Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guys, guys, it's a litter box, not a sand box!

The kittens are a little too young for litter box training, but I have a little one in there so they can crawl through it and explore it etc. They have decided it is their own personal play time sand box! Kitten cuteness and wrestling montage!

It always starts the same way, kittens doing cute and sweet things, until...

The wrestling begins!

At some point, Lakshmi had enough!
So she made her way off to a nap.

So Ganesha won the rights to the litter box! 
We call that "Winner Winner Kitten Dinner".
 They play outside of the litter box too;)

Kitten Fight!

Lakshmi and Ganesha are doing very well.
They were working through an eye infection last week, but it didn't stop them from wrestling!
(Their eye infections cleared up! Thanks Auntie Eva for the eye meds!)

 They get cuter every day, and bigger!
Here are some pics from last week, and they are already so much bigger! It's so hard to keep up!
Ganesha is a full ounce bigger than his sister.
 He's a big mush and loves his Teddy Bear, donated by Auntie Sherrie!
 Eyes are now wide open, stay tuned for more pics!
 Lakshmi is doing well too!
 Not her most glam picture, but one any bottle feeding foster mom can appreciate, a content kitten with a full, fat belly.
 Again, their eyes are wide open now, stay tuned for more pics.

 You can see how she was recovering from her eye infection here. A little red and closed.
 She loves to stretch and practice her swim stroke in the air, she is fascinated by her own paws and how they move!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Sandy Kittens have names!

I've known their names for a little while, but have held them close in a superstitious manner. They were so little, and still are, so they are very fragile and at this young age, many don't make it. So I held on to their names, in a silly way, to protect them.
They were found as Hurricane Sandy rolled in to New York City. It was a wonderful thing that someone ran into their back yard to get them and keep them safe. Hurricane Sandy caused a colossal amount of damage and left a tremendous amount of suffering and destruction in her wake. Many people and animals lost their lives, many more lost their homes, are struggling with health and have a long road to recovery ahead to re-build and recover. So I have chosen the names of Hindu Gods Ganesha and Lakshmi.
Ganesha is, among other things, known as a remover of obstacles.

Lakshmi is known to bestow wealth and prosperity, and has many other wonderful and significant characteristics.
The people and animals suffering through this disaster are constantly in our thoughts, and we'll remember them and support them as they overcome their hardships.
Ganesha and Lakshmi are a positive image of the beauty that is compassion. The woman that heard them screaming in the back yard did not go on about her business, she made it her business to do the right thing. Our fellow New Yorkers, and non-New Yorkers pitching in to help and donate as much as they can as often as they can to help people and animals affected by Sandy through this catastrophe are shining example of how people truly care for others in a purely selfless way. These actions make me smile and get me all choked up about how beautiful people can be. I love seeing how many people come running to help complete strangers in times of need.
Ganesha and Lakshmi have been named as a symbol of hope that people and animals affected by Sandy will overcome their obstacles and find prosperity. And when it seems like they can't make it, an encouragement to keep their faith and hold on, to know they are not alone and we all love and care for them and will keep working to make things better.
Welcome to the world little Ganesha and Lakshmi!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sandy Kittens are 3 weeks old!

These guy are getting big! 
Take it from this guy, they are eating like champs!
 And getting plenty of exercise!
 But most of all, they are getting plenty of love:)

Their names will be announced soon...
Stay tuned!