Monthly Archives: April 2022

Cone Coping

This video looks a little like a Pixar ad.

They all play some now. Happy is the least bothered, can eat reasonably neatly and effectively: he’s chill. Glee is no longer freaked out by Joy, but those two both appreciate hand-feeding. Glee still asks to hang out inside my jacket. Sometimes Joy joins him.

I’m not sure what Glee’s butt is supposed to look like, but it’s not bothering him. There have been 3 poops, but I do not know whose they were: I’m guessing one each.

The food zone of the room looks like there were rampaging drunk teens that couldn’t decide between eating and throwing food.


Strictly Coneheads

They hate the cones and might be good about stitches, but Glee’s butt has issues. He’s had a prolapsed rectum from before I had him, but it’s been small and the shelter was hoping it would resolve. It has never seemed to bother him, but it could and it’s pretty nasty looking. It has not resolved, so today, along with the testicle removing they tucked him in and did a “purse stitch”. It is hoped that this will hold the insides inside where they’ll learn to stay and still allow pushing out poop. It is not an exact science and no one needs random kittens taking out the stitches. The vet will do that Friday morning. Until then, everyone (feline) has to wear cones.

Joy explodes in a flurry of cone-kicking, random playing, and more cone kicking. Happy is pretty quiet. Glee is apparently scared of Joy and startled by everything. There is some growling. It also looks like a major food fight. I tried saucers, but the bowls will keep the food in better and may still be accessible.

They are up for adoption at some event this Saturday, maybe including Glee.

Later note: I didn’t rush at the door and Glee did manage to get over the barricade at the low setting. He didn’t stick the landing, so he was easy to catch.


On Track For Wednesday

Happy reached 2 pounds this afternoon.

Joy enjoys jacket perching too. She and Glee will weasel on in even if not invited.

This picture was when they were done chewing on each other.

Glee gets on the desk much of the time now, if my lap is not available. Just so I don’t get too prideful of his preference, he dashes to escape the room often when I come in. Joy will sometimes run for it. Happy has not particularly tried yet.


A Squiggle of Yarn

To one end of the hanging wire toy, I added a squiggle of cut-off yarn. This is now the very popular end of the toy.



Glee and Joy got shots today, and everyone got prophylactic de-worming meds. Happy is off from the others by a week on shots because he was so sick at first.

Glee and Joy often go from lap to inside my jacket for a warm snuggle. Just Glee was in on this picture.

Next week should be spay/neuter/adoption time for them all. Happy is about 2 ounces under the surgery weight and surgeries are mostly Wednesdays.


New Place to Climb

The sewing machine is electric, but I kept the old treadle table. I just moved the scratcher-climber there and they like it a lot.

Joy is just now touching whiskers to water: she is figuring out drinking.


Poise Pose

Yesterday, they had their pictures taken with a fancy camera and lights at the shelter. Glee just wanted to run to the dark side of the room and explore or hide, Joy was not interested in looking at the camera, and Happy was not too happy.

At home, they are a lot easier to catch at good poses. This is the first time I’ve seen any of them on a music stand. I have since moved it so they cannot jump from it to the sewing machine, to the window, to the boxes, to the table of forbidden things. Joy and Glee are big enough for fixing, but Happy looks like it would be next weekend, so surgery probably won’t be until the middle of next week.


Local and Sustainable

Joy is now within an ounce of 2 pounds. Happy may be there by the end of next week, at his current rate.

I never see them drinking, but judging by the litter box, they do. The kitten canned food is high water content, but they also eat a noticeable amount of kibble.

Today, Glee was on my lap, as he frequently is. I didn’t realize how intent he was on something until I randomly started to pet him, startling him nearly out of his skin and into a backward leap to the floor. When I picked him up to apologize, he purred instantly, so all is well.


Bath Festival

They have all been mutually grooming on my lap, with occasional kicking and biting. Happy was walking funny after one fall, but it turns out he just had some litter stuck to his paw, making him walk with a limp.

Glee is neatly over 2 pounds now. Joy probably will be by next week. Happy may take 2 weeks, but he’s doing very well.

They all got to meet a toddler a few days ago. She was very gentle. They were cautious, but fascinated. They also met a fiddler friend and enjoyed some duets. These are very social kittens.


Not Marat in His Bathtub

But Glee could do some art poses. Em took this picture yesterday. Below is one I took today.