This week's update on Ann's foster kittens is contributed by guest blogger Ayako Fukuda.
We visited Ann's foster cats on Sunday again, as Vince's brother Brandon and his fiancee Noreen, a vet and animal care technician respectively, were coming to examine them.
Brandon did a quick check on the kittens' and mom's condition, and it was great to hear that they are all doing okay. Ann was still bit anxious about the two runties. However, both of the runties have a good appetite as usual.
One thing I noticed from today's visit was that they were much quieter this week. They are already 4 weeks old and getting more confident and less afraid of strangers.
I was little sad not hearing their cute "pew" (not "meow" yet).
Anyway, there are now 16 ears were growing bigger and more cat-like in appearance, 16 blue eyes (Ann was scared of them!!) were already starting to see clearly, and 16 little paws were no longer bear claws but finally cat claws which they can deploy and retract at will. However, there are still 8 rat tails.
Brandon and Noreen gave them their first nail clipping, so that they don't hurt each other or their moms (Ann & Kaynine).
RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.