On the other hand, grandparenting the foster kittens is the best thing that's happened lately! OMG, the cute is enough to knock a person over with joy. This batch is not so good with the box as last week's, and also it isn't my bed with which they have had
The Runt of this litter arrived badly underweight, undergrown, and with the words "failure to thrive." Barky. Not much interest in food the first night. It's not that the other kittens dislike him, but he's way small for the pouncing and wrestling they like to do. Anyway, we're supplementing with kitten weaning formula, doing small frequent meals away from the herd, and so far so good! He's all perky and eating like crazy. Like right now, he is on my desk snarfing, wildly purring.
We're going a little rogue with the kitten formula. The shelter sent him over with some turkey stock that the last foster home cooked, but that obviously was not doing the trick since he didn't want to eat it. This baby is just developmentally not where his sibs are. But I think the formula is helping.
What is or isn't helping in your life?