Meet Butter

A few weeks ago, we discovered two new kittens. What we didn't know was that their mother(and there is still some disagreement as to who the mother actually is) was refusing to feed them. That is, we didn't know until Jake stepped out of the back door and saw this.

Poor, dear Jasmine. She knows better than to be mean to kittens and she knew Jake was standing there so she dared not move. But look at that expression on her face! I can just imagine what is going through her head....and it makes me laugh every single time I look at this picture.

Much to Jasmine's relief, the girls and I took over feeding the kittens. I fed them milk every few hours for several days. We even took them to the beach with us....and they took a turn for the worse while we were there necessitating a trip to Cayucos Market where I spent $14 on a bottle of infant Motrin because I needed a small dropper (I washed all the medicine down the drain which sort of killed me!) and a bottle of Pedialite because they were dehydrated. Oye. Unfortunately, the smaller, weaker kitten never quite recovered and now we are left with one. Emma named her Butter. Don't ask me. I'm just relieved we have moved past the hourly feedings and now Emma can go out 3 times/day and give her a bit of cat food.

And for her trouble, Jasmine is allowed to eat the leftovers. But she likes to sit and look the other way and pretend she's not waiting for the leftovers. Every so often, she glance at me out of the corner of her eye, but never turns her head.
That dog kills me. I love her.


Pajama Dren said...

How humiliating for poor Jasmine. I don't want to hear Jake talking smack about her any more.

Stacie said...

Aww, thats sweet :) When one of our cats growing up had a litter of kittens and then was killed by a car my dog (a toy poodle) let them "nurse" and even gave them baths, she was quite the surrogate mother!

*CPA* Su said...

This little story is quite adorable! And your dog...well it sounds like you have got him scared into submission - which is NOT a bad thing! :)

*CPA* Su said...

I meant HER!! I guess she could not be a HIM given picture #1!! HAHA!

Sunny said...

Oh my word, that PICTURE! HAHAHAHAHA! Poor Jasmine. Butter is the tiniest kitten I've ever laid eyes on. Yikes for having to spend $14 but I'm sure kitty is worth it, right? The last picture is hysterical too, Jasmine waiting for her food. She is such a funny dog!

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