Kittens! More Kittens!

It’s been a busy and fun day. I’ll share more tomorrow. Right now, though I just want to share kittens.

Yes, I’m a kitten.

I needed to go by Mandi’s house in landlord mode to see how some rather inexpert plumbing combined with new siding led to a big leak. That was not good. But, hey, kittens.

We’re two kittens.

Our little friend Patsy Catsy has found herself nursing eleven kittens. Six were from the mother cat Mandi adopted a couple months ago, and five are hers. The other cat’s kittens are two weeks older.

We’re three kittens.

Tiger Lily, the other mother, tried to wean her babies as soon as possible and then took off. And a car hit her. So, her kittens decided Patsy was their mother.

We’re four kittens.

When I visited, Patsy had two babies on her and the rest were out running around attacking blades of grass and each other.

Look at my belly! Look at my ears!

Nine of the eleven are some variant of gray tabby. You can at least tell the light and dark tortoise shell ones apart! It’s pretty funny looking at them all.

I’m Teeny Tiny.

I thoroughly enjoyed the teeniest gray kitten, who seems very people focused. They are practicing hunting, and Patsy is a good teacher, when not nursing. That’s good, because Mandi wanted “a few” barn cats.

How many of us? Can you guess?

Her plan is to give the males new homes and keep the females. She’s picked a place that spays and neuters inexpensively. That’s good, because 12 cats could start a tabby army out here. We don’t want that!

But, they are cute. That’s for sure. We just don’t want this scenario to repeat! Spay or neuter your pets!

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

2 thoughts on “Kittens! More Kittens!”

  1. Patsy is such a kind kitty to take in the orphaned babies. And nursing all those kitties makes me appreciate only nursing one human baby at a time. Those kittens are so cute….and they will grow into lovely cats, as well. Glad you’re being a spay-and-neuter responsible pet owner.

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  2. Love this!! Especially how you introduced them – and the names! Perfect. Fun to see your post all the way from Paris France.:)

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