We had another -40 night and lost a rabbit. I pulled her in the house during the last cold snap and didn't even think about it this time around, since she's in the barn and away from the doors. She was a gorgeous one too. Of course #3 was quite upset as Cinnabun was hers.
Charlie (fawn and white runner duck) had been in the porch since the last cold snap because her legs weren't working properly. Every afternoon during the warmest part of the day, I'd bring her out to the pool, then to the barn so she could eat with her flock. When I finished barn chores, I'd bring her back indoors. We even had a little space heater in the entryway for her to make sure she was comfortable and her water wouldn't freeze. She passed away a couple days ago. I'm not entirely sure why. She seemed to be doing well. I peeked in on her when the kids went off to school and she was fine then, but when I went to get her for barn chores she had passed away. At least she was warm and comfortable when she passed.
The kittens are all alive and well, for now anyway. The two little ones struggle for nursing time and the bigger kittens roughhouse with them. I make sure they get some one-on-one nursing time with their momma every day but more often I see a couple of the older kittens nursing with the newer momma. I may break out the bottle and goats milk again.
Amos is getting much better at navigation. He will pounce on toys and chase siblings and run through the tunnel toy and really make you think maybe he can see... and then he'll run into a wall. He's really using his ears a lot. Sometimes he still gets confused. Like when his siblings jump into the bathtub to play and he repeatedly walks into the side of the tub because he can hear them in there but can't figure out how to get in. Or when he walked into the dryer a few times while I was throwing clothes in. Again, he could hear that there should be space there, but couldn't figure out how to get there. Today, for the first time, I watched Amos walk up to the litter box, then stand up on his hind feet, put his front feet up on the edge of the litter box, and then jump in to use the litter box. Yes!!! We officially have litter box training down!!