Friday, May 8, 2015

About Those Clovers...

Myron

 I don't know their backstory, but I do know these three little Clovers came into the shelter on Friday looking a little scrawny and sickly. One of the doctors took them home over the weekend to keep an eye on them, and they returned with her on Monday looking much better.

I can't quite tell how old these three are. Judging by their size and weight, they seem about three weeks, but developmentally they seem more like four.

They've all transitioned to solid foods and have absolutely no interest in taking a bottle. Each meal is met with great enthusiasm, they seem nearly manic, and no scrap is left behind. No one stays focused on their own dish. they climb over their siblings to push them out of the way to sample from the other bowls. Every meal is a an eating competition.

And when they're done eating, oh my, they are a mess. Myron is the worst. He manages to get covered literally from head to toe with kitten food, and always needs a little more scrubbing than his sisters do.  The girls usually require a face wash and a wipe-down from elbows to paws.  I look forward to the end of this phase.

Their bellies are nice and round,  and they're all gaining weight. So far, everyone seems healthy and we hope that will continue.

You can see a little bit of their personalities taking shape. Trixie and Ramona are definitely the most outgoing. Myron is the quietest, but by no means shy. Everyone purrs. All are sweet and always happy spending time with us humans.

Charlene and Wylla know they're in the house  and seem eager to meet them. That, of course, will have to wait until quarantine is up in two weeks.


22 comments:

  1. Is that little white spot under his eye food, or does he have a spot of white battle paint? ;)

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    1. It's just a shiny spot. He's a pretty shiny guy.

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  2. So nice to hear these three are doing well. Would LOVE to see a before and after shot of them eating. Good to know we, I mean, you have kittens! Can't wait to see Wylla's reaction to them.

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    1. I agree; although it may be an affront to Myron's very serious dignity, I think just once we need to see a picture of him post-meal, pre-bath (sorry Myron, it's a right of passage, like showing naked baby pictures to your first girlfriend...)

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  3. I'll bet Charlene just can't wait to help them get clean!

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  4. Is that Myron in the picture? He looks a little more floofy than your average kitten. Do you think he will be long-haired? I am such a sucker for black and tuxie kitties, and tabbies, and siamese, and calico, and any other flavor in which they come..... Heck, I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

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  5. I wonder if mealtime would be more peaceful (and less messy) if each one had her/his own "room" (cardboard box?) to eat in?

    Looking forward to watching them grow!

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    1. But that wouldn't be nearly as entertaining!

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  6. He does look like he'll be a little floofy!

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  7. Definitely squee worthy!

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  8. I am so glad you guys have kittens again. Seriously. And the tuxedo? Holy crap. I need a new tuxedo cat in my life.

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  9. They sound like they're on the road to recovery. All of them are cute and I look forward of pics of them playing and being loved. They'll make some families very happy. I'm hoping for an uneventful quarantine period.

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  10. Myron is freakin' adorable! I cannot stop looking at this pic and smiling. He is so darn cute!

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  11. Can't wait to hear more kitten tales! I'm sure Wylla and Bean will roll out the welcome mat when the time comes.

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  12. I just want to plant a kiss right on that shiny little nose. Mmmwah! (Oh - hi, LG. Heh. I'm just, er, uh, reading a spreadsheet here.)

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  13. Aw, hello sweet little Clovers! And without a doubt you are all of the 4-leaf variety. Something tells me your soon-to-be tutors - Ms. Charlene and Ms. Wylla - are going to have their work cut out for them, but they will surely fall instantly in love with you!

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  14. I'm eagerly awaiting the birth of my new kitten so am eager to watch these three in the meantime! (Mainly to remind me what I have to beware of! It's been a while since I've had one that young!)

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  15. Hungry, Hungry Kittens. The first one with the most food in belly wins!

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  16. Hopefully they'll learn their table manners quickly and the days of having to clean them up will end soon. ;) I'm glad they're all doing well.

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  17. Heart-warming! *Sigh... :) You're doing such a great job. Thank you for taking the time to share all those precious moments with us on this blog! xo

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