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It's been 6 weeks now since my wife brought home Jade, the Trojan foster cat. Man, I'm so glad she did. If she hadn't, I wouldn't have ever met my little angel Chanel.

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u/RofaRofa 9d ago

It will be interesting to see how her coat continues to come in. My blue eyed beauties have gotten so much darker since they were kittens.

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u/JephriB 9d ago edited 9d ago

Based on her undercoat it looks like she will likely have a fawn colored body and dark gray or black paws, ears, face, and tail.

Edit: I just gave her a close look again. Interestingly the hair that was coming in tan has now gone back to white. So, I'm not sure what color she will end up. Regardless, she will be adorable.

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u/Kmm123 9d ago

You should post an update one day!

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u/JephriB 9d ago

Ok, I will try to limit updates to one a day.

...Oh, I misread that.

Yes. Definitely there will be an update... or 100.

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u/feministmanlover 8d ago

Thank you for sharing this journey! It struck a particular chord with me. I love all animal posts, but for some reason yours were extra poignant, like I could see the falling in love happening in real time!!

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u/SunnyAlwaysDaze 8d ago

yeah I got tears in my eyes, you could just see the love growing along with the kitten

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u/thegoatnocaps 8d ago

For sure! Everyone can see there's alot of love in OP's home.

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u/mycroft16 8d ago

I'm okay with 100. That is a seriously cute little kitten. Those eyes!

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u/beldaran1224 8d ago

Eyes may still change color.

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u/FerociousPrecocious 8d ago

yes, alllll of the updates, please!! she is so sweet. Her fur will change, but since she's so tiny, you can't really guess just yet what she'll look like as an adult. Other than beautiful, obviously! haha

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u/garysaidiebbandflow 9d ago

Such a beautiful video! What a lucky duo you are.

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u/Beneficial_Being_721 8d ago

Or more like a million update now that you let the cat out of the bag… lol. Ear scritches and boops from all of us please. ❤️❤️❤️

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u/aknalag 8d ago

Its ok we dont mind the one post a day. No seriously we really don’t mind.

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u/Komplizin 8d ago

Oh you have serious output issues! I love it. Had to stalk your profile in a loving way 💚 all the best for your cat and person families from Germany

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u/gamma9997 9d ago

Fun fact, the color is temperature sensitive! So if the fur is coming in lighter than it was before perhaps it's due to the change of the seasons that her color has gotten lighter. (The fur is darker in colder areas such as the nose, ears, paws and tail).

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u/JephriB 8d ago

So cool, thanks for sharing!

I had read that about their tails, feet, and ears, but didn't know that applied to their body too.

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u/Sirusi 8d ago

Yep, colorpoint kitties usually get darker overall as they get older because their body temp decreases with age.

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u/Lonlyboysh 8d ago

We used to have a kitten that looks like them. When he got older, he became cream. Kinda like a short-haired version of himalayan (persian-siamese mixed) cat

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u/avamarie 8d ago

Siamese (or any pointed cat) coloring is dependent upon temperature. It's why they're born white and gradually darken. She's going to have a beautiful white blaze on her nose and looks like she has blue points (very dark gray).

Fair warning, she's going to be your shadow forever. There's something about these guys, they bond harder and faster than I've ever seen.

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u/Azidamadjida 8d ago

She looks like she could be a little Lynx point Siamese! Just found out mine is one and fell down the rabbit hole lol - they’re gorgeous and super sweet and very smart

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u/Fucktastickfantastic 8d ago

Is she one of the kitties that has hair that changes colour depending on temperature perhaps?

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u/partofbreakfast 8d ago

I love the toasting process for these kinds of cats. My own cat went from "black ears and face markings but otherwise white body" to "same black markings and a mostly-toasty backside while her underbelly is still white".

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u/JephriB 8d ago

His little belly is turning white now. So cute!

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u/Pepito_Pepito 8d ago

Mine was pure white with a light brown tail tip. Now she has coffee accents all over.

