It has been a little over three weeks since I began raising the first of my 2009 litter of bottle babies and am happy to write that my little charges are doing very well. I received a litter of four and all four are thriving - one girl and three boys! Boneata, Scooter, Frodo and Bilbo have unknown beginnings other than being found in a box with eyes still closed and one with the umbilical chord still attached (5-7 days old) at the office of BFI in Baltimore. One of our Cats R Us members got a call about them, and I picked them up later that day. Thankfully, they were in excellent condition, other than a bit wet and hungry. By the time they nestled down that night they were wrapped in flannel and fleece in a warm bathroom. It did not take long for them to understand I was now mommy. Things didn't go as smoothly as they did in these photos every day, but it was fun trying to get them all nourished at one time. They have been incredibly easy to take care of and are going to be outstanding cats. Here are a few more pictures of those days a few weeks ago.
Scooter, the smallest kitten was the first to open his eyes.
Boneata says NO NOT THE HAIRDRYER! However once dry, goes to sleep under her fleece.
While everyone has a full tummy and ready to sleep again, Scooter wants some more cuddles.
Louis is an aspiring woodturner exploring the many facets of turning wood into beautiful creations both functonal and artistic.
Vencka, aka "the kitten whisper", is active in cat/kitten rescue through our local organization Cats R Us. Her heart and expertise is taking in precious bottle babies and raising them until they are ready for adoption to the right home
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