|Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:50 PM||comments (306)|
Here's Mama and babies today!
They've been growing and developing beautifully! They are now romping and playing all around the room. Even better, they've just about mastered the litter box. Took a little while for them to get the hang of it, but they're doing well now.
I've been offering some moistened dry food to the kittens, but today was the first time I saw any of them eat it. Dougless and Thor c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 12, 2015 at 11:10 PM||comments (13108)|
The babies have their eyes fully open now and are starting to get more interested in their external environment. They're making the transition from eat-and-sleep machines to playful kittens! They're staring to groom themselves and each other, and bite each other, too! Playfully, of course. Maybe they're tasting each other. I'll need to set up a litter box for the kittens soon--they'll be 3 weeks old tomorr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 5, 2015 at 11:40 PM||comments (44)|
The kittens are 13 days old today!
I got a great pic of Dorian (the runt!) on Thursday. He's still small but seems to be doing well. After 4 days of supplemental feeding with lackluster results after the first day's substantial weight gain, I stopped giving him extra milk. He's been gaining at a higher rate since then.
All the kittens have their eyes open now, although Luciano still has one stuck shut...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:50 PM||comments (45)|
I have grandcats!
A friendly stray kitty showed up in our backyard near the end of January. She fit right in with our backyard (feral) cats, and we let her hang around while we talked about finding a home for her. After several weeks she started looking rather chubby--yes, pregnant!
My guess is that her previous owner observed some mating activity and dumped her. VK (or Vicki, as we sometimes c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM||comments (3070)|
Tried to make a posting yesterday and lost it to a malfunction. Aaargh!
Here's an adorable picture:
Got the latest weight chart here—they just keep on growing! I’ve cut back to weighing them just every other day now. Tris, Blaze, and Streak are so close in size their name labels are overlapping. Dot's the smallest now, but she's growing steadily.
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|Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM||comments (14)|
FINALLY Streak ate from a dish! Silly me, I've been trying to tempt him with canned food and milk-moistened dry food. He went for the plain dry kitten chow!
I've reduced the frequency of weighing to every other day, figuring they wouldn't be growing so fast. They're still putting on weight daily!
Two of the kittens are currently attacking an old sock. Or they were, and now they're going for each other.
Maybe this is a little silly, but I'm trying to call Isabel by her ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM||comments (404)|
I know you've been waiting impatiently for the latest growth chart! Again, the dotted line is the average.
Streak has finally passed the 1-lb mark, but he's still not eating from a dish.
No-Dot got a new name! I first thought of Dot-less, which made me think of Dauntless. If you've read Divergent, you know that the heroine, Beatrice, assumed the nickname Tris upon joining t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM||comments (16)|
Have continued to weigh the kittens each day, but haven't gotten around to posting the latest weights. Got some canned kitten chow at Petsmart in San Antonio yesterday; that did the trick to get Dottie to eat from a dish today! Got her interested in licking the spoon, then moved her over to an available spot on the plate. She ate it with apparent relish! So now Streak is the only one not eating from a dish. He's still the smallest, but he continues to gain weight. He's just a hair under a pou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM||comments (13)|
I took some cute pictures but had a wee bit of difficulty getting them uploaded, so I'll have to post them tomorrow.
I was a little worried about Dot this morning b/c she was sleeping while the other kittens were playing and nursing. When I checked on her later, though, she was wrestling with the others, and she nursed, too. Turned out she gained a good bit of weight since yesterday, so I'm not worried about her now!
The kittens keep on growing. Cass has broken the one-pound barri...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM||comments (23)|
This morning I decided to let the kittens out of the crate without my supervision. When I went up to check on them later, they were all cuddled up together in the crate--guess it still felt like home base.
Another time when I visited the upstairs kitties, the two b&w's were in the crate, and the three Siamese were on the pillow (my pillow) on the floor in front of the crate! Hmmm. . . segregation?
Blaze is the only one that's taken to the food bowl so far. It shows--she ...Read Full Post »