There isn’t much sweeter than baby kitties. Here are 3 of the 5. If I had to guess, the other 2 are sacked out in the greenhouse. These little guys are almost 7 weeks old. Hard to believe they’re already so independent. The darker one on the left is the runt of the litter. The cream kitten on the right front is the one I most want to tame down. There is a twin to the cream and a twin to the grey/white at the back of the chair.
I love to watch them rough housing around the yard. They tackle each other without mercy and scamper up the tree trunks, the deck and the lawn tractor.
Swirl has started eating at the dish with the kittens. He’s very protective of the family. He chases everything off. Wish he’d chase the coons off because the little dark one and the grey/white have both tried to take on a full grown raccoon. Not a wise move. The Mom has ridden the coon’s back several times to discourage feeding forays to the deck. Not wise on her part either. They seem to know no fear.
Tippy will make her trip to the Vet next week. After she gets back , then it will be Swirl’s turn. I think we’ll keep him to watch over the babies while Tippy is recuperating. We normally keep the females kenneled for 24 hours afterwards just to give them a little extra recovery time and to allow all the anesthesia to get out of their systems. Don’t want to release one outdoors that’s still a little groggy.
Wish us luck in getting the kittens tamed down. They need to be friendly and used to handling to rehome unless someone wants them for barn cats.
Susan ~ Patchkat