I have been trying to get a photo of the size discrepancy between big brute Henry and itty bitty Eloise for a full week now. This is not a true representation of it either... Eloise is slightly behind Henry and shrinking back a bit.
When our babies went back to the vet late last week, Eloise weighed in at 1 pound, 13 ounces. Litter mate Henry far outweighed her at 2 pounds, 12 ounces. "Cousin" Porter the Porker (4 weeks older than the other two) tipped the scales at 3 pounds, 5 ounces.
Even without their health issues, our rescue tends to keep the babies longer... waiting until they are older and larger before sending them for their spay/neuter and putting them up for adoption. I think we've got these guys until at least the end of the summer. ((Yay!))
Heck-raising Henry is the life of any party. He's the first to investigate any new situation and the first to pounce on anything that looks like fun... my necklace (since removed), my wedding rings (still on), my hair blowing in the breeze of a ceiling fan (pulled back), my lips moving while I talk to him (OUCH!). Early Sunday morning, I awoke to the twang, twang, twanging of the springy, sproingy doorstop on the inside of the foster room. While I didn't get out of bed to investigate, Henry's reputation led to him getting the blame.
A Short Photo Story in which Henry Discovers Shoelaces
"Hey!! What's this flapping on your foot, Lady?? Never fear, Henry shall save you from it!!!"
"Unhand her, snake-like monster!! Henry will not tolerate your strangulation of the Lady's foot!"
"Hang on, Lady. I've almost removed this tiny basilisk from the casing around your foot!"
"Wait... What? You LIKE it there???!?!?!!?"
"Henry underestimated your attachment to the slithering shoe monster. Please put him down before he feels compelled to lunge for your bangs again. Remember how much that hurt last time?"
"Henry! The Lady told you to leave her shoes alone. Why don't you find something else to do?"
"So ELOISE can save the day instead... sucker!"
"This really is quite tasty. I can see why the Lady wants to keep it for herself."
"Hey Eloise... Whatcha doing?"
"Porter thinks this calls for a bit more brute strength than you have in your teeny weeny self... Let me handle this."
"Go ahead... shoo!! Porter's got this all covered for the Lady. Go on!"
"This is trickier than Porter thought. This entire canvas casing seems to be attacking the Lady's foot. Porter shall use the ninja-knives-of-doom to release her...."
"DON'T PUSH MY SISTER!!!!!!"
"Yep... Don't push his sister. You mess with the sister, you get the claws."