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Bottle Kittens: Smoky and Daisy

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Wehner Homestead, May 22, 2018.

  1. Jun 4, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    Olaf had passed when DH and I got up to start chores this morning. I made DH check. We will bury him as a family when DH gets home from work. (The kids don’t always play a part and don’t even know that one of the cats died last weekend and DH buried it but we feel like they need to have some understanding of life and death. We live on a farm and it’s part of life. I also don’t think they need to dwell on every death that occurs since we have so many animals.) Either way, it’s time to wake the kids and I’m dreading it because they’ll ask about Olaf. Going to try to focus on the other two young kittens, the older two kittens, and maybe a fun Father’s Day project for their daddy...
     
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    Very sorry for you and especially the kids. But I agree, death is a part of life that they need to understand.
     
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    Wehner Homestead

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    Thanks all! I truly appreciate the support!!

    Older two kids asked to see Olaf this morning so I showed them after I told them. I feel like the little one is too young. She’s asked for her kitten several times.

    Daisy and Smoky seemed to be adjusting without issue and have been thoroughly inspected and appear healthy with no areas of concern. Their appetites are robust. Daisy ate canned food of her own accord today. Smoky still eats it off my fingers. They finished off with some goat milk to wash it down and make sure their bellies were full.
     
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    We buried Olaf as a family last night. Kids were full of questions. DD2 doesn’t understand why I can’t make his boo boos better like I do hers.

    Daisy is still eating canned food well twice a day. Smoky not so much. Hoping he gets the hang of it soon.

    We are letting them spend some time out playing after each feeding now. They seem to really enjoy the interaction and exercise.

    Goal is to get a better arrangement figured out tomorrow for them. I’d like to give them some space to stretch their legs, a small litter box, and of course a bed.
     
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    RollingAcres

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    It is so hard to have to explain death to the young ones... :( You don't want to "sugar coat" it but at the same time you also can't or don't want to get into too much details on it. Sorry about Olaf.