|Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM|
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 pound.
I found our powdered kitten milk replacer, made up some of that, and mixed it with the reconstituted goat's milk. Seems to work for them. It was funny--I prepared a bowl of dry kitten chow with some canned on top, no milk, for Mama Isabel. Then I prepared some dry food with the milk and canned food added, and Mama IMMEDIATELY pounced on it! Two of the kits ended up eating most of the bowl full that I'd prepared for Mama.
The babies seem to recognize me as their second mama. They all gathered around me when I came up to see them this morning. Precious!