Friday, July 8, 2016
Figuring It All Out
It's amazing how quickly they change when they're such tiny things. Just looking back at the photos I took on their first day with us, only a few days ago, I can see that a transformation is happening. Their ears have folded open more and are standing much taller today. Their features seem a little sharper, too.
They were pretty clumsy on day one -- they couldn't walk the width of their cage without taking a spill. Climbing into their basket took great effort. They're toddling about with a little more grace, but do topple on occasion and have their "bug on its back" moments. Their recovery time has improved drastically, and there's much less flailing before they stand again.
You can see their depth perception isn't too strong -- I've witnessed them miss many targets by several inches when attempting to pounce. I don't want to bruise any tiny egos, but it's REALLY hard not to laugh at that!
The boys are the better eaters in the group, and the plumpest of the set. Our little torbie dove in yesterday and ate pretty well, but our tortie still needs to be fed by syringe. I'm sure it won't be too much longer before she figures it out and joins them.
Though there were a couple of puddles outside the box at first, everyone has figured out the litter box. Our tabby boy has taken it upon himself to be the litter box monitor, and after his siblings do their business, he'll hop in and make sure everything is buried and the box is tidy. He takes his job very seriously!
Their playtime is mostly about climbing and wrestling, but they starting to notice the toys in the cage and are playing with them a little bit.
It's nice having tinier kittens --- the last few batches have been a little bigger. It's so much fun to watch them develop and figure it all out! It seems every single day they pass a new kitten milestone!
I had planned to kick off our auctions this morning, but given what's happened in our country in the past few days, I think we will pause that.
We'll just share some cute kitten pics, and keep this warm spot here for you.
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