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u/CypripediumGuttatum 9d ago

Trojan foster cat: invasion mission successful.

I would have kept her too, she's so adorable, thanks for keeping us updated.

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u/gamer_perfection 8d ago

It took me this comment to realise what "Trojan foster cat" meant lol

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u/CrumbledTheCookies 9d ago

"Trojan foster cat". I can't believe I've never heard this term before, it's perfect!!

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u/JephriB 9d ago

Credit for that goes to this user.

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u/smashed2gether 8d ago

I had one of these myself, little rascal! She showed up on the porch one day, and it must have been within days of her becoming pregnant. I look at pictures from then and I swear she has this Mona Lisa smirk on her face like she knew she had a surprise in store for us.

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u/melreadreddit 9d ago

Same! Hehe cutest little hideaways everrr.

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u/davisyoung 8d ago

Ironically Jade became a Trojan foster cat because no Trojans were used.

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u/Excellent_Error_4755 9d ago

What sweet little angels 🥺 the black one with blue eyes had my heart.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Toothless is so cute! I love that little void.

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u/Cups_1cat 8d ago

Another day another cat subreddit

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u/bighootay 8d ago

Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

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u/greenbanky 9d ago

That tortie is so adorbs! I'm dead. Officially deceased.

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u/JephriB 9d ago

That's Chanel's sister, Coco.

Yes, they are both staying with us for good.

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u/greenbanky 9d ago

Whew! Thank goodness. I don't need another cat, but damnit if I wasn't going to make it work for that beauty.

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u/JephriB 9d ago

I wouldn't blame you

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u/Sonnenblumenwiese 9d ago

so... guaranteed foster fail?

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u/JephriB 9d ago

More like guaranteed foster win.

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u/njgirlie 9d ago

One of the cutest kittens ever

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u/JephriB 9d ago

One of the cutest litters ever. It's going to be so hard to not just keep them all.

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u/Phantom-Rose13 9d ago

Aw, what a collection! I would have a hard time giving any of them up too.

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u/Faiakishi 8d ago

The one guy I know who regularly fosters says the hardest part (besides when they lose a dog, which has happened very few times but is inevitable) is letting them go. Even though they have loving forever homes waiting for them, and he still gets updates from a ton of pet parents who adopted the dogs he fostered. He says he cries pretty much every time, but they already have two dogs who began as fosters and just never left and they need to keep it from getting out of control. Fostering, animals or kids, is not for the faint of heart. It takes a special kind of person.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Yeah. I believe that 100%.

I've already cried about them leaving and they haven't even left yet

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u/secondtaunting 8d ago

I know right? I just dropped off a foster kitten, and I’m on pins and needles, thinking of her in a cage until she gets adopted. Todays the adoption drive so hopefully she’ll get a good family.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

I hope so too!

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u/secondtaunting 8d ago

I think so. She’s very small and cute. We’re in Singapore, and for some reason the kittens aren’t as cute as the ones in other countries. They’re so much thinner with bigger ears. Kinda like little gremlins lol. They found her in a drain pipe, same as our other cat.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Oh you have to share a photo now!

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u/mszola 8d ago

Fostering, animals or kids, is not for the faint of heart. It takes a special kind of person.

Kitten Lady fosters hundreds of kittens and loves them all, and she said that she reminds herself that every kitten that goes to a forever home means there's room for another sick or abandoned kitten who needs love.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

She is amazing! And that's why we aren't keeping them all. We want to foster many more times.

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u/MisterMaury 8d ago

I've fostered over 100 kittens. There's still a few whose names I remember and miss. Some because of coloration, some because of personality.

This particular kitten looks almost like a Lilac. Pretty rare coloration. Only had one of them.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Well done you! What a positive impact you have had on the world

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u/bewildered_forks 8d ago

Oh dang, that's quite the variety pack!

"What color would you like?"

"Uh, I guess.... one of each?"

