Tuesday, April 21, 2015
When I awoke this morning, they were bigger. They had a good 48 hour stretch of eating often and sleeping like crazy. A friend from church came over today who had seen the kittens on Sunday and even she said how much she could tell that they'd grown.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time to wake up! The secret to calm, content hand-raised kittens is to never let them get too hungry. If they are crying for their food, you waited too long and they'll feel frantic. I've seen many cats raise kittens and the best moms never let their babies cry.
You can tell the weather by a pile of kittens. The colder it is, the tighter they pile on each other and curl up, the warmer, the more laid out they are.
A nice lapful of content babies! This is my view...
They accept me as their mother now and love piling on my lap. They suck and nuzzle my fingers while waiting their turn for the bottle. When I pet them, it comforts them. When I first got them, they'd root around after being fed looking for their mother to snuggle up to and cry and take a long time to fall asleep. It was sad to watch.
Ah, in the milk zone!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I just took these photos today. They have names along the same lines as a Star Trek Borg, more a designation than a name, for now. There is Gray, Orange, 1 Spot, 2 Spots and Nose. I'm thinking of calling 1 Spot Teddy because he looks like a fluffy Teddy Bear. I'm still working on the others. They are ALL boys! They are about two weeks old and have gained weight well. They range from 8 oz. to 11 oz. now.