Monday, August 29, 2016

These kittens seem to have motorboats for purrs



I am enjoying watching the kittens eating these days, but considering, can you blame me?  Emma still doesn't eat as much as I would like. She tends to have a few nibbles then walks away and then goes back a few minutes later and the cycle starts all over again.  As you can see in the above photo, she isn't much more than fur and bones. I'm still able to feel most of her little bones pretty easily.


Emma is now 1lb 12 oz. She was 1lb 9oz when she arrived, so she is putting on weight which is a good thing. Hopefully, this is just the start and soon she will be putting on even more.


Elsie is a bit of a wild child. It is kinda cute, but I think her exuberant energy is overwhelming to Emma. Emma will occasionally start a play session with Elsie, but on the whole, she just watches Elsie be a crazy kitten, like when she took on a dog hair toy and lost. Once Elsie's energy is drained she is a little cuddle bug who has a purr that reminds me of a motorboat. Emma loves cuddly and will purr as soon as you look at her and invite her up.

Last week I was asked what a butterfly infusion set was so I took a photo


The infusion set is what is attached to the bottom of the syringe. The tubing is soft and it makes it a lot easier to get the needle into the kitten and hold it there while you push the plunger and get the fluid in the kitten. Prior to these, I would have a long needle at the end of the syringe which gave no flexibility at all. If a kitten started to buck I was afraid the needle would do some serious damage. With this, the needle bucks with the kitten and the brunt of the energy is taken by the line.

15 comments:

  1. They are such cuties.

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  2. They are so cute! How do you not just kiss to death?

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  3. Thanks for sharing about the butterfly infusion set. We hadn't seen one of those before. It does look easier than just using a syringe.

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  4. Such adorable kittens. We hope the eating picks up too.

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  5. Come on, Emma, keep eating! Being thin at this age is not cool.

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  6. it is always interesting to watch their personalities start to bloom :)

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  7. These two kittens are just precious! Thanks for the clear photo of the butterfly infusion set; now I really know what it is. Come on, Emma...time to get some chow in your belly!

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  8. What precious little bundle of purrs.

    Emma and Buster

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  9. Love these two! I'm so glad Emma's doing a bit better.

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  10. So adorable. My little Casey (Emma looks so much like her!) took a while to start gaining. When she finally did, she never looked back! Go, Emma, go!

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  11. Cute photos. I hope Emma starts eating more and gains even more weight.

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  12. Such cuties, I hope Emma gains some more weight.

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  13. They both are adorable!

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  14. Such precious little ones! We hope Emma keeps putting on weight!

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  15. They are definitely adorable. I sure hope little Emma keeps eating and gaining weight. Perhaps once she's a little stronger she'll give her sister a run for her money.

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