I wonder if having frequent visitors at this stage of life would be a useful approach? Perhaps giving kittens more exposure to different people would help when they go to Petsmart and move to their new homes?
Every time we have a litter born here, I swear that I’m going to take them out of the house and expose them to being out around people regularly (I always think a quick visit to Petsmart during adoption hours so the adoption counselors can handle them), and I never do. More frequent visitors would be useful for the kittens, but I don’t think frequent visitors would be useful for my introvert husband. 🙂
(Unrelated, but until reading this story I had no idea you had any children!)
I do! She’s in her mid-20s and she lives in Massachusetts with her boyfriend and their dog Koshinto.. and no cats! (But she’s a cat lover, for sure.)
I love the judging Sugarbutt banner…is that one new? It is adorable!
And for an added bonus, I got the new Sugarbutt header. If I had been drinking coffee when it came up, I’d be looking for a new computer now… What a riot!
That Sugarbutt banner is indeed new. I don’t usually make banners using the permanent residents (not that I really think anyone would object!), but that picture needed to be used. I just love it so much – I expect it’ll be Sugarbutt’s calendar picture next year, too.
So did Belushi end up biting Lucy’s whiskers and making them shorter? It kind of looks like it, but I can’t tell for sure…
I think he bit off a few whiskers, but he left most of them intact.
Robyn, how is Lucy doing diarrhea-wise? Poor thing is so thin with the kittens sucking the life out of her!
The diarrhea is continuing, so I’ve gotten serious about keeping her separate from the kittens. I’m hoping that once her milk dries up (and she doesn’t have those kittens piling up on her), maybe the diarrhea will improve. Nothing is showing in her fecal, and changing her food isn’t helping, either. At least she isn’t losing weight! She still gets to come out of the foster room several times a day and see her kittens, but to be honest I think they’re more interested in seeing her than she is in seeing them!
Does Skelton still got his baby blue eyes? They look bluer than his siblings anyway 🙂
They’re still more blue than anything, but I expect that they’ll change eventually. They’re turning gold around the pupil, so I’ll be curious to see if that color keeps spreading, or if they stay this pretty blue-green color.
The Fools meet the Loon.
Then Belushi went exploring while Gilda watched from the cat tree and said “I don’t think you’re supposed to be doing that.” (And then I put down the camera and went to get the stepladder, removed him from up on high, and took down the curtains!)
Except for Carlin, everyone got their rabies shots yesterday. This means that they are ready to GO. They’re not all going to go at once, not only because there’s limited room at Petsmart, but also because Carlin can’t have his rabies shot for another two weeks, and I don’t want him to be lonely (and also don’t want him nursing from Lucy, otherwise I’d just let her be his companion). We’ll start with four of them going (most likely the girls, Belushi and Rickles or Shecky) and then the others will go as adoptions happen.
2014: Throw Back Thursday: Dennis!
2013: Pardon me, Puff, your giant head is taking up the whole frame.
2012: “I can haz kissin’?”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: All three kittens are inordinately interested in sticking their heads in our mouths
2008: Poor Miz Poo
2007: It’s his default expression.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.