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Foster mom Nikki with Wrenn Rescues introduced Goose, a sweet rescued kitten with “reverse skunk” markings. Previously, we’ve shared stories about Nikki’s kitten rescues in the Ventura County, CA area, like Pandora and the “Box Babies.” And don’t forget Mama Lasagna and the “Noodle Babies,” who are still receiving foster care.

As can be seen, the kitten cuteness factor is definitely off the charts, and that’s true for feisty little Goose. At first, the foster mom believed the kitten was a little girl. (As is often the case for kittens… like Cole from Cole & Marmalde for ex., the gender reveal came a little later, and she is a little boy.)

“Introducing Goose!! She comes with some pretty nifty paws and is as sweet as pie already. She has markings like a reverse skunk but doesn’t smell like one 😝,” Nikki wrote.

kitten looking fierce

Rawr! Images via Instagram/nikkifosterscats

In the comments, people loved the cute polydactyl toes with a big “thumb.” 

“I can’t handle them, way to cute πŸ˜πŸ˜‚” said Nikki.

polydactyl kitten paw

πŸš’ Saved in a Fire Truck πŸš’

As is often the case, multiple people worked together to save one tiny kitten. First, fosterer Mel Lamprey, who specializes in special needs rescues, got a call about the kitten. According to the post, he had taken a ride aboard the fire truck with the Torrance Fire Department! Afterward, two fellow animal rescuers delivered the kitten to Nikki on a weekend night. How wonderful that so many people cared enough to ensure one cat made it to a safe home!

Fattening Up the Goose

When Goose arrived, Nikki said he was underweight and needed fattening up. Fortunately, he began wolfing down the food. On the other hand, the kitten didn’t enjoy the same canned food that the Noodle Babies love. No worries, because he gulped down chicken pate without hesitation.

Goose enjoys some food

The next day, Nikki updated, and you can see that he is overflowing with kitten energy and doing great! It’s what all rescuers are thrilled to see, especially in such a short time.

“Goosey girl is feelin it today!! After getting flea meds the first night then a bath to get the yuckies (dead fleas, dirt etc.)off her last night, I can tell Goose is feelin so much better! She’s running around and playing, and boy is she fast πŸ˜‚. She’s already gaining and eat a ton! It’s amazing what just a couple days can do,” Nikki wrote.

🦒 What’s Good for the Goose? πŸ¦’

We’ve all heard the saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” In this case, Nikki learned that little Goose was a boy when another rescuer from Ash’s Foster Kittens arrived to provide the kitten’s vaccination. As it turned out, he was not a gander but a goose all along.

“I hought I spotted something that looked suspicious the other day so she confirmed, Goosey girl is Goosey boy πŸ˜‚. He’s did so well and is resting now,” Nikki updated.

Meanwhile, Goose is enjoying being a full-of-life adorable kitten and exploring, what else, an empty box. Even so, he has his very own goose toy, which he (of course) completely ignored in favor of the box.

“A goose for Goose! 😹 Too cute,” commented one person.

“Look at dem ears!!! Such unique markings on herπŸ˜πŸ™Œ” commented another person.

Spring Kitten Season

You can follow Nikki’s fostering journey on Instagram to see what happens next and to see how the Noodle Babies are doing now. As always, you can donate if you like to help Nikki and her fellow rescuers care for all those adorable furbabies. Right now, it’s spring kitten season and shelters everywhere are stretched thin for resources. If you are looking for a furry friend, now is a perfect time to consider adopting a companion (or even better – two!) from a shelter or rescuer near you. Also, it’s a great time to begin fostering, and most shelters will do their best to help you learn what’s needed to begin.

“The noodle crew is 6 weeks today!!! No idea how that happened; time goes by just too fast. Seems like yesterday you all were born, and now they mini cats πŸ₯Ί. They love to rumble and tumble, climb and explore. It’s such a fun little age.”

The Noodle babies

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