Things are falling into place around here just in time for Sirocco’s kittens to set it off kilter again. Nugget came downstairs on her own to eat last night and then she went out through the boys’ cabana for a stroll in the enclosure.
Sahara and I took our first ‘walk’ outside the nursery yesterday afternoon: Sahara in harness with the leash wrapped securely around my wrist. We only encountered one kitten-eating monster in the guise of Sirocco. Sahara was a perfect lady and walked to the front door, turned around and walked back to her kittens.
Gypsy Rose has been carried in to see the babies a couple of times. Sahara goes on alert and Gypsy Rose hisses and growls. I expect that to change, but one never knows.
The boys in their cabana & the outside enclosure at night works good except that it’s a challenge in the evening to trap them on one side of the door and the girls on the other — esp. Sequoia. I found Kalahari sleeping in one of the cabana baskets late this morning. Maybe he’s now thinking of this as his new hangout.
One other thing, and THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!! Sequoia failed the slug inspection miserably last night. I discovered TWO … yes, TWO … slugs in her fur–AFTER I HUGGED AND KISSED HER!!! I’m still recovering from the trauma. This afternoon I’m installing a digital slug detector (DSD) in the cabana! No cat gets through without a DSD rating below zero!
The kittens are doing well, and have all gained:
#1 Gecko – 3.5 oz/101 gr
#2 Goliath – 4.5 oz/127 gr
#3 Geronimo – 4.0 oz/112 gr
#4 Gobi Bear – 4.2 oz/118 gr