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Another Update To The Kitties  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Now that it's been nearly 4 months since I had the surprise of a litter of 5 kittens. June 03 will be 4 months. For those of you that cared, there were 5 kittens total. Three of them are long gone to their new homes. So two are still here. I have since gotten the mother cat spayed and I have appointments set to get Turbo (the male) neutered and Bean (the female) spayed.

Turbo: So named by Jen because his habit of running and running and running.

Bean: Also named by Jen, after a Mexican Jumping Bean because of her habit of jumping and bouncing a lot.

In other words, they are perfectly normal kittens. Both are very playful, but Bean is definitely very shy and doesn't at all like to be picked up and held.

For awhile, I felt stuck with Bean, since Jen long ago decided that she wanted to keep Turbo. I had a home lined up for Bean, but I decided against it because the man is going through some issues and the wife is both an alcoholic and a workahloic. I can't help but think that Bean would be neglected and/or abused. So I refused to give her up.

Both Jen and I were wondering what to do with her. Now it seems like we're going to be stuck with her. At 4 months, while still a kitten, she is no longer the tiny cute and cuddly kitty that so many people are suckers for.

Then I realized that Bean and Turbo keep each other company. They tend to play and tumble a lot. But incredibly, there has been virtually nothing that they have "gotten into" and damaged or destroyed, other than a crystal statue of a dolphin that I got Jen for Christmas.

Had Bean been sent away, then Turbo would've been all by himself. And who knows what kind of mess he would've created here with no one to play with. And of course, momma cat pretty much keeps to herself.

So I have now gone from no cats to one cat to five, and now back down to three.

Here is Turbo, when he was 3 weeks old, and him last Thursday.

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/family/Turbo.JPG

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/family/Turbo_rest.JPG

And Bean, also at three weeks. She is the one on the left:

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/family/2GreyOrange.JPG

And Bean last Thursday:

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/family/Bean_play.JPG

And both of them snoozing, also last Thursday.

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/family/TurboAndBeanSnooze.JPG

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User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Cute kittens, or cats I should say. Can't wait to get a place of my own and adopt a couple.

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

What a couple of cuties! I'm sure you're having a ball with these two.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

They are gorgeous. We are having a very bad kitten season up here. Since we had such a mild winter we have a lot of kittens arriving earlier than we usually have around here. I don't know if you are having similar issues in California, but I'm very glad all your kittens got good homes.

I'm very glad to hear that you have gotten Kitty (did she ever get another name?) spayed, and that Turbo and Bean are due to go in for their operations. Did you follow up with the adoptive homes to make sure the new parents got the other three fixed?



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Turbo's been neutered! Damn, he looks hot!

Signed,

My new cat, Laura


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Matt & Jen, your kittens are beautiful!!! Turbo & Bean sure look happy! They sure a funny little creatures and have their own personalities!!! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!

Enjoy them now as they sure grow quick!!!

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Matt,

I hope the information I gave you was useful. Congratulations on becoming, at least in part, a cat person! Turbo and Bean are cute and I'm sure that they do enjoy playing with each other. This is why I have always had cats in pairs (with the exception of one foster kitten that hated other felines.) Follow through on the alteration and enjoy your "family!"

redngold



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Yes RednGold....the info was useful. The cats seem to have turned out just fine. Of course, being kittens, they can be a little ornery at times.

Now if someone can help me with their eating habits.

I have two plates of food set out. One plate of "adult" kibble and one plate of "kitten" kibble.

Momma cat, who is no longer nursing continues to eat the "kitten" chow and the kittens like to clean up the "adult" kibble.


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 7):
I have two plates of food set out. One plate of "adult" kibble and one plate of "kitten" kibble.

Momma cat, who is no longer nursing continues to eat the "kitten" chow and the kittens like to clean up the "adult" kibble.

The only way I solved this problem was to feel my kittens in a different room - put them in a room with their food and close the door. When they are done, pick up their food and put it up so Mom can't eat it. Leave Mom's food out and eventually she will start eating her own food when she gets hungry....as for the kittens, it won't hurt them to eat Mom's food sometimes.

Phyllis  bouncy 


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