Raising Kittens

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Submitted By mjones31
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Michelle Jones
Dr. Vaughn
Composition 1
22 February2016
Raising Kittens
Once far, far, far away just outside of Richwoods, Missouri, on our farm, I found and raised two tiny gray kittens. These two kittens were literally on our doorstep, as if the mother knew that we would take them in. They were lost and alone with no mother cat to care for them. No matter how loud they called, their mother just didn't come to their very loud calls. With their eyes still closed and not able to care for themselves we took them in. My family and I named these kittens Jewel and Princess. Taking care of kittens isn't really that different from raising children, it takes a lot of hard work to keep newborn kittens alive by feeding them often, cleaning them frequently, and giving them a warm place to sleep.
These kittens were so hungry and I knew Jewel and Princess needed more than just plain cow’s milk to fill their empty stomachs, so I went online and found out how to make kitten formula. Then I did some research about how much they needed to eat, which I needed to know their approximate age in order to know how much and how often to feed them. The information told me a way to tell their approximate age by how big they are and if their eyes are open or closed. Jewel and Princess had fluffy gray fur that was really soft, their eyes were still closed and were the size of a female human palm. With this description, I figured they were about 1-2 weeks old. Jewel and Princess would need to be fed on average of every two hours and eat about 5mL per feeding and that amount increases as they get older. I lost a lot of sleep during this time, but it was worth the effort to me. As these tiny gray fluff-balls grew, they began to eat more and stayed full longer, and eventually, they didn't need fed every two hours.
At 1-2 weeks old, Jewel and Princess were unable to make their own body heat just…...

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