Friday, August 12, 2011

Teeny tiny kitten

Last Saturday we were given a tiny baby kitten. We estimated her age at about 2-3 weeks. Her little eyes were open but she couldn't walk very well or eat on her own. There were 3 kittens found and the people who found them couldn't keep them. After the girls, who's dad is wrapped around their fingers, were able to convince him we needed a 3rd cat, we went and picked her up.

Here is our little Nora with August. This was in the car after we picked her up on our way to Wal-Mart to get her some kitten formula.

 We made her a little shoe box bed to sleep in. Emily and Julia gave her their Beanie Baby Lamb which she loves to snuggle with. She has to be bottle fed with special kitten formula for the next couple of weeks. Feedings happen around the clock.

Trying to show hot teeny she is, here she is curled up in Adam's hand.   

She spent her first few days sleeping in this little box, except for when she was being held, which is about 80% of the time. We were worried about her getting too cold without her mommy and we wanted to keep her next to our warm bodies. I made her a sock filled with uncooked rice (not pictured) to warm in the microwave, she loves it and cuddles right up next to it for her naps. 

Here is little Julia holding the kitten on her first day with us.

Yesterday she really started wanting to explore more. She has outgrown her little shoe box already. She learned how to climb out of it and I decided it was no longer safe. She now is sleeping in a clothes basket with some warm blankets. She is teething and likes to gnaw on our fingers, a habit we will have to break before she bites hard enough to hurt. Her wobbly legs are getting stronger and we have let her explore a little more. Already, she is sleeping less and starting to act like a bigger kitten. Next week we are going to have to litter box train her and start to wean her from the bottle. 

Isn't she darling? I was laughing with my husband the other day. I mentioned to him that when I was asking God to bless us with a new baby, this isn't exactly what I had in mind. Perhaps I should have prayed for a human baby? 


Anonymous said...

"Perhaps I should have prayed for a human baby?" lol I'm praying you get youre little human baby :) The kitty is so tiny and cute!
-Karen E

Mindy said...

Congratulations on being a (kitty) grandma! LOL.

You're poor husband, even the 'surprise baby' kitten is a little girl! Pets are great and a fabulous way to teach children responsibility--of course, the missed feedings and dirty clean-up always end up on mom's packed schedule! Isn't that always the way!?

God bless the Gesslers and little Nora!


Kimmie said...


Thank you SO much for your prayers.


My husband is the perfect man for all these girls. He always says he just loves his girls.

One of my 12 year olds is in charge of the kitty waste department, so I usually get by without dealing with that.

Mindy said...

I was just making a little joke, he seems like a great guy to take care of all his 'little women' and their mum, too!

God bless,


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