The Elements

 

Maddy Magnesium and her kittens were trapped near where they’re currently building the Facebook Data Center here in Huntsville, Alabama. It was initially thought that Mama was feral because as soon as she saw people she was GONE every time, but once she was trapped it turns out that she’s nervous but very, very sweet. (I brought them home Monday morning, and by Tuesday mid-day Mama was coming over to be petted if I spoke to her.) The kittens were 6 1/2 weeks old when I got them on October 4th (their Date of Birth is August 15, 2021), eating on their own along with nursing, and using the litter boxes with very few accidents so far.

Their names came from a naming-theme suggestion from several years ago; they’re known collectively as the Elements.




You can read about Maddy Magnesium and the Elements beginning here. There are links at the top and bottom of each entry; click on the one on the right to take you to the next entry.

You can see all the pictures taken of the Elements here at Flickr, or scroll through them below.

Sammy Samarium was adopted on December 4th! He joins a family that includes a kitty sister, Mouse, who needs a friend. And he will remain Sammy!
Nikki Nickel and Ruthy Ruthenium were adopted – together! – on December 5th! They are now living in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and have a big sister, Buttons, who needed friends.
Barry Beryllium, Carli Calcium & Ozzy Osmium were adopted – together! Yes, all three to one home! – on December 7th. They’re the only kitties in their home (the only animals), and join a family with a little girl who will have lots of fun with those kittens! (They will keep their names.)

The Elements

 10/5/2110/14/2110/21/2110/31/2111/5/21
Maddy Magnesium6 lb 3.4 oz6 lb 8 oz------
Barry Beryllium1 lb 0.3 oz1 lb 6.5 oz1 lb 13 oz2 lb 6 oz2 lb 11 oz
Carli Calcium1 lb 3.5 oz1 lb 9 oz1 lb 14 oz2 lb 2 oz2 lb 4 oz
Nikki Nickel12.6 oz1 lb 2 oz1 lb 8 oz1 lb 15 oz2 lb 1 oz
Ozzy Osmium1 lb 2 oz1 lb 7.5 oz1 lb 14 oz2 lb 6 oz2 lb 14 oz
Ruthy Ruthenium1 lb 1.2 oz1 lb 5.5 oz1 lb 13.5 oz2 lb 5 oz2 lb 10 oz
Sammy Samarium1 lb 6 oz1 lb 12 oz2 lb 4 oz2 lb 12 oz3 lb 3 oz