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post #31 of 57
Awwwwwwe, they are so cute, darling, adorable!!!

You are doing such a great job at being a KittyParent. Such a huge undertaking......They look absolutely wonderful!

I can tell that you are feeling less stressed and enjoying them too.

Thank you, on behalf of them for taking such loving and good care. Your rewards will be many I'm sure.

Keep those pics coming too!
post #32 of 57
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I am so in love with these kittens! Have you seen our Fur Pictures forum? We never, ever get enough of photos Please do keep adding photos when you can

They are simply the definition of adorable. You are doing a wonderful job. Not sure about the eating and pooping. The vet should know if that part is going okay.
Actually they are back at the vet again today. They still won't poop for me. The vet is giving the little guys enemas today. we're hoping that will clean them out and we'll be ok. But they are definitely happier

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I love the picture of them exploring

Do they have names yet?
I wish I could get better pics. The phone i have takes good ones but it's so hard to keep them still long enough to take one. They are constantly on the move



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Originally Posted by Whispern'Cats View Post
Awwwwwwe, they are so cute, darling, adorable!!!

You are doing such a great job at being a KittyParent. Such a huge undertaking......They look absolutely wonderful!

I can tell that you are feeling less stressed and enjoying them too.

Thank you, on behalf of them for taking such loving and good care. Your rewards will be many I'm sure.

Keep those pics coming too!
I'll keep the pics coming for sure. If they settle down I want to get a good close one of them tonight.

I'm crossing my fingers.
post #33 of 57
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Here's a cute pic. it's so hard to take them when i'm the one holding them.

The little dark one is face down. she does this every time. crawls over her brother and starts nursing on the blanket. It's a REALLY soft blanket. they burrow into it like crazy after eating.



If you want to poke through all the pics here's a bunch

http://www.flickr.com/photos/virusea...7603904542684/

feel free to leave comments.
post #34 of 57
Is that a Barefoot Dreams blanket? It kind of looks like one but I can't tell. The reason I ask is because Chloe (who was bottle fed) nurses on her blanket still and she's 6 months old. It's pretty cute. She only does it with those blankets.

Oh and I like the name Piggy for the orange one. Or Wilbur (like the pig from Charlotte's Web).
post #35 of 57
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Sakura,

I don't know what the name is. It was a housewarming gift when I moved in here back in November. The tag just tells me it's from Kohls.

Both kittens nurse like crazy on this thing, but as you said, ONLY this one. they burrow into it. And they knead it just like they would on momma.

By the way, you just named the boy. Wilbur is absolutely perfect. Thank you!
post #36 of 57
Charlotte for the beautiful little tortie?
post #37 of 57
Oh Im so jealous of the warm weather there! Im in the middle of a blizzard, and well, sometimes I dont realize how far away people live and that it could be warmer there!! I think you're probably right with the space heater then. I bet that would work like a charm.

They are so cute, I just wanna hug em! You're doing a wonderful job with them! I had a "Mentally Challenged" cat named Grady and he would suck on my lip also! I loved it!! It was bad when I was sleeping though, he would sneak up a couple inches at a time and then all of a sudden latch on to my lip or ear! My mom thought it was a hoot!

Good For the enema helping them out!
post #38 of 57
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Here's a cute pic. it's so hard to take them when i'm the one holding them.

The little dark one is face down. she does this every time. crawls over her brother and starts nursing on the blanket. It's a REALLY soft blanket. they burrow into it like crazy after eating.



If you want to poke through all the pics here's a bunch

http://www.flickr.com/photos/virusea...7603904542684/

feel free to leave comments.
Awww..... what a heartwarming picture! Looks like you have an orange male and a calico female. Does the orange one have white toes? Looks that way in the photos. Sooooooo cuuuuuuute!
post #39 of 57
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Oh Im so jealous of the warm weather there! Im in the middle of a blizzard, and well, sometimes I dont realize how far away people live and that it could be warmer there!! I think you're probably right with the space heater then. I bet that would work like a charm.

They are so cute, I just wanna hug em! You're doing a wonderful job with them! I had a "Mentally Challenged" cat named Grady and he would suck on my lip also! I loved it!! It was bad when I was sleeping though, he would sneak up a couple inches at a time and then all of a sudden latch on to my lip or ear! My mom thought it was a hoot!

Good For the enema helping them out!
yeah it was wonderful here yesterday. 75 degrees and sunny. my home is LA, but I lived in San Diego too. SD has the best weather of anywhere I've ever been and NO humdity.


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Awww..... what a heartwarming picture! Looks like you have an orange male and a calico female. Does the orange one have white toes? Looks that way in the photos. Sooooooo cuuuuuuute!
yeah he's got white feet. it's cute. the little girl has that torti shell, but her face is orage and white. it's great!
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Charlotte for the beautiful little tortie?
Hmm. that would be good. I have an aversion to the name charlotte though. I'll have to think about that one. But it sure would match. hmmmmmm
post #40 of 57
I've been told that even if there is torti brindling in the fur, if the cat has any white on it anywhere, then it's a tri color/ calico.
post #41 of 57
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I've been told that even if there is torti brindling in the fur, if the cat has any white on it anywhere, then it's a tri color/ calico.
That makes sense.

Well new interesting developments in the cat vs me world!

The boy (orange) gave me FITS pooping. 3 more trips to the vet later........

Now they both have the runs . I've heard that's dangerous. They just started it tonight, and the vet isn't open till Monday. is having the runs life and death for a kitten?

