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  Grainne's Kitten Diary Summer 2017
This reads from the bottom up. New entries are added at the top so its easy to follow as they grow.
The music used on this page is Let Them Be Little by Billy Dean 
These kittens are the progeny of our sire Polo and dam Grainne 
Kittens from this litter will go to waiting families on our kitten list.
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August 16th, 2017 - ten weeks old - We've been having lots of fun. They are all coming out of the self awareness stage and are more confident. Sometimes it takes a little time to warm up but not much. The had their first Vet visit on Monday night. Doctor Schaefer says they are all perfect! I have to admit they were all very scared. The road crew had grooved the asphalt on a long stretch of highway and the drive was a loud growl. We had sweaty feet and fast heart rates. But they did great. No crying for their shots. They are so ready to bond with their new owners. They swarm me in the morning looking for loving pets and kisses....and any new toys I might just have, lol.

Luna waiting for the Vet.

Tonight they had their first family visit. Momma didn't get to come out to play. She was too nervous of strangers. The kittens took a little bit to warm up to their new friends but they all came out to play and spent about an hour playing.

Sleepy time on the desk, Pieres, Momma, Luna, and Van

With Everes in his own bed.

Everes. He has his Grandma Fen's face

Everes

Van

Van

Pieres

Pieres

Morning scratch

And stretch

Oooo Me too!

Luna

Luna

Luna


August 8th, 2017 - The kittens will be nine weeks old on Wednesday. They have gained a lot of confidence this week. I've noticed Pieres having a hard time with his brothers. They overwhelm him. He is more sensitive and Everes bullies him. Everes just thinks he's playing. It reminds me of an awkward child trying to be part of the popular group. He so wants to be in the group but the two boys attacking him are just too much. I've seen him go out into the hall and call for someone to come play with him one on one. I've also seen his momma attack him when he puffs up and starts hissing. I think she trying to train him that he's okay and there is no need to over react. He calms right down in response to her actions. I think he will become very closely bonded to the right human owner. He was having trouble being carried until we noticed if we put all four of his paws against us he calms down. He just needs someone who knows Siamese, is sensitive and willing to learn his language. He sat on my lap just staring up into my eyes for a very long time. He wants to bond. I think all three boys want to be the leader of the pack and that is what lends to the chaos amongst them. Luna just sits back and looks at them, lol. I think maybe Van is confident  enough to not really care but he tends to be first at my feet and onto my lap. He's very quick in play too. Everes' bit of hesitation makes him second but he tries to make of for that with a competitive nature. I believe Van would allow him to lead if /when Everes' confidence becomes full. I think they will all be leaders when they leave the pecking order of this group, except Luna. She's just happy to be where their is something interesting going on. She seems like a middle child. We have begun teaching the word No,as in No Bite, No cord. I'm also introducing the word Treat. Pieres loves treats and will eat from my hand very gently. Everes is a licker. He will like a treat in your fingers to death just like his grandma Fen. Van is still working on what this treat thing is. And Luna just wants to have fun. She couldn't care less about treats. I bet that will change, lol.  So much energy makes learning manners a challenge, but they do listen. They are good kittens and very smart.

They have figured out how to get up onto the desk.

Pieres and Everes

Everes

Van

Pieres

Pieres

Pieres

Luna

Luna


July 31th, 2017 - The kittens are turning 8 weeks old on Wednesday. They love coming out and running about and playing but they are still very cautious. Hyper vigilant Momma doesn't help things either. They seem most uncomfortable with us when we are standing above them. We're too big for their little size courage. If we sit on the floor they feel better. Experience and time will build their courage to match our size. Pieres turned into a Growler today. Momma was very concerned, lol. He had the fur thing toy. Kittens love to find their growls with fur toys. They become big, bad, hunters. Kate got me some very nice photos to share.

