I know - you probably think I have fallen off the face of the planet. Sorry for the prolonged absence. I am sure you all remember me telling you about the cats that have taken over my front door. Well, things got a little more 'exciting'. You remember the kittens, of course. But another one of the cats had kittens while we were away. Nobody had any idea that she was going to have kittens. She wasn't heavy around the middle. In fact, she is such a skinny cat that I just thought she was beginning to finally put a little meat on her bones. Boy, was I mistaken! I still can't get over the fact that I was not able to detect her pregnancy, because she was so skinny.
Anyway, after we came home, she brought them over here. Three of them. I wasn't exactly overjoyed - the cat head count is pretty high already. And then - she stopped eating. Not entirely. But a tablespoon of food two or three times a day does not count as a meal in my book. Especially not for a nursing cat. So I have been feeding them with a syringe.
This is what they looked like last weekend. So very wobbly on their little legs. They are coming along fine - even though we have had our ups and downs. But they are taking up pretty much all of my free time. But they are beginning to take an interest in cat food and today even had some of their milk from a bowl, instead of the syringe. So things will be getting easier.
Taken today - they had their first real outing this afternoon. Up to now, they have spent most of their time in their 'nest'. Today they had a bit of adventure in the sun.
Did I ever say I was a sucker for kittens?