My most recent group of foster kittens are 5 kittens from two litters. The slightly older litter originally had 4...the two "better marked" kittens went quickly, leaving the tortie and the patched tabby behind. Those two girls developed the most loving personalities I have ever seen. Ever. The other three I have are from a litter taken from a hoarder's house. They were completely unsocialized. But they're beautiful kittens. Everybody calls for them, but when they meet them, they're too shy. They won't even give a look at the tortie and patched tabby (not the most distinct tabby pattern). One time the tortie curled up on this girl's lap, and I don't think she even noticed. She certainly didn't pet her. She left and never called because the "prettier" one they wanted wasn't quite friendly enough.
Just the other night a couple came to look at the "prettier" kittens...they really wanted to love them, and they did appreciate them, but the "less pretty" kittens (and 5 months old to boot) put on a show! They climbed all over them, jumped up on their shoulders, showed their bellies, and purred the whole time. Needless to say, they won the day, and just today
those kittens finally went to their new home after 5 months of being overlooked!
Here are the lucky girls!
Also, I try to help out by taking pictures of foster babies in other homes. Yes, the black and torties are so hard to get just right. I have to show off one picture I took. I took so many of him to try to get him just right. He's a stunning boy with copper-penny colored eyes. And yes, shortly after I took pics of him and his sister, they were adopted!
Isn't he stunning?