Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Morning Kitteny Goodness


Kitten looking smug
black and white kitten hiding under a table
seal point kitten with big blue eyes

I thought you would like to see the kittens this morning.. They are doing very well. The boys are both at weight and their sister is just a few ounces behind, hopefully she will hit it soon, so I am going to put an email in to the shelter and see if they want to schedule them for their surgeries at the end of the week.

All three of them are progressing, but they still have issues with hands and with people moving too quickly. I have to walk into the room very slowly to keep them from bolting under the couch. Sometimes I can do it, sometimes they bolt anyway. Maxwell will come over to me on his own and enjoys it when I pat him. Faraday will give me stinkeye constantly, but if I am able to pick him up I can cuddle him and he will relax into me and purr, but as soon as he leaves I get the stinkeye again. I actually got him to nuzzle and lick my ear last week, I was completely smitten. I love his attitude, I love his stinkeye.. I even love when he growls at his food.. I know I shouldn't, but I do. Allie still has a ways to go. She does not like it when I cuddle her and she will not sit still on me when I force the issue. I have been able to pat her and she purrs. Allie and Faraday are both mimics, and will do things that Maxwell does, which is why I'm able to cuddle them, and I'm really quite curious what she will do once her brothers have moved on to their new home.

All I have to say is there better be more kittens when I turn these in..

18 comments:

  1. You know, it just occurred to me that maybe one of the reasons these three are so difficult to socialize is because they always have each other. When my human was socializing Boodie (who was, granted quite a bit older! She was 9 months when my human brought her home), she immediately isolated her from Binga (I wasn't there yet), and for a week, the only living being she interacted with was my human! An awful fate, I know, but it did help to realize that humans were okay, even if it couldn't totally overcome the previous 9 months of having her sister to lean on and not having to deal with humans at all except to hiss at them.

    I guess with kittens that young, it's a balance between making sure they are socialized for both other cats and humans.

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  2. They're getting cuter every day!

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  3. They are such darlings. Mom was about to give Laila back to the shelter because she just couldn't socialize her but she sat down and had a very serious and stern talk with her about it and within 5 minutes she came out on her own and was purring and rubbing against mom's legs. That was the turning point.

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  4. They are such cuties. I can understand you love even stinkeye and growls at food :-)

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  5. Such cutie pies. I remember when Cosmo and Ling used to growl at their food (immediately after I rescued them from the drain). I wish I had taken a video of that. It was so cute.

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  6. I can't blame you for wanting to cuddle them,so cute,xx Rachel

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  7. Sparkle's comment is very interesting : we're curious to see what will happen with Allie once the boys have moved to another home ! Purrs

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  8. They sure got the cute going on though!

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  9. What I do is "tough love" when the kittens aren't warming up to me. I hate to do it, but it does seem to work on most kittens. I separate them into their own room/crate/something where they can't hide and they have no contact to other cats/kittens. I bring them food, they come to me to get it and where I am the only source of comfort. You can email me offline if you want more info. It usually doesn't take too long, but it depends on how far they need to go to be socialized. I also had Sam build me a wooden "blockade" that wraps the underside of the bed in the foster room so there is NO PLACE for the kittens to hide. Hope this helps. Your kittens are adorable and if you NEED MORE I can hook you up. THere are too many here in CT! :-)

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    1. They are actually doing very well, they are still just fearful in the beginning or if you move too fast. I just go very slowly so they don't run, and they are getting used to me, as I am able to move more and more..

      I do generally the same thing by starting out by cage fostering them, and they have to 'get through' me to run around and play.

      But I do totally appreciate the offer :) (and for the offer of kittens, I hope I don't have to take you up on it)

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  11. They're quite the holdouts. ;)

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  12. They are so adorable. Sorry the socialization is a little slow, but we know you will break through eventually. :)

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  13. You know it's all part of their Evil Kitteh Plans to drive peeps crazy! I bet Allie will warm up once she gets a little lonely.

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  14. Aww, they are adorable and I love Faraday's stinkeye. Nobody does it better than he. I've had Tiny for 3 years and got him when he was 5 months. He still doesn't like being picked up but I do it every day. I don't want him to associate being picked up with going to the vet which he absolutely hates. He probably won't ever be a lap kitty but that's okay cause he shows his love in other ways. No matter how these babies turn out, they will be loved for who they are.

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  15. their cuteness works on Tuesday morning too! Adorable!

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