Thursday, February 19, 2009

Look At Me!!!! :)

Hi! These videos are not too good, but we got our foster mum to show how well Polly is going. With her perfect timing, she got the camera out when Polly had just eaten and was ready for a nap, so she wasn't very active. However, you can see how alert she is, and how she is focusing really well with her beautiful golden eyes. When she was unwell, she was completely apathetic to anything going on around her, and didn't look or focus. You can also see how lovely her coat is looking. It has started getting really soft in the last couple of days. She has nearly caught up to Penny's weight, too.

Of course, we couldn't let Polly be the sole focus, and did our best to get some camera time, too. We were feeling happy in these videos, because our foster mum told us some really happy news. Loki and Apollo were both adopted in recent days! Hooray!!!!!!! Our foster mum found out today, and she is very happy for both beautiful boys. Athena and Freja are scheduled for their ladygardenectomies on Tuesday.

Our foster mum also wanted to share something with the other beans. Today she went and donated blood. It was much easier than she imagined, and while it stung a bit as the needle went in, after that it only felt like a bit of pressure. One donation is 500mLs, and it took about 10 minutes (minus the paperwork). The 500mLs in each donation could be used for up to 3 people, for people who've been in accidents, people who need blood stocks on standby during surgeries, and people who need blood products to live a healthier life. Our foster mum recommends looking into the donation process where you live, to see if it's something you might like to try. The donation has left her with a good feeling in her heart.

Happy almost Friday!
From the Bradys and the Smitten Kittens.

17 comments:

Cat with a garden said...

We loved the moment in the second video, when all four were sitting, staring and following the movement of the mouse with their heads!!! Your videos are far better than ours - mum ashames us...
It was very good of your mom to donate blood. Everytime is a good time.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Poppy Q said...

The girls are growing up!!

Good on your mum for giving up some red stuff, unfortunately my mum has been to the UK and eaten burgers. So, she may never be able to donate.

Smooches.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

It's great to see the little ones doing so well.

Good on you for the blood donation! Our #1 has been donating blood for years, and more recently started plasma donations. It's painless and it does save lives!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Kaz's Cats said...

Nice videos! We're glad that Polly is doing well now, and catching up with her sister. It's great news about the boys getting adopted. Good on your Mum for donating blood.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

PS Thanks very much for our "Love Ya" award from last Tuesday! We're hoping that we'll get to post about it soon.

Cory said...

We can never get tired of watching kittens play! Good deal about mom donating blood!

We love seeing how wonderfully the kittens are doing...playing and having a great start in life!

GOMA+SACHIE said...

OMG this is too much cute overload in a day!!! I need to take a breath!! mai mom wants blood gives but she is scarit with noodles...me no scarit of noodles cuz me is strong man cats!!!

Angel said...

Glad your babbies ae all doing so well!

jenianddean said...

That is great news about Polly and Loki and Apollo. And also good of your Mom to donate blood. Dad is O negative so they like his blood a lot.
--Jasper

Daisy said...

Polly is looking great! And that's wonderful news about Loki and Apollo!

My Mommie is a little too nervous to give bloods, but my Daddie does it all the time. And sometimes he gives plasma, which I think works a little differently. I remember for a while, each time he gave blood, they would send one specific blood chemistry reading, a different one each time. So after doing it a bunch of times, you ended up with a complete blood panel result for free!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aaaaaaaaaaaw, this is wonderful Polly is doing better. sychronized mousie watching! love love love the videos.

we are so very happy for Loki and Apollo! we're sure they are in happy loving forever homes.

good for your mommy donating! my beans do that too. it is such a simple, and yet important way to save lives!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Polly is looking superb! That is great to see!

The MM donates blood regularly but the PM doesn't as she has low iron. That's what you get for being a veggie I guess!

Maybe I can talk her into some ham....

Purrs Goldie

VampyVictor said...

Momma used to be a regular blood donor.. and boy does she have some stories to tell... hehe but the funniest and less serious is just the colour some people go... you would not think skin could turn the colours it does :)
pes: I think some kitteh playing training is in order!! I will have to concentrate my thoughts to the little guys to show them how to kill the mousies! :))

V-V

Grrreta said...

Polly is so beautiful! We're very glad that's she's doing better. That is wonderful news that Loki and Apollo were adopted! Your foster mum is very thoughtful and generous for donating blood.

MoMo said...

So cute! Glad to hear that more of the kitties are being adopted. Very generous of your mum to donate blood. We should all consider doing that if possible and be proud that Australia is a country where blood is available free to all as a result of the generosity of people like your mum.

The Island Cats said...

Oh thanks for giving mom her cute kitten fix for the day!!! They are getting so big! And hooray for Loki and Apollo getting adopted!!!

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for dropping by today with the well wishes. Mom says I appear to be feeling a little better. Please keep me in your thoughts and purrayers!

MaoMao said...

Awwww. What beeyootiful picshures of you cutiekitties. And that's great that yur Mom donated bloods! That's a furry nice thing fur her to do.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!