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K is for Kittens

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!

8 comments:

  1. I'm giving out awards for the A-Z challenge participants and as I browsed your blog I want to award you the Creative Blog Award.
    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra
    PS. If all you had on your blog was the kittens I would have loved it, but this was a really fun blog. Great job!

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  2. So adorable! My daughters are so in love now that I have shown them these pics. So glad they are all happy and healthy and going to good homes.

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  3. oh my gosh, they are just adorable.
    "I wish life could always stay this simple and beautiful!" I can't agree with you more. I think that is why we cherish then so.
    Found your blog via the A-Z challenge. Following You! Come on over and say "hi".
    Blue Velvet Vincent

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  4. Oh my goodness! This post is wonderful. We had a stray that adopted us (Mollie) and she presented us with two babies, Sweet Pea and Oscar Snuggles. We kept both of them. We only had Mollie two years, but we had Sweet Pea 12 years and Oscar Snuggles 15 years. They all three were such sweet babies. Makes me want to get another one or two or three.

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  5. They are so adorable I can't stand it. All of them are cuties but that little Daisy is a gem. You are so good for taking them in and looking after them. I want one so badly. Awwww.

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  6. awww cuteness overload!!! They are sooo sweet! I'd love to be there with you, playing with them, cuddling and all! :P

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  7. I want a bunch of kitties, too!

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