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Introducing Little Tyke

  1. Apr 27, 2008 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    As some of you know, we lost our very special 17 year old cat, Einstein, about a month ago. And even though we still have two more cats and a stray that visits daily, Tsu came home with this the other night.

    He is three weeks old. Einstein's nickname was Little Tyke, so we named this little one in his honor.

    I was watching Tsu yesterday and clocked almost five whole minutes that she wasn't looking at the new kitty. :biggrin:

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    Zomg Cute Overload!!!
     
  4. Apr 27, 2008 #3

    Danger

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    It's nice to know that he has a great new home.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2008 #4

    lisab

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    So, so cute!! He's adorable!!

    Congrats on your new little one! Just three weeks old...was he abandoned?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2008 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, apparently one of Tsu's coworkers has a dog that brings home the babies of stray cats. That's about all that I know about it.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2008 #6

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    Awww! What a cutie! Sweet!
     
  8. Apr 27, 2008 #7
    Oh my god that is so freaking cute! Adorable!
     
  9. Apr 27, 2008 #8
    That is so darned cute! {waves hi back to the little guy}
     
  10. Apr 27, 2008 #9

    Moonbear

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    Oh, so adorably cute! And a little sad too how he arrived so young. But, at least he has good people to take care of him. :smile:
     
  11. Apr 27, 2008 #10

    Integral

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    He's a real cutie alright, we were visting last night, had some of Ivan's awesome steaks and oohed and auude over the kitty. Indeed
    Tsu was reluctant to let the little guy out of her sight.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2008 #11

    Evo

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    Oh, how adorable!!!! That's one lucky little kitten!
     
  13. Apr 27, 2008 #12

    turbo

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    Wave "Hi" to the PF'ers!
     
  14. Apr 27, 2008 #13

    Evo

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    How do you get those kitten bottles to work? No matter what size hole I punch, they never seem to be able to drink, so I end up feeding them with an eye dropper.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2008 #14

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    Thanks everyone!! I'm just completely in love with this Little Tyke.

    Apparently my friends dog is the motherly type set herself up as the neighborhood Kitten Protective Services. She up and decided that the feral mother of these kittens was just NO GOOD, - no good AT ALL and SHE was stepping in. So she brought the kittens home at almost 2 weeks of age. Being the softie I am, and never having had a kitten so young, I thought I'd give it a go as 'Mama Cat'. :biggrin:

    Now, I was a bit worried about what Ivan was going to say about it, but to his credit, he stepped up to the plate and offered to perform the 'Mama Cat' duties while I'm at work. It took him all of 2 seconds to fall for this little sweetie. Isn't he just the best? :!!) And I thought I was the softie...

    These aren't the best pictures in the world. They were taken so close up because he's so small :biggrin: and then there's the glare off of my pale lilac soft fuzzy bathrobe that Tyke is so fond of. He likes to climb into my pocket and 'hang' out with me while I do my housework.

    As far as those bottles - Ivan cut a rather huge hole and I give the bottle a tiny but steady squeeze as he's feeding. Then I actually have to burp him! :surprised And THEN!! - after he plays a little after eating, I get to "poop the kitten" which usually requires a minor butt bath when done. :rolleyes:

    We'll try to post pictures as he grows so you can watch his progress with us. My face already hurts from constantly smiling at him. :biggrin:
     
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  16. Apr 27, 2008 #15

    Moonbear

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    :rofl:

    Awww... He probably thinks you're his mommy with all that fur. :biggrin: That's about the age Lucky was when we wound up with him when I was a teen. We used to give him a big stuffed toy cat to cuddle with when we weren't around to cuddle with him.

    Just wait until he surprises you one day by pooping by himself! What a mess! It's that stage between you doing it for him and him being old enough to use a litterbox that's the worst (I guess it's like toilet training kids when they still have accidents on the way to the potty).
     
  17. Apr 27, 2008 #16

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    YIKES!!! No one told me about THAT one!! Oh, joy. Hey, Auntie Moonbear!! Wanna come visit and show us how to take care of that?? :biggrin:
     
  18. Apr 27, 2008 #17

    Moonbear

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    I'd suggest keeping him confined in a box or laundry basket or some such place and give him a very shallow pan (like the depth of a pie plate) for a litterbox so he can easily get in and out while getting the hang of the idea. It's really that they start being able to poop on their own before being on solid food, so as you know, what comes out on a milk diet is rather gooey, and until he's on solid food, it'll keep being that way. :yuck:
     
  19. Apr 27, 2008 #18

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  20. Apr 27, 2008 #19

    Tsu

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    Thanks for the tip, Auntie Moonbear. At what age can I expect this fun to begin?

    Aww, Krudt! What a SWEET and pretty kitty Rosie is! How old is she? Aren't kitties fun? Puppies, too. Hmmm... Maybe I'll bring home a puppy next... :biggrin:
     
  21. Apr 27, 2008 #20

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    Tsu, what breed is the puppy in your avatar?
     
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