Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The New Batch

Turns out Mama Kitty is very prolific. Not only did she have 4 kittens in January...she had another batch in June. I went outside one morning and noticed Kelly standing in the back of Luke's old pickup--which was parked in the shed. Thinking this was a bit strange, I walked over there and realized the back window had been left open and Kelly was peering inside. Papa Kitty sat on the seat & a newly skinny Mama Kitty was sitting on the floorboard. I got to looking around and noticed she had crawled under the driver's seat, tore out the underside of the cushion and had kittens in there. Lets just say Luke was not impressed!

Needless to say, we didn't drive that pickup anywhere for about a week. After that, we were headed to Montana and wanted to move the kittens before we left. We boxed them up and took them to the haystack:

Notice Mama Kitty had two dark colored kittens...ya, I think she's been running around on Papa Kitty because he is orange also and every kitten she's had since we've lived here has been orange--suspicious huh?

Mama Kitty was not too fond of the haystack and after about a week she moved the kittens to a much safer place:

Yes, that's a square baler and no Mama Kitty, it's not a safe place for kittens when it is haying season!

The kittens are now 6 weeks old and really playful. I tried to take some pictures but they never stay still long enough! Here is the kitten we called skunk (because of the stripe) and Pinky Jr. (in honor of Pinky from the last litter because they look really similar. Skunk is a girl and Pinky Jr. is a boy.

This is my favorite of the batch, Stripes. Stripes is a girl and she is just the sweetest kitten.

So, once again, we have kittens to give away if anyone wants one. I may have to keep Stripes though :) but the other two are very friendly also. As of yesterday, Mama Kitty is now spayed so this is the last litter we will have.

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