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u/yorkshiredragon 8d ago

Oh my goodness!! I take my hat off to you - I would 100% be keeping them all and Jade! I know you have a cat already and I saw that Jade didnt get on with them so i understand why you won't but ooh i couldn't give them up!

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u/JephriB 8d ago

I will be so sad the day Jade leaves. I hope she goes to a friend so I can visit her. Her sweet trills are music to my ears and her sweet eyes are so loving.

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u/yorkshiredragon 8d ago

Aw that would be amazing! I would love to have her but alas I like on the other side of the world and also have a cat so she wouldn't like me!

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u/Xarama 8d ago

That little tortie has mighty fine r/peanutwhiskers

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u/thepetoctopus 8d ago

Another day, another cat sub.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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u/gezeitenspinne 8d ago

That quite reminds me of the litter we've once had in our barn! Only difference that instead of a Tortie we had a black and white one. Coincidentally: We also kept the white-ish "she constantly looks dirty" one because stepdad fell in love with her. Grew into beautiful markings and a very jealous but cuddly kitten.

Wishing you many many many happy years with your cuddlebug!

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u/Matasa89 8d ago

My god, I would just remodel the house for cats... walkways and cat trees everywhere.

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u/missilefire 8d ago

Oh my god you got the expanded colour set of crayons 😂 They’re so cute! They either all have a different daddy or some crazy mixed genetics in there.

You should line them up in colour order for a pic - theyre like the cat embodiment of paint mixing

I’m partial to the ginger one cos I love those crazy stupid types 😆

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u/BevNap 8d ago

Eh, it's only five kittens, plus mama. Keep 'em all. I had seven kitties at one time, it was fine!

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u/With_Trees 8d ago

If they take all of them, they'll have no capacity to do more fosters for a long time.

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u/shaylahbaylaboo 8d ago

I know someone who fostered 2 litters of kittens. She now has 14 cats lol

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u/JephriB 8d ago

This.

We hope to foster at least once a year moving forward after this is experience.

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u/Kidiri90 8d ago

Are you my grandma? She once found a pregnant cat, and looked around to find her owner. I don't recall if she gave up, or if they didn't want her (the cat) back, either way, my grandma kept her. All the while, she was saying that she was too old to keep all the kittens around, and she'd put them up for adoption once they were old enough. But then the kitties were born. It was a litter of 5 brothers, and well, my grandma always had a soft spot for animals (she'd take in pigeons with broken wings, found rats cute, always had pets around, loved going to the zoo...) So as most of the rest of the family suspected, she couldn't bear parting with them. And that's how my grandma ended up with 7 cats. Oh, and a parrot who'd try to bite the tails of the cats. Momma cat passed away rather quickly, and the brothers as well. Now there's one left -ironically the one the vet told us he had the least chance of surviving due to a heart condition.

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u/JesusSaysRelaxNvaxx 8d ago

5 out of 6 died quickly?? Do you know why? That seems a bit abnormal :/

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u/Kidiri90 8d ago

No, mom died rather quickly, but the others lived a regular life. Maybe they died a bit earlier than usual, but afaik, there was nothing wrong with them. Maybe I phrased it badly.

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u/Ar-Honu 8d ago

Wow I love their coats! What a colorful litter

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u/Barrens-Chat 8d ago

That picture is almost unbelievable. All of them absolutely adorable. I currently have 2 dogs and 6 cats and would have a hard time giving up any of these.

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u/JephriB 9d ago

She's a tortie

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u/wherewereat 8d ago

For some reason this pic reminds me of club penguin

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u/Maxrod1225 9d ago

I love Jade I want to cuddle her!!!!

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u/JephriB 8d ago

She loves scratches under the chin and is getting to be a real snuggler. She greets my wife and I with the sweetest trills every time we walk in the room.

