Monday, March 31, 2008

Excitement in the Bathroom...

No, not potty training yet, or anything like that. It's kittens! Matilda was being really needy this afternoon, and kept trying to get into the house & into the basket of clothes I was hanging on the line. I gave her a once over and discovered that it was TIME.

I quickly removed the bathroom rugs & our pile o' laundry, and put a laundry basket in the corner with some clean, old towels. And boy did she get busy! In the space of about 90 minutes she had all four kittens, cleaned them up, and was purring as they nursed. Everyone looks perfectly healthy! Matilda is tired, but happy - it's so sweet to hear her purring as she cleans her babies! She has let me handle all of the kittens and has taken them back with no problems.

I'm not sure yet how long I'll keep them all in the bathroom, but probably at least a week. We'll re-evaluate everything then, and see how everyone is doing. And if you live in middle Tennessee and are considering getting a kitten, these sweeties will all need homes around Memorial Day! :-)

This little girl is Glenda. She's named after an e-friend of mine who has a birthday today. She's a dilute calico, so I know she's a girl. The other three are still TBA.

This is Bailey, the dark child of the bunch - a dark gray tabby, with wonderful stripes on the face & belly.

This is Charlie. Just look at that face. The teeny pink nose and stubbly whiskers, the squinched up eyes and tiny, misplaced it.

Last but not least, Mickey. A very pretty buff-colored kitty. Matilda has had at least one kitten just like this in all of her litters since we moved here. And I think I know why...a tomcat tis color was hanging around our house a couple of months ago!


Queen B said...

SO CUTE! Keep the pictures coming!!

Amy said...

I love kittens! I wish I were in Tennessee and in the precious!

Nichole said...

I have a weakness for kittens. But I also have a little girl with allergies as bad as her mommy's. :(

They're so cute!!

Sheila said...

They are so adorable! I can't have kittens or we'd have to get rid of my husband and daughter #1, but I love looking at them! Whenever friends have kittens we head over to see from a distance. Sigh.

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Fresh Girl said...

Awww, sweet kitties!! I'm a sucker for the buff or orange kitties, so if I *could* I would take Mickey. I'd love to have another cat, actually, but Pumpkin has already made it very clear that she is to be the only cat in this house. :(