Can you EVEN believe that these little monkeys are four weeks old? Here are their comparison pics at 3 days old and at 4 weeks old.
And here they are when they’re not being held up in a vain attempt to get them to look at the camera and make this whole side-by-side comparison easier (for me).
At 4 weeks old, they’re all pretty much eating canned food off the plate. This is from yesterday. The only kittens missing from this picture are Roseanne and Skelton, who were both sitting in my lap.
They still need a little help, so I spend a lot of time pushing the food up into a little pile (they’re not quite sure about this “plate” business) to make it easier for them to eat.
Litter box usage is improving every day. I’m almost positive that they’re all peeing in the litter box every time, and they’ve finally started pooping there, too.
The one thing I was dismayed to notice is that Roseanne and Skelton’s eyes are starting to change color! It’s not super obvious and it usually goes pretty slow, but it’s happening.
I’ve informed them both that they are TOO YOUNG to have their eyes changing already, and they need to STOP IT RIGHT NOW. Not sure that’ll work, but you can’t blame a foster mama for trying.
Lucy will be getting an additional plate or two of snack food in the closet (where the kittens can’t get to it). She’s dropped almost half a pound in the past week, and I can’t have her wasting away. Those babies aren’t grown yet, I need her to keep mothering them!
And she’s doing a wonderful job of it. From left: Roseanne (looking up at the camera), Louis, Rickles, Gilda (on top of Rickles), Skelton, Belushi. Shecky was missing from the picture because he was sitting on my foot, of course.
The weight chart on their page has been updated, if you’re interested to see what they’re weighing now. The upshot is that Rickles is the biggest at 1 pound, 3.3 ounces, and Louis continues to be the peanut at 13.2 ounces.
Video! As it’s their 4-week birthday, it’s only fitting that this is a nursing video. I love how, in the beginning, you see Louis and Shecky staring out from the crate, clearly thinking “WHAT IN TARNATION IS GOING ON OVER THERE?!” Belushi’s not the video, because he was sitting in my lap. Now that they’re mobile, it’s going to be close to impossible to get all 7 of them – plus Lucy – in one video.
2014: Dennis Wednesday.
2013: “FORGET IT. I’m not doing THAT! They can just stay where they are!”
2012: Not in the mood to play with kittens, I guess!
2011: No entry.
2010: It’s a miracle!
2009: Bed capacity: holds four.
2008: These kittens are never going to open their eyes.
2007: The move went about as smoothly as a move can go.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.