I honestly thought that the kittens might start eating over the weekend, but nope – except for Francesca who might have eaten a little on Friday (see video down in the social media section). They’re still all about the milk bar and the bottle, though I’ve seen Lalo and Mike sniffing around the food bowls. My contribution to getting kittens to eat on their own is to keep the plate of canned food full most of the time. I rarely have to do anything to get kitten interested in food when there’s a mother present – her example is usually plenty. I’m sure it won’t be long.
Francesca’s eating (kinda?) and Lalo’s lost. I don’t know that Francesca actually ate anything, but she was definitely interested in that plate of food. And bless Lalo’s heart, he might not be the brightest bulb. But that’s okay: not everyone can be a rocket scientist.
Gus (yellow collar), Nacho (black and white) and Mike (the little guy) have a tussle. As usual, the one who started the tussle is the one who’s on his back complaining that he’s being picked on. Ain’t it always the way?
I have a lap full of kittens, and I highly recommend it.
Mike goes for a wander. I love his little waddle. That boy is just the CUTEST.
Lalo, wandering around the room…and into the litter box!
I’ve got a lap full of kittens… and Lalo’s in the litter box eating litter. As you do.
Eating litter is normal for kittens at this age, which is why I use non-clumping litter until they’re older. I don’t think they actually ingest much litter (they usually chew on it while looking absolutely disgusted – and then they walk around spitting out pieces of litter, because of course.)
2021: No entry.
2020: No entry.
2019: She felt it prudent to keep it on for quite a while, but eventually de-floofed.
2018: Apparently everyone suddenly needed to sharpen their claws.
2017: Ya wave yer paws in the air like ya just don’t care.
2016: First he patted gently with one paw…
2015: Torres photobomb.
2014: “Well, I don’t like the sound of THAT.”
2013: It’s the one where they go on vacation to Hawaii and Arya ends up hanging off a cliff and a stranger saves her by grabbing her hair and pulling her back up the cliff! This one always gives me goosebumps.
2012: Thistle having a little alone time in HER box.
2011: And Gracie was all “Yeah, whatebs.”
2010: No entry.
2009: “Thank you, internets, for my new eyelids!”
2008: Sometimes she growls at him.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: So Rambo had his belly shaved, too, and he and Jodie are awfully funny looking, laying around with their little shaved bellies.