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I'm no longer the only female in the house...

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FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 14:37:00

I picked up our two rescue kittens this afternoon who have evened up the male to female ratio in our house grin

We have one short haired one who is the timid one of the pair and a long haired one who is a bit more confident. They're just exploring their new main room.

I'm a bit confused by the rescue centre paper work that says their DOB is 12th December. Surely these are older than that. They told us they were 14 week last weekend.

iklboo Sun 08-Jan-17 14:41:43

Sooooo cute!

Think the DOB is wrong - more like 12 October if they're about 14 weeks?

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 14:49:50

The little one on the right looks to have eyes that are in the middle of changing colour. If they're 14 weeks I'd extremely surprised.

FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 14:51:31

How old do you think Cozie?

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 14:56:36

With pictures, it can be difficult. 5 or 6 weeks? I'd put them younger than 14 weeks anyway. The rescue may have made a mistake.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 14:58:12

Well, Sorry - they have made a mistake. Somewhere. Their paperwork doesn't tie in with that which you were told.

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 08-Jan-17 14:58:54

They look less than 14 weeks, maybe phone the shelter and double check? Were they born there or are they guessing the age? They're very sweet however old they are!

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 08-Jan-17 15:00:32

I'd guess 8 weeks? Maybe 12th November rather than December?

stumblymonkey Sun 08-Jan-17 15:12:44

Cats Protection foster carer....they look about 8 weeks to me which would make DOB c. 12 November.

It's very, very, very unlikely that any rescue centre would let kittens go before 8 weeks so I suspect they've mixed up Nov and Dec on the paperwork. Give them a call.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 15:15:32

I'd phone the shelter tomorrow. (Did they have two or more young litters?) Either way, they're your girls now smile - but you do need to know how old they really are.

FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 15:39:04

You're right, they're ours now.

I think they were left at the rescue centre before Christmas so perhaps the 12th is the date they rescued them. I will call tomorrow.

Miss Timid is a very good jumper and very agile.

Miss confident has found a love for a paper toy sack and keeps chasing her own tail grin

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 15:41:40

Do you know what weights they are? smile

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 15:42:56

I've never quite understood 'tails'. Sometimes they're theirs and sometimes not. grin

BigcatLittlecat Sun 08-Jan-17 15:44:42

I'm afraid of you don't know the correct DOB you are not fit to look after them. I must come immediately and rescue them from you! grin grin grin
Lucky lucky you, they are beautiful! Have fun!

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 15:59:37


FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 16:49:55

They've both done a poo and are eating their dinner- felix kitten, poultry. Both from the same bowl of course wink

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 17:22:21

They look fine, there. Maybe a little older in that picture? smile

FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 19:05:23

They still haven't slept. They're leaping and prancing all over the place when they're together grin. How can I help them to sleep?!

cozietoesie Sun 08-Jan-17 19:10:38

As kittens?? grin Other than putting on a fire that they can bask in front of - eg the gas fire if you have one - I'm not sure that it's possible. Kittens are just little machines - Play, eat, evacuate, sleep .......and repeat .......and repeat. (Not necessarily in that order.) They'll likely just suddenly crash and start snoring. grin

FunkinEll Sun 08-Jan-17 19:16:12

Thanks, at least it's normal. One more question, sorry, shall I feed them again before bed?

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 08-Jan-17 19:28:06

At that age they need 4 small meals a day I believe ( a while since I've had a kitten), so yes, I'd give them some more.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:46:06

I used to feed mine on demand.

Your cats are gorgeous.

FunkinEll Mon 09-Jan-17 11:45:35

Night 1 went well. I came down to feed them just after 6am so not too early.

The girls are 't truly black. have grey roots for some reason?! Also the short haired one seems to have some slight paler stripes.

FunkinEll Mon 09-Jan-17 11:46:48

And also, they poo like new-bloody-borns AKA all of the time x2.

planbatman Mon 09-Jan-17 11:53:21

They are beautiful!

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