Misha and Masha freaked when a crow flew close by the window. I then cleared a window space and provided a way up to the sill and they spent much of the afternoon studying birds–they’d not entirely comfortable with finches even, chasing flies, and being beautiful. For naptime though, there’s nothing like my test computer boards and cords (covered to reduce idle chewing). I’ve been doing a lot of programming lately, and I have the computer just in front of this, so they can reach out and pat or nibble my mousing hand.
Bob gave them the N cats’ science diiet canned food by mistake Sunday night when I was out and they loved it. They didn’t want their old stuff after that. I had some felidae canned food for them and they accepted that. I think they like a little variety.
I’ve jerry-rigged the little ones a longer space in Mackenzie’s room. Nikolai showed me he could climb the drawers to get on the bed, so I blocked that route with folders. The C&H bag covers the cord to their heating pad, as do the towels. They really will need a more secure place soon; there are too many nearly inaccessible places in this room.
Most of these kittens will not take a bottle if they had one within 3 or 4 hours, but most will take chicken pieces any time. I’m mixing some home-cooked chicken with their uninteresting food, working on the incentive business. Nelly and Noir will sometimes eat food on their own. Nirvana and Nikolai often require prying their mouths open enough to get a taste in. Cheese was not a miracle for all 4, and chicken is healthier anyhow. The upstairs cats think chicken is the most amazing thing in the world, but they only get a little bit, as a treat.