Lucy’s Fools are now TWO months old! Well, officially they won’t be two months old ’til this evening, but I think we’re close enough.
Here’s each kitten, at 3 days old and at 2 months old.
And just so he isn’t left out, here’s Carlin at 6 1/2 weeks old!
Here’s another picture of each kitten, though they’re getting bratty and stubborn and not inclined to pose nicely for me anymore. Hmph!
Here’s what nursing looked like back in mid-April:
And what it looks like now:
You’ll note that in the first and third nursing pictures, Carlin is right there in the middle. He’s staked out a prime spot, and when Lucy is willing to let them nurse, he’s pretty much the first one there. She’s treating him exactly like the rest of the kittens – sometimes she loves him and licks him and purrs at him, and sometimes she growls at him to GET AWAY AND LET ME HAVE A MINUTE TO MYSELF, KID.
On Saturday, Fred and I were hanging out in the kitten room, and I noted that it had been almost a week since Carlin had had an accident (of the not-making-it-to-the-litterbox sort). Fred suggested that we open the door to the rest of the upstairs and let them explore, so we did. They had a few hours out on Saturday and then all day on Sunday, and so far it’s going well. Like all kittens, they prefer to hang out in Fred’s room. Carlin was the first kitten to the bottom of the stairs, followed quickly by Gilda and Rickles. They seem to have decided that there’s nothing of interest at the bottom of the stairs (we have the screen door in place), and went right back upstairs.
I weighed everyone yesterday, and except for Carlin, they’re all over 2 pounds. Roseanne and Louis continue to weigh exactly the same, at 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Rickles continues to be the biggest (2 pounds, 10 ounces) with Shecky (2 pounds, 9 ounces) and Skelton (2 pounds, 8 ounces) not far behind. That leaves Belushi (2 pounds, 7 ounces) and Gilda (2 pounds, 4 ounces) in between. Wee Carlin brings up the rear at just over 1 1/2 pounds. You can see the weight chart at the bottom of their page.
Lucy gained a tiny bit of weight and is at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She definitely still needs to put on more weight, but she’ll get there.
Videos! In the first one, there are skitterbugs all over the place.
And the second video was made when Louis was 3 – 4 weeks old. He was watching everyone outside the crate playing, and he was simply AMAZED. His little face just cracks me UP.
2014: No entry.
2013: He just lubs his mama.
2012: Meet the new guys.
2011: Don’t you just love the little spotted belly?
2010: “Bleh. This mouse tastes funny.”
2009: Look at the little smile on her face!
2008: No entry.
2007: It appears that Sugarbutt got started on that nap without me.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.