The kittens are almost two weeks old at this point and they still seem to be doing well. I have been able to sneak a kitten out from under the couch each day for the past few days and each time they seem happy enough. They don't much like my holding them away from my body, but if I snuggle them up to me or put them on Happy Bear they stop crying and put up with me.
As you can see eyes are opening. They are growing well and are still very plump. I fear they are getting so chubby that they will never be able to get up on their own feet when they are ready to start walking.
Since they are eating so well and I have no idea how mom is doing, my goal is to get her to eat as much as she can. To that goal when Chewy's Blogger Outreach offerings reached my inbox, I chose a few different types of food to see if we could get more food into her.
The first food I offered her was a grain-free offering from Wellness called Wellness Healthy Indulgence Morsels Cat Food Pouches
I picked the Chicken and Salmon flavor because it was close to the food she had been eating. I like that it is from Wellness who makes several brands of cat food that don't have a lot of questionable ingredients. I'm not a fan of pouches of food because they aren't recyclable like cans are and I'm not a fan of the carrots in the food, but the question is not if I like the food, but would the kitty?
I decided to try offering it to her directly under the couch. This was not the first time I tried offering her food like this, but, it was the first time she took me up on such an offer.
In fact, she took me up on it three times.
If you watch the video you can watch me steal a kitten for a once over. He cried out a few times, which mom did not like at all. As I was attempting to put him back she felt comfortable enough, or protective enough, to come around the side of the couch, and out a little way to tell me off. I immediately gave her the kitten, placing it directly between the two of us. She took one look at the kitten and then one look at me and hissed her most vicious "YOU STINK" hiss and turned and went back behind the couch, leaving the kitten on the floor. I picked him up and put him back and he wiggled his way back to his litter mates. Mom didn't much like me after that, even after giving her three pouches of food, but I suppose I can't blame her. Food only goes so far when it comes to protecting one's offspring, but considering this was the first time she ate in my presence, I have to give a big ol thank you shout out to Chewy for making that moment possible.