready to head back to bed.

Or should I say: Near to bed. I put out this dog bed for the kids yesterday, but they all seemed super interested in sleeping next to it rather than inside of it. Look up at the top of the photo. See Kathleen? She's even wedged between the bed and some storage boxes. Crazy thing.

Foster kittens near a kitten bed

I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you can foster kittens this season, please try to do so. By letting the little ones into your home for just a few weeks, you'll provide the shelter they need so they can grow up and be adopted. By fostering, you really are saving a life.

Thanks for another awesome blog hop! And be sure to check out the other entries. Good stuff this week!


  1. Mee-you Fergus an Liam yur 2 adoorabull kittss an wee hopes you grows up to bee big an stron...hansum fur sure! ;)
    Grate Selfiess littul oness....
    **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xxx an ((hugs)) LadyMum

  2. OMC...they are all so precious. Mommy admires you so much for fostering., but with the eight of us, she just doesn't have enough time or energy to give the newbies the attention and love they need to become socialized. Please tell Fergus how much we appreciate his taking time from his napping schedule to hop with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. What a sweet little face. I am sure Fergus will find an amazing home!

  4. Oh my, these little girls and boys are gorgeous. What a difference a few weeks early on in life can make to them. It's great to be able to foster, and saves so many lives too. purrs ERin

  5. That is a very sweet selfie, and very good for one so young.

  6. So cute! Almost makes us want to foster - not sure how the 4 big cats would feel about that. :)

    1. The resident Menagerie cats aren't fans (especially Popoki). The kittens are never loose when the residents are around. I'm not sure what would happen!

  7. Pawsome job with your selfie, Fergus! We aren't able to foster, but we do volunteer at the shelter every Saturday and Sunday. :)