The kittens turned 7 weeks old yesterday. I didn’t take special pictures of them for their 7-week portraits, but I do have some then-and-now comparison pictures.
This first set of pictures is from one month ago, when the kittens were 18 days old and still living in the crate with their mama.
And here they are now (well, a few days ago).
Yesterday, I took Regina, Chanandler, and Ken to the vet. Regina’s ears have been bothering her a little despite being treated for ear mites and cleaned a couple of times, and Chanandler’s eyes have been a little goopy. Then on Sunday I walked into the room and Ken’s right eye was pretty much swollen closed and goopy. I put ointment in his eye Sunday and yesterday and it looks much better than it did, but I figured I might as well make a trip to the vet for all three of them rather than putting it off.
After some examination, the vet told me to keep Chanandler and Ken on ointment, and gave me drops for Regina’s ears (she didn’t have mites, but the vet saw a little yeast in her ears).
The kittens were so calm about being handled by complete strangers that the vet took their temperatures to make sure they weren’t sick. (Both kittens had normal temps.)
Chanandler weighed in at 1 1/2 pounds, and Ken at just over 2 pounds. Regina now weighs 8 1/2 pounds, and that’s when I realized that she’s no longer skin and bones. I mean, she’s not fat – but despite the fact that the kittens are still nursing, she’s managed to put on some weight. Yay!
Videos! In the first, Chanandler Bong is considering jumping from the top of the cat tree to the wall basket, and I seem to have reached shenanigan overload.
And in the second, Ken Adams is working on his Skitterbugging 101 skillz.
2015: Rickles invites Gilda to smell his foot.
2014: No entry.
2013: “OMC!” says Jareth. “My hair DOES smell terrific!”
2012: “GET OFF MY CAT TREE!”
2011: “My paw smells funny.”
2010: “They’re gonna take a sample of what from my where, now?”
2009: “Hey, Mister, you sure smell purty!”
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.