Hi Everyone! So as usual I was off the computer all weekend - this time napping to get caught up on sleep for some of it (plus once kittens fall asleep on you there is no moving, especially if another cat joins you).
The vet visit went well - except the kittens have worms. Which is not a huge deal - and since they are from a feral mom not totally unexpeted. All the kittens (ours plus their sibs) are on meds for three days, then off then in 2 weeks back on. I am just glad it isn't a tapeworm like Virgil had because you can't actually see any worms - where with the tapeworm little segments would come off and show up.
They were 3 and 3 1/2 pounds (Gus bigger), and it is funny because Louise and Cosmo were there and they didn't remember them at all. Louise and Cosmo are smaller - they are super cute though! Louise is torbie colored (stripy calico/tortie color) and Cosmo is a pale orange/peachy color everywhere. And he seems like he is very floofy so he could end up a floofy boy - it is hard to tell at this age though. But they were all uncomfortable together, which is both sad but good - that means they hopefully don't miss each other now.
Most of the weekend was spent with the kittens sleeping on me - they are very snuggly and love to curl up as close to your face as possible when they can get there (which makes it tough to sit up which makes you very sleepy). They did spend some time with the other cats too - they would probably be fine to be out at night, but I decided it was better to keep them separate so the big cats don't go into their litter for right now. Hopefully that will keep them from getting the worms too (I will be getting it checked when we go back for the next set of shots). The big cats keep stealing the kitten food - but the kittens like the stuff for the big cats. I got a food for them that is labeled to be ok for cats and kittens (Wellness Core grain free) and so I am not overly worried. They are starting to get more brave about going places in the house - they ventured into the laundry room where the litter is - the first time for that was last night. And they have learned to climb the chairs and get on the kitchen table.
There was a bit of THoE with Gus and Barney - and a bit of boping between him and both kittens - but nothing hard and all very playful. I think he knows they will be great playmates for him. There were a couple bops from other cats when the kittens startled them - like if they were on the couch and a kitten jumped up really close, not realizing the big cat was there - but again not hard bops. There have been a couple times the kittens got squirted with the water bottle - all involving cord chewing that they wouldn't stop. They don't even have to get wet - just the spray sound stops them at the moment.
I will have more pics up later, and hope to get a video of them playing with the turbo track - I am going to try when I get home and the room is bright, otherwise I will get it tonight at bedtime. That is when they love to play!
Oh, and just a quick update on the meezers who needed help - they are all safe, and either going to homes or foster homes - in fact one of our blog friends, Nico the Polymezer and JayJay are going to be taking one of the boys - they will be brothers! How awesome is that!!
There is a post about a bunch of various kitties who need help over at Love and Hisses so if you think you know anyone who can help out, please check it out!
Have a great week everyone!