So I walked into the kitten room fully expecting to start 'walking practice' (where I put kittens on the floor away from one another so they can get used to getting up on all four legs with out a siblings knocking each other over) but I saw that instead. I stood there staring at the empty box for a bit longer than I really should have as I was just a bit shocked that she finally decided to move them. Even more shocked since I had been watching them on the web cam all afternoon (you can see videos I pull from it on my facebook page - it is open to the public so you don't need an account to view it) and up to about half an hour before I saw this she seemed very comfortable in there.
Don't worry, they didn't go far..
I spent some time praising her for being such a good mom and taking care of her kits, and telling her how clever she was to move them all. Then I cleaned out the white box. I switched out all of the bedding and wiped the whole thing down with those cat wipes which I am LOVING! (Yup, I linked to Chewy.com and no, they didn't give me anything for it, I got these ones in something I won) They make it so easy to wipe down poopy (and pooping) kittens and they clean the walls of the box with ease. I'm guessing Snow got a little overwhelmed with the abundance of kitten smells (an invitation to predators) and I adore that she didn't go far. But what ever the reason for the move, I didn't want to disturb all the work she had just put in to moving them, because as much as walking practice would be fun, I'd rather work on trust building with Snow..
And trust is building as you can see