Thursday, October 12, 2017
Kitten high five
It is so strange to see the kittens progress so much and so fast. Now it is NOT at blistering speed but if you see them daily you can see the change from day to day. Yesterday we watched them go from making a huge mess as they ate to eating out of a 'bowl' style dish and being so neat about it. We watched as our dachshund licked them up after each meal to not having 'anything' to do but play with them after each meal.
It has been so much fun to work up them, going from bottle to eating normal kitten food, from messy to just eating from having to clean them up after every meal to the dog cleaning them to them cleaning themselves.
They were wandering around the kitchen this morning in the near dark as I got up around 6. Their kennels have been left open and the doorway to the rest of the house blocked off so they free range of the kitchen area, their litter boxes, their water dish. Generally when you check on them in the late evening they are snoozing away either in their kennels or on top of them. They are not forced to go to their kennels, they just know it is a protect space.
I have not made a sound or checked up on them in the past hour and I know they are all asleepon the other side of the wall. It's 7:30 and I about to take the dog out and get my wife up.
Things started well today then fizzled as the day wore on. End up having to take my wife our local urgent care - nothing MAJOR - but the doctor suggested that she go to the local ER to get checked out and let them run a stress test. We did go but after 9pm and the fact that she came home, fed the kittens, cleaned up, took a shower, packed a bag....you get the picture.
After we get to the ER we sat in a very crowded waiting room full of needy people all complaining about the wait. - which, for us did not seem to be long. My wife was pulled to triage for an EKG, then later pulled from waiting room for X-ray then pulled for blood work then pulled for a urine test, all before we were finally taken into ER for another heart monitoring test a visit with doctor. The doctor was super nice and told us lots of good news from all the test and what he thought was going on.
He released her and said she needs to see her own doctor and the problem was to many things going on in her life and not enough "me time". We were released at about 12:05 and got home about 12:30.
This morning was a much better day. We tried a few new tricks for the kittens which worked super in morning a even better at lunch. The trick we tried was feeding them a little watered down dry cat food - Fancy Feast that our older cat loves. I went well and get my wife time fix their wet kitten food.
At lunch we tried it again and it worked perfectly. We also tried having them eat from bowls we bought yesterday on a rubberize baking sheet which also kept them from sliding the bowls across the table which saved a lot of mess.
Round 5 weeks won.......