hey lady - what's with the bars??
And then they made a discovery.....Rapunzel has coccidia. Which means all the kittens have it too. It is an internal parasite so the kittens are on meds. And they are a HOT MESS!!! The parasite and the meds gives them the runs and while they are being very good about getting to the box, they are still pretty messy. Add to that the fact that they are eating canned and are getting that all over themselves and each other...... let's just say we suspect mom is going to spend an evening this week in there with the kittens and the shower will get involved. :) Mom has an old pair of flip flops in a bag by the door she uses when she is in there too.
You may have noticed that baby jail has been moved to the bathroom door. Since the space kittens are having issues and can get over the baby gate (sigh....) mom moved baby jail back to act as a gate back there. She would prefer to leave the door closed but it makes the kittens nuts to be closed in. So the gate is up and giving them some air and space.
Responding to some comments:
1. We think that is Sputnik signing in the second picture (he is bigger than Gemini but it is hard to tell unless they are right next to each other).
2. Yes, everyone could catch it. However, the space kittens have been in quarantine since they got here (with the exception of baby jail which is a relatively new development anyhow). So, with them being on meds and the exposure being low, not much chance of it happening.
"Warden! I say WARDEN! Even the most dangerous inmates get time out in the yard. Baby jail is not for cruel and unusual punishment!" Says the tuxie trying in vain to climb the gate while the little black one sings "Nobody knows... the trouble I've seen."ReplyDelete
Awww poor Rapunzel and kitties!! Oh dear - glad there is now a diagnosis but it's not very nice for this lovely family!! Purrs and hugs all round! Take careReplyDelete
I hope the kittens and their mom are going to be all right. I assume this parasite can be destroyed. I hope it is killed off quickly and things return to normal - well, at least kitten-normal.ReplyDelete
Oh my, look at all those sweet baby faces. Purrs they're "right as rain" very soon!ReplyDelete
Poor things. I hope they all get better soon.ReplyDelete
Oh that is too bad that everyone is sick.What a mess. But hopefully they will all be well soon and that the Mom kitty will be better soon too. Keep us updated.ReplyDelete
Oh boy.. we are sorry for your mom, that does not sound good.. Are the rest of you in danger of catching the parasites are you? I don't know much about that stuff..ReplyDelete
Oh, ick! I hope everyone gets over this parasite in short order.ReplyDelete
tim...az much good az yur mom doez for all de kittehz... her just canna catch a brake sum times huh.....as all wayz, de blessings oh st francis everee one gets rid oh de nastee parasite N no one else catches itReplyDelete
Aww, that's a tough break for you all. I hope they are ok soon.ReplyDelete
Oh no! I hope they're all able to shake it off - and quickly! That can be a bear to clear up!ReplyDelete
OMC! You mom is gonna have her hands full...like she doesn't already!ReplyDelete
Crazy baby kitties, but so darn cute! Mom is making that goofy noise again, MOL.ReplyDelete
We purrs they will be all better soon and Rapunzel gains some weight.
Sasha, Sami, & Saku
Yucky! Our woofie cousin had coccidia when he came to live with our human grandma.ReplyDelete
Just look at all those babies! We hope their issues clear up quickly.ReplyDelete
Oh boy! That is one tough break...coccidia is a beast. They are lucky to be with an experienced foster mom though. They look really good....good luck!ReplyDelete
Your house is a hive of activity. Mom says she wouldn't know if she was coming or going with so much happening, but would still love to foster. She just can't, though, 'cause we are so jealous, especially Mauricio. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JosetteReplyDelete