This little crew didn't take to weaning as other litters have. Kitten size bowl of milk substitute... bah! Milk and kitten food slurry... good for stepping in and tracking all over the carpet, but eat that mess? Heck no! Try as I might I was unable to coax ANY of the kittens to eat or drink in baby steps.
And then what happens? I came down on Friday to see two of them, Oliver and Gia, crunching kibble from the big dispenser I have set up for mom. (Mama Lucia gets a bowl of milk substitute and wet kitten food twice a day and she's got kitten kibble available 24/7 to be sure her calorie requirements are met.)
Saturday, I see Lessa with her nose in mama's wet food. No baby steps for these kittens - they want to eat like mama does!
Sorry for the cell phone pics - camera was far away and the kids were chowing down.
Miska, sucking down the stinky goodness.
Oliver keeps the kibble dispenser from running away.
Miska washes down the SG with a swig from Mama's bowl.
And just a bonus - Lessa and Miska just waking up from a nap.
So what about Tang's new name!??? Gaaahhhh... it got so busy last week I just forgot. OK, I will gather the suggestions and draw tomorrow!!!