Kitty Update 10 09 2020

All the kittens are eating dry and canned food and are still nursing.
Sophia’s kittens are just over 5 weeks old and Destiny’s kittens are almost 6 weeks old. When they reach 8 weeks old I’ll take them in for there first shots and exams. I suspect they all have have ear mites.

Destiny was still looking stressed and was eating more than I’ve ever seen any cat eat before. She also craps like a grizzly bear. I have 2 full sized cat boxes for Destiny and her kittens and I have to empty them twice a day and even at that the mamma fills them up so full that the kittens have started going on the puppy pads instead of the box. I was worried enough about Destiny that even though she’s scheduled for a vet appointment next Friday, I took her in today to be tested for the bad viruses. All tests were negative so that’s a big relief.

Yesterday, while I was in with Sophia and the kittens, Sophia started scratching her ear and as soon as she did, she started screaming, really loud. I called and got her in to the vet right away. The vet found a lot of junk in her ears and was sure the problem was ear mites though he didn’t actually see any. As she didn’t get any medication, it was OK to let her keep nursing the kittens.

In the mean time, a few days ago I nabbed yet another pregnant cat and brought her inside. She has the coloring of a tortie but it’s so strange looking you would think she was singed in a fire. She wasn’t of course, but I ended up calling her Cinder. I’ll probably just call her Cindy. She’s not very stressed about being inside. She definitely not feral.

I went over to the neighbors to the west to see if they were missing a cat. They didn’t know Cinder but when I told them about all the kittens I had, the lady said she had 2 friends who were looking for kittens. She came over the next day to take pictures of all the kitties. So that’s 3 kitties who might have new homes.

The 3 kittens from earlier this summer, Teddy, Sassy and Sugar Baby are free to roam the house but spend most of their time in the basement and the back porch. Sugar Baby is the most adventuresome.

Both Shimmer and Buffy are happy to be living here and Buffy has settled down a lot since he was neutered.

Shy Baby, Friendly, Mingo and Sparkle still come to the house and barn to eat every night.