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A Slice of My Life

Over the weekend, the current litter of barn kittens grew up enough to jump out of their nest in the hay bales on the flatbed trailer, into the grass below.

I'd mowed that morning, but I hadn't cut close to the trailer because I knew the kittens were old enough to be out of the nest - they'd been thinking about it for a few days, hanging over the edge and judging the distance to the ground - and I didn't want to find one "accidentally" in the tall thick grass.

There are five of them: four grey tabbies and one black, all males.

They played in the "jungle" and under the trailer.

It amazes me that even though they've rarely seen me, they are very friendly. They climbed in my lap, and seemed to enjoy being petted. I've talked to them a lot over the weeks, and I'd reached my arm far into the hay bales to touch them a few times. I'd counted four heads. I was surprised to find a fifth one today.

Black panther.

Such incredibly blue eyes. They will change, of course. They'll most likely turn green.

They are about four weeks old. Now that they are "out", I am offering solid food: canned cat food mixed with goat milk to a sloppy consistency.

They're not eating much yet, but their mama is eagerly cleaning up their leftovers.

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  1. I love kittens :)
    Great photos!

  2. Thank you, Sandra. Kittens are so cute. :-)

  3. What precious kitties you have. How nice they have you to take care of them. Such sweet photos!! Pet their sweet little heads for me.

  4. Thank you, Karren, I will do that.

  5. What adorable little faces! I love the shot of the black panther!

  6. Thank you, Betty. He really stands out in the crowd. :-)

  7. Looks like lots of fun, Kathi. Enjoy the little things in life, the simple things that make you smile.

    Thanks for sharing your playful kitties and their beautiful blue eyes.

  8. Thank you for visiting, Robyn. Yes, enjoy the little things in life, they are a blessing!

  9. How totally adorable! I'm a cat lover so I just had to stop by when I saw this linked in a blog hop.

  10. They're adorable! I've raised a lot of kittens. Couldn't figure out the right time to get mama "fixed". ~smile~

    May I suggest that you handle their paws and get them on their backs a lot and scratch their tummies?

    It makes them much better pets later if you choose to find homes for them. They'll not be so scratchy.

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  11. Good suggestions, Laura, thank you!

  12. Anonymous1:51 PM

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. I do hope you spay and neuter your cats -- and not allow them to breed.


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