The “H” Litter continues to gain weight for the second day in a row. This is excellent news, but they aren’t out of the woods yet. You all can worry if you want to, not that it will make a whit of difference one way or the other, just don’t tell me about it! Rest assured, I’m worrying enough for all of us and that aught to be enough worry! NUFF SAID ON THAT! I get anxious worrying about everyone worrying. 😀 Sirocco is going to be fine, I think, though this hand feeding thing is getting just a LITTLE BIT tiresome! I’m now pureeing canned food mixed with a little bit of raw and feeding her that instead of the human baby food–my theory being that the issue is not the food, but that it needs to be easily licked off of a spoon so she doesn’t have to get up. New mothers often do not want to disturb their babies to eat or go to the loo (that’s for you British folk reading this. Do you still call it a ‘loo?”). I’ve never had to actually hand feed a queen before. Usually a dish in the bed suffices. I think this will pass in a few days. But she IS eating!! Also as she starts to heal and feel better in general, she will be more able to cope. Once the babies are a week or two old they also become less demanding and mom gets more fee time to herself.
Sahara and her brood are doing great. Sahara is much more relaxed now and even wanders around the house a bit. I know that Gypsy Rose is interested in the babies, but very unsure of the mothers — DUH! I wouldn’t want one of these 6 pound terrors ripping into me either. So today I stole one of Sahara’s babies to introduce to Gypsy Rose. The video is uploading now and below is a picture. I also captured a fairly good picture of Gecko. I’m still unwilling to commit to Gecko’s gender, but I’m now leaning towards female.