Monday, April 25, 2011

morning smiles

Force feeding (and I call it that because in the AM I don't have time to wait for them to be 'hand fed') on Monday morning is not much fun.  I feel a little bad that I rush it because I'm sure the kits - like all of us - want to enjoy their food.

But this morning was especially interesting.  It was the first morning of 'gruel'.  I mixed some of the kitten food from last night in with the KMR this morning and it was very well received. I, however, forgot just how much of a MESS it is!  KMR is not all that clean, because it dribbles out of the mouth and gets all over the chin, but it is mostly water and just wipes right off.  Jordan has been all too happy to consume clean the remainders off the kittens, which I'm all too thankful for.  But when the dribbles are full of bits of meat, they grind in not wipe off.  Poor Bug was trying to chew on her own foot because there was some debris on it, then she went and chewed on her brother.  She is the smallest, but she certainly does love her food.

I always use a towel when I feed to keep my lap food free, and it looks like I'm going to have to use a new towel for each and every feeding.  Oh the laundry we will do.

Once again Jordan came to my rescue.  Apparently she is a BIG fan of the food I mixed in, and was all too happy to hold down her kittens and give them a good cleaning.  I did watch for a while to make sure there was no nomming.. Her poor tongue was moving so fast, I had to wonder if she didn't burn more calories then she was consuming, but she was happy, the kittens were bloated to the point of popping, and I'm sure they all settled down for a nice long morning nap.


  1. *burp* We bet those kitties sleep ALL day.

  2. Isn't it a win/win situation: the kittens get fed and so does Jordan!


    I admire your ability to do so much for those little scraps of life. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to do it.

    Thanks for all your work and your fine blogging to boot!


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