Critter(s) of the Day: just passing through

My daughter spotted Big Jim curled up and taking a nap. While taking photos, who should come by but Not-Slick.

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They seem not quite sure what to make of each other. 😀

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Critter(s) of the Day: the eyes have it

I still haven’t gotten around to processing photos from the DSLR for my critter of the day pictures – partly because, until I can pay to upgrade my WordPress account, and have almost filled my flickr account, I don’t really have anyplace to upload them all. :-/

So once again, I have kitten pictures for you. I hope you don’t mind. 😉

Check out Beep Beep’s babies!

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Yes! All their eyes are open now! Well. Mostly open. 😀

Butterscotch, I am happy to say, has been joining her kittens in the box nest that I made more room in, and so far, she hasn’t tried moving them again.

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My heart melts every time I see that little skunk-stripe nose!

Critter(s) of the Day: a story in kittens

This is a story that began yesterday, when I found Beep Beep like this.

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Yup. The family has finally outgrown the nest I’d made inside the “cat cave” box. Time to open things up again!

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Aaahhhh!!! Much better! Lots of room to spread out.

This morning, I discovered Butterscotch had moved her kittens again. With the blanket she’d put them on before now gone, she just used a shelf.

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Poor little things!

I had to move the cat cave set up – with Beep Beep and babies inside! – to get to them.

So I took advantage of the situation.

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I put them all on top, then after pushing the whole set up back again, I checked out the babies.

It looks like all 4 of them are male.

I had also opened up the box nest that Butterscotch’s babies were in, taking the smaller box out and putting the pillow and little cat bed back inside the bigger box, but should I even bother putting the kittens back in there?

Where would be a good place to put them, instead?

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In with the other kittens sounded like a good idea.

Beep Beep came over to sniff them and immediately started to groom them, so she’s fine with it. As you can see, Butterscotch’s babies are real chill about it, too.

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Checking them after doing my rounds, I see the kittens seem fine with it, too – one of Beep Beep’s kittens is cuddled right in with its cousins!

Butterscotch, on the other hand, wouldn’t even let me show her where I’d put her kittens. She and Beep Beep aren’t exactly best buddies, so I’ll be checking frequently to see how things are.

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Critter(s) of the Day: Mother’s Day special

Happy Mother’s Day!

This is what greeted me when I went into the old kitchen to start my morning rounds.

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Of course, she moved when I took her picture… 😀

Then I opened the inner door to find this.

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Both mamas really wanted to go into the old kitchen and explore! So I let them, while I was in the sun room.

I took the time to check, and yes, Butterscotch’s babies are all accounted for and in her box nest.

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So were Beep Beep’s babies.

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Beep Beep has reached the point where she is more comfortable leaving them, for longer periods of time, while they sleep.

Beep Beep and Butterscotch are very good fur mamas. 🙂