Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Foster Kitten Report

The four foster kittens arrived on Sunday night and the first thing the did was make a dash for their litter box! They hadn't had a potty break since leaving Michigan that morning. Then they got to split a can of stinky goodness. Mom put them all in the large crate and some of us got to come into the room to check them out. Memphis and Bandit did all of the hissing! Once we were done and chased out of the room, the door was closed and the kittens were left to have the run of the room.

Mom says she did realize how much work four little bundles of fur and energy could be! They have two speeds: fast and sleep. There has been hours of kitten wrestling going on in the room. Lots of pouncing and playing. Their climbing skills are coming along. Three of them climbed up the back of mom's leg last night and her shirt as she was fixing their stinky goodness! They split one can between the four of them each day. The rest of the time they have kitten kibble to eat all day.

One of the boys has very goopey eyes and the sneezes. His appetite is good and he is still very playful. However, mom was concerned so she took them all into the vet yesterday afternoon. Our vet said it is a viral thing and will have to run its course. But in the meantime they now have to have Tetramycin ointment put in their little eyes 2x daily. The vet also gave each one a dose a of de-worming medicine.

Mom's left arm is full of tiny kitten claw scratches (and two nasty scratches from Fiona). She sort of looks like she has been in the brambles. MOL

Here is a link to a few pictures mom took on Monday. They are cute little stinkers:

Grey Foster Kittens


Mom took some more last night that she'll post later. They move so fast! She said it is hard to get pictures of their little faces!

It's time for a nap now. We adults take turns sleeping outside of the kitten room!

Purrs,
Clarissa

6 comments:

  1. YEAH!!! We have to agree about the speed of kittens - fast forward and sound asleep. MOL Can't wait to hear more about them. (and mom says she sympathizes about the scratchies - one of our new babies likes to whap her)

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  2. They're precious, but we can just imagine that your mom had her hands full! :-)

    Kudos to her for fostering!

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  3. Oh so cute, and what a sweet thing your mummy is doing!

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  4. They are adorable and seems they are a great tattoo artists as well : )

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  5. Oh you're gonna have your paws full with those four!!

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