Monday, June 4, 2018

Week old kittens are cute but they are boring



The nice thing about having a mother cat when you are fostering is the same thing that makes fostering mother cats a little boring... they do EVERYTHING.. all you are needed for is to put food down and take out used litter.. and occasionally pay attention to mom or play with her if she is willing to leave the kittens for a bit.

Michaela is doing very well. Her mammary glands have gone back down to the 'normal' range from the 'chocked full to overflowing' status they were before the kittens were born. She is holding her muscle mass which is nice since she came here and I was able to feel the spines on her backbone. She was eating four cans a day and has recently slowed down a bit. We'll see if she stays at this level of consumption or starts back up again.

The kittens are about half a pound each now.. they are absolutely huge.


Still having issues getting the boy's face in focus.. I am so going to have to work on that. Michaela has the mothering instinct to know that she needs to go to the kittens when they scream. I had one of the kittens on the floor to see if they would attempt to stand on their own and he just screamed.  Michaela ran right over and seemed to say "Hey, what are you doing out here?" she sniffed the kitten a couple of times and then seemed to say "Hey, you belong in the basket, come with me!" and she ran back to the basket and crawled in and waited.


14 comments:

  1. Hey lady, put my kitten back!

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  2. Michaela is just too adorable! How wonderful for you, that she isn't fighting with you every step of the way, and those 'boring' kittens will be little dickens in the blink of an eye.

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  3. OK - that's funny....how exactly did she think he was going to get back??

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    1. well she can walk around and jump in and out of the basket, I'm assuming she assumes they can too

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  4. How funny - look at those eyes! Maybe she got tired of monkey chasing. And honestly, we never thought you'd ever say kittens are boring. That was funny.

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  5. Oh my God, she's so so cute!

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  6. I never had a kitten quite so small as these are. They are adorable.

    (felinecafe.net)

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  7. micheala ewe izza grate mom two de wee onez.....wavez two ewe all ~~~~ ♥♥

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  8. They may be boring...but they sure are cute!

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  9. Michaela sounds like an awesome mom! Still, it's nice that she won't have to do it again.

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  10. I totally agree with "cute but boring". You get that sweet spot when they start scampering. Then all hell breaks loose. Not boring after that. ;-)

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  11. I love having a mom that takes good care of them because they are so HEALTHY!

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