Friday, April 24, 2015

Interesting developments in the lives of the kittens



So last night we had an interesting development with the kittens.. object play.  Young kittens often have no concept of playing with anything other than their own body parts, learning what they can do and how they work, and those of their siblings. When they hit about the four week mark they start realizing they can play with 'things'

It was so cute that I was glad it happened under the drop cam so I didn't miss it. While looking for the footage I saw a second incident of a kitten interacting with a toy that made me laugh, so I included it in the first video.


I then created a time lapse video of the entire night. I tend to do these quite regularly for facebook, but I thought I would share one with my blog readers, because I do know that some of you aren't on facebook. I want to share different content on different platforms so those of you following me in several places don't get bored seeing the same thing over and over :)


So then this morning while I was feeding Mina, all of the kittens were out and about in the room with me. All of them were peeping about what they were discovering which was oh so adorable.. but one kitten was meeping.. and I discovered this..


Sully had NO idea what had just happened.. or at least that was the impression I got since he just sat there looking like that while I cleared away all of the things he had crawled behind to pee on.. so this afternoon I will dig out the kitten boxes and put them around the room for the next week or two while they figure out the cues from their bodies that say "time to go"

11 comments:

  1. Oops, accidents happen!

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  2. It's off to new frontiers for these kittens... like the litter box frontier!

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  3. Oh so cute.

    Emma and Buster

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  4. No worries Sully sweetie, we all have made a puddle or two outside the litter box when we first we're learning. How exciting to watch each phase of their life, how they discover the world around them. I wish time would slow down a bit during a wee one's first year-- no matter which species: human, canine, or feline, so much happens so quickly!

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  5. Cute video! OOPS! Clean up in aisle four!

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  6. Those videos just melt my heart. Those precious little bodies with those tiny, wobbly legs! I just want to hug them all! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang

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  7. They're growing up so fast! But still so freakin' cute!

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  8. How much of the litterbox training is supplied by mom and how much is DNA encoded?

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    1. there is a lot of instinct involved. They know to go off to a secluded corner to do it, they often know to bury it afterwards - which is fun to watch them try when they pee on the floor :)

      But it comes a lot easier when the Mom makes a point to show the kittens how she goes pee and doesn't continue to take care of their toileting needs I figure they'll figure it out in a couple of days

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  9. The time lapse video is hilarious! They look like they are attacking mom at feeding time!! :) Bless!

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  10. Uh oh. Accidents happen! That video was so precious, just like those sweet kittens. :)

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