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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Trouble with Kittens


The trouble with a kitten is that
eventually it becomes a cat.

~Ogden Nash

Since Randy's favorite animal is Big Cat, I'm sure he would disagree with Ogden Nash. I, on the other hand, think the poet was on to something. 

Our latest crop of kittens has taken up residence in the window well outside my basement office. I know when they are hungry. They protest rather loudly until their mama comes for dinner. 
But even I have to admit they are pretty cute.
However, I have decided that taking pictures of kittens is a little like taking photos of toddlers. Rarely do you get everyone looking in the same direction with a pleasant expression on their little faces. Case in point: Our five newest critters on the County Line were not ready for their closeups.

"Really? Not one of you wants to look at the camera?"
 Gray Kitty wants to play "King of the Mountain."
 
The golden kitten seems to be Mr. Personality. (Actually, I don't know whether it's a "he" or a "she." Time will tell.)
Kinley and Brooke got to meet the kittens when they were here a couple of weeks ago. It was perfect timing. We knew that the mama had delivered her babies. But she didn't bring them up to the house until the day before the girls arrived.
That's another thing kitten have in common with human babies: They grow and change so quickly. So far, the kittens have not replaced Cozy in Kinley's affections. But just give them time.

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous shots! Memories of growing up on our farm with the kittens.

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    1. Thanks, Helen! Kittens are really cute, and then they grow up and develop disdain for me. They like my husband better. That's OK. He likes them better, too!

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  2. Kittens are so cute...I agree! But then they become cats and scratch holes in ag bags...

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    1. As long as they keep mice out of the house, they are on my good side.

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  3. I remember Kitties in the barn but sooner or not I had everyone spayed and/or neutered. One of my daughters was always bringing home strays anyway. My girlfriend in Sultan who raised cows had a huge barn full of cats---always a kitten to bring home. LOL
    MB

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    1. We have more cats than we need (in my opinion). However, I like that they keep the mice at bay. We share with my parents and others, if needed.

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  4. This litter could be interchanged with Sweet Pea's litter! Yellow, light yellow and gray, wow.

    I agree it's fun to watch them romp and play, but hard to capture a picture of the wiggle worms.

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    1. I'll try again, I'm sure. Just like I keep trying with two wiggly little girls!

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  5. These photos rival any nature photographer's best! Enjoyed this post!

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    1. You are too kind, but thanks, Cindy!

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  6. chrisharry11@mail.postmanllc.net

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