The kittens are now one week old, they have names and the countdown to them opening their eyes has started.
I am very impressed in the way Phoebe allows me to get close to them. I mean I have only touched them once, but she leaves the room when I’m in here and has no problem with me being next to them when she isn’t here. That is very odd, considering I read in a few places that cats are very, very protective of their kittens, even if they are otherwise mellow. Well, Phoebe isn’t.
I’m at the moment planning my room to be safe for them, a plan which is now labelled ‘Operation Kitten-Safe’. It involves moving my bed out [I’ll have to sleep on a mattress on the floor], tying all the cables up [not too sure how yet] and removing anything dangerous or anything they could endanger themselves with. It may be early to start with it, but I want to make sure that I am well prepared. After all the next few months are going to be stressful.
I should hopefully receive some money in two weeks as well which is when I’ll hit the petshops and buy everything! Well, not everything, just the essentials:
- 2 litter trays
- 8 bowls [4 water, 4 food]
- a big sleeping bed for them
- a climbing tree thing
- enough kitten food to feed an army [of 4 kittens!]
- 4 collars
- several cat toys
And that is just the start….
I’ll take some more photos of them this weekend and possibly try and take a little video as well, although there isn’t much to see at the moment. That will all change once they open their eyes next week.
Talking about kitten and cats, many have commented on my current avatar. Here is the image in it’s full glory. It made me laugh a lot when I first saw it as it was very fitting for the situation when I needed it.
Sometimes it does indeed feel good to be a gangsta! :D
Oh and last but not least, I hope everyone remembered to put the clocks one hour forward last night?