That tunnel bed was a gift from Teresa. It came from Temu, but you can also find something similar on Amazon (link for reference), though I don’t see any on Amazon that have two entrance/exits. This is the second litter we’ve used it with (we had the Trekklings when we got it), and it’s holding up surprisingly well.
So the news from the weekend: M’Lynn is in heat. On the good side: it’s a QUIET heat – she’s not howling, she’s just rolling and writhing and marching all over the place if you so much as look at her sideways. She is HAPPY, she loves EVERYONE, and thankfully she’s going for her spay on Wednesday.
The kittens are doing well – Shelby spends a lot of time watching the older kittens, following them around, and sniffing their tails. She finds them very interesting, and I don’t think it’ll be long before they’re all actually playing together. M’Lynn was very watchful for the first few days, but now she’s got other things on her mind, so she’s like “You’re fine, kid.” I mean, if Shelby were to cry or squeal, M’Lynn would be there to protect her, but the older kittens are being very sweet with her (they’ll bat at her or hop in her direction, but don’t actually make contact) and I think M’Lynn knows she doesn’t have to worry.
Ouiser gets the ol’ snifferoo from M’Lynn. (Ouiser might look a little scared here, but I think she was just a bit startled that M’Lynn got so up close and personal. Believe me when I say: nothin’ scares Ouiser.)
Shelby is now very interested in watching the other kittens, but she’s still not quite sure what to make of them!
I would not have expected Shelby to be able to get up on top of that tunnel/bed, but she’s full of surprises. She’s showing more interest in the other kittens, and while there hasn’t been actual playing yet, I think it’s not far off. (Please note M’Lynn in the closet, taking some time for herself. She’s decided that the older kittens are no threat to Shelby, and so she has stopped putting herself between them and Shelby.)
Ouiser’s keeping an eye on the clock and recommends you do, too! The auction ends at 7 PM (Central Time) SHARP – bids that come in at 7:01 are too late, and we know you don’t want to miss out. As the end of the auction approaches, keep one eye on the clock, one eye on your bids, and refresh OFTEN. Things get delightfully nuts in the last few minutes of the auction, so we’re not kidding – refresh, refresh, refresh!
Shelby loves her bottle. (Yes, she is eating on her own, but a kitten who will latch onto a bottle after such a rough start (I had to syringe feed her for the first week or so) is just a sheer pleasure. Also, she’s still tiny, so I figure any extra I can get into her is only a good thing. I’ll bottle feed that kitten ’til she’s 45 if I need to.)
Life in the kitten room – Ouiser, Drum and Clairee racing around, Shelby watching, all wide-eyed, and M’Lynn is feelin’ good.
2022: No entry.
2021: No entry.
2020: Orange tabbies are the surfer dudes of the cat world!
2019: Here are the last of the Beauregard pictures I took before he went home.
2018: “I wonder what they’d do if I tossed a ping pong ball into the bathtub?”
2017: Is it just me, or has this been the MOST beautiful litter?
2016: Oh look, it’s Wahhhdnesday.
2015: Happy Friday!
2014: Throwback Thursday: Terry.
2013: “I’m flying! I’M FLYINNNNNNNG!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: “I HAZ A COMPLAINT!”
2008: Kara said ::hiss!::
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.