Tony Rocky Horror Pickle continues to hang in there. No weight gain, but he’s bright-eyed and eating, he’s drinking and using the litter box, he likes to be petted. I tried to clean some poop off his tail yesterday and he squawked indignantly at me, so he’s got some spirit, that’s for sure.
Petey, my last holdout against the diarrhea that’s plaguing that litter of kittens, succumbed yesterday. I would give my kingdom for a solid poop from any of those kittens!
Today, we focus on Sungold!
Sungold is the hunter-gatherer of the litter. If there’s something moving, he regards it as prey. And he hunts it down and kills it, then carries it proudly back to his mama and brothers to show off. With Sungold around, no one will ever go hungry! He’s the one kitten in the litter who can not only hunt the flies that occasionally make their way in through the door, but he actually catches them (okay, he eats them, too. Yuck!)
He’s secure in his hunting skills, and in his down time he likes to take baths, harass his brothers, and chase after his mother begging her to let him nurse. Unlike some other kittens in his litter, though, he understand that when Mama says no, she MEANS no, and he doesn’t keep bothering her. He’s a gentleman, is what I’m saying.
He’s a sweet, laid-back chilled-out hunk of a mankitten, and no matter where he is, you can bet he’s stretched out, comfortable, and ready to snooze (unless he’s hunting, of course).
He’s got a tiny bit of a leaky eye, as you can see – interestingly, Mr. Stripey’s leaky eye is his right eye; Sungold’s leaky eye is his left eye. Unlike Mr. Stripey, though, Sungold’s eye is rarely leaky, and it goes away on its own pretty quickly.
Sungold LOVES to climb, and he climbs straight up that scratching post every day, then sits there and chews on the cord attached to the top. Sometimes his brothers and mother try to help, whereupon he growls them away and says “I’ve got this! Back off!”
Like the rest of his litter, he’s sweet and friendly, playful and laid-back. He loves to play and his favorite toy is a Kong Kickeroo, but he’ll play with almost anything. One thing’s for sure – if he’s got a toy, he’s not sharing! This video was taken about a month ago, but his attitude hasn’t changed at all regarding sharing his toys.
More back yard Da Bird hijinks!
He knew Coach Alice was about to let him have it, and he tried to defend himself before she let loose. “Coach! There’s no way on earth ANYone could have caught that!” Coach Alice was not impressed, and opted to give him the silent-glare treatment.
2011: Do you remember Starsky and Hutch?
2010: No entry.
2009: So, that’s what’s going on with these kittens and their eyes.
2008: Kara lets her Southern roots shine through.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.