They all have very sweet personalities. Miss Luna is outgoing and doesn't seem to care what the boys are doing. She is off on her adventures.  Of the boys, Everes is the quietier more reserved one. He has a rounder head and bigger eyes, Pieres is the crazy clown (climber). More classic in form. More of a sleeker  modified wedge head. He has matured from a funny looking baby to a handsome boy. Thinner looking but all muscle, And Van is the all around Siamese, explorer and talker. His head is rounder than Pieres and is a mix of the other two boys looks. To most  they would probably all look alike but I see the small differences. I have to admit they were easier to tell apart as babies. I'm having a hard time now in person and need to keep them marked. I can clearly see the differences in photos but when they are running about the boys  all look the same, lol.

Luna (left), Van (top), Pieres (bottom), and Everes (right)

Everes

Everes

Everes

Everes and Luna

Everes and Luna

Luna

Luna

Luna

Luna and Pieres

Pieres

Pieres

Luna and Van

Van

Van

Van and Pieres

Is there cat mint in your soap?


July 29th, 2017 - Pieres is biggest again by a hair, lol, and Luna made 2 pounds right on the nose.

our last weigh in.....

Everes  is 2 lb. 2.5 ounces = 982 grams - up 57 grams

Vanessa is  2 lb. 4.5 ounces = 1039 grams - up 85 grams

Luna is 2lb.  0 ounces = 911 grams - up 100 grams

Pieres is 2 lb. 5 ounces = 1053 grams - up 100 grams


July 26th, 2017 - seven weeks old - All three boys are over 2 pounds. Normally I'd stop weighing now but we will weigh once more to allow little sister to make the goal. It makes total sense the boys are a tiny bit bigger as males are bigger than females as adults. Van caught up to Pieres.

bi-weekly weigh in.....

Everes  is 2 lb. 0.5 ounces = 925 grams - up 107

Vanessa is  2 lb. 1.5 ounces = 954 grams - up 110 grams

Luna is 1lb.  12.5 ounces = 811 grams - up 82 grams

Pieres is 2 lb.  1.5 ounces = 954 grams - up 85 grams


July 25th, 2017 - We are working on getting comfortable around the house. Today was lets play on the stairs day, lol.

Hello, I'm just hanging out here on the landing.

That's my sister above me.

What's the password? Nope, you can't come through.

That's okay, I have a ball!


July 22nd, 2017 - Pieres has taken the lead again.

bi-weekly weigh in.....

Everes  is 1 lb. 12.75 ounces = 818 grams - up 78 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 13.6 ounces = 843 grams - up 103 grams

Luna is 1lb.  9.6 ounces = 730 grams - up 82 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  14.5 ounces = 888 grams - up 96 grams


July 19th, 2017 - six weeks old - This week we are working on confidence and play with all new toys, and toys that move. Before we started the toys Everes had become very self aware. He was scared of everything. We have seen him gain back much of his confidence this week as he gets some more positive experiences into his memory. Pieres' coat has come in fuller and he's really filled out this week. Its much harder to tell the three boys apart now, lol.
Everes

Everes has big eyes

Everes

Luna

Luna got some time with Grandma Fen. She followed grandma all around and Grandma kept grooming her.

Checking out the pantry

Pieres

Pieres and Everes

Luna and Pieres

Everes and Pieres

Going up higher

Van

I can always tell Van in photos because He has a little bit of fur at the tips of his ears.

Van

"Momma's boys and Me", Luna

After I took this photo I reached out to Luna and she kept putting my fingers in her mouth. 

She was so very gentle pretending to bite me. No pressure at all.

bi-weekly weigh in.....

Everes  is 1 lb. 10 ounces = 740 grams - up 85 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 10 ounces = 740 grams - up 53 grams

Luna is 1lb.  6.75 ounces = 648 grams - up 36 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  11.1 ounces = 772 grams - up 103 grams

 

Momma was only allowing one kitten out of the room at a time this morning. If more than one ran out, she went and hauled them back.


July 15th, 2017 -  

Hello basket

Ah, you caught me.

Luna

Up and down, up and down, up and down

bi-weekly weigh in.....

Everes  is 1 lb. 7 ounces = 655 grams - up 71 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 8.1 ounces = 667 grams - up 53 grams

Luna is 1lb.  5.5 ounces = 612 grams - up 21.3 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  7.5 ounces = 669 grams - up 85 grams

Learning how good meeting new people is.


