I think I’m way over due for a newsy, typically wordy, possibly obnoxious update on Mythicbells and the continuing kitty dramas. You can all unclench your teeth. It’s pretty boring this week. Dare I say that all is going pretty darn well?? Is it possible that I am actually LEARNING THE PROGRAM AROUND HERE??
Musical queens continues and I manage to give them as much freedom as I can and as much as they want (most of the time), but still avert disaster when events conspire to make for dicey situations. This last, usually in the form of Kalahari outside the nursery doors. For some reason Sirocco and Sahara view him as a threat so it’s only logical that they should react by attempting to de-fur each other, right? So, on Kitty Cam you will often see them co-mothering together then one will mysteriously disappear for a while. At night I keep them separate. One gets the large nursery and the other the small bathroom nursery. Lately it’s been Sahara in the bathroom and Sirocco ruling stately from the flower top in the nursery. The kittens can flow to either room through the kitten hole. last night it was so cute when I checked on Sahara just before bed and found SIX of the seven kitten in the bathroom with her. What a crowd!
Speaking of Kalahari. He’d doing great. It’s been one week since his neuter surgery. He hasn’t slowed down a bit and still thinks like a puppy. He and Sequoia both play with the kittens now and it’s very cute. Nugget is doing better and coming downstairs more often and also going out into the enclosure.
With Kalahari’s neuter, the future of Mythicbells rests in the tiny paws of Simba Kahn. I’m sure he’s up to the task. I was bemoaning his limited genetic powers for a short time, then FER CHRISSAKES looked at the seven kittens under foot. I’m an idiot, let’s face it. I also snapped the photos you saw in the previous post and realized once again what a splendid looking little fellow he is. With SK and two queens, Mythicbells should be good for a few more years? Who knows. It depends on whether or not I can handle the stress. Simba Kahn spends most of his nights in his cabana with access to the enclosure and is more or less okay with that. The rest of the time he is ‘at large’ wherever he wants to be. At the moment, he’s lying on my bed with is chin on the mouse, getting in the way of progress. Kalahari and Tiny Bear are at the foot of the bed. Gypsy Rose and Nugget are lying on the floor near-by. Sequoia was here for a while earlier and even allowed me to shave more of her naturally curly tummy, but is now probably downstairs waiting for food … which means I’d better wind this up and get everyone fed soon if I want to survive the day.
The kittens are thriving and unbelievably cute, each and every one. I’m always amazed at how much food they can go through at this age. They are all over the house now as much as I can allow them. The situation with the queens is a logistical problem in allowing kittens access to the living area. When the queens are doing nicely together, I can leave the bathroom door open and the kittens pop in and out through the kitten hole at will, callously deserting their doting mothers for the wonders of the outside world. Yesterday I put on their little collars with bells to jingle and the first went out into the enclosure for a while. Not all have been out yet, but over the next week when I have the time to monitor them, they will get more outings. Little Gecko/Kai was the first out and he was absolutely fearless. They are so interested in every new sight and smell and positively quiver with excitement at each new discovery. Vet visits are scheduled for the “G” litter next Monday and for the “H” litter the Monday after that. Adoptions will begin the last weekend in June for the “G” litter and the first week end in July for the “H” litter. Time is running short. It’s been an adventure, that’s for sure! I can hardly believe the time has flown by so very fast. It always does