Monday, October 15, 2018

You would think with nine kitties I would be busier..


Seriously, fostering with mother cats is pretty freakin boring. Fostering a mother cat who wants nothing to do with me is even more boring.


Darcy is still quite nervous when I am around. I watch her on the web cam and she is a happy and attentive mother. When I show up to watch her in person she shrinks into a little ball and I can pretty much hear her chant "go away, go away, go away"

She doesn't mind if I reach in and scratch her chin and behind her ears, and she will eventually relax enough to purr but I know she doesn't trust me. Hopefully soon.


Onyx is doing well. I found a little acne on her chin yesterday. Hopefully, that will clear right up since I'm not using any plastic bowls. She refuses to eat any wet food, which is breaking my heart, but hey, you pick your battles.. as long as she is eating and the kittens are growing that is what matters.

I've got a couple of weeks of boring.. and then chaos.. I fostered two mother cats each with four kittens in a room smaller than this, so I know what is coming... that is if we end up introducing them. I'm not a fan of mixing litters, because you never know what is lurking below the surface. Not all diseases can be tested for, not all show themselves after two weeks - but sometimes those risks are worth it for the benefits. I think having Darcy watch Onyx love on me and not worry will help her calm a bit and I'm hoping that having Onyx watch Darcy eat wet food will get her to try it. *shrug* we'll see. They could end up hating each other and it is a mute point, but we will cross that bridge in a few weeks when we come to it. Right now each is happy to hang out in their nest and nurse.

14 comments:

  1. I love seeing these two new mommies with their kittens. I'm glad they are good mommies, too.

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  2. I think it's a good thing both these moms are with you - you are such an experience foster, and you almost have a second sense about how to work with them.

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  3. This is a very amazing post.

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  4. For now we will enjoy the "boring" photos. :-)

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  5. Save up your energy. You soon would need it.

    Emma and Buster

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  6. no matter if they meet or not, it will be fun times when everyone starts getting around

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  7. I count seven newborns, not nine. Am I missing two, or are you counting the mamas as kittens? In any case, the whole set is frickin' adorable!

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    1. lol.. you are right.. I meant to type kitties.

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  8. We're glad they both are good moms. We bet things won't be boring anymore when the kittens start exploring. Purrs

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  9. Enjoy this boring time. It's gonna get busy before you know it.

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  10. You'll find the right mix, when the time comes!

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  11. Boring can be ok at times

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  12. If you're that bored, then bring 'em on down to me. I'll get the crate back. And you can have Wendy for a few months in exchange.

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  13. The calm before the storm! I love the second to last photo, with the baby tucked into his/her mother's arm. Sweet!

    Eileen

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