02/17/2016 – Welcome Itty!

Recently, we heard a story about a very special girl at the shelter who needed fostering help, and bits of the story really made us take notice. She’s a rare ginger girl, a feisty ladycat who knows what she wants, a real snuggler… when she says it feels right, and the owner of a purr that can be heard from across a room.

Knowing a little something about ginger girls and the challenges that sometimes come with being a ginger girl whose mothers are almost always Tortoise Shell mamas and by that we mean including all the Torti-tude that can come with being a Tortie, we wondered if we might be a good foster fit for her.

The answer is yes. Please welcome Itty as our foster for 2016!

Welcome Itty, a very special Ginger girl - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Welcome Itty, a very special Ginger girl – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Itty is a ten year old beauty who is ginger and buff colored with individual black hairs evenly distributed throughout. Her paw pads are pink as is her nose which brightens when she is excited and playing. She tested negative for FeLuke/FIV.

Foster Itty, a special ginger girl - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Foster Itty, a special ginger girl – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

She has pale green eyes that flash amber gold in accordance with her mood, and befitting any ginger girl of high status, Itty has the beginnings of dark freckles on her nose and lips; wisdom freckles they are called. She has seen her share of good and bad in her ten years and has certainly gained wisdom from both.

Foster Itty, alert and ready for play - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Foster Itty, alert and ready for play – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

She was unable to make it on the streets by herself and with three other cats, was surrendered by her owner. Perhaps the economy got in the way, or something in life demanded a drastic change as can sometimes happen. Or maybe it was Itty’s spiritedness that tipped the scale for as we all know, ginger girls can be just a little demanding from time to time.

Foster Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Foster Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

The other three found their forever homes, all except Itty. Were they siblings? Do they miss each other? That is unknown. Once you see Itty curled up on a bed and hear her purr, it’s obvious someone once loved her very much and that she enjoys comfort and stability. We are thrilled we are able to supply that for her.

Friday, we’ll share more about Itty, including what makes her so special.

40 responses to “02/17/2016 – Welcome Itty!

  1. Itty is an absolute beauty. I’ve only ever been adopted by one ginger (a male, though) – a lovely gentle giant named Rudi – and if I could (if I lived nearer to you than I am here in Ireland), I’d love to take Itty into our home (she’s already in my heart). Welcome, sweet Itty.

  2. Itty is lovely – we can understand you wanting to greet her into your family home. Welcome Itty we are looking forward to seeing more of you soon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Welcome Itty! You are a lovely girl, and you landed in the right place, trust us. We look forward to knowing more about you. When you are ready, of course.

  4. My goodness she is a beauty!! She has a confident look about her so we hope that transfers to a foster home very soon
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Oh Itty, you are very pretty. We are so glad you have found a foster home for now. Bet you have lots of stories to tell. Looking forward to seeing how things go for you.

  6. It is wonderful that you are willing to help her. She is adorable.

  7. She certainly s gorgeous, and it sounds as if she has a great personality. We send her lots of purrs and prayers and good luck in finding a new forever home with the Colehaus cats or someone else. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. Oh oh OH! Miss Itty is a cutie, and I’m sharing her info with friends!

  9. awww – she is a cutie. so glad she has a safe place to day with you until she finds a new forever home

  10. Welcome Itty! I look forward to getting to know you! You are an absolutely beautiful ginger girl!

  11. Itty is a real beauty. We’re happy she’s being fostered by you. She certainly picked the right peeps. We’re looking forward to getting to know her. Welcome Itty!
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  12. What a beauty you are, Itty! And what a great foster home you now have!

  13. This just ripped my heart out. It breaks my heart when I read about owner surrendered cats, I try not to judge because I don’t know their “story”, but this makes me so sad. THANKFULLY “Itty” could NOT be in a better foster situation. She is GORGEOUS!!! YOU are an ANGEL! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  14. Itty, we absolutely love you! Somehow you managed to find yourself in one of the best foster homes ever!!! We are so very happy for you!!! Purrs and soft paw pats to you and all your fur people!!!

  15. She is a beautiful kitty! Jewel was a dilute torbie, and she had quite a bit of tortitude. We wouldn’t have had it any other way! We believe every kitty has a special personality, and they all deserve to be loved and cherished. So happy that she is with you – we know you will take amazing care of her while she stays there!

  16. She is truly gorgeous. Lucky that she found her way to your own, albeit temporarily. Hopefully she will find a furever sooner than later. Tell us more about Itty. Welcome to the blog world Itty sweetie.

    Emma and Buster

  17. Welcome to the CB, Itty. You are one lovely and lucky ladycat today.

  18. Welcome to Itty! We hope it won’t be too long before she finds her forever home as well. 🙂

  19. What a beautiful kitty and a very lucky girl to have found your loving home…Welcome gorgeous Itty!…xoxo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  20. OMC, Itty has such a sweet face! I love her already.

  21. I will not say I see a #FosterFail, it’s too early (although I can think of no better place to be!) but I confess she has stolen my heart already. What a beauty and what intelligence. Can we all at DashKitten wish you good fortune for the future wherever it may take you.

  22. Welcome Itty! You are a very lucky kitty to be at Colehaus!

  23. Welcome, Itty ! We’re glad you found such a good foster home ! Purrs

  24. itty….ewe izza gorgeouz gal….a most trout filled happee home coming two ewe N welcome ta ya new foster fail home 🙂 🙂 we R veree glad two meet ewe…ewe could knot haz asked fora better home….coz colehouse rockz…plane & simpull…we look for werd ta sharin mor oh yur dayz a head…welcome again frum all oh uz ♥♥♥♥♥ 🙂

  25. How wonderful and exciting, for both you and Itty! She looks and sounds absolutely precious, and I can’t wait to learn more about her. Purrs!

  26. She is adorable, thanks for taking her in.

    I once had an orange mom give birth to an all orange litter – male and female. Dad must have been orange too.

  27. You gotta love those ginger cats…or at least that’s what Wally says. Itty is adorable! We can’t wait to hear more about her.

  28. Itty is beautiful. My mum has had several ginger girls over the years. Kitty YumBum’s mother was a tortie. Our mother was also a ginger and she had 4 of us boys who were all ginger and white.

  29. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    She is SO gorgeous!!! How did I not know that ginger girls’ moms are usually torties???

  30. Itty is a beauty. I always wonder if they miss their siblings when they were together for years. We have a ginger lady, Prancie and she is a handful-loves to knock things off of bureaus.

  31. Well, for a tiny name like Itty you sure do have a big bunch of beauty! We are thrilled you’ve found a purrfect foster home sweet lady!

  32. Itty is just beautiful. We are so glad that she found a new life with you all!

  33. Itty, you’re gorgeous! Welcome to the most wonderful, loving foster home EVER! 🙂

  34. What a sweet girl Itty is and so fortunate to be under your loving care, we look forward to hearing more about her.

  35. She’s gorgeous, and she is so lucky to have such a great foster home with you.

  36. Welcome to the best foster home a ginger girl could ask for… big love to you!

  37. What a beauty!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  38. Ela é adorável, eu amo gatos gengibre.
    Itty você é uma menina de sorte, encontrou um lar muito amoroso, tenho certeza que você será muito feliz!

  39. Oh, my goodness, she’s beautiful! I have a ginger girl too–Abbey–and she’s a plucky little girl. I hope Itty finds her forever home soon.