It has been so long since we have had a kitten. Since I showed and bred Silver Persians for years it has been weird that for about 10 years or so we have not had a kitten. Our 2 cats are very old. They one of them has much of a desire to do anything but sleep and eat. The thought of a playful little kitten delights me. Especially at the age that the kids are now. We are a family of animal lovers and a kitten/young cat will bring a lot of joy to our family. For years I haven't gotten another cat as to not upset the 2 old ones..but at this point I really don't think they care.:) I think they will totally ignore the little one.
I think this is what love at first sight looks like!
After thinking about getting a "real cat" (which is what my husband calls any cat that doesn't have a flat face) and talking about it with my husband, I got on Facebook. It seemed like fate. My Ex-husbands wife, Karen, posted they had just had a surprise litter of kittens. Their daughter's cat had gotten pregnant before they had had a chance to spay her. I contacted Karen and she said she would be happy to give us one of the kittens. A few days later we went to see them.
They were so sweet! I loved the black and white ones (they would match my Daisy:)) but the kids agreed (which is unusual) they wanted the orange little female.
Wyatt said she looks like a hamster at this point! They were 10 days old when we visited and her eyes were just barely looking ready to open.
Janae brought Billie over so her sisters could see him. The Mama cat did not want Billie anywhere near her kittens! A sign of a good Mother:) We think Billie is so tiny..but he looked like a big boy next to the kitten!
The kids are counting the days on a chalkboard until she is 6 weeks old. Who knows if she will be ready that young or not. We will let Mama kitty decide. The Mama kitty is a outdoor cat so the kittens are outside. Which worries me a little. I hope all goes well. We will have her as an inside/outside cat. I don't want her wandering the neighborhood so I am hoping she will stay inside our fenced yard. I want to get her as young as possible to litter box train her.
The kids have had so much fun thinking about her coming to live with us. They look at toys and collars and all sorts of kitty stuff every time we are at a store. This will be one spoiled kitty. They have named her Phoebe (we as a family are huge fans of "Friends") and her theme song will be "smelly cat". Every cat has a theme song, right?! Well, we hope she isn't too smelly but that song just makes us smile.
We got this little stuffed kitty at a thrift store for 27 cents. We figure it can be her little friend when she moves in.
A few days after we saw them Phoebe opened her eyes. Karen was nice enough to send us pictures.
I texted with Karen tonight and they are a little over 2 weeks old and she said still healthy little babies. Getting cuter by the day. We can't wait to bring Phoebe home. I was thinking today, if she lives to be as old as Sassy is now, Chantel will be 30, and Wyatt and Gage will be 29. Wow. I don't even want to think about how old I will be when she is Sassy's age!
Welcome to our family Phoebe!