May 29th 2009 11:16 am
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I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I've decided that a new blog schedule is going to be taking effect.
Don't worry, it's still all about Melvin. I've decided to schedule certain subjects for each day of the week and then ALSO post any updates on Melvin or other random stuff along with it. So basically, you're going to be getting MORE Melvin!
But anyways, back to the topic...
Melvin lost one of his baby teeth (I'm thinking one of the back ones) while eating his hard food (He enjoys the hard much more than the wet for some reason). I heard a tiny yelp from his little room and went over and found that he didn't want anything to do with his hard food anymore. Well, seeing he refuses to eat soft food from the plate, and now refuses to eating hard food from the plate, I've decided that it's time to bring back the syringes. This way I know he's eating enough and he doesn't end up having a love-hate relationship with his food.
(He's wrapped in a towel because he likes to knead on my hands while he eats, and that kind of hurts)
He loves the syringe for some reason.
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And then he's content.
Usually after he's done being fed, he gets a bath because, as you can see, he gets pretty dirty. He really has no problem with taking a bath, he just hates it when I wash around his eyes to get all the goopies out.
After his bath, he gets wrapped up in a warm towel and naps until he's feeling warm enough to come out. After that, he gets a brush and goes off to play.
For those of you that are wondering what the schedule is going to be, I'm going to be leaving that a surprise. I'm going to try and post the same time every day, but who knows how well that's going to work out. Along with the daily scheduled posts, I'll be adding update posts as well. All will be labeled and easily accessible on the side.
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Mayhem was very small and sick when I got her and the vet had only given her about a 50/50% chance. I agree with the prior comment. KItten milk replacement is real good. I also tried the unthinkable...Gerber brand cat...sorry "baby" food. When I could neither get Mayhem to eat or drink she would lick the Gerber chicken food off a spoon. This is about as unconventional as it gets, huh? Granted baby food may not be the best for a kitten and it may not have the nutrients a kitten needs but after many many jars and spoonfuls Mayhem started to get bigger and fatter. Even now, at a little over a year she still like the occassional "spoon" of Gerber. All the best!
Melvin was actually found to have Primordial dwarfism. Besides being underweight, he has a very very tiny heart. Right now he's about the size of a 4 week old kitten, but he's at the right weight for his size. He gets quite a bit more feedings than usual due to Hyper(hypo?)thyroid problems. He basically burns more calories than he can take in!