Look at me, remembering to post three Fridays in a row! The kittens are growing so fast. They are now three and a half weeks old, and when I look at the pictures of when I brought them home and they were just little jellybeans, I can't believe how much they've changed. This week, they really seemed to develop little playful personalities. Early in the week, the big news was that they discovered they have paws and they are so so much fun!
Also, earlier in the week, I learned the not so great side of fostering … kitten ailments. It started with sweet ginger Jamie. On Tuesday morning, his tiny meow turned into a wheezy squeak that sounded anything but normal. While panicking about him, I noticed that grey and white Parker, the only other boy in the pack, was having trouble opening his eye. As if those two issues weren't enough to have me on the phone right away with the vet tech at the rescue clinic, little brown tabby Avery, who has always been the tiniest of the group, hadn't gained any weight overnight. It seemed the only one not giving me a scare was my little black girl, Teddi, who was still busy figuring out her toes.
The clinic had me bring everyone in ASAP. After checkups for all, Parker got ointment for his eye infection, Jamie got antibiotics for a lung infection, Avery got a talking to about being more aggressive at the milk bar (and I agreed to supervise to make sure she was eating better), and Teddi got lots of cuddles.
Now three days later, Jamie seems MUCH better and is handling the antibiotics well, Parker's eye is still goopy but I'm hoping the medicine is doing its thing (will call on Tuesday if still icky), Avery has gained 40 grams (!!!), and Teddi is still mesmerized by her toes.
Now onto some cute picture:
And let's not forget these guys!
Hope you have a great weekend!