Kitten Chronicles–7 weeks old!

Wow, the foster kittens have become exhaustingly active in the last couple of weeks! They are quite a handful (two handsful at this point). Mother Mouse went back to the East Bay SPCA to start getting ready to find her forever home. It sounds sad to separate her from the kittens, but believe me, she was ready! And they have been fine. In fact, little Chinchilla, the mama’s girl, has become much less shy and more adventurous. We miss Mouse, of course, and I will check on her progress at the SPCA to make sure she’s doing well.

Sweet mother mouse with Chinchilla
Sweet mother Mouse with Chinchilla

The 4 little rascals will be with us for at least another week; they have to be at least 8 weeks old and weigh 2 pounds each before they can enter the adoption process. I think Ratticus will for sure hit the weight target; he is the biggest (and turning into a little bit of a bully!).

Ratticus, King of the Kitten Kingdom
Ratticus, King of the Kitten Kingdom

Sugar Glider isn’t too far behind. He’s a little mellower than his brother, and the one who inherited his mama’s sweet loud purr. He’s also a lap cat in the making. And who doesn’t love an orange tabby?

Sugar Glider, loves the crinkle tube
Sugar Glider, loves the crinkle tube

Miss Ferret is the one who looks most like her mama Mouse; a slightly exotic face and lean and lanky. Also very proud like her mama. But she can keep up with her crazy brothers, too!

Ferret, the belle of the ball
Ferret, the belle of the ball

And last, but never least (I am the youngest of 4 human siblings, so I identify with her) is Chinchilla, finally catching up size-wise and blossoming into an acrobat but still a bit of a loner.

Chinchilla, loves a good shoe box
Chinchilla, loves a good shoe box

Like all sisters, Ferret and Chinchilla love a good get together, usually involving towels. They are growing up in the guest bathroom, so maybe that makes sense!

Fun with towels
Fun with towels
Chinchilla in her corner
Chinchilla in her corner
Ferret, having second thoughts
Ferret, having second thoughts

And of course, boys will be boys.

Crinkle tube fight!
Crinkle tube fight!

It’s getting hard to get all 4 in 1 picture; here is today’s best effort.

Kitten mayhem!
Kitten mayhem!

In another week, we will see if they are ready for the next stage in getting their forever familes. Update to come!

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