Monday, September 21, 2015
Your Monday morning kitten update
The kittens are doing very well physically. They are becoming plump and their coats are starting to shine. They are doing well mentally, enjoying playing and interacting with one another. Lots of wrestling and chasing one another around. Socially however, I quite often feel we are taking one step forward and two steps back, but I'm sure it is just because I ache to hold them and to coax purrs out of them.
Winifred purrs a lot. Anytime she is even remotely happy she purrs. She has started coming up to me and mewing at me when she is hungry and has even brushed against my ankle a couple of times, but she is so freaked out by my hands that patting her makes her uncomfortable. If I can get my hands on her without her seeing it she does like it, but that isn't easy.
I think Mary is my favorite. It changes frequently, but she has such an incredible personality when she isn't freaked out and hiding from me, that I've been working extra hard on her. Sadly that seems to have made the other two less willing to interact with me, but again that might just be because I want it so badly. I am working on her self confidence and it seems to have been working. I am hoping to get an animal communicator to talk to her and her sisters to see if we can't convince them that the grabby hand things are a good thing.
Sarah is the one that seems to have taken a step back in the socialization department. I feel I was able to hold her before and she would relax some, but recently she has taken to being a bundle of nerves when I hold her. Which breaks my heart because she has an incredibly awesome belly spot I am dying to share with you.. it needs kissing frequently and she is not a fan.
I need to get the kittens out of the house here soon, but I do not feel comfortable taking them to work since I can't put my hands on them. Maybe I'll take them into the shelter for a once over... maybe for vaccines if they are due. Hopefully a little stress is just the thing they need to help them. I can only hope.