Monday, March 30, 2009

The Babies are a Growin'

And boy are they getting cute!

All four bebbehs have opened their ears and eyes now.

Their colouring is also coming in, and today stripes were visible for the first time on this little one's tail. Mum apologises for the quality of these photos, she doesn't want to use the flash with them, and the resolution is no good for close ups without it. She's thinking of investing in a new camera, and wondered if anyone had any recommendations?

Stella is continuing to be a wonderful mamma. We are so proud of how well she is coping with the whole thing.She is keeping the babies clean and fed, and watches over them while they sleep.

There is a real differential in size between the four. Mum is keeping an eye on the skinny mini second from the left. She is eating well, and actually seems to be the fiestiest of the four.

Stella seems to be learning to enjoy feeding time. She especially enjoys chin skritches while giving the babies their dinner. But then, who doesn't like chin skritches?!

She is also eating like a champion, which is great given how small she is looking as the babies grow! Is there anything sweeter than sleeping kittens?!:)

P.S. Mum does contract work, so her busy time related to that. It kept getting extended, which was good, but meant I missed my after lunch snuggles. The contract was completed today, so tomorrow, I'll have my Innova with chin skritches, thankyou very much:)


PDX pride said...

Wow! They're so fluffy now! So glad Stella's totally into the groove of being a momma now.

Our mommy got a new digital camera for Christmas, and it has a feature to turn the flash off. It's really nice, and all the pictures on our blog were taken with it so you can see how it does. Some of the darker pictures Mommy edits with the Picasa program to get them better, but the resolution still is great for the darker ones. The camera is an Agfa 1030s Sensor. It eats up batteries and needs a memory card (holds only 5 photos without an additional card), but that's the only "bad" parts. It's got wonderful high resolution, and you can choose what resolution you want. It takes video, too, up to about 4-5 minutes at a time.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What fun to see the babies develop their coat! We love all the photos, even the blurry ones!

Your Friends,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Cory said...

This is so awesome to watch them progress and get cuter by the day. What a joy! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. My momma Ellie says it brings back good memories of nursing her babies 3 years ago.

Cat with a garden said...

The photos show really good how Stella is caring for the little ones. I they look anything like her they'll be adopted in a swiff!

Angel said...

It is so fun to watch them grow and start getting colors.

Elin! said...

Cutey cutey!

Don't forget to press the flower button to take pictures close up~


Daisy said...

Ah, they are looking cuter every day! My Mommie uses a Canon XTi DSLR camera, but since one hand is usually busy "wrangling" me, she usually just uses it on the automatic setting.

Angus Mhor said...

Awwww, they're sure cute lil'furballs. And Stella's a wonderful mum. I'm sure impressed with how patient you two are with all the Fosters!

jenianddean said...

Those kittens are just too yummy!

Mom and Dad use a Canon PowerShot A720 IS, which is an affordable camera and very functional. I'm sure there is a newer version now. The Canon PowerShot will give you a shutter speed up to 1600, which helps with the no-flash photos (I don't like getting flashed). There are a lot of "true camera" features on the PowerShot for a very easy to use camera.

The Island Cats said...

Aw, so cute!!! And Stella is really becoming a great momcat!!!

Our mom uses the Canon PowerShot too! And she takes lots of pictures of us (specially up close) without the flash and they come out purrty good as long as the regular lighting is good. And the Canon is real easy to use...

Lux said...

Oh, those are such adorable babies!!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hahahaha,that was Mom :)
Those little kitties certainly are cute ! There must be a lot of cutness in your home Suey & Fui!!
Bet there is a lot of smiling too ;)
Our Mom has an old,old Pentax(3.2MP)
It does have a macro feature though :)
Our cat friends are offering some good choices. We would like to get a new camera sometime soon too :)
Mom usually tries to shoot in daylight.That is why there are so many pics of us on the porch ;)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Such perfect little bambinos!!!!

Fin said...

Oh they are so cute, Stella is a great Mom.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

They are absolutely adorable! What a good and patient mom you are Stella!