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An Oregon foster mom, Sheila, raised Bat, Goblin, and Vamp, three tiny and sickly house panthers or “lap gremlins.” They arrived at 2 weeks old after someone abandoned them at a vet clinic after their mother died. 

The kittens arrived just in time for the Halloween season with “gorgeous smoke-colored” highlights on their black fur. Their eyes hadn’t even opened yet.

Two-week-old black foster kittens in Portland, Oregon, Sheila, love2foster

Thanks to Sheila, the struggling kittens recovered, their blue eyes opened, and they became the “three sweetest babies ever.”

“So many paws! Starting from the left, Goblin, Vamp, and Bat.”

Images and media via Instagram/love2foster

Bat, Goblin, and Vamp

Thousands loved watching Bat, Goblin, and Vamp’s daily antics and progress. For instance, here’s a very sleepy Goblin trying to resist a nap.

Below, fluffy Vamp attempts to feed on Sheila’s socked foot.

“Vamp doesn’t look like he needs another bottle, but he’s threatening to eat my toe if I don’t feed him again. “

The kittens had no worries in foster care, rolling around with their plump bellies showing. 

“Sweet little Bat and Goblin. Full tummies and empty heads. 😂”

Uncle Gumby Show How to Clean a Bat Cat

Recently, we shared the story of Sheila’s lovable rescued Sphynx Cat, Gumby and adopted Peanut Butter, who help raise the lil’ goblins in the home. They were so wonderful with Bat, Goblin, and Vamp.

“How to clean a Bat cat.”

At the end of October, Sheila caught Vamp trying to act big and scary as Gumby looked on.

“I survived a bear attack today.”

Goblin Eyes Changing Colors

By early November, the kitten’s blue eyes transformed colors.

Bat, Goblin, and Vamp, Foster kittens from Portland, Oregon, 2

Sheila noticed that Bat’s eyes had changed from blue to greenish to gold. Meanwhile, her brother’s eyes were slowly changing green at the time.

Bat, Goblin, and Vamp, Foster kittens from Portland, Oregon

By now, the kittens were old enough to begin a new chapter in their lives. They would soon be ready for adoption at the Oregon Humane Society. Sometimes, it takes a long time for kittens and cats to find homes. Black cats still tend to have a longer wait. But not for these lucky three, who found their home in days.

Bat, Goblin, and Vamp older

New Lives for the Lap Gremlins

It was hard for everyone to see Bat, Goblin, and Vamp go, and most of all, for their foster mom. But by letting go, she can save countless other lives. 

 We see that Vamp became Laszlo, grew big ear tufts, and has many new friends to share his life with.

“Vantablack kitten ♥️”

Vamp/Laszlo sleeping on a white rug by the fireplace with a new cat sibling

Image via Instagram/trinkettrinketlittlestar

Grown up Vamp is now named Laszlo

Grown up Vamp is now named Laszlo

 

 

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