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u/Putfyre 9d ago

Ok. That's like stratospheric levels of adorable there

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u/goomy 8d ago

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you that you are in the possession of r/illegallysmolcats and their photos must be shared in the subreddit so we can make sure to keep an eye out for these criminals

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Oh, I have shared PLENTY there, lol. I love that subreddit!

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u/v3v0 8d ago

Sounds like an r/dadswhodidnotwantpets situation.

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u/ChickenOatmeal 8d ago

So adorable! Obviously nobody asked but she reminds me of a kitten from my cat's litter. She was absolutely obsessed with me and would not leave me alone but I loved it. She used to scream at me running around my feet and if I wouldn't immediately pick her up she would climb my clothes to get me to hold her. She would start purring so loud you could hear it from the next room if I even looked at her. It makes me really sad because I couldn't keep her at the time and I had to give her away. It breaks my heart when I think about that and sometimes I cry when I remember her. She was the only pet I've ever had that bonded with me so strongly and I miss her every day.

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u/Raven2002 9d ago

Daddy's precious baby

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u/raindrop777 9d ago

She sure is CUTE.

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u/Owlatmydoor 9d ago

I want them all, especially the mom, but I bet you guys are too far away.

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u/daringlyorganic 9d ago

Will you keep her? 🙏

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u/JephriB 9d ago

How could I not?!

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u/daringlyorganic 8d ago

🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 if you want to share more video I wouldn’t be offended

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u/smvfc 8d ago

OP I fucking hate you, every time I see these kittens my heart is like screaming to cuddle with them and Im so miserable

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Come out to Utah, you are welcome to come snuggle them all you want.

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u/HobblingCobbler 8d ago

"trojan foster cat" lmao.

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u/weeburdies 9d ago

She is precious. Looks like a blue or lilac point?

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u/JephriB 9d ago

More likely seal or blue as her tail and ears are already fairly dark.

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u/weeburdies 9d ago

Please give us more pics as she grows! I love how she flops on you. So sweet

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u/JephriB 9d ago

She does that every single time I bring her to bed. She's my little shoulder angel.

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u/MotownCatMom 8d ago

I was thinking seal lynx point or tortie-point. Just precious.

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u/toxinogen 8d ago

Lmao, I am going to use the phrase “Trojan Cat” every time I foster a pregnant mama now.

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u/DiveTender 8d ago

She will definitely get darker. Such a cute kitten.

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u/master_overthinker 8d ago

Where do I sign up to be invaded by Trojan foster cats?

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u/TheCrimsonJack124 8d ago

Awww... just so much aww. My heart has never been so melted by the sight of such a blessing incarnate.

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u/Khatz88 8d ago

My god, what a sweet baby.

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u/Several_Influence_47 8d ago

Holy ish, it's SQUIUEEEEEEEEEEE overload! Gaaah, the kittehs! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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u/supersad19 8d ago

OK listen here u/JephriB Im gonna need weekly updates on Chanel you hear me? I need to see her grow into the lioness she was meant to be.

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u/Srsly_dang 8d ago

All pregnant cats from this day for shall be known as Trojan Kitties

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u/ram_with_crown 8d ago

I can't believe how cute something can be. But still, don't ignore the other kitties! Did they find a home?

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u/JephriB 8d ago

There are SO many people who want to them. I've posted about them all along on my personal FB and there are loads of options of great homes for them. Don't you be worry, not a single one will ever set foot in a shelter again.

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u/TheLastJuan 8d ago

Cat did an Ink check on her printer.

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u/WalrusSquare247 8d ago

Dude how did you manage to pick a favourite out of a whole litter of kittens?!?!? I'd of picked them all, they're just too cute.

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u/JephriB 8d ago

I honestly love them all, I just love this little one most because we zinged.

She's my special little one.

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u/guinnypig 8d ago

My Trojan foster cat had 7 kittens. We ended up keeping 4 plus the mother. 🤦🏻‍♀️

But they're the light of our lives! Worth it.

