3-14-18 Wednesday

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A few weeks ago, I told y’all that Stardust – one of Mercury’s kittens – had been returned. She was a bit traumatized from her experience in the home where she’d lived, and so she went to Camp Kathie for a little while to hang out, decompress, and relearn how to be a kitten.

Well, last weekend she went home. To a wonderful home where she has siblings… one of whom is her actual sister, Phoenix!

Stardust is adapting quite well after a few days. Phoenix is not sure what to make of this new addition, but I suspect it won’t be too long before those kittens are best friends again.

Is that wonderful news, or what?

(Thanks, Debra – not only for the picture, but for giving those girls a wonderful home!)

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Pile o’ sleepy.


Chunky little muffins.


Toeses.


More toeses.


Streeeetch!


Lovin’ the ear rubs.


She is just so darn pretty.

Since 3 out of 9 of my previous pregnant cats have birthed those babies on a Wednesday, maybe today’s the day? Maybe… not? Maybe she’s waiting for St. Patrick’s Day? Maybe she’s waiting until Katia’s kittens are old enough to babysit for her? Who knows?

Last night I decided I really needed to get a look at Katia’s kittens’ eyes close up, so I asked Fred to don the welding gloves and help. I figured we could change out the bedding in the crate at the same time. However, Katia would not be shooed out of the crate, so Fred put the kittens in the pie plate (no pictures this time around, sorry), and I picked them up one by one, checked their eyes (a couple of eyes needed ointment), and then Fred put them back. Then I left the room while he petted Katia with a welding-glove on his hand. He said she hissed while he petted her, but didn’t bite or smack, so that’s… something.

We’ll likely start handling the kittens more often now, so that I can give them all the once-over (they’re all quite healthy, as you can see) and get them used to being handled. All of them were pretty relaxed about it, except for Jayne Torvill, who was a little shrieky in the most adorable way.

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Videos – last night, for the first time since they’ve been with us, first Katia and then later on Kristi left their safe spots and ventured over to the food. You’ll note that both of them kept a safe distance and a wary eye on me, but this is a first, so I was excited.


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Annnd Katia’s kittens – newborn & 2 weeks old. They are growing like crazy!


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Frankie is such a pretty boy, isn’t he?


Also very very stressed.

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Previously
2017: “HEY! TRYIN’ TA SLEEP HERE, LADY!”
2016: Susie wonders if she’s flying.
2015: Well, shoot. I’ve got the box of #Stefan packed and ready to go, and I can’t remember who ordered it!
2014: Oh, Orlando. Those ears are something else!
2013: “ATTENTION, BABIES: Due to this behavior on the part of the humans, you will not be making an appearance for a long, long time.”
2012: “No, seriously. I think I’m gonna barf.”
2011: My week in cats.
2010: Hoyt and Bill updates.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.

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