Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's our 7th day ... We're getting so big! - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The kittens begin their 7th day on earth today having all DOUBLED their birth weight!

Here's the formal introductions:

Graphite (Gus)
Here's the only boy in the bunch, dubbed Graphite for his beautiful dark gray color.  He was the tiniest at birth at only 3.0 oz but is now a bouncing 8.1 oz!

He's clearly not happy about the weigh-in activity today, screaming for Mom.

He's the first kitten to show signs of eyes opening - there are little peek-a-boo spots already!

Since 'Graphite' is a big handle for a little boy, I think we'll call him 'Gus' for short.

Amethyst (Amy)
The biggest baby at birth (3.9 oz, sorry Mom), our little cali/torbie is Amethyst, or Amy for short.  She's now weighing in at a whopping 8.6 oz!  At this rate, she'll be 2 lbs before you know it.

She looks a little like my cat Amy, who lived to be 23 years old.  Here's hoping this little one gets such a long, long life.

She's the fiesty one ... usually greets me with a little baby hiss.  Yes, that's HISS, not kiss.  So funny to see little kittens hiss.  LOL!

Diamond (Lucy)
The inspiration for the names in this little came from the nose of this little girl.  Dr M took one look at her and said, "Oh, we have to name this one Diamond!"  She does have beautiful markings.

Diamond was 3.6 oz a week ago and now comes in at just almost double 7.1 oz.

Although who doesn't love diamonds, I think this one will be Lucy, as in 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'.  She just looks more like a Lucy to me.  She's pretty spunky, too.


Last, but certainly not least, is our teeny tiny torbie, Topaz.

Topaz was the tiniest girl, just 3.1 oz at birth.  Although she has more than doubled her birth weight at a fabulous 6.7 oz now, she's still the littlest kit.

I can't come up with a cute nickname for 'Topaz', so if any of you out there have any ideas, I'm open...

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