And Then There Were Four

Midnight and one of her babies went to their forever home today! My kitten helper Miss Victoria Butterfield will be her new mommy. She named her gray baby Shadow.

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You’re a lucky kitten Shadow!

I’ve been able to move the remaining four kittens downstairs to my normal kitten nursery, (The Office). They are acting shy and wondering where mommy went but otherwise they are eating their kitten chow and using their box like good little kids. Before Midnight left the house this morning, I took a final picture of her with her little bunch.

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Calgon take me away!

I gave Victoria a choice of all the kittens, and instead of choosing the sweetest and friendliest, she chose the shyest and most scared. I asked her why and she said that this kitten will need her mommy more than the others. I choked up a little. What a thoughtful, sweet girl. I would have chosen the most fun kitten, but we all know that my soul is a dark place.

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It’s OK Shadow. Go with the nice young lady. 🙂

Midnight and the kittens have had lots of visitors and they enjoyed playing with the neighborhood kids. But of course, their favorite was Jim. This is always the case. He must smell like an animal. Or maybe it’s because he’s so “furry”.

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What am I? Chopped liver?

So I’ll have the babies a few more days and then I’ll have to take them to the shelter to get shots and surgeries. I’m sure they won’t last too long in the kitten room because they are so cute and sweet. I would love it if some of my neighbors would take one (or four) off my hands before they go. Come by anytime for a test drive while they still have that “new car” smell. 🙂

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24 hours old. March 16th, 2018

One Month Old

The babies are officially one month old today. They’ve started eating grown up cat food and pooping in a proper litter box. These are great milestones for Mama Midnight. Now she gets to rest a little bit instead of constantly cleaning and feeding the little pester-heads.

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King of the Kitty Kondo!

 

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Is this the world?

We’ve started letting them explore the house a couple at a time. We put them in the bed with us in the mornings to get used to new places.

And of course the visitors just keep coming!

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My new young pal Anna Grace.

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And my two “old” pals, Betsy and Wendy. Ladies you look 20 years younger holding those kittens!!!

 

These guys will be ready to go to the shelter in about two weeks. I already have a home for Midnight and one of the gray babies. The rest are up for grabs! HINT, HINT!

Family Affair

The babies have had so many visitors this week! Erica brought her cousin to play for a long time this weekend.

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Erica, the kitten chow is NOT for little girls!

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Erica’s cousin was enchanted.

Later that day another Waters family paid their respects to the little fluff balls.

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I always enjoy seeing fully growed men turn into cotton candy in the presence of a tiny kitten.

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Cathy, you need to take one of these home for Jack!

The crowds keep coming and that’s fine with me. The more love and attention these babies get, the easier they will be to adopt out to a forever home. This morning was the first time we introduced one of the babies to a long-time kitten caregiver of the furry kind.

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Stick with me kid. I’ll show you the ropes.

I have the kittens for about three to four more weeks. Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this adoption opportunity!

Three Weeks Old!

I’m behind on photos of my little fluff balls. At three weeks they start to be interested in Mommy’s soft cat food, but they really just like to smell it. They also begin to roam out of the basket and try out their wobbly little legs.

They’ve had many visitors over the past few days and they are beginning to realize that humans can be fun!

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Erika looks like she’s in love. 🙂

Victoria continues to visit regularly and help with comforting Mama Midnight.

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A veterinarian in the making.

And no kitten experience would be complete without a Cofer girl!

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Vivi’s little face is a mixture of joy and fear!

I’ve had my upstairs carpets cleaned this week so I had to make a kitty enclosure in the bedroom with dog fencing and old blankets. More on that hot mess later. Mom and babies seem very happy with their small compound and I expect the little monsters to start terrorizing their environment soon. I’ll be sure to make a little movie of that. Meantime, the kitten nursery is open for visitation. Line queues at the front door! 🙂