Heh. Despite all that lovely roundness she put on before the kittens were born, Oprah is hungry. But still discriminatingly so. She’s been off canned food for a couple of weeks although when I brought her some canned food “in bed”, after the kittens were born, she ate it politely.
Later, she got out and nibbled on some kibble. But when I brought her warmed up canned food mixed with formula? Look out kittens! She jumped up and ran to the dish, gobbled it up, and asked for more. When I went to get her more she started to follow me out to the kitchen — leaving her unguarded kittens behind! 🙂 She also enjoyed — and by that I mean scarfed down like she hadn’t eaten in weeks — the cooked chicken mixed with formula! I wanted to spoil her a little. After all, she’s eating for six! So she has access to kibble — the rich, kitten stuff — all the time and I try to give her three or four meals of canned food/chicken with formula. I think she’s pleased with the service. 😉
On another note — and yet something else I didn’t know — holy smokes is she shedding!! She’s always been a shedder, but in the usual way; single hairs. This is clumps of fur which really shows up on the pale towels in the nest. My foster coordinator thinks it could be a combination of losing her winter coat and stress from delivering five kittens! Fortunately, she loves being brushed but I’m getting a little worried she won’t have any left!