As you know I am a member of the photographers group HeARTs Speak and have been participating 52 HeARTs, a weekly theme-based photo challenge. This weeks theme is blue.
Immediately I thought of the newborn kittens I started photographing last week for HELP (Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets). Lisa, the foster mom, takes in kittens whose feline mother can't take care of them for one reason or another. She bottle feeds them every two hours until they are old enough to start eating on their own.
This is Finley. He is 1 of 5 kittens. When they came to live with Lisa (last week) they were 3 weeks old. Now at 4 weeks they are already starting to eat some wet cat food + milk mix in addition to their regular bottle. They really get into it - literally - they had it all over their little faces. We plan to photograph them once a week and follow their growth from bottle feed babies to unstoppable, energetic kittens.
Newborn kittens often have blue eyes. This changes as they get older.
Finley (4 weeks) had just finished his dinner and wasn't sure it was time for a bath or sleep.
Finley at 3 weeks old --- just learning to walk. He was still pretty wobbly but it didn't slow him down one bit!