Here we are four weeks from the May Day Madness. The kittehs are starting to become the little anarchists I knew they would be when they were born on May 1st. We had a big meet and greet with Jack this morning- and he taste tested but did not eat any. It really was quite touching watching him sniffing and licking each and every one. Smokey Bones did not rip his face off either so there’s a blessing.
You will recall there are six. We have five girls and Bubba. Bubba is the largest- and eats like a pig. He was the first to figure out how to eat the kitten chow I leave out free choice for his Mom. Also the first to muscle his way into her wet food dish. I call him Bubba- but he might be Fatty Arbuckle.
Then we have the runt of the litter- Little Bit. At about two and half weeks in it seemed to me she was not growing at the same pace as the others. I started supplementing her with KMR twice a day and giving her two private nursing times with her Mom while I “entertained” the others lol. She was not doing so well with me taking her out of the room alone- so I picked the next smallest and brought her along. Things started going much better after that. Not sure what that friend’s name is- maybe “Bette” (for that movie about the two friends?)
Then there is Tiger Lily- very brave little thing- she marches right along – as a matter of fact she marched right up to Jack this morning. No fear whatsoever. An altogether fearless and graceful little thing.
There is one very dark female- at a loss for words to describe her color- very very dark- but not charcoal or silver. And when she meows her mouth is dark cherry red. Quite stunning!
The last is another female- she is a lighter version of her Mom- gray tabby. She is the one that thinks I am a tree. I learned the hard way to put jeans on when I go in to deposit food and water lol.
So at this point three are eating both wet and dry food from the dishes and drinking water too. The other three are eating wet food from my fingers- and that is hysterical as I sit on the floor and try to feed three kittens with two hands. HAH! At least some are using the litter tray I improvised with a very low box.
Hard to believe they are four weeks old! Miss Smokey Bones will be going out in two or three weeks for her spay and shot job. The rescue will take the kittehs if I am unable to find homes……….. So…. here’s the deal.
I will be calling the Kitten Care and Rescue tomorrow to get on the schedule for Ms Smokey Bones to be spayed. I expect that to be in about two weeks. We could possibly do a kitteh relay? Let us know in the comments and maybe we can coordinate a kitteh convoy.
(sorry about the poor quality of the pics- I have some weird inability to take photos.)