Lots of excitement in our house last night and this morning!
The much anticipated arrivals of kittens occurred!
Not quite a year ago, we got sister kitties,
Miss Marley and Lucy-Kitty from an ad on Craigslist.
We knew they were both female and despite popular opinion to the contrary,
we decided to let them each have a litter before we had them spayed.
And within twelve hours of each other they had both given birth.
Miss Marley went first, with a litter of three, last night.
I was kind of surprised because Lucy-Kitty was so much bigger
and I thought she had gone into heat earlier.
After an all out house search, we found Miss Marley's under the bed in Eva's room -
on her hot pink froo-froo shabby rug.
Miss Marley had a tortie, a tabby, and a black with white paws.
Then, this morning, not to be outdone, Lucy Kitty gave birth to five.
She was just finishing up when the kids got on the bus.
What a trooper!
She never made a sound!
Her birth room of choice?
The dirty clothes hamper in the boys' room.
(Okay, its more a pile, but what can I say?
And I stopped fighting that battle a looooong time ago. :P)
And even though I have hooked her up in a large crate,
she keeps insisting on moving them back there.
Bad idea, Lucy-Kitty.
But after her trying to move them back there three times, I give up.
She gets her way.
She gave birth to three black and two tabbies.
And one of the blacks is SOLID BLACK. Not a bit of white on it.
Noah is going to want to keep that one. :)
So, we're all so excited and looking forward
to tripping over some babies here in the next month!
I kind of bugged her for a little while,
so I could brag on her babies.
Even aloof Miss Marley stopped by for a visit
and to offer her congratulations.
They are sooooo cute!
I just had to snap off a couple... hundred. ;)
And not to leave Miss Marley out, just because she's the more stuck up of the two and Lucy-Kitty sleeps at the foot of our bed...
I'll brag on her babies too.
Lucy-Kitty returned the favor
and stopped by to check out Miss Marley's babies...
Is there anything better than a teeny-tiny kitten?
Well, maybe puppies.
Or colts and foals.
And baby calves are pretty cute too.
And now I'll leave you with a sneak peek of what I did yesterday,
what I'll be working on further today (if the weather cooperates),
and what I'll be showing you tomorrow.
Make it a great day, y'all!