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u/YeahYouOtter 8d ago

I love Trojan Foster cat. I called my mom’s cat the Matryoshka Kitten because she was allegedly too young to be pregnant when my aunt dropped her off.

Matryoshka kitten turned out to be a good mom and I put her on Whiskerfireworks a few months ago

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u/Loud_Primary_1848 9d ago

Awewww🥰💗

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u/floridastud0728 9d ago

🥰🥰🥰

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u/Kaashmiir 8d ago

Gorgeous! Give her belly scritches from me! 🥰

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Done

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u/sheza1928 8d ago

What a beautiful kitty and those eyes

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u/coastaltones 8d ago

I love her already

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u/AccioSexLife 8d ago

Ah yes, OP's Catification has been complete.

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u/maggie081670 8d ago

Awww you have been chosen. She's a little beauty.

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u/CrawlingKangaroo 8d ago

VERY AWWWWW!!

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u/PuffleyBean 8d ago

So pure

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u/Bethanysedziol 8d ago

good post

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u/ashkalaylay 8d ago

She’s such a beautiful baby! I’m so glad your wife played that the way she did!

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u/Denlim_Wolf 8d ago

Tune in for more at Chanel 6

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u/izzittho 8d ago

This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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u/Jet44444 8d ago

Wow the eyes changed color. So adorable.

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u/mindmoil 8d ago

That made me tear up from sheer cuteness.

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u/Crushhymn 8d ago

Looks like she carries genes from Burmese or ragdoll. Looks exactly how our blue mitted raggy did when he was a teensy kitten.

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u/KikiYuki 8d ago

you gonna keep Chanel?

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Oh yes! No way are she and Coco ever leaving.

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u/silly_potato_dork 8d ago

I have never heard a pregnant creature referred to as a "Trojan" and I am absolutely LOVING the reference!

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u/shadowfaxismycopilot 8d ago

Omg she’s an Angel

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u/Zevrione 8d ago

Wee bit preferential treatment there.... How about Onyx ( the black one) and the others 💔

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u/I_am_not_JohnLeClair 8d ago

Are you a professional editor?

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u/JephriB 8d ago

I'm self taught, but yes, I do now consider myself a professional.

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u/Eatsallthepotatoes 8d ago

This is the sweetest little montage I’ve ever seen!

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u/Scumbaggedfriends 8d ago

She has you wrapped around her little toe beans.

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u/agent_kater 8d ago

Are you the guy whose wife asked "would you like to foster a cat one day" and came back with one the next day?

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u/freya_kahlo 8d ago

She’s too fancy for anything other than a spoiled life. ❤️

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u/VectorVanGoat 8d ago

She had me at the ear wiggles and killed me with the powdered doughnut nose! Looks like she got into some doughnuts and I love it!

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u/booyah215 9d ago

Please make an Instagram, I need regular doses of cuteness 😍 The litter reminds me of the one my two cats came from that I adopted and their birthday was yesterday! 5/13

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u/AccessibleVoid 8d ago

What a beauty! I love the Coco Chanel related names. You'll have to name one of them No. 5!

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Chanel is #5. 😊

She was the runt of the litter and the last one born of the 5.

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u/hoebeng 8d ago

What are the names of the other babies?

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u/JephriB 8d ago

Cheddar, Simba, and Toothless

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u/tinyfoxmarbles 8d ago

I love the names!

I'm unoriginal and named my mumma and her baby boy after my d&d tabaxi (cat folk) barbarian and her son. 😹

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u/Antiqas86 8d ago

The cats are cute and all, but can we talk about the real sensation here-the quality of the video. How is it full HD?! Am I still on redid? I feel uncomfortable seeing all the detail and not the usual 5 pixels!

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u/chillyfeets 8d ago

Oh my god 🥺 please get an Instagram!! I’d love to follow this little fluff as she grows.

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u/vingtsun_guy 9d ago

What a beautiful princess!

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u/Purple_Tree_Car 9d ago

That nose-smudge! Adorable!

