Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a Quick Update

Boy, are are the babies growing! They are really starting to get bigger and develop their own personalities. I have enjoyed watching this. They are a lot more mobile now; walking around on all fours and not just slithering around like snakes (though they still like to climb all over each other).

Oh - and the teeth! They are growing sharp little teeth! This is good because they will have to start eating solid food soon. In the next few days we will start to mix some kitten chow with milk replacement to make it soggy. I think they will enjoy it. They have watched me eating some and have been very curious of the food and water bowl. At least three of the five boys have quickly learned what water is. (Funny!)

Ginger saw Grey Oliver hop in the litter box this evening. He did a lot of sniffing, but didn't actually use it. Here's to hoping that they start to pick that habit up soon!

I am so proud of my boys!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Healthy Family!

We had our first visit with the vet last night! AARF has a group of veterinarians that volunteer their time to come to the AARF House on Thursdays to check on foster animals. It turns out there are LOTS more animals just like us.

The vet was very nice. Ginger was a little concerned that we might have an upper respiratory infection because the kittens have been a smidge sneezy lately. The vet said we might have a small cold but that we are just fine (maybe it’s litter dust?). She gave all six of us a clean bill of health along with some de-wormer just to be on the safe side. Woot! Nobody likes worms (except for other worms).


Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's a Boy! And a Boy! And a Boy...and a Boy...and Another Boy!!!

We have FIVE boys! What are the chances? I guess Ginger did have a pretty good handle on that diagram after all.

(from left to right)
Gentle Ben
Grey Oliver


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Lesson in Anatomy

Ginger has still been thinking about this name thing. She came in a few evenings ago and told me she had it figured out – she was going to be able to tell if the kittens were girls or boys. She found this document through “google” (she keeps using words I don’t know).

She spent a bit of time with the kitties – checking out their little kitty parts – and she thinks they might all be boys! Could it be? Five boys? I’m not so sure. She's not so sure either - there's one little one in question (the late eye-opener). I think we better let the experts decide.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


(look at how cute they are!)

Last night was a big night for us! We had our first visitors! Ginger’s parents and brother came to “oooh and aaaah” over us. They were really nice. I think between the six of us cats, we had the dad and brother wrapped around our tiny, little pinkies. The mom liked us, but kept talking about that thing that was barking outside of our door. Weird. I haven’t seen it personally, but I can only imagine that we HAVE to be cuter!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

What's in a name? That which we call a kitten by any other name would be as cute.

You guys should see Ginger. She’s got herself quite worked up. She really wants to give my kittens names, but she doesn’t know if they are boys or girls. I tried to let her know it was okay; I know each of them and I love them with or without formal names!

(this one is my little butterball. always hungry but super sweet and always willing to take a belly rub! all that eating must be paying off in strength - this was the first one to try to start walking yesterday!)

(this is the one you saw a few days ago - last to open those little eyes!)

(this kit and the one before look an awful lot alike! it is a little hard to tell them apart sometimes, but they have their differences. this one has a fluffier, larger tail and is just a smidge darker)

(this kitty likes to curl up near my back legs. such a pretty color - sometimes hard to tell if the fur is black, charcoal or chocolate brown. you can also see a little white starting to peek out on the front paws.)

(this baby has such a cute little face, but was being a little shy for this picture. such pretty white fur around the inside of the ears!)


Friday, April 15, 2011


Ginger and I had a chat this afternoon. She explained to me what “fostering” means. It means that she and Christopher are going to take really good care of us until someone else comes along that will adopt one or more of us and give us a home forever. She says that not all cats live in a bathroom and that I will be pretty happy to have a bigger space to play. You know, I’m pretty young and I still have some play in me. She talked about watching birds from windows and finding sunny spots on the carpet…and then following them when they move. She talked about learning the sound of a can opener and chasing moving toes under warm, cuddly blankets.

I like Ginger and Christopher, but I think I am excited for my kittens and I to find our new homes.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nine Down, One to Go!

We have nine open eyes! My last kitten started to open his eyes this morning. I'm so proud!

In other news, I've really been chowing down. It's hard work eating enough to keep all these kittens satisfied with milk. They are always hungry! When I got here yesterday the only thing on the menu was indoor cat food. It was tasty and I ate it, but it was nothing compared to the Kitten Chow I got tonight. YUM!

(Thanks for the food...I think I'll have a bit more!)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm Here!


It's been a rough few weeks for me...

A few weeks ago I had a beautiful litter of five baby kittens. Having kittens is tough!

A week ago Tuesday, I was at home taking care of my kittens when I was picked up by stranger and tossed in a large truck. It was pretty scary, but I was thankful to have my babies with me. When I got out of the truck I was in a loud, cold place I had never seen before. It was called "Animal Control"...why do they have to control the animals? I didn't know what to do. There were lots of other cats around and I didn't know what was going to happen to my kittens and me.

After a little while they put me behind metal bars with my kittens. A few hours later I met my new friend, Ginger! She stood in front of my cage and said how beautiful I was. I was a little too scared to pay her much attention. Little did I know, later that night, Ginger started making arrangements to break me out! She talked to some nice people at AARF, and they told her that she could "foster" my babies and me. I'm not sure what "foster" means, but I sure am glad that she came and got me out of Animal Control today! The people are nice there, but I overheard someone say they don't keep litters of kittens. That scared me.

Anyway, I'm really tired. I need to get some beauty sleep, but check out my new pad! It's nothing fancy, but it's a lot better than that small, cold metal cage.

(good night!)