Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Venturing out to the kitchen and making kitty-milestones

The Sunny Kittens have now begun to venture out to the kitchen area on their own (except little Honeybear who still prefers to stay in the room!).  They also are able to urinate on their own, but I still stimulate them for pee and poo.  Rex and Fox can suck milk from the bottle now.  Honeybear bites the teat, so he still needs to be syringe-fed.  In fact, syringe-feeding is so much faster and easier, so I've resorted to that!



 I worship toes....(Rex)

 Drinking from the bottle.

 It's faster using the syringe.

 Rex and Fox venture out....

 I'm safer with Bobby.

They all love Bobby!

I've lost count of how many kittens Bobby has helped foster in the last five years.  Let's see....Cow, Bunny, Pole, Tiger, Pans, Wolf, Cleo, Vixey, Wii, Indy, Kimba, Creamie, Crackers, the 5 Orange Kittens, Felix, Joanie, Suki, Babykit, Prince, Simba, Bobtail, Teddy, Bandit, Xiao Li, Peanut, Butter and Jelly, and now...Rex, Fox, Honeybear.

 Good old Uncle Bobby!

He may appear to be sleeping all the time and he is blind, 
but he sure knows what is going on.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Sunny Kittens on a Sunday

Here's some photo updates:

Still as obedient as ever...sleeping after a meal and after playtime.


Rex and Fox love to play with Bobby.

Rex has a penchant for Bobby's tail.

The seal-pup-baby-polar-bear....Honeybear! 

Rex loves exploring in the room.

Honeybear still likes to sleep quite a bit.  The moment he has had enough milk, he goes back into the carrier.

The other two still want to play.

Tiger visits, with Bobby's consent.

Good boy, Tiger!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Honeybear's golden goodies, etc.

Rub-a-dub-dub...three kitties in the tub.

Who goes there?

No, that's not a worm.  It's Honeybear's golden goodies. 
Finally, he has pooped and all is well.

Fox is the biggest and hungriest.

Rex is next.

Honeybear waits patiently for his turn.  At least now, he knows how to ask for milk.  Previously, he did not quite know what was going on.

But by far, I would say these are the most obedient kittens I've ever fostered.
They actually go back inside the carrier to sleep after playing.
Cow, Bunny and Pole were the MOST demanding, even at 2 days old!

Fox tries to wrestle for milk from Honeybear.

She bites the syringe.

Ok, ok...you get some, too.

Bunny comes in and hisses at the kittens.  Rex and Fox run for shelter, back to the carrier.  Who confronts the attacker?  Why, it's the smallest of the three.  Honeybear!  Honeybear spits back at Bunny (but there was no sound, though).

Brave little Bear!

Honeybear goes to Bobby for protection.

Rex tries as well.  It's safer with the dog.

He crawls under Bobby's ear.

Here we go round the mulberry bush....

Are you a seal pup or a kitten, actually?

Well....I don't know.  What do you think?

Ok, you're a kitten and a mighty cute one at that!

Ming-Yi graduates!

Allow a mother a small indulgence to tell a non-animal related story today...after all, this is a blog :)) and a blogger gets to write anything she likes.

Today is Ming-Yi's convocation at the International Medical University.

Winnie the Pooh was one of the first toys we bought for Ming-Yi when she was a baby (that bear is just so philosophical and brilliant in simplicity) so I thought I should get her a Winnie the Pooh graduate bear for today.
Hmmm.....we have a dog case coming in today.  Puspa is bringing in one of the Rawang dogs.... AnimalCare work has no public holidays, no weekends, no annual leave.

Here's Ming-Yi, all robed and ready to go...

In her graduating class of 106 pharmacists, there are two whom the Dean specially "saluted" (in his own words).  One is this girl in the wheel-chair and another is a cancer patient who is visually-impaired.  Her mother guided her up the stage to receive her degree.  Ming-Yi said since this girl could not read (she could not see), her classmates read everything to her.  Amazing tenacity....   

106 new pharmacists...ready to go out there and serve the community.

The parents and some of the lecturers.

A moment to cherish for a lifetime.
(Photo taken by Ming-Yi's lecturer)


They say that once your children have graduated, one phase of your life is "over" and thus, begins another phase...

Both of mine now have, but I don't see it as any phase being "over".  Once a mother, always a mother, and they will always be your children!  

Friday, May 27, 2011

On the homefront - my sunny kittens

Ming-Yi wanted to see if they could lick milk.  Well, not yet.

The star of the litter - Honeybear.

Everybody wants the get onto my lap.


Fox and Honeybear are quite happy being inside the carrier (their house). 

Rex ventures out....

...to the big new world.

All go back to the carrier for a nap.

Upgraded now...to a bigger house.

They still have to be stimulated to urinate and defecate.

The vet has advised that they be on milk for 5 weeks.