Ollie came to live with us on October 7th. He was about 3 weeks old, and weighed 11 ounces. Why did we get him so young, you might be asking? Well, he was found just laying under an apple tree when a couple was out walking. (I'm thinking mom was transporting and dropped him when she heard people) This couple took him to the animal shelter, but since he was so young, it was either move him into a home or euthanize him. Thankfully a friend saw him and took him home. He stayed at her house from Friday until Monday. He was not eating well for her as she was not used to bottle feeding. She asked if I would take him on Monday, and the rest is history.
He slept in the bathtub and spent time there when we were not home. He was nicely contained and safe. He had a litter box, which he used like a champ! He also had soft blankets and a heating pad in case he was cool. From day one, he slept through the night and did not need a feeding until morning.
He is now almost 6 weeks old. His eyes are still bluish, but I'm sure they will change soon enough. He weighed 1 pound 5 ounces on Sunday. He no longer takes his bottle. He gave that up on his own. He eats softened up hard food, and sometimes regular hard food. He has a good many teeth. He plays hard and sleeps hard. He is still in the tub when we are not home and at night. He may get to move into a bedroom with a baby gate this weekend. He is sweet as pie and the boys are adjusting to him now.
Notes on the name: Hughes was my grandfathers name, and I had a toy growing up that I called Ollie. I thought it would be a cute name for a kitten. We call him, Ollie, Oliver, Little Bit or Jelly bean at the moment.
Medical notes: He has coccidia when he was found, so he was treated for that. He had round worms, so we have done one round of treatment and will do another this week. He has not started any vaccines yet...I'd like him to weigh 2 pounds before we start on those, plus he is too young yet.