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Kitten update, 9/22/2014

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Tried to make a posting yesterday and lost it to a malfunction. Aaargh!

Here's an adorable picture:

Got the latest weight chart here—they just keep on growing! I’ve cut back to weighing them just every other day now. Tris, Blaze, and Streak are so close in size their name labels are overlapping. Dot's the smallest now, but she's growing steadily.


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Streak eats!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

FINALLY Streak ate from a dish! Silly me, I've been trying to tempt him with canned food and milk-moistened dry food. He went for the plain dry kitten chow!

I've reduced the frequency of weighing to every other day, figuring they wouldn't be growing so fast. They're still putting on weight daily!

Two of the kittens are currently attacking an old sock. Or they were, and now they're going for each other. 

Maybe this is a little silly, but I'm trying to call Isabel by her ...

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Izzy's kittens, 9/11/2014

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I know you've been waiting impatiently for the latest growth chart! Again, the dotted line is the average.

Streak has finally passed the 1-lb mark, but he's still not eating from a dish. 

No-Dot got a new name! I first thought of Dot-less, which made me think of Dauntless. If you've read Divergent, you know that the heroine, Beatrice, assumed the nickname Tris upon joining t...

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Progress Report: Izzy's Kittens, 9/10/2014

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Have continued to weigh the kittens each day, but haven't gotten around to posting the latest weights. Got some canned kitten chow at Petsmart in San Antonio yesterday; that did the trick to get Dottie to eat from a dish today! Got her interested in licking the spoon, then moved her over to an available spot on the plate. She ate it with apparent relish! So now Streak is the only one not eating from a dish. He's still the smallest, but he continues to gain weight. He's just a hair under a pou...

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Progress Report: Isabel's Kittens, 9/7/2014

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I took some cute pictures but had a wee bit of difficulty getting them uploaded, so I'll have to post them tomorrow.

I was a little worried about Dot this morning b/c she was sleeping while the other kittens were playing and nursing. When I checked on her later, though, she was wrestling with the others, and she nursed, too. Turned out she gained a good bit of weight since yesterday, so I'm not worried about her now!

The kittens keep on growing. Cass has broken the one-pound barri...

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Kitten tales

Posted on September 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This morning I decided to let the kittens out of the crate without my supervision. When I went up to check on them later, they were all cuddled up together in the crate--guess it still felt like home base.

Another time when I visited the upstairs kitties, the two b&w's were in the crate, and the three Siamese were on the pillow (my pillow) on the floor in front of the crate! Hmmm. . . segregation? 

Blaze is the only one that's taken to the food bowl so far. It shows--she ...

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Growth chart

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The dotted line is the average weight. Looks like there have been some upsets! Blaze got passed by Streak, and No-Dot is now outweighted by Dot. Cass is still the biggest. I think it's b/c he's lazy. When I opened the cage this evening, all the other cats headed out to explore, while Cass just slept. I had to poke him and pick him up to wake him! Lazy fella. :)

Pretty mama Isabel and sleeping babies

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's the beautiful mama kitty. . .

 . . . and four of her precious babies!

Their growth and development has been amazing to watch. Just a week ago the kittens could only walk two or three steps without stumbling. Not only have they gotten perceptibly bigger, their coordination has improved to an incredible de...

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Kitten adventures

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

They're growing and developing! See Mama in the background keeping an eye on the babies?

The kittens are growing!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The babies are growing like crazy! It's not so obvious just looking at them (like in a still photo), but they've gained weight each day over the three days I've been weighing them. They're also less awkward and more adventurous (but still endearingly clumsy!)

I've been letting Mama Isabel out a few times a day, giving her some time away from her kittens. I had the five little ones with me on the bed this morning while Izzy roamed. It's such a precious experience, having wee kitties clim...

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