MEET YER NEW PARTNER!
What do the other kittens think? Well, at first they were all…
For the first few days, I fed her separately on her own plate. Saturday evening, she pretty much elbowed everyone out of the way to eat off the snack plate, so now they all eat together. (Iva is off to the side not eating because she doesn’t care for turkey pate.)
Iva and Charlotte were the hissiest toward Abby at first – they were constantly hissing at her (and Abby hissed right back at them). As of this morning, there’s been no hissing from Iva or Charlotte, but now Charleston’s being an emotional little brat. I think he’s annoyed because HE’s been the biggest lap sitter, and now she’s always sitting in my lap. When he comes near, I just pick him up and snuggle him on my shoulder ’til he wants down.
Charlotte was REALLY REALLY mad at me for about three days. She wouldn’t come NEAR me, even if Abby wasn’t in my lap. She wouldn’t come within reach, and if I got up and grabbed her, she’d let me hold her, but she’d stare off into space and was clearly just waiting for me to put her back down. She finally warmed up yesterday morning, and I think we’re friends again.
I haven’t seen Abby and the other kittens playing together yet, but I’ve seen Abby swat at their tails. I expect that in another few days, they’ll be playing together, and not long after that, they’ll actually be friends.
Abby was trapped in Huntsville by Winnie – and the interesting thing is that due to the location where she was trapped, and her size and appearance, it’s entirely possible that she and Charlotte could be sisters. They look a lot alike, and I’ve caught Charlotte giving Abby a quizzical look or two, like she’s thinking “You seem familiar.” Obviously I don’t know for sure that they’re related, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but Abby is skin and bones right now. She eats plenty, and I know she’ll put on the weight in time – she’s already a bit less bony. She gets an extra snack mid-day, which she appreciates (and the other kittens do NOT). She’s a super, SUPER sweet, cuddly girl, and I think she appreciates having a warm, safe place with plenty of food, and kittens who’ll eventually play with her.
If you have a solution to fleas in carpet and furniture, please chime in!
Whitney said: Oh heavens, I need help from the joyful masses. We brought home a stray from a city park a couple of months ago and we are *still* dealing with the fleas she brought with her. We’re going to try the Capstan I saw recommended a few days ago, but despite dedicated searching I haven’t been able to find any recommendations for something to treat furniture and carpets (except for DE, which is not an option for us). So…help?
Whitney, I have been lucky enough not to have to deal with it myself, but if you aren’t opposed to using sprays, my vet strongly recommends this stuff: Virbac Knockout. You have to stay out of the room until it’s dry, but like I said, my vet recommends it (and it seems to have good reviews on Amazon.)
In addition to the Capstar, I’d start using Advantage (if you aren’t already).
If you guys have any other suggestions, PLEASE leave a comment!
2015: No entry.
2014: No one trying to kill anyone here, nope. Move along.
2013: “Hi, hi! Hi weird people of the internet! Hi!”
2012: Polly loves to play sparkleball in the tub.
2011: It makes us both laugh and laugh.
2010: No entry.
2009: “You rang?”
2008: It’s hard to believe that volume of sound is coming from such a little thing!
2007: Snuggly brudders.
2006: I have a bunch of pictures of Maddy I haven’t cleared off my memory stick yet, so you’ll be seeing them for the next few days.
2005: “Take a picture Mom, quick! I can’t hold this pose for long!”