Note taken on towels - I'm going home for the holiday weekend and will be sure to bring back some extras in addition to my stash here (usually used for doggie baths and feet lol).
I love the idea about disposable tin pans for litter - I got a small regular litter box, but if I get kits that are on the young side I was wondering how'd they'd manage.
Checked out the kitten site you mentioned - I'll prob end up book marking it; a very good resource.
I like the idea someone mentioned about finding homes for the kits before they go back to the shelter cause that is one thing I'm def worried about given the dismal adoption rates for cats int his area.
I'm glad I have a digital camera - will be sharing pics as soon as I get my girl/boy.
Sadder note: got a call from the shelter and they have two possibly FeLV positive kittens (very slight positive on test) that they were wondering if I could take since I don't have a cat at school with me, but I can't because I am not allowed to have more than one kitten at my place and I don't know if I'd be able to deal with them being euthanized if they are actually truly FeLV positive on the next test in 4 weeks.
I can't imagine taking care of two kittens for a month and then having them end up PTS.
I'm leaning toward housing the kitten I get in a spare bathroom rather than in the laundry room in the basement. The bathroom is on the main level and I could prob even get by with a baby gate while the kitten is really young and I'm home so s/he gets exposed to house noises and people. One problem: the floor is carpeted; do you think covering the floor w/ plastic sheeting and then towels would work to protect the carpet from kitten related damage? The bathroom is pretty small btw, probably 6x8 or so.
I also have a large dog crate (36") that could work, but I want to make sure the baby doesn't have ringworm or something my dog could catch before I allow direct contact. Is this a valid concern?