Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Davenports are growing quickly. Now Chet, Inez and Orson are over two pounds. Edward is just under and little Cecily has a few ounces to go. Chet has always been a lot larger than all the others. I suspect he's not from the same litter. Besides the size difference, his personality is quite different too.
They did just get here. It's barely been two weeks, and it's almost time to go. In a way it's nice getting babies that are a little bit older. They aren't so frail, and you don't have to worry so much about whether or not they'll make it. The down side is that you don't get to keep them as long.
These guys came to us a little more skittish, and in need of more socialization, than any litter we've had before. It's been so interesting to see their daily improvements. They've turned into complete love bugs, and their fraidy-cat ways have completely faded away. Now they are generous with their purrs and quick to cuddle.
I'll try hard to get some group shots of the family. It's difficult to get them all together. They tend to pair off rather than pile up when it's time to settle down.
Tomorrow will be a big day for the babies. They've got to go to the HS for a round of shots, a blood draw, and micro-chipping. Once that's all done, we'll get them on the surgery schedule.
So yes, these guys are short-timers... don't' get too attached folks, we'll be saying goodbye to them soon.