Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jade and kittens - 3 weeks

Wow, amazing how time flies. The kittens have outgrown the box where they were nursing. Mom was concerned as Jade was a little smooshed in there and we were sure all the kittens were getting enough to eat.

So how to keep the kittens enclosed and safe but give Jade and the kittens a little more space...and allow mom to use the bathroom. She did some thinking and decided to try to put together a box.

She bought two fiber board shelves. She did try to bracket them together with screws. Only the screws wouldn't go in....and the brackets she bought were too small (nobody try to hire her for home repairs - just sayin'). So she resorted to....duct tape.  :)  Of course - duct tape fixes everything. Mom isn't sure how long it will hold up if Jade decides to lean too much, but it is working for now. 

Jade and the girls 
(Pearl, Coral and Amber...from left to right)

Mica and Ash

Jade was losing some weight but she is still latching on...and really doesn't have any interest in being syringe mom is keeping a pretty close eye on her. And over the last couple of days she has put some weight back on. They do seem to be passing around some eye boogers...Amber had it, gave it to Coral who seems to have given it to Mica.

Some weights as of 4-29:
  Mica 12 1/4 ounces
  Ash 14 1/8 ounces (holy moly)
  Coral 6 1/2 ounces
  Amber  11 ounces
  Pearl  12 1/4 ounces


  1. Oh Coral. Six and a half ounces? You are like a small breath. <3<3<3 Everyone looks so good and Jeanne, that was a great idea. And I like duct tape! It works and worked for you and the babies and mom. Great thinking.

  2. Those kittens are so cute and are growing up some. The box sounds really good to us. What ever works. Have a great day.

  3. Duct tape is like the force, it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe together! ;)
    As long as it works, right! Look how big they're all getting! Come on Coral, catch up!

  4. hope that box holds them fur a while. is Coral going to be small kitty? we hope her gets bigger. purrz frum the katie katz.

  5. Coral is so tiny compared to the other kittens but they are all so cute.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Duct tape is a life saver - Mom swears by it.Purring that they all grow big and healthy.

    Cats of wildcat woods

  7. Coral is a tiny little thing, isn't she? I'm glad they all seem to be doing so well.

  8. Hey! Look over there!! *shoves kittens in pockets and tries to run away*

    1. if you lived closer....there is a momma cat that mom is trying to catch outside her office building (so far it is cat 2, mom zero)

  9. It does look roomier - hope the duct tape holds up!

  10. electircal tape bee de tool oh choize for uz !! coral....ewe knead ta beef up on sum trout N flounder....heerz ta healthee nezz for all...boogerz bee gone ♥♥♥♥♥

  11. Jade looks like she's being a very good mama!

  12. Those are adorable kittens and mom.

    We are so sorry to hear about Maestro. Sending purrs and tail wags. And a hug!

  13. Duct tape (or Duck Tape as we call it!) is the solution for EVERY problem! What a beautiful little family you are growing in your bathroom.

  14. Those look like lovely new accommodations. We hope everyone fattens up some more (we rarely get to say that!).

    The Chans


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