Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kittens around the corner

A friend of ours who lives around the corner from us ended up adopting a stray cat that was wandering the neighborhood.  The poor cat was really hungry, but very sweet and she just couldn't resist. (Actually, it was her daughter that couldn't resist! But anyway...)

They took the cat to the vet to have it checked out and discovered that the cat was pregnant and due within about a week! *Surprise!*

Of course, by this time, the daughter was even more in love with the cat and so they took her home to prepare for the birth.

And we waited, and waited, and waited some more.

Finally more than two weeks later, the kittens arrived!!!

We were just as excited as they were to hear that mama had delivered two healthy kittens early last Thursday morning and the kids got to go over to their house to see them before they headed off to summer camp for the day.

I, on the other hand, had to wait until that evening to visit the newly-expanded family and by the time I got there, there were two more kittens!

Mama, with 3, 4, 2, and 1
The first two had arrived early in the morning, but then the second two came out late that afternoon.

We have been having fun for the last week, making nearly daily visits over there to see the kitties.  Last night, we paid them a visit and their eyes are just starting to open.  Mama kitty is doing a very good job of taking care of them and I can't wait until they get a little bit older and bigger so that I can hold them and cuddle them without Mama getting too upset.  :)

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