Happy Foster Kitten Friday! There’s never a dull moment with this crew and this week had lots of excitement. First on the list is that the kittens hit double digits and are officially 10 weeks old!
Also super exciting is that little Avery, my tiniest jellybean who we were all super worried about is finally 2 pounds! Even she can't believe it!
Once I got over the excitement of Avery's weight, I noticed that my ginger boy Jamie, had a scratch on his back that just wasn't healing. In fact, he'd been picking at it, and it was getting kind of icky. Since it was late at night, and I knew we wouldn't be able to get to the vet right away, I decided to put my Project Runway wanna-be skills to the test and made him his very own kitty hoodie out of a sock to protect it. Personally, I think he looks quite stylish. Three days later, the hoodie is still holding up and his wound is almost completely healed.
And now for some extra cute photos from our week...
Now that all four kittens weigh two pounds, they'll be spayed and neutered on Tuesday and ready for adoption a few days after that! If anyone who is local to the Philadelphia area is interested: All adoptions go through the rescue I work with (Forgotten Cats), but you can email me for more information. There is an application/interview process and adoption fee, but that’s to make sure they get placed with someone awesome, because they deserve it!!
(And, FYI I heard through the grapevine that an application is already in for Avery! Yay!)
Even this guy is excited:
Have a great weekend!
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.