Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bella and kittens, day 5

Picture post! Took these earlier this evening. Bella was looking at me in a very stabby fashion when I first walked into Matt's parents' guest bathroom. The lighting in this one makes it look like she is about to interrogate me or something.

Also, if you look closely in the lower left, there is KITTEN BUTTHOLE. I think that one might be a boy but it's too soon to tell for sure.

Bella relaxed a lot once she realized I was not going to touch her babies (or her). We're trying not to handle them at all at least until their eyes are open anyway so as not to stress anyone out. She looks SO exhausted, though, and she isn't even remotely interested in leaving the bathroom, probably because the babies are sucking her dry! 

Matt's mom says she is eating all her food and drinking all her water at night, though, and it is beginning to show in how fast the babies are growing. I was shocked to see how much bigger they were after only a few days. They're more like the size of fat hamsters now (rather than mice) and they have excellent little kitten potbellies. So while they're not "out of the woods" yet they are definitely looking stronger. Their eyes aren't even open yet but they are nonetheless crawling all over the crate and all over their mom!


  1. AWWWW! Bella looks like such a happy relaxed mom in the second two photos, and the kittehs look so fucken KYOOT!!!!! TOO MUCH CUTENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I had to do this as a reply to physio, due to blog software quirks. It is really addressed to Miss Corwin.

      So, to Ann: You just be happy you don't have to do what's shown in this link:

      It shows a Sergeant of Marines, in the Korean War, feeding an orphaned kitten with an eyedropper. If that doesn't just make you go Awww! you have no soul. If you click on the image, and click again, it will enlarge itself enough that you can see just how tiny that kitten is. I like Marines. "No better friend, no worse enemy", as they say. I am going to cue up "Semper Fidelis" on one of my Sousa discs right now.


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