July 12th, 2017 - five weeks old - Litter training is going very well.

Left to right- Luna, Van in back, Everes in front, and Pieres.

bi-weekly weigh in..... Van took over the top cat roll from Pieres. I bet we see them trading off largest at each weigh in. I can't believe Luna weighs more that Pieres and Everes. Ha, you go girl.

Everes  is 1 lb. 4.5 ounces = 584 grams - up 71 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 6.25 ounces = 633 grams - up 114 grams

Luna is 1lb.  4.74 ounces = 591 grams - up 96 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  4.5 ounces = 584 grams - up 57 grams

The run is very effective at keeping them in a smaller area....ha ha ha

At least Van knows to come back in.

Van and Luna

 

" Mom, Luna's in my hidey hole!"

"It's my lap so its my hidey hole."

"Pieres poked me in the eye."

Everes

"Kate thinks I'm going to look like Grandma Fenya."

Everes

Pieres

Van

Van

Luna

When I saw this photo of Luna and Pieres all I could think of was Pieres saying, 

"I'm the Fabulous Mr. Fox!"


July 8th, 2017 - The kittens have all passed one pound.

bi-weekly weigh in..... The boys are all over one pound and Luna isn't far behind.

Everes  is 1 lb. 2.0 ounces = 512 grams - up 53 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 2.25 ounces = 520 grams - up 53 grams

Luna is 1lb.  1.4 ounces = 495 grams - up 64 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  2.5 ounces = 527 grams - up 36 grams

 The kittens are so adorably cute. They are masters at kittenery, lol. They have made such amazing progress this week. They are climbing up, playing with balls and picking them up in their mouths. We are going to be working on learning what the litter box is for this week. Right now its for snacking, "No don't eat that!" and "No eat" are the most common phrases in the kitten room as I brush litter out of their mouths. This happens every litter and why we use plain clay for training them.

      

Last night we decided to open the run and the door to the room.  They all came running out to the hall with no caution or fear. Luna was first out and went the farthest. She wanted to keep going, lol. Momma didn't want them out too far and grabbed one of the boys by the scruff and hauled him back. She started talking to them and after they sniffed about a bit they ran back to momma.

July 5th, 2017 - four weeks old - All the kittens are eating kibble. They have made great strides in mastering their coordination. They are running about like a pin ball in a pinball machine bouncing from here to there non stop. Tonight will be our last daily weight check. Now that they are eating solid food and have reached one pound we will check them bi-weekly.

Luna

Luna

Pieres

Pieres

Everes

Vanessa

Sleepy time in the sun

evening weigh in..... The boys are all over one pound and Luna isn't far behind.

Everes  is 1 lb. 0.1 ounces = 459 grams - up 17.8 grams

Vanessa is  1 lb. 0.4 ounces = 466 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 15.1 ounces = 431 grams - up 17.8 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  1.25 ounces = 491 grams - up 28 grams


July 4th, 2017 - Happy Independence Day - We are getting close to everyone turning one pound. Pieres was the first today.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  15.9 ounces = 452 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 14.5 ounces = 413 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 1 lb.  0.25 ounces = 463 grams - up 21 grams


July 3rd, 2017 - The kittens were out and about exploring today so I introduced them to Baby cat kibble. Van was out first and sniffed the bowl but wasn't sure so I put a few on the floor. Van began licking them right away and ate a tiny pile. Everes wouldn't have anything to do with kibble at all. He ran off to explore further. Luna was next. She too wanted it off the floor. Then Pieres came up and decided he would have some too. Just a tiny taste to start them off.

