Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tiny new friends have arrived
These kittens were taken to the shelter by animal control on Monday, and I picked them up on Tuesday afternoon with their young mother. They are only a few days old -- their eyes are not open yet, and each one is about the size of, oh, maybe a cell phone. There are four little faces there -- I took two snapshots last night with my cell phone. We don't have names yet for anyone, but we think that since these little babies were born Easter week, they might be Peep, Peter, Jelly Bean and Bunny. It'll depend on how many of them are girls/boys (we can't tell yet.)
Their mother is an extremely sweet, patient, loving and gentle young lady. She is very small -- and we think she is MAYBE ten months old herself. She is tiny -- maybe seven pounds? But she's taking care of these four young un's like a champion. She has adjusted well to our guest room where I have set up the "playpen," a little box, food and water (she ate TWO cans of cat food last night.) Our cats are very curious but have to stay outside of the nursery. Silly Zero is the worst as far as patience goes. He keeps vigil outside the door.
We have to name the momma cat, too, and right now, Graham and I think we may call her "Joan" after Joan of Arc, who was also young, but valiant and brave.