The kittens are almost a week old, and most of them are turning into
true little fatties, all except poor Apache who is still tiny compared
to the rest of them. Dark red and Stripe broke 160 today, and little
Bluecream isn't far behind them. Apache has just broken 130, so she
really has some making up to do. I dosed her with Nutri-drops today
and have been forcing her onto the back nipples as they generally
produce more milk. She gained 9 grams today, so not too bad all things
Stripe has outgrown her first baby collar already. I put very fine
sherring elastic on each kitten so that I can tell who's who, and I
noticed today that little Stripey's was digging into her. I think I'm
going to keep all these baby collars this time to give to new kitten
owners. They might just laugh at me when I hand them over, but if it
was me, I'd think this was quite a nice thing to have.
All of their umbilical chords are now gone, and their ears are
developing beautifullly and opening well. It shouldn't be long now
before little eyes are popping open too!