On the plus side they gained 3 ounces each this week, and they started playing with each other a LOT

post #42 of 57
I'm not the expert, but I know, given their small body mass, that they can dehydrate quickly. And that is NOT good.

How bad is it...??

Hopefully someone with more kitten/ runs experience will chime in soon.
post #43 of 57
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Well it was bad yesterday evening. but they seem ok this morning. No poop but no runs either. when they had the runs they also had a little trouble controlling themselves. it kind of came when it wanted to . even in dad's hands

But they seem happy. they haven't learned how to lap water yet, but I put a lid out with a super thin layer of water in it, and they try to drink. they snort most of it but they get some

No crying, they sure are well behaved. in 6 days now I have yet to walk in to a crying kitten when i put them away. I have to wake them up every time. So at least they aren't finding themselves having to sit and cry.

They also have no problem sleeping 8 hours at night either.

I know I'm asking too many questions but I'm new at this tiny kitten thing. I've had cats but at no less than 10 weeks. All 3 of us are learning

P.S. How do I give other people awards here?
post #44 of 57
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That makes sense.


FAINTING FROM CUTENESS
post #45 of 57
I'm guessing that it's possible the diarrhea got bottled up behind the constipation, and that's why they had the runs for a day. As long as they aren't dehydrated. They are SOOOOOOOO cute!
post #46 of 57
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I can't argue that. They're so cute it's sickening. lol. They love to sit and purr on my shoulder for some reason. Right after eating they're so cuddly it's great.

Anyway, the runs seem to have.....well, run. They're gone. So everyone's happy now!
post #47 of 57
awww love the pic! Daphne still likes to sit on my shoulder. She's just over a year old You are really doing well with these little ones!
post #48 of 57
How are the little ones doing today? They are sooo precious
post #49 of 57
Thread Starter 
I just made a new thread about a couple questions I've got.

To answer your questions, they're fine. more and more frisky every day. They're stabilizing at walking now and don't fall over very much, but it's very cute when they do. The little brown one has figured out she can pounce. She's not good at it, but she's learning. The little boy is turning out to be the loving one. I thought he'd be independant. but he insists on following me wherever i go. Well as fast as he can walk, but I don't think his eyesight is all that great because after a bit he'll just stop and sit down. then soemething else gets his attention.

They're happy, I'm worn out, and that's probably the best I could hope for right now.
post #50 of 57
My experience has been that boy kitties are often more loving and affectionate than females, but not exclusively.

I know this is hard, but I know that YOU know you are taking care of infants. And infants are a lot of hard work. If you need any bolstering, in addition to advice, you already know you can come to TCS.

post #51 of 57
I'm was so glad to hear the kittens are better - and what a wonderful job you're doing. Bless you for all you're doing. My own experience is my boy is more openly affectionate, but it's funny how individual they all are. But your babies are just so beautiful.
post #52 of 57
Just to chime in on the male/female affection angle - Daphne is a love bug. She isn't overly clingy, but enjoys sitting on my shoulder then sliding down into my arms so I can hold and pet her. She comes to me for loving and for play. She's a tortie like your little girl. I see nothing in Daphne that is less affectionate than Sebastian. Just my two cents
post #53 of 57
Oh my god , i have just caught up with this thread and i just have to say
'GOOD ON YA MATE' on a job well done, you truly are a guardian angel for these little babies and we all know that their love will be returned to you ten fold.
I dont know you but i want to say how proud of you i am for taking on the responsibilities and for truly loving these little beauties and that they are very fortunate to have you.
Keep up the great work.
post #54 of 57
Just catching up on this thread and so happy for you and your new family. They are adorable and you are doing a great job. I know how hard and worrying it is to rescue very young kittens - all mine were rescues, and Dushka was only 3 weeks old when I found her on the street with serious pneumonia. One thing that you may not know and it may help you not to worry, is how to check them for dehydration. Take hold of the scruff of the neck and pinch a good fold of skin. Let go and if the skin returns into place within a second or two then it is OK. If the skin stays up for any length of time then the kitty is dehydrated and needs fluids fast. These can be administered sub-Q ( which means 'under the skin') or by syringe, very carefully into the side of the mouth. Good luck, there is lots of info on this site to help you through all stages of their development.
post #55 of 57
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Wow that hydration test is a great suggestion. Thank you! When I wake them up for dinner i'll check on that. I'm not worried about wilbur. he's the same piggy he always was.

FYI I named the little girl. Sissy is her name. I got it because I'd pick up Wilbur and ask him "Where's your sissy?" as in sister.

Corny? yes. Fitting? yes.
post #56 of 57
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Wow that hydration test is a great suggestion. Thank you! When I wake them up for dinner i'll check on that. I'm not worried about wilbur. he's the same piggy he always was.

FYI I named the little girl. Sissy is her name. I got it because I'd pick up Wilbur and ask him "Where's your sissy?" as in sister.

Corny? yes. Fitting? yes.
Awww corny, yes but so sweet! Sissy was one of my nicknames growing up.
I am glad things are going well
post #57 of 57
OMG being gone for a couple days I sure did miss alot!! You're still doing a WONDERFULL job and did I mention that the newest picture is cute as can be??? Wilbur and Sissy!! What a pair!!! You probably saved their lives by taking them in!! Im going to go check up on your other threads! But Im back now! (my kids were sick, so I didn't get much time in between poop puke and pee!) Keep up the good work!!
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