Tuesday, April 10, 2012

No real news on the kitten front

Just a quick note, mostly about the gray kitten.

So far, he is doing fine.  He now has teeth, and is willing to use them.  Sometimes I have to fight him to get the bottle back.  He is running around the house with no problems.  When he gets tired, he heads back to the PTU and the heating pad for a nap.  I still lock him in the PTU at night, mostly so I know where he is in the morning.

I've tried a few times to get him to try baby food, with little success.  I usually wind up smearing the food on his nose, or cheek, or chin, if he'll let me get that close to him.  Grace O'Malley thinks Kitten Glop is just the greatest thing, so I haven't had much success trying to leave glop or kitten food out for the kitten.

Grace is starting to play with the kitten a little, though I'm not sure yet if she is more interested in grooming the kitten, or intercepting the kitten's meals.

I've thought about calling him 'Billy White Shoes' (after the football player of a few years ago).  Depends whether Billy Sweet Feets gets unhappy about another Billy in the mix.

aannddd, of course, a short kitten video, for those of you who've read this far and help so much.  Movie is a bit dark, but it is Grace O'Malley & White Shoes checking each other out.


Random Felines said...

MOL - sometimes no news IS good news. :) Weaning them is the hardest part - but if he has teeth, now is the time to start before he eats part of the bottle. (yep - we have had that problem here before). Our Tim is the kitten guy around here and we think the same thing - is he in it for the kittens...or the kitten food???

Father Tom said...

Just wanted to stop by and visit with you all and the gray kitten. Bless you for your patience! The video is very dear and I don't think Billy Sweet Feets will mind one bit!


Katie Isabella said...

I loved seeing that fat little body walking around and seeing how lovingly you have cared for him. xox

Tillie and Georgia said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! That is just too cute :) We loved the movie!! Both kitties are cute ;) Glad they are both doing well!

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Oui Oui said...

He looks like he is doing great! Its nice he has a kitty friend, he is going to need someone to teach him how to be a cat.

~*Connie*~ said...

I was wondering how things were going, it looks like it is going great.

I wouldn't be shocked if Grace liked the kitten for any left overs of glop in the fur :)

Prancer Pie said...

We thinks this still sounds like progress! Concats.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You're doing a wonderful job with this sweet little one :)


Splat! My heart just melted... Ay, this brings back memories (of my own former orphan kitten). I think I already mentioned that I was adviced by the veterinarian to mix the dry food with some water (that I had boiled, and left to COOL, so it was lukewarm water) and mixing it up to a mushy soup. Perhaps worth trying. Dry food was Royal Canin for Kitten.
Good luck! And please do let us know how you are getting on.