Friday, September 27, 2013


This is wild mother cat's 2nd litter of kittens.
at the time she had the first litter, we also had another cat, who had tiny kittens, and the other cat ended up with both sets of kittens, and they both fed them.  I'd forgotten that she had help.

Well, this time, she had no help, and either her milk is very poor, or has dried up or she is just a bad mother.  
First I took Booger, who she rejected.
Then, I took Snowflake, who was not gaining any weight, and cried constantly.  
This morning, I went out, the last 2, both males, were screaming their heads off, dirty and in a bad place for them.  
So, as of this morning, they are all in the bathtub, in a box, after having a bath and a bottle.
They are about 2 1/2 weeks old.

Left to right, red tabby male, no name yet.
White male with red ears, no name yet.
White male with no markings, that is Booger.
White with the pink legs and a bit of color on her ears is
the only female, her name is Snowflake.
She is tiny but LOUD.
The jug you see in the corner of the box, is the heater. It is filled with warm water, and changed out when it gets cool.


NanaDiana said...

Those are just so darned cute, Jettie. You have done a good job picking up where their mom left off. xo Diana

Tete said...

Keep it up and nap when you can. It takes a few days to stretch out their tummies so they can hold enough to make it through the night. Looking good there.

Ellie VanCaster said...

What an awesome picture-you just want to pick them up and snuggle them to pieces. ;-)