Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Top This

Can you top this much cute?

You know what? You probably shouldn't even bother trying.


Tweed tried, and look what happened - it killed him.


Cutieus Maximus

A bad case of scared-of-the-vacuum-cleaner-itis.

So here's a question - how does one "wean" kittens? The vet office said El Gato Negro (aka Yo Momma Cat) can be spayed as soon as the kittens are weaned, so I could "start weaning them." WTF? How do I do that? They have been eating solid food since they got here, but that has not stopped them from draining their mama dry every chance they get.

The itty bitty timbits are going in for their spays this week, and it's really time for someone to adopt the little whiskerfaces. Come one, don't you want one?

Donut wants you to have one. In fact, she wants you to take two!

Dear Lord ... please make the interlopers vanish. kthx.


PoochesForPeace said...

love love love love love!!!!

Carol said...

Hey, I'm not driving all the way to BC to pick up the kittehs you shoulda let me have while they were still in OR.

Even if I would, my husband would keeee-yil me no matter how keeee-yoot they are. Alas.

Sorry, Nutz.

Kerry said...

Donut needs to meet Maru : http://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu

adkjenn said...

I work at an animal shelter, and when we want to wean kittens (for the same reason as you!) we separate the momma and kittens for about a week. In our setting its probably easier, we just cage them separately. But for you...not sure. Maybe just keep momma in a different room? Otherwise, some kittens will still suck on momma for like...ever. Its a comfort thing.

Joe said...

Sorry. Tweed is cuter :)

Lily and Benson said...

We love your pictures
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

If they are eating, separate the kittens from Mama. I've seen grown cats nurse off of their mothers, when the mother allows it. Maybe you can use a dog crate, or something, and put Mama in for a while while the kittens are out, then switch them.

Sweet~Ceana said...

A cute challenge... Hmmm... I happen to have a 12 week old wee Blue Merle BC pup, who is the size of an 8wk ish old pup, that showed me tonight she has learned to do some pretty slick agility from watching my dogs in the back yard. I could record a video of her going through the tunnel, weave polls, and crappy home made teeter. It is pretty damn cute. So cute I may have my first foster failure.

**Did I mention that her back legs are not proportionate to the front
so she is endearingly clumbsy?**

The Border Collies said...

That sounds pretty cute Sweet Ceana, but please tell me you aren't letting a 12 week old pup do weave poles! :)

Sweet~Ceana said...

I let her go through 3 PVC pipe home made ones spaced REALLY far apart. Now you have me worried... could that hurt her? She just followed along behind my dog so I didn't think anything of it.

The Border Collies said...

No no! It's just that weaving involves a lot of bending and twisting that growing joints shouldn't be subject to. Now is a great time to start on basics, like shadow handling, targeting, wobble board and other foundation skills, but the Big Boy Toys should wait until she's about 18 months old!

Celine said...

Can you tell me more about the kittens? Male/female, age, when they'll be ready for adoption? I am interested...! You can email me directly at celine.mauboules@gmail.com

Quinn said...

So, I've pretty much loved your blog for quite a while now. And I've decided to finally comment to say so! And also to take you up on your cute challenge. My sister had new kittens, and I'm a budding photographer m'self, see. Follow the magical links to The Land of Cute:




And for kicks, my own dog, Snickers, because he's been dying to say hello for ages:

blagger said...

What was Tweed doing? Was he hanging off a chair?

About weaning: The only thing I can think of is to separate the kittehs from the mama until she dries up. Waiting for the mama kitty to wean them will take you several more weeks. Also, they're never completely weaned--I have full-grown cats that will still feed off the mom when she has her next litter of kittens.

Natalie said...

The non-profit I work for separates mama from kittens when kittens are eating on their own. They need to stop nursing for around two weeks for mama to dry up enough to be spayed. And like a previous commenter said, if she's there, they'll probably keep nursing. Not sure how you will manage it in your living arrangement, but that's pretty much how you get them to wean.

Anonymous said...

Top the cute?

I have a Border Collie Puppy!

In a green woolly jumper.


zairisfrog said...

Those kittens are adorable!!!
WHY OH WHY hasn't anyone come along to adopt them...