Happy Fourth of July and Happy 9 weeks old to the kittens! No I didn’t forget to post .. well I almost did, but that’s because it’s been an exciting day with THREE of the four kittens now full-fledged members of the two pound club!
It's a bittersweet number because while it shows it's awesome that they're growing and healthy, it also means they're ready for their spay/neuter and then adoption into their forever homes. That's a good thing. But boy am I going to miss these faces! They're not going anywhere just yet though, because little Avery still has a tiny bit of growing to do. From a tiny little jellybean who always fell far behind, she has done an AMAZING job of catching up!
As you can see from the pictures, the big news this week is that they discovered THE WINDOW over the bed, which leads to BIRD AND SQUIRREL VIEWING. So. Much. Fun. And these fearless munchkins don't seem the least bit phased with the loud neighborhood fireworks that have been going off all week.
My big guys on the other hand had a rough week. Between the thunderstorms and fireworks, they spent a lot of time hiding under the bed. Poor fellas! I tried to give them lots of extra cuddles and treats, but they were still not happy. In fact, I'm pretty sure my oldest boy is sticking his tongue out at me to show me his opinion of the entire week in this picture I took this morning.
Hopefully next week will be better for him and his brother!
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Hello Friday! The kittens are officially eight weeks old!
Getting a photo of all four of them together, mostly looking at me, was NOT easy. These kittens are on the go! It only took about 20 or 30 attempts and lots of pleading and chasing by foster mom (aka .. me.)
This was definitely the week of figuring out. Figuring out how to climb higher, jump farther, squeeze behind and under, knock over, and the big one ... escape the kitten room. They didn't get very far though, as my guard kitties were on the job.
They did get some new toys to keep them occupied in their temporary kitten room and have had a few visitors to play with as well. And they're all over a pound and half now as we see who will reach the magic two pound, ready for adoption, mark first. All in all, it's been a fun and active week!
Cheers from the cat cave!
Have a great weekend.
Parker, Jamie, Avery, and Teddi are seven weeks old!
Here are some highlights from our week:
On Saturday, Mama Chloe left us to go back to the rescue. This was kind of bittersweet. She was an awesome mama, but clearly miserable being cooped up inside. While I had secretly hoped to win her over so she could eventually be a cuddly, indoor, adoptable lap cat, she wasn't having it. I know in my heart, she'll be much happier being a barn cat. Happy trails, Chloe! I hope you are having fun chasing birds and squirrels.
With mama gone, my number one priority has been making sure these little fluff balls are getting enough to eat. Like any typical toddler, they can be a little picky, so we're learning together which foods they like better than others. Lucky for them, I'm an expert in "picky toddler" and they're all doing a great job in the weight department.
Speaking of weight, I've switched over from weighing them in grams to pounds/ounces, and they are all at or close to 1 1/2 pounds - even little Avery who was 1 pound 5 ounces this morning.
They've really upped their playing game, too. That's my nice way of saying they've gone crazy! I'm constantly re-arranging and moving things in the "kitten room" as they figure out how to jump and climb higher and higher. It's hard to believe only few weeks ago they could barely balance on wobbly legs.
Of course their crazy doesn't matter because as you can see, their cuteness totally overrides everything.
Also this week, my two big guys got their first peek at the kittens as I was coming out of their room. They seemed completely unimpressed.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hello all! I don't want to jinx anything, but we're on week six and after several roller coaster weeks, this one was smooth sailing (other than a few litter box misses, but they were so, so close!! Getting to that box on time is hard when all you want to do is play … trust me I get it. Maybe next week, kittens.)
Hitting the six week mark was a major accomplishment for these fragile babies who have survived a whole host of kitten ailments so far in their short lives, but two things that happened this week really stand out:
1. Little Miss Avery, the tiniest of the group FINALLY started putting on some serious weight and hit the one pound mark yesterday! ...and...
2. All four babies are now eating solid meals of kitten food. This means it's time for us to say goodbye to Mama Chloe, who is still too feral to be adopted out to a family, but will be very happy living as a (spayed) barn cat. Thank you, Chloe for taking such good care of your babies!
Besides, eating big kitty food and missing the litter box, these kittens are all about playing. Here's how they spent their week:
My big guys are still completely uninterested in the tiny creatures behind the door on the second floor, but hope you all have a great weekend.
A few weeks ago, I was looking around on Twitter, WAY over my allotted ten minutes, and I happened to notice a tweet by someone who said they’d written THOUSANDS of words using some new trick.
Comic Sans? As in the font you’re not supposed to use ever under any situation EVER? After further investigation (ie – a search on Twitter, further prolonging my procrastination) I noticed tons and tons of folks tweeting the praises of this crazy hack. But what was it? For that I switched to Google and found this blog post:
Get Over Yourself And Start Writing In Comic Sans:
As with Twitter, there were plenty of articles on Google about this miracle writing tool. I decided to give it a try. Admittedly, I’d just started working on a new story and was struggling through some plot points. I could use all of the help I could get.
I've been using the hack ever since. Here's a peek at some of my next ( very rough draft ) story in Comic Sans and my thoughts about it: