Mimosa told me to babysit while she sat on the top of the cat tree and had some relaxation time. Pretty easy job, honestly – they slept the entire time. (I may have seen some eyeballs on Kudzu and Clover this morning, but am not entirely sure. I’ll post an eyeball report this evening after I weigh them!)
Mimosa will occasionally wake up the babies for pottying or just general bathing, and I absolutely adore when they wake up and yell at her. “Mooo-ooom, I was SLEEPIN’!”
(I won’t be surprised if both of Clover’s eyes are open tomorrow morning. I also won’t be surprised if they’re not. Clover is still hanging on to his umbilical cord. There’s no redness, swelling, or anything concerning around where the cord is attached. He’s just not ready to let it go, and when he is he will. Though most kittens lose their umbilical cords around day 4, I’ve had kittens hang on to theirs until 2 weeks or longer with no problems. How boring would it be if all kittens did things when they were supposed to instead of when they wanted to? I guess Clover just likes to hear me sing “Let it Go” to him; I would have guessed he’d have shed the umbilical cord out of self-preservation after he realized he’d have to hear my singing voice regularly.)
We are reaching the stage where they’re clearly starting to hear things; Bramble and Kudzu were reacting to my voice (or possibly my voice + the smell of my lotion; they are hissier in the morning, likely because I rarely use the same lotion two days in a row.)
Mimosa jumped up to look out the window at the snow (okay, maybe it was the birds in the snow that really caught her attention) and one of the kittens squeaked, so she looked down to see what was going on.
The milk bar is becoming more and more crowded as the kittens grow and grow and grow. They grow so fast!
Eyeball check! Kudzu and Clover are still just not quite sure they want to open those eyes (they’re opening, just slowly.) Mondo, Bramble and Hollyhock might be a little skeptical still, but their eyes are open and in great shape (I did have to put a little ointment in Hollyhock’s eyes yesterday, but they cleared right up).
Little hissers Mondo and Bramble are still at it. The rest of them were sleeping (though I’m pretty sure little calico Hollyhock was hissing in her sleep.)
Mimosa & the Sprouts: At the milk bar
2021: Can we assume we’ve got a particularly dramatic bunch of kittens this time around? I think we can!
2020: No entry.
2019: You can only see 3 kitten heads, but I swear they’re all there.
2018: Chunky little muffins.
2017: “HEY! TRYIN’ TA SLEEP HERE, LADY!”
2016: Susie wonders if she’s flying.
2015: Well, shoot. I’ve got the box of #Stefan packed and ready to go, and I can’t remember who ordered it!
2014: Oh, Orlando. Those ears are something else!
2013: “ATTENTION, BABIES: Due to this behavior on the part of the humans, you will not be making an appearance for a long, long time.”
2012: “No, seriously. I think I’m gonna barf.”
2011: But he later confessed that he’d tried to pick Rufus up, and Rufus lost his mind, did some ninja moves, and Bob’s yer uncle, there was poop on the wall.
2010: Hoyt and Bill updates.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.