Thank you all so much for your kind and sweet comments on yesterday’s post – I truly appreciate them so very much.
I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, as far as sleep goes: I figure another week, I’ll be able to let them go 5 – 6 hours overnight, and I’ll be able to catch up on my REM sleep. Fingers crossed!
As I mentioned yesterday, I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the Nestlings over the past three weeks, but I did get some, and here are a few of my favorites.
Starling, checking out the microfiber cloth. (I roll up a microfiber cloth because kittens sometimes like to flop across it while they’re having their bottle. I’ve tried it with cute baby blankets, but there’s something about the microfiber they really seem to like.)
All kittens are doing well! Everyone’s gaining nicely. Rufous is still being tube-fed (which he doesn’t like, and so I tell him “You know how to rectify this situation, young man,” but does he listen? NOPE.), everyone else is taking the bottle nicely. Wren is about 3 1/2 weeks, so I think I’m going to put a small litter box in her crate and see what she thinks about it. Her incisors (those little nibbly teeth across the top and bottom) are coming in, and we should be seeing canines any time now, too.
I think I’ve mentioned that the Catsby kittens have been using the litter boxes really well – I haven’t found any accidents in well over a week, since I moved litter boxes to the end of the room where they spend most of their time. I decided the other day that I’d start slowwwwly moving litter boxes toward the other end of the room with an eye toward eventually moving them into the closet where Daisy’s litter boxes are. I cautioned myself not to RUSH them, we don’t want the kittens to start having accidents, do we? So I started moving them verrrry slowly, like 5 inches at a time.
Yesterday at bed time I went in to scoop Daisy’s litter boxes. There are two boxes in there, but she really only uses one. I could see that the litter box she doesn’t use had been at least stepped in, so I scooped that box, and you know what? Those little stinkers started using that litter box – in fact, as soon as I scooped the litter box, Zelda came in, used it, and then went along her way.
I guess I can move the other litter boxes a little more quickly, huh?
Zelda seems to be stuck in fast forward!
I’m not entirely sure why Jay does the thing where he stands up and rubs his ears with his paws (maybe I’m making them itch by poking them?), but it’s utterly adorable.
2022: Kudzu giving me the teenage attitude.
2021: Canasta in her onesie.
2020: And then they donned their Floof Suits.
2019: So so so sleepy. (Albert and Willie)
2018: No entry.
2017: Praline has a think.
2016: Throwback Thursday: Newt and Maxi.
2015: I think it’s safe to say that the kittens have found their crazy.
2014: Livia Monday.
2013: No entry.
2012: About Rupert.
2011: Crooked Acres, after the tornadoes.
2009: The Seven.
2008: Killing me with the cute.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.