Everes

Van eats kibble first

Luna and Pieres eat a bit

Luna

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 15 ounces = 427 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 21 grams

Luna is 14 ounces = 399 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 10.7 grams


July 2nd, 2017 - The kittens and mom moved into the little blue house. I'm surprised anyone can nurse in there, lol

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 14.6 ounces = 416 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  14.75 ounces = 420 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 13.5 ounces = 384 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 15.1 ounces = 431 grams - up 17.8 grams


July 1st, 2017 -The kittens are venturing out so we added the temporary run fence until they learn how to use the litterbox. We are also added training food and water bowls. Smaller weight gains are not a surprise after yesterdays big gains.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 14.1 ounces = 409 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  14.25 ounces = 406 grams - up 7.1 grams

Luna is 13.1 ounces = 374 grams - up 10.6 grams

Pieres is 14.5 ounces = 413 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres


June 30th, 2017 - The boys must have spent the entire day nursing, lol

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 14.1 ounces = 402 grams - up 25 grams

Vanessa is  14 ounces = 398 grams - up 21 grams

Luna is 12.75 ounces = 362 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 14 ounces = 398 grams - up 21 grams

Luna

Pieres and Luna


June 29th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 13.25 ounces = 377 grams - up 17.8 grams

Vanessa is  13.25 ounces = 377 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 12.25 ounces = 349 grams - up 7.1 grams

Pieres is 13.25 ounces = 377 grams - up 10.7 grams


June 28th, 2017 three weeks old - The kittens each have a unique look its becoming easy for us to tell them apart. A gift of the diversity in our lines genes. They are entering the oh so cute stage of wonder and curiosity. They stare at us and soak up what we say and do. Everything is amazing to them, lol. We have to be very careful that nothing scares them badly. It will imprint on them. I played with a rattling ball with them today and they were all quite fascinated by this new thing. They watched it very intently. 

Left to right- Pieres, Luna,Vanessa, and Everes

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 12.7 ounces = 359 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  12.9 ounces = 367 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 12 ounces = 342 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 12.9 ounces = 359 grams - up 17.8 grams

They only have nubs of teeth under the skin. Nothing sharp yet but soon they will learn biting hurts.

Everes 

Everes

Everes

Vanessa

Van

Van

Luna

Luna

Pieres and Luna

Pieres

Pieres

Van, Luna, and Pieres

Vanessa sleeping

Pieres is a serious hunter.


June 27th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 12.25 ounces = 349 grams - up 17.8 grams

Vanessa is  12.4 ounces = 352 grams - up 17.8 grams

Luna is 11.5 ounces = 327 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 12.25 ounces = 349 grams - up 17.8 grams


June 26th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 11.6 ounces = 331 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  11.75 ounces = 334 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 11 ounces = 313 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 11.6 ounces = 331 grams - up 10.7 grams


June 25th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 11.4 ounces = 324 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  11.4 ounces = 324 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 10.6 ounces = 303 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 11.25 ounces = 320 grams - up 10.7 grams

Everes

Everes

 Momma and Luna

Luna

Placed out to build confidence. 

Pieres

Luna and Van

Van

Van


June 24th, 2017 -  The kittens are all doing so well. They are strengthening their legs and beginning to test out their growing abilities. I've seen Luna moving about in the nest like she is about to start doing little bursts of zooming, lol. Van and Everes love to roll around on their backs and play with their feet in the air. Pieres is doing his best to become the big guy in the litter. He has huge paws, I think he may end up growing from smallest to largest. He's also working on building his confidence.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 10.9 ounces = 309 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  10.9 ounces = 309 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 10.1 ounces = 288 grams - up 3.5 grams

Pieres is 10.9 ounces = 309 grams - up 17.8 grams

Top to bottom- Everes, Pieres, Luna, and Van.


June 23rd, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 10.6 ounces = 302 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  10.5 ounces = 299 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 10.0 ounces = 285 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 10.25 ounces = 292 grams - up 10.7 grams


June 22nd, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 10.1 ounces = 288 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  10.1 ounces = 288 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 9.5 ounces = 270 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 9.9 ounces = 281 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 21st, 2017 Two Weeks Old

Left to right - Pieres, Everes, Luna, and Van

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 9.6 ounces = 274 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  9.6 ounces = 274 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 9.1 ounces = 260 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 9.3 ounces = 266 grams - up 10.6 grams

Everes

Van was a bit sleepy

Van

Luna

Luna

"Do I look Like my Momma?"

Pieres


June 20th, 2017 - . You go Pieres you're catching up.

Everes - not quite sure he likes that Momma keeps blocking him from coming forward, lol

He's definitely scowling.

Vanessa is always at the front of the nest ready to go forth, but not quite yet.

