Well, a week ago, the kitten stork brought us Coco's kittens!
COCO'S KITTENS ARRIVED!
and all is well in the nursery (my bedroom) I am happy to report!
Kittens should double their birthweight in the first week and even though Cupid had a slow start, even he is right where he should be with his weight. He was 52 grams at birth and is now 110 grams; Love Bug (the brown tabby & white) was 73 grams and now is 138 grams; Amore', the black and white was 69 grams at birth and is now 147 grams.
And the 2 red tabby boys...well, at first I could tell them apart only because one weighed 10 grams more than the other one. Now they are the same and to me, look identical! Makes me glad I don't breed Russian Blues or I'd be forever confused! Cassanova and Valentino weighed 71 and 80 grams when they were born, and now weigh in at 157 and 154 grams.
Mama Coco is eating well and has a smorgasbord of delights to choose from: Hill's t/d (high in fat and calories--it's what I feed as a treat and all the cats love it and it does help their teeth); Blue Buffalo Evolution dry; Paul Newman's dry; and a new one I found that she likes, Freshpet Select, a gently cooked 'homemade' kind of food found in the refrigerator in the cat food aisle at Bloom Grocery here in Virginia (many stores stock the dog formula but they carry the cat one too, in a chicken and two fish varieties) FRESHPET SELECT and I also mix in some Pedialyte to increase the water content so she has plenty of fluids to help make milk for her babies.
I still think they are all boys, but should feel more definite about that in another week or so...and here are the latest photos, taken this morning! Click on them to biggify...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Warm Kitten Wednesday
Posted by Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz at 1:56 PM