Mama and kittens, from last week’s trapping are all doing well. Mama is friendly enough that the kind folks that have been feeding her will be taking her into their home after she is spayed this weekend. We’ve noticed that she’s rather enjoyed having her own apartment to hang out in, though she likes being able to see her kittens across the aisle.
The kittens have taken a good bit of work, and much more to do, but they are coming along. Scared to death of us at first, they are still timid but they are tolerating pets and even some cuddles…grudgingly at times, but not bad for their first week of contact with people. Three of the kittens have actually taken treats from my hand, which is a great sign.
They had their first vet appointment this week and are one of the healthiest litters we’ve ever trapped. (Mama took good care of them.) They got their first distemper shots, dewormed, and passed their exams with flying colors. They were all negative for FIV/FELV, which is always a relief. They are about 2 months old, so we have a good month to work on socializing them so they can get good homes.
And Porter (who has turned out to be the most difficult to socialize of the group) . He has HUGE ears…gonna be a big cat.
Gigi (the orange one) and Brady (black) wouldn’t pose separately. Brady, who was the most challenging at first, has turned out to accept socialization moreso than the others so far. He’s doing great.
We had another litter that was just as timid as this group, and now they are social butterflies and crazy kittens (lunatics actually)…paws crossed that we can do the same for these four.