I am trying to teach them to drink from a bowl and it is so funny! One tries to bite the milk (special formula from Wal-Mart) and the other two are afraid they will get too wet and don't understand that they need to lick it. The kittens chewed off the nipples of the special kitten bottles so I have to feed them with an oral syringe. Of course we have plenty of those around. lol
Here is the orange one exploring water shortly after we watered the orange tree.
He is very curious but cautious. We've learned that he doesn't like being alone... he wants to be near one of his siblings.
We named this one Scampers and when he was old enough we gave him to one of Jessica's home health aides.
These two look a lot alike but in real life you can see the color differences and of course the one in the back has a flatter face. The one in front we call scampers because he loves to scamper around and get into trouble. He is the one who led his sibblings into the neighbor's yard. Fortunately the neighbor's neice we there visiting and helped us get started feeding these little guys. Unfortunately she was called away and isn't around anymore. She does want to keep Scampers but she was called to duty in Irak... I don't know how for how long she will be gone. I'm sad she had to leave, too. She is a true hero. Not only is she a soldier, ex-police officer but a cancer survivor too. She gave me her address and phone # and I hope we can keep in touch. She is a reall trooper! (every pun inteded) lol
What a cute little kitten!
Scamper has the most adorable eyes!
Brandon with Scampers.
Brandon is such a natural with these kittens. He is also very protective of them.
Jessica also loves the kittens. She has helped me feed them too.
We are going to keep the one with the short face... at least that is the plan for now. We don't have any takers for the orange one and as far as we can tell, they are all boys... but they are still very small and we aren't 100% sure about any of them. The plan is to capture their mother and have her "fixed" and then fix the one we are going to keep. There is one cat that has been eating at our house for awhile and we think he is the dad. He isn't coming around much since Taz has had the kittens. (I named her Taz after the Tazmanian devil because I caught her once and all I saw was fur and nails as she ripped my hands apart trying to get away! LOL) So Taz has chased White Toes away for the most part but I think he may come back more often once Taz has stopped nursing her babies and has been fixed. BTW, the kittens showed up on Jessica's 21st birthday! They were barely able to walk a little and Taz was dragging one kitten towards the food we had left out for her. I went around the corner of the house and found two more kittens! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JESSICA! :-) She was so sick that she only got to hold one kitten and then had to go back to bed with her major migraine and vomitting. (My poor baby!) You can read more about that post if you scroll down my blog page. I'm too tired and lazy to post a link right now. I had better get to bed since it's 5:30am now! yikes!
Good night and thanks for visiting! By the way... these cute kitten were discovered on Jessica's 21st birthday! What a blessing they have been and continue to be.