Luna

Luna

Pieres sleepy eyed

This is Pieres the lighting just makes the nose look darker than it is.

"Moooommmm, she's got me again"

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 9.1 ounces = 260 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  9.25 ounces = 263 grams - up 7.1 grams

Luna is 8.6 ounces = 246 grams - up 7.1 grams

Pieres is 9 ounces = 256 grams - up 21.3 grams


June 19th, 2017 - These weigh gains are nuts. What did they do eat all day? I think I need to double check the scale lol. Scale was fine it was me. I missed entering a day in the spreadsheet. Now its more normal, lol 

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 8.9 ounces = 252 grams - up 10.6 grams

Vanessa is  9 ounces = 256 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 8.4 ounces = 238 grams - up 17.8 grams

Pieres is 8.25 ounces = 234 grams - up 21.3 grams


June 18th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 8.5 ounces = 242 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  8.5 ounces = 242 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 7.75 ounces = 220 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 7.75 ounces = 220 grams - up 21.3 grams

 

June 17th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 8.1 ounces = 231 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  8.1 ounces = 231 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 7.4 ounces = 209 grams - up 7.1 grams

Pieres is 7.0 ounces = 199 grams - up 7.1 grams


June 16th, 2017

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 7.75 ounces = 220 grams - up 17.8 grams

Vanessa is  7.6 ounces = 217 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 6.75 ounces = 192 grams - up 7.1 grams


June 15th, 2017
Everes

Vanessa

Luna

Pieres

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 6.6 ounces = 188 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 6.5 ounces = 185 grams - up 14.2 grams

 


June 14th, 2017 - one week old - The kittens are gaining well. They are very sturdy kittens with huge feet. I'm seeing lots of daddy's genes in them.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 6.75 ounces = 192 grams - up 7.1 grams

Vanessa is  6.75 ounces = 192 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 6.25 ounces = 178 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 6 ounces = 170 grams - up 14.2 grams


June 13th, 2017 - six days old - Everyone's eyes are peeping open. Tonight Luna's left eye is fully open. Pieres has a loud voice and He's not afraid to use it to alert Mom that he's being lifted out of the nest, lol. Everes is very soft and not bothered at all by being toughed. Well none of them are really bothered but she is very calm. Vanessa is the active one always on the move.

Everes

Vanessa

Luna with Pieres

Pieres

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 6.5 ounces = 185 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa is  6.4 ounces = 181 grams - up 10.7 grams

Luna is 5..9 ounces = 167 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 5.5 ounces = 156 grams - up 14.2 grams

Vanessa and Momma Grainne


June 12th, 2017 - five days old - Nice consistent gains.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 6 ounces = 171 grams - up 10.7 grams

Vanessa is  6 ounces = 171 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 5.4 ounces = 153 grams - up 10.7 grams

Pieres is 5 ounces = 142 grams - up 10.7 grams


June 11th, 2017 - four days old - We are seeing very nice weight gains today.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 5.7 ounces = 160 grams - up 17.8 grams

Vanessa is  5.5 ounces = 157 grams - up 17.8 grams

Luna is 5 ounces = 142 grams - up 21 grams

Pieres is 4.6 ounces = 132 grams - up 21 grams

Everes - left eye starting to peep open

Everes

Luna - ear edges darkening

Luna

Luna

Luna - nose leather darkening

Momma G and Vanessa

Vanessa - left eye peeping open too

Vanessa

Pieres

Pieres


June 10th, 2017 - three days old - Momma seems to be relaxing a little bit. She left the nest once briefly tonight.
It looks like we have one seal and three chocolates. Luna looks like a seal to me. Now sexes...Pretty much the first question we get asked every time is are they boys or girls? I can never tell until they mature more. My vet won't guess either. She says its not possible to tell accurately. So you want to guess? Boys look like a colon and the space between the dots is greater than in the females. The females look like an upside down exclamation point. Kate thinks we have two girls and two boys. I think for sure we have one girl and I go back and forth on the others when looking at them in person. We for sure have some boys. I'm just not set on the number of each. What do you think? Tell us on our facebook topic.

