Monday, May 2, 2011

A Little Bit About These Itty Bitty Easterbrooks

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From left to right: Norma, Astrid and Thurston Easterbrook

These Easterbrooks are a little bit littler than our most recent litters. They came into the shelter at four weeks. Their bellies were plump, and it looked like they had just been pulled off of their mama.

We started them off with a little bit of KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) and some wet food too. They struggled with the wet food for the first couple of days, but have since mastered it. All are gaining weight, and are getting thicker through their middles.

They were a little bit hissy at first, but those days are long over. Now, they're happy and bouncy and always so glad to see us when we enter their world.

Because they're tiny, they spend the bulk of their day in a large, wire kennel. I made a little sleeping loft that's large enough for the pink basket and also allows some room for wrestling. There's a cardboard scratcher ramp that leads them to the loft. It is easy to climb up, and fun to roll down.

On the lower lever, they have their "bathroom", dining area, and the rumpus room.

It's set up in my craft room and when I'm in there working, they are allowed to come out of their cage, and bounce around the room. They think that's REALLY fun.

I'm getting ready for a craft show right now, so I've been spending a lot of time in there. It's nice having their company. They like to climb on me, perch on my shoulders and nap on my neck while I work. It's pretty sweet.

It's fun having such little ones. I look forward to watching them grow, and seeing their little personalities develop. Charlene will enjoy them too. She likes them young, and she'll like that there's just three of them.

27 comments:

  1. I thought they were borderline bottle/gruel munchkins. :) Gotta love tiny itty bitties. :)

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  2. Can't wait to see videos of this little trio rolling down the scratching ramp. Sounds purrfect!
    And I love them.

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  3. Hi sweeties!
    I'm excited to hear that they're doing well and that we'll get to enjoy them for a little longer than usual :) Sounds like they've got a great setup in your craft room.

    good luck with the craft show too! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh they are teeny! Look at all that room in the basket!

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  5. They are so adorable. Little Norma reminds me of my first cat, Jet. He was a fuzzy-wuzzy black kitten. Oh, I miss those TEENY kitten days! Enjoy >^..^<

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  6. They are all certainly adorable! Thurston really cracks me up -- even though he's so tiny, I can tell in every picture of him thus far that he has an enormous amount of catitude! Norma and Astrid look so sweet and lovely. This will be a fun bunch to watch grow, I can tell!

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  7. Astrid and Thurston look identical - how do you tell the difference?

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  8. I would love to see a photo of their setup if you get the time.

    I think this batch is extra adorable!

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  9. With three kittens, every room is a rumpus room!

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  10. Adorable tiny tots. So when is quarantine over and when can anunty Charlene see them?

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  11. Awww - what a bunch of cuties. Mom is still jealous of the picture taking...she is trying to get a group shot of kittens at our house and only manages to get a bunch with 1/2 kittens sticking out. MOL

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  12. Oh a family portrait! And eek they are all so teeny tiny in their little basket! I am in love with Thurston's expression in this pic. Actually, I am pretty much in love with this whole trio. So precious!

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  13. Truly adorable. Thanks for the sweet fix before I trundle off to the shelter for the afternoon! Snorgeling kitties, no matter where they are!

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  14. Lovely kitties - I too would like a video or series of photos on the 'slide'.

    Give 'em an extra itty bitty cuddle.

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  15. Squee! And i love Thurston's stink-eye.

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  16. I love them! They may look the same but it's so funny because Thurton definately looks like a boy and Astrid looks just like a girl. And...is that his arm around his sister? Too dang cute!

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  17. Oh, for a kitten-enhanced workspace like you have, Laurie! So glad these teeny weenies are doing so well in your loving care! Hugs to all from me, please!

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  18. They're adorable!
    When I had my most recent kitten rescues @ 6 weeks of age in Sept., I mixed the wet food in the goat milk.
    They won't be tiny for long!

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  19. I adopted my tuxie girl as an adult kitty so when I see the baby tuxie's I pretend they are my kitty Mishi's baby pic's. I'm sure she looked just like Astrid.

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  20. I have a black kitty and a tuxie kitty..So I love these little babies extra much! They are just unbearably cute!!

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  21. @Michelle: I was just thinking that Thurston looks awfully protective of Astrid in that photo. I guess he thinks she needs looking after :)

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  22. OMG..they are sooooo adorable..I am in LOVE with this litter..

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  23. oh, can I wish for one family that wants three babies? Oh, to have them all clammering around my home. I have several kidcats that would object, though... Not to mention distance... sigh...

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  24. What an adorable trio! Norma looks like the odd one out, but I bet they get along so well. Good luck little ones.

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  25. OMG, I love Thurston's protective arm around Astrid! What a cute tiny family!

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  26. SylvestermiasmommaMay 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Oh I just love this bunch but then I am partial to black and tuxedo kitties!

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