Alvin is a good mommy. The kittens are growing by leaps and bounds and seem clean and happy. A couple are starting to open their eyes and when I picked one up last night, he hissed at me. But now that the kittens are growing up, Alvin feels like she can have her life back a bit and is starting to renew some of her own pursuits. The kittens sleep a little longer now and so I see her checking out birds through the window, or playing with water in the sink. Life is good.