As we’ve been packing to move, we’ve been building a “cat pen” to help keep the kittens contained safely in a corner of the office (more like half the office).
The kittens are VERY active now (when they’re awake). We can hear them thundering around the plastic mat with cat toys rattling about.
They’ll go through a spurt of active playing, then Nutmeg will feed them, and they’ll all fall asleep, sprawled throughout the pen. (You can see the small stuffed mice, as well as a rubber bracelet, that the kittens like to play with.)
We started out with one level of boxes on one side, which was enough to keep the kittens contained. The kittens would always be very curious when we peered over, looking up at us, trying to figure out how they could get out. Here’s a photo of Tapioca:
Rocket was the first one to figure out how to scrabble his way up. Over the past few days, we’ve had to add a second layer of boxes, and finally, a third.
We added a litter box and water bowl to the kitten pen. We’ll occasionally try to put in cat food, but only Tofu tries to eat; the others aren’t interested yet.
To provide an “enriching” environment for the kittens, we put in a shoe box and empty Godiva box. The kittens love perching on the shoe box (you can see Puddle below, with one of the cat toys) and sitting inside the Godiva box.
They like to chew the edges of the box, too.
We also hung a string that they love to play with.
Finally… a few more cute pictures:
Nutmeg was feeding the kittens and then rolled over, which made for some pretty squeaky moments as the kittens tried to get into position again.
How ridiculous is this picture?!
Rocket sleeping. Awwwww.