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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The KICU is Closed

Everyone is doing so well that it made sense to close the KICU and move everyone back to the kitten room. Even our little Peege was hungrily sucking up a wet mixture of food. He was such a mess that Talbot licked him clean as a way of getting more food. The kids were all happy to get back to familiar territory and went about exploring every nook and cranny as though their salary depended on it.

Above: Uncle Leo keeping a watchful eye on a sleeping Wicomico.
We buried the kittens today and in a sad twist of fate, my sister Nancy's senior citizen cat, Sarah, at 17 years old breathed her last. So we included Sarah in the burial and all had a good rememberance and a few tears. Sarah was an old friend ans she will be missed.



Sarah had been needing nursing care for the past week and after helping me out with the kittens Nan would go home to treat her old friend. We knew that Sarah wasn't ready, but she would let Nancy know when it was time. That time came on Saturday morning. Nancy said she was going to try to adopt Peege and I think that would be a great idea, She has become a fairy godmother to this litter, so it is fitting that she take one of the kittens.

Above: Uncle Gus sharing the cat tree with Cecil.
Some one asked which kittens survive from which litter. We have four of the older litter, Peege, Talbot, Kent and Cecil. Frederick and Wicomico are from the second litter. The mamas have aways done double duty, nursing which ever kitten is wanting to, regardless of the litter of origin. Miss Maryland has been the more conscientious mama, but her mothering instict extends to both litters.



Left: Uncle Harry staking claim to the kitty playground.
Note that the pictures all show my staff cats interacting with the kittens and plotting to hog all their food. The video below shows a very hungry group of kittens eating, Peege is eating with the others and holding his own.





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15 comments:

  1. It's SO good to see the kittens tucking into their food! Our purrs and prayers for the remaining kittens, and for your sister Nancy, our condolences. It's hard to say goodbye to an old friend.
    xx lounge kats

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  2. The best video I've seen in a very long time.

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  3. Your photos and video warmed my heart! So good to see that things are normalizing and your sense of humor is intact!

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  4. Yay!! I am so glad the KICU is now closed and things are settling back to normal. The video and pics just lifted my heart!

    Transitions are difficult and I'm so glad Auntie Nancy is considering making Peege her very own!!

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  5. We're so sorry to hear about Sarah. Maybe she decided the kittens needed someone to keep them company at the Rainbow Bridge.

    We're so glad to hear that the rest of the babies are continuing to make good progress!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  6. Jane,
    All I can say is "more." Can't get enough of seeing them resuming "carefree little kitten life" - especially when they've been through so much. These pictures are so precious, noticed that Caroline has her appetite! Especially enjoyed the pics of Gus and Leo watching over them. So glad that they're beating the odds!!

    Millicent

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  7. So sorry about the loss of the babies. Glad the others are doing better,we will continue to purr and pray for everyone.

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  8. I agree with those above - and especially with C & T; the babies have a bigkitty guardian with them as they investigate the lands over the Bridge. My earnest prayers are with you and the survivors. It may be a miracle that they're rallying, but it's as a result of your tender ministrations and love. Blessings on the lot of you!

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  9. Thank you for sharing the saga of Kittenpalooza and I am happy to see the evidence of a kitten miracle...

    Much love to you...ear or chin skritches for all the kitties, please

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  10. That's so wonderful! Glad to see a little orange guy survived too. They're one of my favorite flavors. :-)

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  11. I'm heartglad the babies are doing so well. Many blessings to your sister over Sarah's passing.

    Carys of the 13 and a half cats

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  12. Wonderful news that the KICU is no longer a necessity. Rest up and eat hearty, dear ones.

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  13. Hi Jane,

    Just a note to say that I hope you, your Mom, the babies and "staff cats" are doing well!

    Millicent

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  14. Good for Peege! And I love the staff cats and how they help take care of the babies.

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