The Golden Oldies, a group of four kittens and their feral mama, arrived with rescuers from Biscuits and Breadsticks in Melville, New York. This rescue usually cares for special needs neonatal kittens. But they made an exception when a local family discovered the adorable kittens in a rain storm.
This family had been working with the rescuers to TNR (trap, neuter, return) cats living in their yard. Then a big storm came, and they found the kittens trying to find shelter beneath their window.
Once safely in the rescue, they received their Golden Oldie names. Then, they shared the sweetest ‘unboxing’ of the kittens from their carrier (see video below).
⭐️ Good Golly Miss Molly
⭐️ Bad Bad Leroy Brown
⭐️ Do Wah Diddy
⭐️ Pinball Wizard
After drying off the soggy furbabies indoors, they spotted the mother nearby. Fortunately, the rescuers managed to catch her, and she received the name of Mama Mrs. Robinson.
As always, it’s usually best to keep the mother and her kittens together, and now they could do just that. Later, when it was time, she would be spayed and return to her familiar outdoor home.
“The best part of it is NO MORE BABIES for mama!! We are so so grateful to the amazing family caring for this colony and being a part of the solution. Bonus shoutout to their 13-year-old daughter who painstakingly tracks and loves every single cat on their property whether they love her back or not,” the rescuers shared.
The Golden Oldies Become Vocalists
Soon, the kittens adjusted to life in foster care and learning to use their natural voices. For example, here’s Pinball Wizard singing to his foster mom about his playpen.
And here are Pinball Wizard and Good Golly Miss Molly singing. By late October, the Golden Oldies were about to become spayed and neutered. That means they could begin finding forever homes soon.
Not long after, Pinball Wizard and Do Wah Diddy found a home together.
Biscuits and Breadsticks
These kittens are certainly adorable; best of all, they helped draw attention to their foster siblings. Many in care here have mobility and incontinence issues requiring specialized (and often expensive) care. It’s why the rescue got its name: Biscuits for the cute kitten habit and breadsticks for the “breadstick leggies” of the cats with hind leg paresis. It’s a term of endearment that caught on with supporters inspired by a cat named Chloe living a happy life with leg paralysis. 🥖🥖
Many times, cats facing challenges like these are euthanized in shelters. But here, they can live their best lives, and the rescuers have found they live happily with manageable care plans (10-20 minutes a day for some of their kittens).
“It doesn’t take a special rescue or a sanctuary to keep these guys alive or give them an amazing, enriching life,” say the rescuers.