Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Warm Kitten Wednesday


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...





24 comments:

  1. Oh toooooooo cute.I want one,lol.I like how the nursery is your bedroom.When my daughter found a little wee kitten 2 years ago.I had a nursery in my room as well.I had to feed him by bottle for 2 months.Hes 2 now hes on my sidebar named kitkat.

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  2. They are all just gorgeous, an it's wonderful to hear how well they're gaining weight! Funny, that weight thing... Fuku-Chan, who was the smallest of Tama-Chan's kittens for the first several weeks, is now the biggest at 8 weeks!

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  3. Ohhhhh hahaha they are sooo adorable. all of them. They look like good little kittens too huh?
    Coco looks so pleased with her brood. What a caring mommy, and you Teri, you are a very good nurse/doctor.

    The photos are ridiculously adorrrrrable! Look at those little tigers.
    One week already, Time just flies by.

    It is going to be another snowy week-end so stock up on that food!

    We do not have a Bloom anymore in Loudoun. They closed them, but I was always going to Wegmans anyway.

    bonkbonks from Pierro and me

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  4. *falls back off chair wheels spinning in the air*


    how CUTE IS THAT??? THANK you so much for posting these teenie meensies! Those tiny wee toes are killin me! Just what I needed to day! I'm so missing our beloved Coco still & it does my heart good to see all this new curlie que loveable goodness!

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  5. Such adorable babies, and Coco looks every inch the proud mother.

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  6. They are so adorable=glad to hear they are all doing well and gaining enough weight...Coco is a good Mommy!!

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  7. They are so very cute, but I don't think I was every that small!

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  8. Congratulations to Coco on her lovely kits!

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  9. Adorable. Mom looks like she's ready for a break all ready! xoxo

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  10. They are just so cute! Coco looks like the proud mama with her babies!

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  11. They are SOOO adorable!! Congrats to Coco!

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  12. They are all so cute, glad that they are doing well. Coco is a good mom.

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  13. Oh my! They are all so darling!
    xoxo

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  14. Mama Coco....purrs to you and your sweet little ones!

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  15. Yahoo - glad I moved over here to see more photos of the babies.

    Your warm kitten post tops off my Wednesday...

    And I have to tell you, I crack up every time I see that profile photo of "you" in the pink hair... love it!

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  16. Oh Coco how beautiful you are looking up at mommy Teri in that picture surrounded by your precious kiddens!!

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  17. I'm so glad all the beautiful bebbehs are thriving!

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  18. They are SO beautiful! Coco looks like such a wonderful mother.

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  19. *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL* :o)
    *PURRS*

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  20. What amazing little kitteh's!!!
    So, so cute. Especially with their momma.

    Happy Super Bowl Weekend!
    mew,
    Katie
    (Glogirly's cat)

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  21. They sure are growing. I wished we had a new kitten to raise, but that isn't going to happen when border collie likes to have things to chase.

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  22. We almost lost sight of the kitties when reading about all that food. But only almost. They are a cuter than cutest bunch, aren't they. We'll look forward to many more pictures.

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  23. TOO CUTE! I just never get tired of looking at baby kitten pictures, especially yours!

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