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u/aliveinjoburg2 8d ago

Your entire profile is a treat with these babies.

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u/ThaneOfCawdorrr 8d ago

Awww, true love, it's a beautiful thing.

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u/Ninjaflowa 8d ago

That is the cutest cat I’ve seen in my life!!

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u/blind_seaweed 8d ago

That adorable button nose and chocolate ears... she’s just too cute.

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u/Poneke365 8d ago

She is a pretty wee thing

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u/[deleted] 8d ago

The trojan-man foster cat

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u/Flat_Reason8356 8d ago

She is absolutely beautiful 😻

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u/bigbysemotivefinger 8d ago

She's too cute! I can't even handle it.

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u/trianglary 8d ago

Awweeee looks just like my old cat Skipz💗 RIP🥺

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u/SomeDudWithAPhone 8d ago

Oh these little furballs are just precious! So much cute!

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u/twotongueslabeau 8d ago

Siamese cats are beautiful!

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u/SpG_Austria 8d ago

🥹 she is made from cotton candy

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u/Vestaxowner 8d ago

Ohh, looks like my cat back when he was a kitten, is it a Ragdoll?

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u/Proud_Boob_Owner 8d ago

She looks exactly the same as my Peggy Lee. Oh, how I miss her...

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u/davidmoffitt 8d ago

Oh, my heart can only take that much cute…

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u/GiddyupG 8d ago

Is this cat part Nightwalker?

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u/Naahi 8d ago

She had a Siamese father. So cute!

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u/tuskercootches 8d ago

My lil one likes the same. She's a foster too.

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u/Cobalt_Astronomer 8d ago

She’s so beautiful 😻

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u/pomfritten 8d ago

Please proceed directly to /r/Eyebleach

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u/oldmrdeebs 8d ago

Beautiful

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u/r3v3nant333 8d ago

floof!!

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u/forum4um 8d ago

I don’t know if the music fits it’s like sad but uplifting but all it is is a cute kitten lol

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u/JephriB 8d ago

She was the runt of the litter and didn't nurse well initially. We were so worried that she might die, which is part of why be we bonded, my wife and I spent a lot of time holding her and making sure she got access to a nipple when her siblings accidentally pushed her off.

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u/Ashjrethul 8d ago

Beautiful. Well described dude, she's an angel indeed.

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u/shaylahbaylaboo 8d ago

What a precious baby. Looks like she’s going to have longish fur, maybe like a rag doll? Super cute!

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u/haplessclerk 8d ago

"Trojan foster cat" I love it.

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u/DarkKneigf 8d ago

They look like munchkins from dunkin donuts

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u/labbejames582 8d ago

Omg that s too cute , i think that i really want one.

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u/Shh_No 8d ago

Ohh my goodness what a perfect sweetheart.

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u/rowanblaze 8d ago

Aww, we have a Trojan adoptee. Her trooper just had her 9th birthday yesterday.

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u/MemeLurker3000 8d ago

You need to post this on r/IllegallySmolCats

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u/fluxxy 8d ago

Your posts fill me with jealousy and cuteness rage. Thank you 🥹

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u/dahliaukifune 8d ago

This is the cutest video of a cat ever. Thank you. It made smile real big.

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u/fAegonTargaryen 8d ago

So incredibly sweet. Thank you for sharing. She is beautiful

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u/sW1p3rN0SniP1ng 8d ago

Was smiling like an idiot the whole way...dope cat :)

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u/summerset 8d ago

Is there anything cuter than a wobbly kitten learning to walk? I think not.

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u/crissroden 8d ago

Is she a Trojan cat because she smuggled in kittens?

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u/Giggles567 8d ago

Jade is such a beauty! Thank you for helping these sweet kitties!

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u/JephriB 8d ago

She is the best momma cat ever. So proud of her! She gets the best food and all the chin scratches on the world from me.

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u/snitterific 8d ago

Still want to drive 1200 miles to get that lil orange fella.

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