|Purring the whole time! Check out those new, little canines on the bottom. I wonder if he's offended by the use of the word canine to describe things in his feline mouth?|
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I have a Zoology degree. I've taught thousands of schoolchildren about animals in my 7+ years as a naturalist. I even know crazy animal facts like, male elephant seal pups get their adult canine teeth later than their female counterparts, allowing them to nurse longer and get bigger. I know some stuff, but somehow I did not know that kittens lose their baby teeth. So yesterday, when Limuw made a bunch of smacking sounds with his mouth and then spit out a tooth, I freaked out. Turns out he'd just lost a milk tooth, and when I looked in his mouth I saw this was actually the second tooth he'd lost. I wonder where I'll find that other tooth... In my bed? In his food dish? When I clean out the litter box?
Posted by Kestrel at 5:01 PM