Time can get away from us, very
quickly!! In a blink of an eye, two months has gone by and
we have no idea where it went... While we may not know,
the kids do and they have spent the time doing what kittens
do... Growing, developing and becoming bigger and bigger, pains
in the neck to their mother, Aunt and Grand-Ma, every day!!
They are BOYS...
thru and thru. They get into everything they can and then
look at you with cute eyes and a look that says... "Who me?".
Over the last couple of weeks, the
kids have been transitioning from Mom, to "real" food...
While I have seen all of them go to the plate in that time, not
all at the same time, until this morning. Time to feed
more, more often!!! <G>
Everyone is doing well...
Vet visit, earlier in the week, went well and confirmed (YEA!!)
that "I" was correct and they are ALL BOYS!!! Go Amelia!!
<G> (It's a "male" thing!! <G>). The next part of their
"development" is fast approaching... Mom, Grand-Ma and
Aunt Bluebelle will start (soon), disciplining them, over their
rambunctious behavior. Along with that... all will start
coming out of their room to explore and be exposed to new places
and a few, selective, new "friends"... Always FUN!!! <G>
Mom eating with kids...
Grand-Ma watching over all...
Mom watching over the kids
as they eat.
The debate is over...
"Buzz Aldrin" is a red-head. <G> Along with "Neil
Armstrong", "Edgar Mitchell" and "Eugene Cernan", they are all
growing and doing pretty well, at this time.
Mom is doing wonderfully with
them and her sister and (her) Mom are starting to step in and
help by overseeing the new kittens activities and in particular,
spelling Amelia with the task of keeping them confined in their
birthing carrier. Eleanor has never been one to let her
kittens out too early and she has passed that on to her
children. She and Bluebell take turns laying in front of
the birthing carrier, to keep the kittens confined, whenever
Amelia is taking a break.
All three get pretty aggravated
with us when we go in to handle the kittens, weigh them, etc.
Hovering over us and checking on everything we are doing.
They get particularly concerned when we first go in and start
talking to the kittens because they come to the front of their
carrier and start to tumble out. They also do NOT like it
when we are weighing them and leave them out, as we weigh the
next one, etc. Since Edgar, Eugene and Neil all look quite
similar (I still have a hard time telling them apart), it is
easier to take one from the carrier, weigh them and leave them
outside, while we weigh the next one. Mom, sister and
Grand-Ma aren't all that happy with this and are continually
letting us know their displeasure verbally and by placing
themselves between the kittens and us.
Eventually, of course, they will
come out, but for the moment, these three "birds" still retain a
pretty heavy hand in controlling their movements... For now. <G>
...And the debate is on... Is
he/she a red?, or is he/she a cream? Photography being
what it is, with the flash, each monitor showing colors slightly
differently, it is hard to tell by pictures, but no easier (to
me) in person!! <G> I'll have to give it more time, but
eventually, I suspect, we will have to decide, one way or the
In the mean time, all of them are
growing quite nicely. Eyes are open and they are starting
to hear, as can be told by the fact they start looking towards
me when I come in to feed mom and talk to them. And they
are starting to get mobile... If you are not careful,
after putting them back in the birthing carrier, they will join
in with their littermates, very quickly now. Of course,
with the cream / red one, it is not an issue, but the other
three, become difficult if they join back up before I am ready
for the next now.
Mom and babies are doing well.
Mom eats... Babies eat... Mom eats, babies sleep.
and the cycle continues. <G> There is really not all that
much to say other than Mom is being a good Mom and babies are
doing what babies do...<G>
It wasn't a surprise pregnancy, we
had, after-all put Amelia in with Archibald ourselves, but after
checking her repeatedly, before Terry left for CA, we were SURE
she was not pregnant... Boy... Did she fool us! Not
to mention, took her own sweet time in getting around to having
More information and pictures soon.