The kittens are 4 weeks old! Is it just me, or has this time flown by? They’re like real little cats now.
Here’s what they look like now:
I didn’t really have room to include their weights on this week’s photo collage, but they’re listed below. Everyone but Pablo is over a pound now, and I expect Pablo will be over a pound by next week.
Alejandro: currently 1 lb 2.4 ounces (birth weight: 5.1 ounces)
Pablo: 15.3 ounces (3.8)
Javier: 1 lb 2.3 ounces (4.7)
Carmelita: 1 lb 1.5 ounces (4.8)
Diego: 1 lb 2.7 ounces (4.1)
All the kittens are now wearing collars – Alejandro’s in orange, Pablo in purple, Diego in green, Javier still in yellow, and Carmelita still in pink.
I set up litter boxes yesterday morning, put Alejandro in one of them, and he promptly squatted and peed.
Later I put Carmelita in the litter box and she scratched around and whined a little, then after a few moments peed. None of the others used the litter box, but they’ve all been in (and gotten out on their own), so it’ll just be a matter of time.
I imagine the next week is going to be very exciting – this is generally about the time they start trying Mama’s food and figuring out the litter boxes and playing. Also… it’s about time for skitterbugging to start. I can’t wait!
2019: These kittens, SO judgmental.
2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: “Oh lord, where did all these children come from?”
2015: “Bring it over HERE, lady!”
2014: I love how Ferdinand is first on the scene, both times, to investigate what’s going on.
2013: “Stop harassing me. I did some mathematic equations, realized exactly how those babies are planning to exit their current domicile, and I decided I’m NEVER going to give birth. Go away.”
2012: I think it’s safe to say that Emmy is pretty much over one Fred Anderson.
2011: That cat tree is leaning rather dangerously under the weight of Elwood (aka “Ellie Belly”), but he doesn’t care.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: “The chickens are here!” he said.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.