Thursday, September 17, 2009

Velcro and the Butterflies

We recently got a lovely print from. It is called 'Velcro and the Butterflies', and is a print of an original painting. It reminds me of me!
My mum and dad even call me the Butterfly Hunter (although I can never actually catch the pretty little things). This is a better picture of the print, without mum's reflection (hopeless assistant).
Tara has a blog, . If you are interested, is about how Tara created the original painting of Velcro. This print has been a great way to brighten up our living room, and make it feel more like our family:) As well as prints of previous paintings she has done, Tara can also create custom paintings of kitties. We also really like her ballet cat series. Something we really like about her work is that each painting has a lot of personality and joy.

Harry, Ron and Hermione are continuing to fight on. Harry and Hermione are going from strength to strength. Harry is our biggest eater, with his last two feeds being 8.5 mL. Both are suckling off the syringes. Hermione's biggest feed so far is 7mL.
Ron is causing us a bit of worry. He is smaller than his siblings, and hates the process of feeding. We have to fight to get every mL into him. His biggest feed has been 4mL, although about a mL of that was worn down the sides of his mouth and neck. He screams through every feed, so we are worried about aspiration. However, he does have a lot of fight in him, which is good. With every hour that passes, his chances of making it through grow. The wound on his leg is looking good and starting to heal. Hopefully, we can keep any infection away.
Mum is a bit of a zombie at the moment, but she says it is the best kind of tiredness. Every bit of broken sleep means that the babies are pulling through, and if that's what it takes to see the tiny beings grow and thrive, it is a very small price.

20 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

We love the painting, what a happy face!!!

Cat with a Garden said...

And we love your zombie mom! Keep on fighting little ones!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I really like that picture! Come on kitties, you can do it.

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

That's a great painting, we all love it - so happy!
Those kittens are so lovely - we are praying that they grow up big and strong!

Poppy Q said...

Keep fighting little babies. We hope you keep eating and hope your foster mum gets some zzzzs.

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Cute print!

We're glad the little guys are fighting! Paws crossed for Ron!

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Aniemother said...

We just LOVE the print! And glad to hear the kittens are still fighting. Come on Ronnypon! You can do it!

B&V

Cory said...

We will toss in some extra strong purrs for Ron! We can hardly wait for your post each day to see how they are doing.

Shadow / Molly said...

What a pawsome painting! The mom says she will has to check out that site - she finks she wud like one for the Tree season holiday! (hint hint to our big male bean guy).

KYOOT! OMC, the mom was all gaga over da babies. How wonderful of dat male bean who did da right fing. Looks like yer mom is being a wonderful foster mom again! Those babehs will know love the right way dats fer sure.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a wonderful print! WE are glad to see the babies have lots of fight in them!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

You and your Mum are so great, taking Ron, Harry and Hermione in! Keep on eating and sleeping and growing little ones - the world really is a good place!

Sending purrs for their continued improvement and for your Mum's lack of sleep,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Mom had to bottle-feed Gandalf and 2 of his litter mates. We are so glad your Mum is helping these wee ones get stronger! Come on, Ron! Drink up!

Daisy said...

That print is so cheerful and happy looking!

I am glad the babies are thriving! I know it must be a lot of hard work. Ron, I hope you will buckle down and try harder to eat good!

Tara said...

Wow thank you Lissa for your lovely feature! I really appreciate the lovely article about my art! Velcro looks fab all framed.

Best Wishes,

Tara Anderson
gingercatpress.blogspot.com

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is a great picture - it is so cute!

We are sending out a ton of purrs and prayers to the babies hoping they keep fighting and get bigger and bigger! Come on Ron - eat!

The Island Cats said...

Lovely picture!!!

We are purring for these babies and pulling for them!! C'mon, Harry, Hermione and Ron!!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are purring and praying hard for Harry, Ron and Hermione. We hope that they all make it! They are very cute!

I bet you make a wonderful butterfly hunter! That is cool art work there!

A Few Good Cats said...

Come on, little babies, keep fighting! Your foster human will do everything possible for you. We're sending strengthening vibes and purrayers for you all.

Fin said...

Your Mum Is awesome, fight kitties!