I took pictures of each of the kittens yesterday (so you can see how they look at 5 weeks old), but didn’t put together the progression collage for each kitten, partly because there’s not a lot of change in their faces since last week, and partly because I just ran out of time!
In case you missed the video over on Facebook/Instagram, Caroline showed us that she’s a bottle baby, too. (She gets her own small bowl alongside her canned food, but apparently decided the stuff in the bottle must be better!)
I weighed all the kittens yesterday – you can see their weight chart at the bottom of the page, here – and they’ve all crossed the 1-pound threshhold. The heaviest are Almanzo and Willie (1 pound, 5 ounces) and the lightest is Laura (1 pound, 1.7 ounces.) I remembered to weigh Caroline while I was at it, and she’s now at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. That’s 4 ounces more than she weighed when the kittens were 1 day old, and nearly a pound more than she weighed when we first got her! I think she’s the first mama we’ve had who wasn’t skin and bones at this point, no doubt due to the fact that I’ve been supplementing with the bottle.
I put canned food in each of the kittens’ mouths yesterday morning, and they spit it right back out, called me bad names, and then demanded their bottle. Spoiled? Nahhh…
2018: “Granny, this lady is weird.”
2017: “Lady, seriously.”
2016: I don’t know how kittens can breathe with their siblings laying directly on their faces, but Bert Macklin survived just fine.
2015: “This Lippman person writes a comfy book!”
2014: Angelo, letting Ferdinand suck on his toe.
2013: “MAMA WHERE YOU IS I AM HUNGRY!”
2012: “Wait… there are TWO of them?!”
2011: No babies yet.
2010: We’re staying inside where it’s nice and warm.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.