wait for it.....
Friday, May 17, 2019
Cipher sees something at the sliding doors
Roomba marching off to do girl stuff
Enigma - please stop chewing on mom's seat cushion
don't jump....don't jump
It seems odd, but having all 6 kittens in there seemed to MORE than double the quantity of kittens in the foster room. They are all over the place - moving cans, tipping over the water jug (there is a reason there is a lid on that thing), trying to open the drawers, pushing each other off the Kasas. The noise is impressive too - between the thundering around the space and the screaming when someone bites someone else, we wonder if those kittens ever actually sleep.
Mom weighed everyone on Sunday:
Puzzle 2 pounds 5 ounces
Enigma 2 pounds 5 ounces
Cipher 2 pounds 8 ounces
Hoover 2 pounds 5 ounces
Roomba 2 pounds 2 ounces
Dyson 1 pound 13 ounces (lightweight...haha)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
what? not doing anything
Hoover is coming over to check out mom
but even cuter, check out Dyson's toes
The towel was originally in there for....well mom can't remember. Now it is in there to wipe kitten eyeballs. It ends up all over the room however as kittens drag it around.
Monday, May 13, 2019
what are you staring at over there??
no kittens - over here
look lady - just give it up
The kittens are doing very well together. Mom checked on them the other day and there were 4 out
of 6 kittens stacked up on the penthouse on top of the Kitty Kasas. The decoders are fine with their collars which is nice since it is easier to tell them apart in pictures and even on the web cam.
The vacuum kittens are doing so much better and are seeking attention and love from mom. She thinks that they were mostly jumpy due to Bissell being jumpy. It really does make a huge difference for kittens to have examples showing them that things are OK.
They are having a blast running around the foster room. Sometimes it is absolutely silent and you wonder if there are kittens in there are all, and other times it sounds like there is an army in there.
Friday, May 10, 2019
vacuum kittens: Hoover, Dyson and Roomba
Hoover getting his thruup on
those boys always look so surprised
nope - no birds in here
So the decoder kittens finally got new names - and new collars. Our Fairy Catmother sent collars that are small enough to fit kittens. Green stayed green, Yellow stayed yellow, and the FCM decided Screamy could be neon orange since he's loud. hahaha
Anyhow, mom decided since she needed to do their paperwork, she should actually assign names: yellow is Cipher; green is Enigma; orange is Puzzle. If you are watching the web cam, the nice part is that these collars show up pretty well on the camera. The black kitten without a collar is Roomba.
All 6 kittens are getting along really well. The nice part is that since the decoders are so darn friendly, they have convinced the vacuums to be the same. Dyson is no where near as skittish as he had been - he is now coming up and asking for attention and isn't running when mom tries to catch him.
Surgery is scheduled for all of them on May 20. So if you live in central Ohio or are willing to travel, let us know.... :)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Step One: introductions through the play pen. Roomba was the most curious and the boys inside couldn't have been less interested in the other kittens.
The kittens are doing very well with each other. The decoders are more coordinated as they are older and they play a little rougher. But mom noticed Monday night when she was in there that the vacuum kittens are definitely a little bolder and more curious about her. Whether that is their momma being gone or the example made by the decoders, we aren't sure.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Bissell went back to the rescue on Saturday and will be spayed today. She managed to get out of the foster room about 11pm on Friday and went after Daiquiri and Chanel. No one was hurt but Bissell was VERY angry.
Mom is hoping that her being spayed and away from the kittens will calm her down some. Bissell is still kind of hard to read but right now mom isn't sure if it is hormones, kittens, both or just Bissell. Until she is spayed and away from the kittens, it is hard to say. And since she either figured out the door or Daiquiri pushed it open, it causes a scary situation for mom. So back to the rescue and some decompression. She will be by herself for a few days after being spayed while the rescue gets a better handle on her attitude toward other cats. Mom is very sure she shouldn't be with kids, so that will be part of it.
Friday, May 3, 2019
BissellShe is still very much not happy with the other adult cats, but again at least is able to be distracted. She got all ticked off the other day when mom was in there as some cat was on the other side of the door. Bissell sure can make a lot of racket and she whacked the door a couple of times. She IS getting better about smacking at mom, so that is a good thing.