Everes

Vanessa

Luna

Pieres

We're going to have to start watching out for Pieres to make sure he's getting his share of milk. Seems like a piggy sibling may be pushing him off.

evening weigh in.....

Everes  is 5 ounces = 142 grams - up 25 grams

Vanessa is  4.9 ounces = 139 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 4.25 ounces = 121 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 3.9 ounces = 110 grams - up 7.1 grams

 June 9th, 2017 - two days old -

Luna

Luna...hmmm is Luna a male?

Luna

Vanessa

Vanessa

Vanessa

The peace between Grainne and Fen ended today. Fen was nicely cleaning kittens when he desire for a treat overwhelmed her common sense. She snuck and got the treat container and made so much nose taking the lid off and spilling them that Grainne got spooked and went into tiger momma mode. She went after Fen and would not stop or calm. We had to remove Fen from the kitten room. We have tried to reintroduce Fen twice so far and Grainne growls at her. Time will tell if we can easily mend this. Momma cats are very protective of their kittens and things that surprise them and cause fright set them off. It's why we keep our breeding girls separate from our pet cats. The lower the stress ratio the better.

evening weigh in...... weigh gains are not big today but given the upset in Momma its not surprising. the two who gained the least today gained the most yesterday it's normal to drop off after a big gain.  The kitten who gained the least yesterday gain the most today. So shall it be. Gains are good and we are happy with them.

Everes  is 4.125 ounces = 117 grams - up  3.6  grams

Vanessa is  4.4 ounces = 110 grams - up 14.2 grams

Luna is 3.75 ounces = 107 grams - up 7.1 grams

Pieres is 3.6 ounces = 103 grams - up 3.6 grams

 


 June 8th, 2017 - one day old - Grainne isn't a very good momma when it comes to cleaning bottoms. Kittens need their bottoms licked to eliminate. It doesn't happen unless they are stimulated to go. She does it but she doesn't clean them up nicely. Kate has been on bottom cleaning follow up. Keeping the kitten fur nice and clean. Today Momma G welcomed Grandma in and grandma took over bottom duty.
They have all gained weigh really nicely in their first day. They are all good nursers.

evening weigh in...... 

Everes  is 4.0 ounces = 114 grams - up  21  grams

Vanessa is  3.9 ounces = 110 grams - up 10.6 grams

Luna is 3.5 ounces = 99.6 grams - up 14.2 grams

Pieres is 3.5 ounces = 99.6 grams - up 17.8 grams

Momma Grainne welcomed Grandma Fen into the nest.

Grandma cleaning a bottom with kittens sandwiched between the adults.

Getting those bottoms in ship shape


 June 7th, 2017 - Birthday -

The Stats at birth  

#1 9:47pm  blue   Everes 92.528 grams (3.25 ounces) 

#2 10:03 pm  red Vanessa  99.645 grams (3.5 ounces) 

#3 10.20 pm  green  Luna  85.410 grams (3.00 ounces)

#4 11:40 pm  white  Pieris   81.851 grams (2.875 ounces) 

#5 9:33 pm -stillborn  81.851 grams (2.875 ounces)

This was a litter of five,  the first kitten delivered was still born and we could not revive it. We believe it sat in the birth canal too long without oxygen. Grainne was talking to us a lot during the day and asking for belly rubs. I think she knew. 

We are grateful she delivered it and we were about to have 4 more healthy kittens. The deliveries were optimal with no problems. Kittens were born tail , head, tail, head, tail presentations.

They are named after local butterflies/moths
Blue- Everes comyntas (eastern tailed blue) - Everes
Red- Vanessa cardui (painted lady) - Vanessa or Van if we see its a boy, lol
Green- Actias luna (luna moth) - Luna
White- Pieris napi (cabbage white) - Pieris

I have not determined sex of the kittens.  Their names and my calling them him, he, her or she is not a reflection of their true sex. It can be very difficult to determine sex at this age. The names we use are just color association labels for the diary. Owners will rename them when they go to their homes.

 

Blue kitten Everes

Everes

Vanessa less that an hour old

Luna

Pieres

Pieres

 


 

           


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