Sherrie, here. Our little orphan continues to grow. He's now 7 1/2 weeks old and weighs 1.2 pounds, up from the 9 ounces he weighed when I first found him as a 3-week-old orphan on the 4th of July. He's weaned off the bottle now, and is eating kitty kibble and canned food with relish.
The most noteworthy thing in his life so far is that my 13-year-old cat, Christopher the Assassin, has become the kitten's surrogate mother. Christopher took to the kitten from the start, and he's schooling him in how to be a proper cat, plus doling out corrections when the little monster gets cheeky. Most of the time, though, they hang out together, play together, and take naps together.
When not napping, our intrepid orphan is getting into trouble. His most recent antic (one that caused much hilarity among the Wenches) was to fall asleep on my lunch--a hamburger patty, to be precise. I'd left to get something from the kitchen, and when I returned I found him curled up on the patty, fast asleep! Alas, my laughter awoke him before I could get a picture. But I have plenty of others, and here are some of them (below). The first 4 pictures show the two buddies sleeping together on the corner of my desk.
Playing peek-a-boo is a favorite game for babies, and that includes baby kitties:
We leave you with this final picture of two buddies relaxing together, and a promise to continue posting Sunday updates on the godkitty from time to time.