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.
King of the Kitty Kondo!
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!
My new young pal Anna Grace.
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!
The babies have had so many visitors this week! Erica brought her cousin to play for a long time this weekend.
Erica, the kitten chow is NOT for little girls!
Erica’s cousin was enchanted.
Later that day another Waters family paid their respects to the little fluff balls.
I always enjoy seeing fully growed men turn into cotton candy in the presence of a tiny kitten.
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.
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!
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!
Erika looks like she’s in love. 🙂
Victoria continues to visit regularly and help with comforting Mama Midnight.
A veterinarian in the making.
And no kitten experience would be complete without a Cofer girl!
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! 🙂
I got to hold a baby Ewok!
I’d love to say that Mama Kitty trusts me now and that she let me grab a baby, but no. Victoria HANDED me this little guy. Hey, I’ll take what I can get. Her dad Robert took this picture. Look at his tiny little claws and his pink mouth and nose! I’M MELTING!!!
The kittens are one week old today and their little eyes are just opening. The fun is just about to begin!
So yesterday the dynamic duo came over to manhandle my kittens!
Erica & Victoria-Kitten Whisperers for hire!
And of course yours truly STILL CANNOT GET NEAR THEM!
This kid is in LOVE!
Two Handfuls of love
The babies are getting active and they are growing and wiggling a lot.
Very sweet and tired mama!
So later that evening Jim and I went up to the kitten nursery DETERMINED to play with some kittens! Jim was able to sit near Midnight and pet each kitten. He did not try to pick them up. I tried to pet them and she hissed and growled at me. Hey girlfriend! Who do you think runs the show around here? Oh right, YOU do. 😦
Well the little fuzz balls are five days old now and neither Jim nor I have been able to get near the kittens. Mama Midnight has turned into a fierce guardian and she hisses and spits and makes advancing motions when we try to even look at them! I decided we just have to let these hormones take their course despite the fact that I’m DYING TO GET MY HANDS ON THEM! And then…
Three gray and two black bundles of joy!
A very persistent little girl decided to take her chances with this wild cat and she begged to come see the babies. I agreed, but only if her dad came too and stood guard in case she was in danger of being mauled by a tiny black panther.
This 10 year old cat whisperer was able to not only pet Midnight, but she was allowed to touch her tiny babies too! Her dad, Robert and I watched in wonder. Midnight didn’t hiss or make any aggressive moves toward her at all. Robert tried to pet her and she did hiss at him. I went back downstairs and let Victoria and her dad spend some more time with the kitties. As soon as I got downstairs he sent me THIS!
Do you like my baby Miss Victoria? Aren’t they nice?
This was so amazing to me. Midnight just let her hold her baby while she smelled him and purred. She seemed so proud to show them to her friend. I’m still not allowing folks up to the room to visit the babies yet. It’s too dangerous to let little kids around a protective mama just yet. Victoria does seem to be the exception however. 🙂
Two hours after Robert and Victoria left I went upstairs to give Midnight her evening soft cat food. She tried to take my eyeballs out of their sockets. Grrrrrrrrr…
Mamma Midnight and five babies all healthy!
What a good unwed-teenaged-mamma kitty! We had put a rug under the bed for her to deliver on, but of course she chose the beige carpet. No worries. Carpets can be cleaned. The babies are all black! They’re nursing sweetly. This is going to be so fun!
I’m a grandma! 🙂