Thursday, May 15, 2014

Upcoming graduation for the kittens


As you might have noticed, I have the kittens locked up in the kitten cage..


I did that for a couple of reasons.  The first being they are so small and when they are that small they often do not remember to make it to the litter box and will go in a nearby corner.  So the younger my foster kittens are the smaller the area I give them to keep them close to a litter box.  Second, because they were hissy, I wanted to make sure they had to interact with me when I came down. In order to run around they have to 'get permission' to get past me to go play. I get to touch them, pat them, and since I was supplementing them a little with 'baby juice' I could get my hands on them to do that.  Baby Faraday did not much like my manhandling them, but he liked baby juice.. so he put up with it.  As they progressed and started coming toward me on their own, they were also developing a pretty bad case of diarrhea.

Stressed out Baby Faraday had it the worst.. it got so bad that I could start to feel the vertebra in his spine. When I decided this wasn't just stress and needed to bring a sample in to be tested, he very kindly provided me with one.  I brought it down to the shelter and they gave me some dewormer, and fairly quickly things improved.. He still has a bit of a way to go, but at this point he isn't getting it all over himself, so either tonight or tomorrow I'll open up the cage and let them have free run of the room - and introduce them to Happy Bear..  provided they continue to improve in the "ohmygoodnesskittensaresomessy" department

Baby Maxwell
Baby Faraday and Allie in the background
Baby Allie.
She's got mittens, but she also has one black back toe.. it is so cute!

16 comments:

  1. Glad things are improving.The boys' coloring is starting to really show!

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  2. Oh they're SO CUTE! I hope they continue to improve and learn that humans = good stuff.

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  3. They are so precious but I guess there is bad with the good. You are a saint to be willing to put up with litter upon litter with the runs.

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  4. So cute....let the mayhem begin

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  5. "he very kindly provided me with one" --this made me laugh out loud!

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    1. Hey, when you have watery diarrhea, getting a good sample can be hard! :)

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  6. It sounds like things are moving along well!

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  7. "he very kindly provided me with one" MOL ! Not sure that he really DECIDED to do it ! We're glad to read that everyone goes better ! Purrs

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  8. Those three are too cute.
    I do hope they all get wonderful homes.

    XO,
    JC

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  9. Faraday: Okayz, listen up, namesake. Whatever you do, you hasta keep givin' the Lady TRUBBLES, okay? 'Cuz that's what we Faradays do, ya see?

    Oh, and yell a lot, all the time, too.

    Allie: *sighhhhh*

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  10. Awww bless their little toesies,they are so cute,keep doing well little ones,xx Rachel

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  11. OMC!!! How CUTE you guys are (even tho you do look a lot like a baby Hammy...)

    Thank you SO much for stopping by and sending me good wishes while I was sick, we sure appreciated it. I'm happy to say I'm home and doing much better :)

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  12. They are ADORABLE!!! Tuxie patterns are some of my favorite. Sampson (my tuxie) has white feet, and then the end of his tail is tipped white with a black dot right on the very end of it. Allie little black toe is too cute.

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  13. Good luck with the poops…as cute at the last four girls, including those torties were, what people didn't see what all the poop issues they had. It was epic. And of course, even in a small space to teach them litter box manners, there is always one that is a bit slow (-:

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