Thank you all so much for your kind words about Stinkerbelle – it helps more than you can know. It’s so weird not to have her glaring down at me or demanding that I hurry up with her snack in the morning. The other cats aren’t acting any differently, though I imagine there will be a reshuffling of the clowder as they reconfigure.
Now that they’re 5 weeks old, I’m finally getting around to posting the 1-month pictures! I meant to do it yesterday, but of course wanted to post about Stinkerbelle. Here they each are, at 1 week old and 1 month old.
Clearly, they’ve reached the portion of their life when they don’t want to be held and don’t wanna look at the camera, they just want to make getting a decent picture of their faces hard for me. Here are a couple of outtakes:
Here are portraits (kind of) of each of the monkeys.
At one month (okay, okay, 5 weeks) old, they are really getting to be like little cats. They’re doing a lot more exploring, they are all OVER that room.
On the other side of that barrier is the closet where Regina’s litter box is. I don’t want the little ones in there yet, because there’s clumping litter in her box. Having that barrier there is driving these kittens NUTS, because they’re pretty sure there’s something awesome in there. If previous litters are anything to go by, they’ll be able to climb over the barrier in another couple of weeks, and by that time it’ll be safe for them to be around the clumping litter.
The kittens are doing a great job peeing in the litter boxes – I haven’t seen an accident since Friday, and that was only because the space heater had been nudged a little too close to the litter boxes, and it made Susie nervous. On the other hand, I haven’t seen anything else (I think you know what I’m sayin’) in the litter boxes, which means that Regina is taking care of business on that front. Er… back. (Heh.)
I’ve never seen a mother continue to potty kittens once they’ve started eating solid food, so it will be interesting to see when she decides to stop doing that. I should say that I’ve only actually seen Art eating off her plate, but there’s kibble available, so most likely the majority of the kittens have at least given it a try.
They stopped sleeping in the crate over the weekend, so I took it out of the room yesterday to give them more room to run. They usually sleep either piled up in the big basket, or in a pile in the middle of the floor. I’ll take a cat bed in there at some point, but I don’t expect them to be too terribly interested in it.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Self? I wonder what Newt does all day long?” then here’s your answer: if he’s not eating, kneading, or sitting in the back yard glaring, then he’s curled up in the bed next to my computer, snoring to beat the band.
2015: Kittens make the BEST pillows.
2014: No entry.
2013: “I am sad because I have an eye booger and no one will wipe it off for me.”
2012: “Give us cookies, lady.”
2011: UNDER ATTACK FROM THE KITTEH LUVAHS maybe.
2010: Maura and the Bookworms.
2009: The Seven.
2008: No entry.
2007: “Behind you! A serialkillerstalker!”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.