11:30: The Ensuite shows a tabby eating kibble. That is a first! This is good, because the kibble we have is for kittens and the kittens do now have teeth. I can attest to that! Now to find out who it was…
We fed the family a bit later than usual this morning. Wim had said that he wanted to wait for natural daylight and not barge in and switch on the light at 6. I agreed. Did not expect him to wait until I was up, which was at 9. Fairly late, because I had a fitful night with all the stresses we had yesterday. But there was still some wet food left from last night. I fed them quite a bit. So no sweat. There was even still kibble and water.
So I started by removing a soiled litter box. The other one had a piece of carton lying in it. Must check the video to see what happened. My guess: a kitten pullled at the side until it came lose. Or did it fall in from the outside? No idea. But all was well.
Well, I just had a look at the cat cams and it was a kitten on the litter box that pulled that piece of carton from the side. It must have been loose because most of them were fastened in four corners. The rascal!
He then pulls the carton over both litter boxes too! Not long after, I saw Mitsy venturing out in the Nest carrier and actually jumping on. It is weird how much of a bottom dweller she is. She really hesitates to make the jump. My guess is she is curious about the window and what is happening there. So we are getting to the point of letting her out (the kittens not yet), in the hope that she will remain friendly AND go back into the crates after her explorations. If that goes well, we can repeat it and gradually add the kittens to the picture. My hope is that, come diner time, we can get all of them back into the crates the first few nights, because, as the carton shows, you cannot predict what they are up to at night… I’d hate to see that piece of carpet, badly laid as it is, demolished with kittens getting stuck under it. I think we should maybe place two Ottomans on each side of the vent. And the ventilator in front of it. That should make that into a place where they do not want to be…
Pumba ate outside of the crate again, door was still open and when Mitsy was nosing in his direction I put my hand up. I almost without thinking touched her head lightly. No issues and she then kept her distance.
So all is well. It is almost 12 now, and I just checked the catcams. Mom is resting on the cooling pad. Kittens are active. I might step in for a quick second to see the current temperature. This is the time of day the sun starts to hit the room. I will go and get a piece of carton to put in the uncovered part of the window to keep it out and see if that helps keep the temperature down. It will make the room a bit dark, but dark is better than overheated…
Not a bad day. It was 24 degrees according to the digital thermometer but it did not feel hot.
I have two fans, one that circulates the ac vent in that room, the other on the threshold on the landing, that helps circulate even more.
Downstairs I just reset the AC to 22. It was getting cold. There is no direct sunlight right now, which is awesome, because that is what can heat up that room.
Anyway, gotta get some work done now!