While I’m working on my next physics/optics blog post (I keep taking on challenging topics that require lots of research), I thought I’d share some pictures of our newest houseguests: momma kitty Snuggles and her five newborn baby kittens! Here she is nursing the brood:
The kittens were born on Saturday, April 9, and we got them on the 12th. We’re fostering them on behalf of rescue group F.U.R.R., with whom we’ve fostered before (and are still fostering Mango & Mandarin).
They are incredibly tiny, and only one so far has even opened his/her eyes! Pictures below the fold…
First, a couple of pictures of the kittens on the day they arrived — 3 days old! The brood includes a tiny tabby,
and also a tiny grey and white kitten:
A day after we got the momma and babies all situated in a box in a spare bedroom, I came home after work to find the box empty! Snuggles didn’t like the positioning of the box and took all the babies, one at a time, under the bed in the room. That wouldn’t do, because we need to be able to check on the health of the kittens, so Terry from F.U.R.R. came by to help us move them to a room more to Snuggles’ liking. Once settled, I was able to get a nice shot of all five kittens sleeping, on their 1-week birthday:
Would you like to see some individual pictures? At 8 days, we got some nice pics of each!
The grey striped kitty is the only one with eyes opened as yet:
The tabby is simply adorable:
The white and grey kitty:
The black and white kitten is the one most likely to look like momma kitten:
Finally, we have the light grey kitty:
The kittens already seem to be developing their own personalities: some are much more restless than others, and some complain much more than others! It will be interesting to see if their “initial” personalities stay with them as they grow older.
We’re going to be fostering the kittens and momma for some 8 weeks; I’ll post updates with their progress as they grow up!