Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Michaela's weight


Several readers have asked about Michaela's weight


When she showed up at my house on 22 days ago she weighed 3.22KG which translated to just over 7lbs 1oz. Last night I weighed her and she weighed 4.33 which roughly translated to 8lbs 9oz.

I don't usually weigh in KG, but for some weird reason I think it is a bit more precise (which is silly as it is the same scale just different settings) and I was told she was not eating well when she was dropped off. Originally, her eating wasn't great so I would weigh her each day. Each day the scale went up a little bit so I was feeling more and comfortable so after almost a week of increasing weight, I stopped weighing her.

What was interesting was on day one she had no idea what I was asking of her and when I put her on the scale she wanted off immediately. Each day it was a little easier to get her weight because she would wait a little longer before stepping off. These days when I put her on the scale she just stands there waiting for me to praise her. She is so smart.

She is eating quite a bit these days. It is interesting because some days she eats three cans but then some meals she barely eats half a can. The shelter dropped off some 3 oz cans and I fed her the Weruva Cats fowl ball and she LOVED it. Inhaled it before I finished scooping her box. I threw a case of it on the Amazon wishlist on the off chance anyone wants to feed a poor starving kitty 😻

I'm also working with her to be carried around. Initially, she would hate it when I would pick her up. She would immediately start looking to get down and generally wasn't very nice about letting me know what she wanted. I would put her down the moment she asked and since she was generally calm enough to be placed on all four paws before I let her go, it was a fairly painless process. Now twice a day when I visit her I pick her up for a little snuggle and a kiss and she lets me. Each time I get just a few more seconds. Hopefully, once the babies come and she's a little more comfortable in her own skin she'll be a snuggly girl.

14 comments:

  1. Such a good girl! I wonder if she is fed up of being pregnant yet?!

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  2. She is amazing! It's so wonderful to see her personality develop and blossom in your care. And that pic of her with your hubby is so sweet.

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  3. It sounds like Michaela is progressing nicely... but where are those kittens?

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  4. Michaela is a lovely kitty! ❤️

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  5. She certainly has put on her baby weight. That's great, and it's good to hear how far she has come socially, too.

    What kind of scale do you use? Ours died a while back, and we need to find another that has a long time-out for weighing scaredy cats.

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  6. always a good day when you find something they like to eat. she looks great and hopefully will adjust to being carried around once she births that football team

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  7. It is sad that she's never known the simple things of being a house cat. But she seems loving and happy to learn.

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  8. Michaela; hay ewe gorgeouz...we hope ya get lotz oh canned goodz...may bee 194,822 canz...N heerz hopin ewe due bee come snugglee...bout 4 mor dayz !! ☺☺♥♥

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  9. We're glad she's gaining. And we bet she's probably a little uncomfortable carrying those babies around.

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  10. Can we get a new kitten pool ???

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  11. Great news!
    If I'm doing my math correctly, if your scale is like mine and weights in pounds.ounces and two decimals on kilograms, you're more accurate weighing in kilograms.
    every ounce increment equals 28.35 grams
    every hundreth of a kilo equals 10 grams
    But a full bladder will probably make up for the difference in accuracy!

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    1. I can't tell you how much I love that you did the math :)

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  12. That's great news. Michaela sure sounds like an awesome kitty!

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