I had a tough decision to make this week about Kitkat. Single foster kittens often don't do as well. Sure they get lots of love and nourishment, but sometimes they aren't as socialized as kittens fostered with another kitten or two. It takes a little sibling time to teach them not to bite, scratch, or even to play appropriately.
KitKat definitely was a slow developer. She wasn't lacking anything, just took her a little longer to figure some things out. It was pointed out to me she might be better off matched with another kitten about the same age. Of course my first reaction was no, I am very fond of this sweet little kitten. But over the next day or so, I realized that was a selfish attitude and I really needed to do what was best for her.
So, today I was tested on that. Another volunteer was willing to take her and mix her with the two "singletons" he already had. He has been fostering a long time and very experienced. I liked him, and more important could tell he would be a great foster for little Kitkat. I miss her, but feel good that I did the right thing.
Looking forward to my next kittens to foster, it seems a little quiet without a kitten meowing at me even if I have two of my small dogs in my lap as I write this :)
Kitkat Is 4 weeks old today, and celebrated with a little playtime after eating. She likes to lay on her back already, but today she grabbed my hand and attacked me. . . well, in a very gentle kitten way.
So, I couldn't resist and took a few photos. I am getting better at snapping photos with one hand while kitten wrestling with the other.
I really enjoy seeing the different stages as a kitten matures and figures things out. Makes my day!
It is pretty funny, but Kitkat is so trusting and relaxed that she falls asleep in her back. . .
She is only 3 weeks old here, young enough to do crazy things like this. It will be fun to see if she keeps doing this as she gets older.
She is doing better in some other areas as she develops. I was wondering about her sight since she didn't seem to always knew I was there and would startle when I touched her. Eyes are now clear and she likes to crawl up from my lap to look at me up close. Cute!
Did I mention that KitKat has the softest fur I have felt on a kitten? She is so cute and is now starting to show some kitten antics.
When I fed her tonight, she decided to roll over on her back so I could rub her belly! Pretty funny move, which I thought was an accident, until she did it a couple more times. This is going to be interesting foster kitten. . .
KitKat Is a talkative little kitten, and meows constantly while she does everything, including walking. At first I was concerned there was something wrong, but it just seems to be what she does.
I have been told by several people at the shelter that most black cats are part Siamese. That would explain a thing or two with this kitten. Quite a talker, which the Siamese breed is known for.
KitKat is also a very round kitten. .. which makes walking a little comical dragging her big belly along. With little orphans like her, being round is a good thing.
So I am taking advantage of a holiday and an extra day to relax. Hanging out with KitKat is fun and relaxing, so all is good.
Not sure why, but was hard to pick a name for this little fluffy kitten. My husband suggested KitKat, which is pretty silly, but I liked it.
This video is her moving around a little, which is pretty much the limits for an 8-day old kitten. So clumsy they are adorable!
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