Tuesday, March 13, 2007

TK 2.0

So, many of you know the story of TK who came to live with us in October (see post of Feb 22nd). Well, now we have TK2.o taking up residence in the kitchen.

A friend of ours found the litter abandoned under her house but unfortunately he is the only one left. So far, food is going in, food is going out and he's sleeping which is pretty much what should happen with a 4ish day old kitten.

I've had bottle babies this young many times, but so far TK#1 is the only big success. TK2.0 seems to be doing pretty well, he's gained 1/2 ounce in a day which is a good sign. If he does well, I'll keep you updated. The people who found him are anxious to have him back for good, so at least he has a nice home waiting for him.

Cheryl Klein sometimes posts recipes for baked goods, so I thought I'd post my favorite recipe for kitten glop, which is the best thing to feed a newbie.

Kitten Glop
Mix together and set aside:
2pkts Knox unflavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water

Mix together (whisk after every addition):
4 eggs
4 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp safflower oil
1 can (12 oz) evaporated goat milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
2 taurine capsules (get at health food store - open capsules and empty into mix)

After mixing, add the Knox gelatin you had set aside. This will keep in the fridge for about a week. Don't panic when you open the fridge and it's weird orange gelatin - this is what it is supposed to look like. Just scoop out what you need, warm it in the micro (be careful not to make it too hot) and give it to the babies in a bottle. You can also freeze it either in bags or in ice cube trays. Happy feeding!

On this date: In 1969, Disney released The Love Bug


Linda D. said...

What a cutie! I hope everything goes well for you and the little guy.

Natalie said...

You're the Florence Nightengale of tiny kittendom, Cynthia! Good for you. :-) I bet your boys love helping with the glop!

JuliaK said...

He's adorable! Go TK2.0!

cynjay said...

Thanks. He's getting stronger because he's getting louder!

Bama-Has-Four said...

Jess told me you had a blog. I peeked, and there was the kitty!
Glad he's doing well, and thanks again.

Kelly Fineman said...

Oh, it's a little stripey cat. I hope it makes it!

cynjay said...

He's still chugging along. He's the best eater I've ever had, so we're hopeful. By my calculations, he's a week old today!