I put this carrier up on the counter so that Katia could get away from the humans when she wants to, and have a safe and private place. She spends a good part of her day up there, and spends most of the nighttime out in the room.
So I took the big crate out of the room – part of the reason that carrier is up there on the counter for Katia is so that when the time comes and I need her in a carrier, she’ll already BE in the carrier and I can just close it. (In theory, anyway.) If I need to get Katia somewhere and there are kittens in there with her, then that becomes a problem. Also, they’ve pretty much stopped hanging out in the big crate, so taking it out gives them a bit more room.
The kittens are eating on their own (some more than others), but all of them are nursing when they can. And since she’s the one present during the day, Kristi’s the one who provides the milk.
Videos! In the first one, Katia is down and Scott goes for the milk bar. He doesn’t care that she’s not his mama!
And in the second, Kristi’s the milk bar and – by the end – all 10 kittens are present. Not all trying to nurse, thankfully, but present!
2017: He’s not sure why, but he’s always very determined and excited about it!
2016: Doesn’t Regina look thrilled?
2015: “Mama, stop! I am a big boy, and I am clean!”
2014: “Um… yep. Ceiling fan’s still there!”
2013: “You tryin’ to steal my babies? Because THAT would make me VERY… Hmm. Actually, okay. Go ahead and steal them. I can handle that.”
2012: Emmy Wednesday
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Not scared of the Roomba, just skeedaddling to his Very Important Date!
2008: She’s a mean drunk.
2007: They definitely live the life o’ Reilly.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.