The day again starts quietly today. But at the end of the morning the kittens wake up and go exploring again. When I see 4 of them in the Ensuite, I decide to go and have a closer look. It ends up being a very nice opportunity to fondle the kittens and lift 3 of them up in my hand! I think I also made contact with Sipke…
I held her to my breast, outside of the crate, for a few seconds until she cried out once. I thought the fun was over then, but it was not. I enticed Mitsy to play! I have never seen her playful before, but this was the moment. I used one of the new stick toys and she really went for it. I used my phone on the new tripod to capture it and it came out wonderfully. It went on for almost half an hour! I am so happy! Play and food at the way to a cat’s heart!
After that, everybody was so tired, that everything was quiet until early evening. They all slept for 3 solid hours, mom on one of the clean litter boxes. I left them alone even though food was low. I went out for some shopping and when I came back I saw she had been on the litter box. I wanted to clean it: on the video it looked like Mitsy was with the kittens. But the cat cam must not have auto-updated, because when I went to the Basement she was in the soiled litter box. So I left. A bit later I saw her go to the litter box again, kittens came out for a bit, and I could see Mitsy was hungry. She had emptied both food bowls almost completely and now lounged in the Ensuite. But when I went down for a food refresh, she hissed at me. OK. So I left and came back later. No hissing will be rewarded unless it is my fault!
For a moment I thought she must be a mindreader, though! I was looking at the towels in Basecamp and had selected two clean ones to refresh them if she was lying on the litter box. But she ran into Basecamp when I arrived so… nothing got refreshed apart from food and litter. I rewarded her with a spooned treat because she did not hiss.