There are only 3 kittens ... 2 males and 1 female. Went to trap the 4th several times and ended up with a small opossum ... I have been continuing to look for another kitten and have not seen or heard any and when leaving food out during the day it does not get eaten. Therefore we are going with there were only 3 and the other set of eyes that were seen was in fact the opossum, which I may add is the same size as the kittens.
The kittens: "The Eye" has become the sweetest and most loving. If he is laying in his box or on the chair he has no problems with being petted, picked up, held, whatever. And he PURRRRSSssss oh my can this little guy purr. If he is up walking around he wants nothing to do with you.
"The Eye" Looking at the picture the left eye is the bad eye. Vet says its scar tissue and could clear a bit. He can see a little out of it ... think if putting your finger in front of your eye, thats how he sees like there is a spot in the way. This little dude is a love ... I did get him to play for a while last night but he seems to be fairly uncertian of things that move too quickly.
The other 2 I am having a problem with ... I have rescued, had dropped, traped etc many cats. Some I have kept .. others (most) I have found good homes for. I have never had kittens be so standoffish for so long. Ispend as much time with them as I can. On average its been between 1 and 2 hours per night.
They are in my house in the smallest of my bed rooms. The room has a window, a desk in front of the window with a box and blanket in it (The Eyes favorite place) a chair with a towel, 2 bookcases that they can not get under, an elliptical machine that they use as a toy and another chair with a cat bed in it.
So The Eye is super sweet ... "The Face" - is a tease ... he rubs and loves on the chair, elliptical and bookcase, flipping his little tale and loving about but wont let me pet him ... if I grab him he stiffens up and I have to hold him to pet him, Ive never heard him cry or purr .. sometimes he will growl at me and sometimes he will hiss ... he will sit 2-3 feet from me and stare at me. When I had them in the dog crate he would give love bites and seemed to be coming around a little more but with 3 of them I hate to put them back in the dog crate.
"The Face" -
he is just adorable .. .his markings are beautiful and I think he wants to be a sweet kitty but dosnt know how and apparently Im not doing something right for him. Last night he did play a little and he rolled on the floor showing me his tummy. I would love for him to be more loving.
"The Princess" - is a touch me not ... She is very timid and shy and skurries to the corner as soon as I come in the room. If I get her out of her corner she will sit in my lap and relax after a while. I think she would be very sweet if she wasnt so scared. Mind you when Im in the room shes still only 3 feet away at any time but she tends to like to be more hidden.
This tends to be her look most of the time. Like shes scared to death and is going to run ...
So friends Im not sure ... Im trying ... I give them time and I spend time with them, they are all eating good and pooping and seem to be growing etc. I realized they have been through multiple tramatic events in a short time so maybe I should be more patient.
**Answer to question from yesterdays post - "The Eye" His eye is scar tissue most likely from an ulcer from when he was a little tiny baby .. it scar tisue could get some better, its not hurting him and he might be able to see a little. Put your finger in front of your eye thats most likely how he sees out of his.
Momy and Dady and their friends went out and about Saturday night all dressed up ... and had a really good time. They went to dinner then went dancing ... and aside from getting super duper cold ... and their feets hurting they had fun.