Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kitten Update

I took the kitten to the vet yesterday. He weighs 3 oz and is estimated to be about a week old, if not younger. We will have a better idea of how old he is when he opens his eyes (the vet said this happens around 2 weeks of age). The vet said to feed him kitten formula every 4 hours. Luckily I work close to home, but that means I have to stay later to make up the hours. I'm also exhausted from waking up in the middle of the night, but he is totally worth it. Chris is going to take the kitten, now named Zack, when his roommate moves out, most likely in August. By then, Zack will be weaned from the kitten formula. I'm really glad that Chris is taking him, because I don't think I could permanently part with the little guy, but two dogs and a cat in one small apartment is a bit much. The kitten likes to move crawl around a lot. I've transferred him to a larger box, so he has more room. When I'm feeding him, he will fall asleep while still sucking on the bottle nipple, then he starts purring, which really sounds more like ticking. Then he will hide his face in his paw. It's adorable! When I have to put him back into his box after feeding (middle of the night or during the day when I have to go back to work), he will cry for a bit. He makes this "Mrawr" sound. As he starts to drift to sleep he sounds like a dying motor. The "Mrawr" gets deeper and more drawn out, until eventually it just stops. It cracks me up!

I have always been a dog person, but this little guy has won me over. Now I just have to deal with playing "Mommy" for a few weeks. I suppose that's what I get for teasing my sister about my only being an aunt and not having to wake up at all hours of the night (granted, this is nothing compared to a baby person, but still... I need my sleep!) I will try to upload more pictures, but he doesn't like to hold still to have his portrait taken.

In work-out related news, other than my run where I found the kitten, I have not been able to run. The weather is very stormy here, and the gym is quite a distance away (I can't use the school gym again until the fall semester starts, unless I want to pay $50, but I'd rather save my money and run outside). I did work out arms and abs last night though. That felt good. I will try to do more lunges and abs tonight.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week! (o:

1 comment:

  1. Kittens are very addicting. Then they become cats and you wonder why sometimes. Then they start fetching "dead" socks (and underwear) and it's all cool again. I'm dreaming of an every 4-hour feeding schedule!


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