Something else interesting happened last week though. While Miss Z was here and entertaining the decoder kittens in the playpen, mom took food from the table and went to get their dinner ready. They know the sounds of the container and started howling like the beasts they are. Mom couldn't hear anything, but apparently Bissell started chirping from the foster room as it seems "starving" kittens make her upset. Which makes mom wonder if she might be ok with other kittens in there. Who knows?? The main reason the decoder kittens were kept on their own (besides getting vaccinated and a little snot) was mom wasn't sure she could trust Bissell.
some tuxedo cat is suspicious of your intentions
(and yes, she LOVES to sleep on that scratcher)
her favorite perch
(and also suspicious - must be a tuxedo thing)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
we have hit the messy stage
Dyson - so very judgyThe vacuum kittens are still jumpy. They will let you hold them and at least are no longer as squirmy to get down immediately, but they are still a work in progress. Miss A went in with mom on Sunday and Bissell HISSED at Miss A something fierce. But...she then backed off - she was never aggressive, but hissy - and did come over for pets and scratches. Definitely one of those times when you wish cats could talk.
the decoder kittens in the pen in the living room
The kittens got to socialize this weekend - Saturday night our friend Miss Z came over and Sunday morning Miss A came over. Since the decoder kittens are in the bathroom and it will never fit 2 people and 3 kittens, mom moved the pen into the living room and let the kittens hang out in that. It actually worked really well. Mom would never leave them unsupervised, but it gives them a little more space to run around and a different environment to check out.
They spent the first few minutes being weirded out by the different space and the ceiling fan and then got into playing and climbing on the ladies. They are now 10 weeks old and about the same size as the vacuum kittens so they are pretty little for their age. But eating and active and social so that is more than enough for us. Mom needs to weigh them, but isn't worried about them at all. They are no longer sneezy and snotty and have their first round of vaccines. Their neuter surgery is scheduled for May 20, so we have a few weeks with them yet.
Daiquiri was having a case of the crazies on Sunday morning. She doesn't get them very often and they don't last long, but when she does:
Friday, April 26, 2019
Chanel getting all flirty with the boys
always looking for trouble
Ivy has decided to spend the weekend like this
she suggests you find something similar to do with your time
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
He is our scaredy boy. He hissy at mom and takes the longest to come
over when she is in the room (unless she just grabs him). He actually
got startled the other day and spit at Bissell which was pretty funny.
Our bold intrepid girl. She is the first to come over for attention
but gets squirmy being held. She is all about beating up the boys though.
Oh he is a lover. He will come over with some encouragement
but will let mom flip him right over and rub his belly.
Dyson - king of the scratcher
Roomba in her cave
Love Dyson's expression - "stop mom"
The kittens are all eating canned and dry food. Mom is having to limit the canned food as we seem to have an ant invasion. Mom got some advice and seems to have thwarted their efforts for now. (she cleaned the threshold to the sliding door with a lemon cleaner and put down cinnamon along the base boards and also along the wall in the garage where she feeds Allie).
Monday, April 22, 2019
Chanel got the cone off this weekend. She is just so terribly pitiful and mom isn't sure she is eating with it on anyhow. Dr F took off the big bandage on Friday. She suggested a sock to cover it and keep stuff out while letting it breathe. She even gave us some vet wrap to use to keep it on. The sock didn't even stay on overnight. MOL But is looks SO much better and seems to be either healed over in one spot or scabbed over, so mom gave up, left off the sock and removed the cone. As of last night Chanel was doing laps around the condo chasing Goldfish, so we are sure she is feeling fine.
Can you stand the cute??
Roomba and Hoover in one of our Kitty Kasas
Hoover LOVES to have his belly rubbed.
The vacuum kittens are still a little shy. Mom has to sit with them for a few minutes before they will come over and act friendly. They are having a blast playing in the kitten room however. In fact, Bissell was playing with them the other day and the floor pads were all over the place.
Could you all do us a favor and send some purrs to our friend Miss Connie over at Tails from the Foster Kittens? She had 2 momma cats from not great starts and the one was pretty sick. That mom seems to be doing better, but all of her kittens have since passed away. It is so very hard as a foster to love these fragile lives and do everything we can only to lose them.