Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Back in the foster room

Put everyone back in their room today, after a week of living in the bathroom ensuite/master closet area (it's a chore moving all their stuff, including them, when it's not really a big deal to keep them in there a little longer - they don't mind it, it's just smaller).

They do like it better in their own foster room though, since they can tear around at 100mph on the carpeted floor (in the bathroom they tend to slide around more from the hard flooring).

The only thing that isn't as nice is the way the ping pong ball rolls across the floor on the carpet - doesn't get the same glide effect, but they still love it.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... want to know what the best kitten toy in the universe is? Ping pong balls.
Funniest thing ever is 4 kittens, one cleared out bathroom floor, and 2 balls on the go... hi-larious. I really need to get a video of it.

Here's some pictures of the gang once I moved them back. :)
Can you tell which ones are Draco, which ones are Herc? It's tough! :D

Took a weigh in of everyone (minus Orian) once I got them settled, too.
The biggest right now is Draco, at a whopping 2 lbs 5 oz.
Next up is Hercules and Pyxis, both weighing in at 2 lbs 3 oz
Last, my little runt Tauri, always the tiniest, at 2 lbs 0 oz

Not too shabby! They're definitely growing fast!

With that being said, I talked to Ann a couple of days ago.
She calls me every 1-2 weeks with a followup report on how the boys are doing. It's super nice that she keeps me in the loop on how they're progressing. I love hearing about them.
Still no pictures yet, she apologizes, she's pretty busy with work/business. Said she will send me some soon.
I'd love to see them now.. they must look so different.
She said that L (now Elliot), is over 4 lbs now. Which is great news. He mingles with the rest of her kitties, uses the litterbox on his own fully, and is a great eater. Still no walking out of him, but he's definitely managing and learning his disability.
Kind of sad, scary news is that our little Wesley is still just dancing around the 2 lb mark. When I think about that, my 5 week old kittens are bigger than him now! And he's what? Almost 4 months old? I told her that I was worried about him, but she says that he is still progressing... it's just brutally slow (he was 1 lb 3 oz when he left here). She still struggles with his feeding/bathroom times, but is still very dedicated to keeping him going.
I know we're both realistic on the fact that.... well, he's obviously got something wrong with him, and that he probably won't ever be close to a normal cat.... but I know the thought that he still may be able to pull through and lead a somewhat normal life is really what she hopes. Props to her for being so positive.
I'll continue to update with all of you whenever I hear from her. And I'll definitely post any pictures as soon as I get them! :)


  1. The kittens are so sweet! Nope, I can't tell the difference. :)

    So glad Elliot is doing well and hopefully Wesley will put a little weight on.

    Have a good week!
    xo Catherine

  2. Kittens are the best! I'm glad everyone is doing okay.

    I'll need a barn cat next year. Do you think your organization is willing to adopt out cats knowing they will be working mousers?

  3. I'll admit, I can't tell who is who anymore!! Doesn't really matter though because I love them allll equally. They all have something about them that makes me aww.

  4. OH MY CUTENESS!!! We've been gone for a bit! What a cute little bunch of cuteness!

  5. I looked at the kitteh cheese/beefcake earlier (yeah, I was up waaaaay too late) but was too pooped to comment, I guess (LOL! I can't even tell you I remember that... just that I'd read it). May I say this litter is just stunning!


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