Milkface was born on April 11th, 1997 on the patio of Matt and Linda
Bookman. A local stray cat (a calico) gave birth to three little kittens.
The next morning we found little Milkface abandoned below our bedroom window.
Mama kitty had taken her two other little ones to an unknown location.
On that Saturday morning, Milky weighed in at a mere 3 ounces! We rushed
out and got a book on taking care of tiny kittens, we got KMR (the
kitten version of Ensure), and little bottles so that we could feed the
For the first few days we had to feed her out of a little eye-dropper.
In a short time, though, she was ready for a bottle. Every few hours in
the night we'd wake up and feed her.
The cat-book says that she should double her weight in her first week.
Click here to see how well her weight progressed.
To share in Milkface's exciting life, follow the links below:
The question used to come up quite a bit from people who regularly watched
the Milkface CAM - "Are they going to keep her?"
The answer now is obviously a most definite YES. We had been looking to buy
a house and then get a kitten. Well, we bought the house, and 5 weeks before
we moved, this little one came to us like a gift.
Sorry to those who wanted to adopt her. We hope you continue to enjoy
watching her grow on the Milkface CAM.
Special thanks to Mark Davidson for the use of his black and white Connectix QuickCam,
which was critical in getting the Milkface CAM up and running less than a week after
Milkface was born.