Friday, February 26, 2010

Frolicking Kitten Friday


Another Warm Kitten Wednesday passed without a kitten update, and this morning was the start of my 3 day weekend, so one of the first things I did, after giving everyone their morning treat, was to take some kitten pix and a movie.

They all continue to be healthy, happy kittens and while they still stick pretty close to their kitten box, they are starting to be adventurous and their play is becoming much more pounce and bite and there are lots of squeaks that say "Ouch! That's too hard"...that's how they learn what is "socially acceptable" play and it is very fun to watch!

They haven't started eating solid food on their own yet, and there has been a couple of oops puddles outside the box, but there also have been a few clumps in the litterbox too, and a few tentative attempts to dig and cover what they did...but mostly, momma Coco is still taking care of their potty breaks. Soon as they start eating the kitten canned food, though, that will change.

When I am in their "nursery" with them, I set them in the litterbox numerous times, just so they get the scent and feel of litter and get the urge to go, hahameow! They are very vocal when they first see me and come running up to me and that is also a big change in the past week...so fun to see them grow and learn.

They just had their third nail trim and are finished with their Early Neonatal Stimulation exercises, though that is sort of how I handle them anyway, so they are still learning how nice human attention is and have yet to purr for me...just for momma Coco, when they are nursing.

They are 4 weeks old now, and starting to have distinct personalities. Valentino, the red tabby boy (with the pale undercoat, cream chin and marking around his eyes) is the leader of the pack--first out of the kitten box and first to pee in the litterbox. Right now, Love Bug, the brown tabby and white, seems to be the shy one and gets a little shivery when he's out of the kittenbox.

Cassanova plays well with everyone and is always in the midst of a kitten pile. Amore' buddies up with Valentino in play wrestling though I am not sure who wins! Little Cupid is a tad shy too and he and Love Bug like to snuggle together while the others play sometimes.

So, without further Chit Chat, here's the latest photos! Click on them to biggify...And two movies!






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22 comments:

  1. Are they just not the cutest things! I think I am in love!

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  2. They are so very cute, but was I that little once? Y'all have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  3. I don't know how you get anything done with all those little yoda's running around being so adorable! I'm in love with the sound MamaCoco makes. So charming.

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  4. They are so precious I would have to move into the nursery with them=how do you stay away???...They are seriously off the charts adorable!!!...They are just fabulous and so is Coco!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  5. Thanks for the kitten update. We have been waiting impatiently! They are all adorable!

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  6. Coco is a good mommie. She is always talking to the kittens, I love that.

    Valentino, is he the wrestler in the second video? hilarious.

    We clicked on all of the pictures.
    The boys are sooo adorabibble.
    We like Lovebug and the black and white one the best. They are so handsome... no no..., they are all very very cute and wonderful. I can't pick a favorite.
    Teri, you have the best job ever. Kitten Nurse and Therapist

    bonkies for a happy week-end

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  7. Pierro, the wrestler is Cassanova. Valentino ran in to the movie and got under the "awning" the cover they like to snuggle under where it gets really warm as the bed is on a pet safe heating pad.

    It IS hard to tell them apart, but Valentino is genetically a red, not a red tabby so his stripes are what are called "ghost markings" and will fade. He is more of a pale, champagne color, too but that is hard to tell in the photos.

    Valentino is genetically a red tabby, so he has a paler cream color "under" his red stripes. You can especially tell it on his legs and his face, which is paler around the eyes and on the chin area. He always looks like he is grinning to me because of the pattern on his face.

    My favorite is the brown tabby and white, too...but is is hard to pick just one!

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  8. Stacy, I too love the mama sounds they make, talking to their babies, keeping them close and reprimanding them if need be...

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  9. So cute! Coco is such a good Mummy.

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  10. They are just about the cutest things I've ever seen! You just can't help but smile when you're watching kittens play. Have a great weekend ~ Jill

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  11. To cute! Lovebug and valentino are the cutest names lOl.Thanks terri for sharing!~~Becky

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  12. Teri those kittens are little bundles of fluff from heaven...Coco is a precious mommy kitty. Thank you for sharing your joyful nursery with us...

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  13. weeellll, they are all cute; but the all black one has my heart on a string. The little gargoyle frootbattie eared darling of adorable cuteness!

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  14. Coco is such a good momma cat, I just purr watching her. The babies are so adorable!

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  15. A genetics scientist would have a great time explaining what happened with these kittens. Two yellows, two blacks but one with white and tiger gray. It is all so interesting. They are so sweet. You are such a great caretaker and what a wonderful experience.

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  16. They are absolutely adorable. I wants to hug and kiss them!

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  17. They are absolutely cute! cute! cute!

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  18. Oh my goodness! Please stick one in the mail for me NOW! So adorable!!!

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  19. It's so fun to see them growing and learning! My favorite is the black and white kitteh. The markings on his face are so cute!

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  20. Wow. That's almost too much. What a bunch!

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