You’d be amazed quite how much noise 28 kitten paws can make as they thunder up and down the stairs in this house. Add our youngest Agatha who has regressed to her kitten-hood again and the noise is quite considerable! The new scratching tower is a very great success with the kittens – as you’ll see from our photographs this week – we were very lucky to find another one second-hand. It’s lovely to see Agatha playing with the kittens – she is enjoying their company a great deal. George, on the other hand, remains cautious, but still tries to pinch the kitten food (if we let him). Saffy has stopped worrying about the kittens completely now and we are starting to think about a date for her to be spayed.
Over the last couple of weeks everyone has been having a quite significant growth spurt and we’ve seen this in previous litters from 9-12 weeks. With it comes another change of shape – bodily proportions now seem much more consistent and it’s easy to mistake Agatha for one of the kittens when they are playing together. Joy’s vaccinations and health check went well on Tuesday evening and she continues to put on weight as expected – she is the smallest kitten, but by no means behind where a kitten of her age should be. By comparison she’s quite a way ahead of Penny who was the smallest kitten in our last litter of seven – and Penny has grown up into a very robust Tonk indeed!
We are still exploring options for Joy’s new family and hope to conclude that over the next couple of weeks. This week’s pictures are mostly of our velcro-kittens throwing themselves up the new tower with abandon – we hope you enjoy them!
Best wishes, Mike & Lizzi