Wednesday, October 1, 2008
'Fraidy Cats to Confident Kittens in Just Seven Days!
It's been a week since The Livermores moved in with us. They were feral kittens, so there's been a bit of an adjustment period. Their first day was spent mostly under the bed. They snuggled up together and only one kitten (Albert) was brave enough to venture out to say hello. The next morning they were feeling safer and more adventurous. Each day they have improved, and now they are quite confident kittens. I feel like we have gained their trust.
The bigger challenge with these kittens has been getting them to eat. On the first day, they lapped up everything we put in front of them. Their new diet rocked their system, and made them pretty sheepish around the food dish. We've had to spend a lot of time syringe feeding them to make sure they take in enough calories. They are eating a lot better now, but we still have to give a little extra to the little ones.
The Livermores are such darlings. It's been so amazing to watch them develop. Each day, they show us a little more of who they are. And what we've seen so far is sweet, sweet, sweet.