Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kitten update...

This is kind of like a slide show that you have to suffer through...or a new grama with a million pictures to show you....but I just knew you would want to know how these two are doing....right?

Remember these two? They are the two kittens I found in my chicken coop on October 11th....they were abandoned and sick and very cold...they were only a couple of weeks old and just opening their eyes. I took them to the vets and learned to bottle feed them....I am not a cat person. They were the last animal I would of had...Where I live there are many ferral cats that live out in the woods. They come waltzing through my yard often and I am always chasing them out. I once saw a huge black cat in my chicken house and bought a pellet gun to shoot him if he came around my beloved chickens again. These two softened my heart about kittens. I love them so much. They give me a reason to come home. For that I am grateful. I have learned to never say never.

This is when they were here for a few weeks..they are sleeping with their baby...The boy I named Jack, he is very laid back..so laid back Jack...he is afraid of everything...when I holler at them he takes off and hides...not Elsa she was named because as a baby she was the most ferocious..she would look right at you and roar, so she was named after Elsa the lion in the Born Free movie....she is still not afraid of anything....now they make no sounds...they have never meowed, sometimes they make a crying sound, but no meow...I don't think I want them to learn....

This is Elsa at about 6 weeks old..I got Elsa a pink collar ..

This is Jack about the same age...Jack got a blue collar...I could not tell them apart..It was a problem as they were still on antibiotics and I needed to make sure I gave the right one the right medicine...

This is their Christmas photo...after 177 shots, I finally got them both in the same picture and looking forward...there eyes are turning green...there Christmas collars are a little big....

This was in February...they were sleeping on my bed, on wash day and just waking up..they made a heart shape!

This is funny Elsa playing in the paper recycling bag...she got that paper stuck around her neck...they play with everything...they prefer my cell phone ear devices, whole pecans, my glasses and once my hearing aid...I spent a very quiet couple of days until I found it...

This is Jack with a basket stuck around his neck....the down side to these two? They make holes in the leather furniture...they break things....and they are not sorry...ever...I learned the hard way it does no good to swat them. they just think you are scary, they don't put two and two together...they do respond to a spray bottle...you just have to have it near you and they will stay back, you never really have to use it...so during dinner there is always a spray bottle at the edge of the table.

Jack last month, window sill sitting....

Jack and the computer...If I am typing he is right there typing too...if I make him stay down he unplugs it from the wall...and yes he really knows what he is doing...

What is Elsa so intent on looking at?

The chickens out in the yard...They are in awe of those big birds...They have never been outside. They don't know what grass feels like. I made that decision to protect them from the predators outside...I felt sorry for them and took them one at a time, held tightly in my arms, on a walk trough the yard and to the back of the property to see the chickens and where they live...their heads were spinning, trying to take everything in. They didn't try to get down, they were holding on for dear life...

besides running wildly through the house, they love to window sit..they sleep on this bed on their fuzzy blanket...when I come home they are always right in front of the door, laying on the floor all stretched out waiting, for me to pet them...or trip me, not sure which...

This is their latest picture, eight months old...Elsa on top of the corner cabinet and Jack trying to help her down...or he is wondering how in the heck she got up there...oh and remember the huge black cat? He still lumbers through the yard...the kittens look surprising like him...hmmmmm....

Cheers to Happy  !!

2 comments:

  1. aquiltersapprentice.blogspot.comMay 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Cute little kids... They do have a million stories, I wonder how different they see things. Their stories are probably a lot different from yours. LOL

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  2. ohhhh I just love this kitty show!!! Good job and they are getting sooo big and beautiful!! Aunt J

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