Monday, June 06, 2011

2011 kittens

Almost one month ago we sadly discovered that one of the farm cats had an accident and she had left 4 kittens all alone in the cow-shed.
When I tried to catch them I got lots of hissing and a bleeding scratch on my cheek, but they soon understood that I was not so bad when I fed them a wonderful mix of warm milk, cream and egg yolk (about 200 g of warm milk, 2 tbsp cream, 1 egg yolk with no white whatsoever, it's very bad for kittens!).
This is how they looked all well fed and relaxed on their second day at home:
They grew, they begun eating more and more milk, I started mixing some beef baby food to their milk, they destroyed 2 bottle nipples biting them with their sharp growing teeth, they started to eat soft food and to lick milk (so funny when they first tried!) and now they're lively, greedy eaters, playful and ready to find a new family and a new home.

7 comments:

alysb said...

Wish I could have one but I am only in Corinaldo a few weeks a year. Keep us posted on their new homes.

Giulia said...

I will! Thank you for your interest!
I'm glad that you found the blog again... I'll have to get rid of the other version.. I did not think that anybody was actually reading it :)

Giulia said...

I just saw your blog! By any chance do you have nice photos of the area around Corinaldo or any other place in le marche? I also run another blog Le Marche photo blog and would be pleased if you would like to collaborate..

alysb said...

Will certainly have a look! It may take a bit of time to dig something up, but I would love to collaborate.

alysb said...

I have found a lovely view of Corinaldo, taken by my husband, which I would be delighted to post or send you.

Giulia said...

Thank you!!! There's a "CONTACT ME" link in the side bar almost at the top...
Please also add the page you would like it to be linked to and the name you would like me to use to aknowledge the photo.
Thank you thank you!!

Karla Taylor said...

cara Giulia,

We stayed with you in the Casita dei cavalli last summer (Late July, Karla and Gary), and met many cats. We hope that the dearly departed wasn't one we got to know! But the kittens look charming, and two of them look like them might have been sired by our (long departed) Vladul Cepis (Vlad the Impaler, of Dracula fame), aka Vlad and many other names. Our stay with you was the highlight of our trip to Italy last summer, many fond memories of beautiful places and excellent food. Greetings from Daniela Gobetti too!
Karla