If C is for Cat in the great A-Z Blogging Challenge, it follows that K must be for Kittens! It's time for a final update on our litter of kittens who are six weeks old today! Here's how they looked the day they were born...
Daisy, their mama, is a young rescue kitty. She's surprised us with her excellent parenting skills. As you can see in the photos below, she's done a wonderful job, and all six babies have grown into bright-eyed, healthy little fluffballs!
Their mama has weaned them now, and they've taken to solid food like ducks to water. I don't have to call them twice when I put their dinner down on the floor!
They also began using the litter box the very first day I put a low one next to the big one and their Mama showed them what to do with it. Kittens are so much easier to potty train than puppies, in fact they are pretty much self-training!
We've spent countless hours cuddling and petting them, and watching them play. They are well-socialized and trust us, so they come running up to us the minute we enter their room.
Very soon four of them will be adopted into loving homes, and they'll do well with their new families. We're going to keep a couple of our favorites. Daisy will be be spayed, as will the females we keep as soon as they are old enough.
Having these adorable babies share our lives for these past weeks has given us so much joy, and we look forward to long, loving relationships with the keepers in the years ahead.
The little tortoise shell girl above is the one I'm keeping. I've named her Gracie. She is small, shy, beautiful, and so very sweet!
At the moment, the orange tabby that John has named Tiggy after her dad, is snuggled up next to him in the recliner, and they are both fast asleep. I wish life could always stay this simple and beautiful!