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Kitties at the 6-week mark have a lot of growing to do. And that means these kittens also have a lot of sleeping to do. These guys spend a great deal of time either sound asleep or preparing to go to sleep. They can play and run for about 15 minutes, but then they crash. Sleeping and growing is a big job!
These guys also can't see all that well, so they tend to walk with one body part hugging something solid, like a wall or a piece of furniture or my shoes. They dislike wide-open spaces and a sense of freedom, so they hedge themselves in when they can.
Kathleen is often the kitten at the bottom of the food pile. Here's how she looks when I pluck her out and wash her with a washcloth. You'll notice I still can't get all the food off. It's tough, because I want her to be clean. But I need to be sure not to get her too wet. She can get a chill if I do that, and it's not good for her.
So I look for ways to compromise. Most of the time, these guys are *pretty* clean. I'm just hoping they'll be better eaters and better groomers very soon.
In general, raising foster kittens is super rewarding. You're saving a life! And you get to have a ton of fun watching these guys grow (just look at how Patrick sleeps on my feet!). But it isn't something for the feint of heart. It's messy, time-consuming business.
Those who can't foster but want to help can help me--and my foster kittens. I'm participating in a walk with Sinead this summer to benefit the Willamette Humane Society. I'd love your donation, no matter how small. Every cent goes to help animals in need, just like Patrick, Fergus and Kathleen. Here's a link.
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