I Found a Newborn Kitten | Day 3

As promised I have better photos of the kittens today even if they’e only slightly better.

Also, You get to know their names! All right everyone! Meet Fluff and Kuro! (Kuro is Black in Japanese > now you know which is which!) My girlfriend named them. And I couldn’t come up with better names even if I tried. I suck at naming cats!

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At first, Stripes came between me (my camera) and her babies as expected (you can see her as the blurred parts in some of the photos) but then she just stepped aside! She keeps surprising me. I’m liking her even more!

I noticed that they’e starting to open their eyes a bit now. They can’t see yet though.

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I found a bowl full of milk beside the box. That means the neighbors are keeping an eye on them too which is great.

I’ll keep chronicling Fluff and Kuro’s development by taking photos every day for as long as I can.

I Found a Newborn Kitten|Day 2

This is a follow-up on the previous post

So unfortunately, it turns out I was right being worried that the kitten might fall off the pot and get stuck again.

I came home this morning to check on the kitten and I found it in the corner stuck between two walls and the pot. I don’t know how long the poor thing has been there because I did not sleep in that house last night. I really hope it hasn’t been long since it fell.

I picked it up, put it in a cardboard box and set it in the rooftop. I went down to get some food for the mother and the camera but when I came back I was surprised to see a second kitten. And I was relieved; Yesterday I only found one and I wondered about the rest of the litter. Stripes is a young cat so those two kittens are probably the whole litter if it’s her first time giving birth.

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I’m happy Stripes lets me get close to her now (not to her babies though!)

She doesn’t let me get too close and I respect that. I really don’t wanna be bitten and scratched by her! Anyways, I think she knows I’m tying to help so all she does is stand between them and me (and the camera!). These are the only decent photos I could take. The lack of light didn’t help. I’ll try force a few good ones tomorrow.  just need patience.

They’re cute, aren’t they?!

I kept checking on them every now and then. The last time I did I found Miki there too and I grabbed a quick one.

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I’ll follow up on this story in a third post tomorrow. And I’ll do my best to take better shots.

I Found a Newborn Kitten!

This morning I heard birds chirping. The sound was really close and I knew it wasn’t flying. I thought it was a bird got stuck somewhere near the house. I went to check it out and it turns out I was half right. There was a kitten (not a bird) stuck in our flower pot-filled balcony between one of the pots and the wall. The Poor kitten was probably born a few hours ago. Its eyes were closed and it could barely walk. I got it out as gently as I could.

I really didn’t know what to do. The other neighborhood cats, all three of them, were around me and they were so intently observing me that I almost heard them saying “Don’t mess this up, human!” Anyway, I put the kitten on a safe corner then I went home to get a syringe and some milk. I really have no experience with this and I didn’t have time to google a how-to!

So I started feeding the kitten slowly. At first, it was taking it then it started to agitate. The other cats were still staring. At this moment I noticed that Stripes was really close and she’s only getting closer to me which is quite unusual because if you have read my previous posts you’d know she doesn’t get familiar with people. she’s always on alert, never gets too close to humans. I extended my hand to Stripes and she didn’t back away. That’s when I knew the kitten is hers.

I was so relieved. I put the kitten down.This time it’s my turn to back away. She grabbed her kitten and went back to balcony and settled down in the biggest pot in there. I assume she figured it’s safer there than in open space. However I’m concerned that the kitten will fall down from the pot again because I assume that’s how it got stuck in the first place. I noticed that it keeps on moving but its eyes are closed so it doesn’t really see anything. So now I have to keep an eye on them as long as I can.

Here are the first photos I took. That is the only angle from which I could take the photo. It’s really narrow and Stripes, fearing for her kitten, gets in the way every time I open the balcony door to give her food or take photos.

I want to help them as much as I can so if you have experience with this, please feel free to give me advise in the comments section. Thank you.