Monday, September 26, 2011

quick update


Minerva's babies are doing so well.  This past Friday Crookshanks was 1lb 8 oz, today he was 1lb 12 before breakfast.  So I sent an email off to the shelter to let them know they will be ready to be neutered later in the week.  I'm torn between wanting them to go back sooner so Minerva can have the larger room once again and wanting to keep them because they have become so people friendly and swarm me when I go into the room.  They give me ankle hugs, which just slays me every single time.

Minerva's "add on" babies are doing well.  I believe she's back to nursing them because they were so fat this morning and wanted almost no additional food.  I made them all go pee (which except for the getting peed on part is a lot of fun because they throw their paws up in the air and are just so darn cute) and gave them what they wanted for food, but they were quite content to just play

This video comes closest to what I do to make them pee, but I don't hold down their front arms, so when you see the kitten throw up it's arms in the first few seconds that is what kittens generally do. I also use a cloth - right now it is a human baby cloth diaper.  I know when they are done peeing because they start moving away from that position and wiggling to get be let go.

5 comments:

  1. Kitten cuteness. Except for the peeing part. LOL. This certainly was new to the mom! She had a former co-worker who used to foster, but don't think she ever had to do that--the babies learned from mom, if we remember correctly. (Also, some of her litters were a bit older too, and already had got the hang of the litter box.)

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  2. Now if I could master that for an adult cat! I have a piddler that I would LOVE to stimulate...inside the box.

    The video was adorable, tinkle and all.

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  3. Just so cute! But I bet the mom cat sure is glad you are doing that!

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  4. I put my paws over my eyes!
    Mandu

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  5. me too, Cat Mandu! rio from barcelona

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