Technically we have 8 in our house. That's about 6.5 too many if you ask me.
We have the 4 year old (a 2X Mama) Midnight (got her at 6 weeks old)
We have the 8 month old Nala (got her in February)
We have Fluffy (who turned 6 wks May 15th.. she's from Midnight's 1st litter).
And we currently have 5 babies who just turned 4 weeks... Midnight's 2nd litter:
Butch, the Gray one, Baldy, Pretty, Runty.
I want to take all of the babies and Midnight to the pet store.
The boys (and hubby) want to keep Butch. (He's a white Siamese looking one)
Today we were debating keeping Fluffy, Nala & Butch only..
My cats are a bit spoiled. 3 litter boxes that I scoop (at least) twice daily. They have a big auto-feeder of dry food. Kitten food on the floor level, and big cat food up on a higher shelf. They get a can of wet food in the mornings. Sometimes in the afternoon, because Midnight's hunger is insatiable because she's nursing.
I vacuum/sweep/wipe down bathrooms/clean kitchens every day. The house is clean.
And yet we have suddenly developed fleas! Ugh!! I need to get some diatomaceous earth, because it's something I can treat the house with that is safe for the babies and will kill the fleas. But our town is so small they have to get more & they won't be in until Monday!! I've been attacking all of the cats with a flea comb daily... and that's time consuming and only helps for a brief moment. I have been combing the internet for kitten safe remedies. We saw a suggestion of lavendar, but all I could find at the store was a lavendar febreeze. We've been spraying the house with that, but can't exactly spray the animals. I don't even want to give the grown up cats the flea drops, because they interact a lot with the babies, and it's not safe for the babies. And I don't want an excuse for more of them to live on the babies. Butch (the hubby, not the cat) has taken to spraying himself with Off! Trying to give a valiant effort, since he's the only human they like to snack on in the house.
Midnight has taken to begging something fierce. And the wet & dry food just doesn't suppress her appetite. Either that or she is just a pain in the butt who likes to eat. Gah!! She doesn't just cry, oh no, she climbs on you, on the table, the counters, the couch. I spray her with water and it pisses her off for about half a second. Than she's right back to wherever the heck you don't want her to be. Crying.
None of my cats have ever been this obnoxious!!
Up until now, I've been a pretty happy cat person. But today I am NOT. Midnight is making me sooo angry!!!