It’s play time for the kittens, and they’re having a blast. They LOVE that track toy.
Alejandro gets BOOP’d.
Mama’s tail is the BEST toy, according to Carmelita. (That track toy Pablo is playing with in the background is a close second, though.)
Javier’s feeling VERY sassy today. Skittering around, jumping on Carmelita. He’s got energy to spare!
The kittens are on a probiotic a couple of times a day (going from nursing to eating on their own can sometimes upset their little digestive systems, so they get the probiotic just in case). I mix the probiotic with goat milk, which I give them via syringe just so that I know they all get an equal amount. They really like it – I mean REALLY REALLY like it. In this video, I’m giving Carmelita hers, and Alejandro (who already had his) is trying to get in on the action. It’s good stuff, I guess. (Thanks to Teresa, who shot the video.)
Javier is the sparkleball CHAMP. (And don’t miss Carmelita’s arch-and-floof about 14 seconds in.)
Kitten Fight Club. Like Human Fight Club only floofier.
Everyone was sleeping, so Javier was flirting with me. (Please do not miss the spit at the end. That boy cracks me UP.)
Javier just wants to sleep, but Alejandro wants to PLAY. Or bite. Or kick! He loves his brudder.
When I put Isabella up there to take her picture last week, she realized that it was a good place to hang out where the kittens couldn’t see her and she could see everything. Then Pablo caught sight of her and whined and whined until I put him up there with her. He was AMAZED.
POP! go the kittens.
For Throw Back Thursday, a flash back to 2015. Please admire the 4 day old kittens belonging to Lucy (collectively known as The Fools, because they were born on April 1st and named after comedians). They were not kidding around with the hissing and the spitting, they were like a little nest of snakes. (Disclaimer: very young kittens hiss and spit, it’s perfectly normal, pretty much all my fosters have done it at this age, and they all grew up to be functioning members of society.)
Continuing with the Throw Back Thursday: Spitting Edition theme (see the earlier video). Here are the kittens we fostered in 2017 along with their mother Nola (kitten not seen: Beignet, who had better things to do.) Orange tabby Andouille was a spitting champion, and his sisters Roux and Praline were pretty darn good at it too. It’s a spit-off!
Carmelita got up on the cabinet, caught sight of “another kitten” (herself) in the reflection and got her skitter on. That girl is a NUT.
Alejandro got up on the cabinet, and Javier was like “How did you do that?!” and Alejandro said “I don’t know!” (He jumped from the back of the couch to the cabinet and then walked over to the windows.)
Pablo is having a BLAST with that ball.
Kittens feelin’ skittery (especially Pablo). Goofy little skitterbugs.
Breakfast is served! (From the 9:00 position moving clockwise, we have: Alejandro, Javier, Carmelita, Pablo & Diego. Mama Isabella gets her own plate of food up high – and then helps finish off any leftovers the kittens leave.)
Alejandro perfects his pounce.
I have no idea why Carmelita thinks this is the best place to skitterbug back and forth, but she’s cracking me up!
All five kittens looking in my general direction. (That’s Carmelita over on top of the triangle scratcher, Javier on top of the cat tree, Pablo (left) and Alejandro on the middle level, and Diego on the bottom.)
It’s crazy playtime in the kitten room – and please do not miss Pablo’s spit at about 13 seconds in. That boy could not possibly be more pleased with himself.
2019: I think Albert had just woken up and he wasn’t sure who or where he was. (That’s the sign of a good nap.)
2018: Oh BOY, Katarina cannot believe you wore that to work today, innernets.
2017: HA HA HA DEWEY, NOW THE ENTIRE INNERNETS KNOWS THAT YOU SNUGGLE WITH ME AT NAP TIME!
2016: Ken Adams looks like he’s having an existential crisis.
2014: No entry.
2013: Goodbye, Spanky.
2012: “WAIT WAIT WAIT I’M COMING!”
2011: “Don’t judge me.”
2010: Dreamy little Corbett.
2009: Let us talk about little Bessie.
2008: No entry.
2007: “Please, lady? Can’t I go out?”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.