Friday, May 30, 2014

An expansion

Whoa... I'm running way behind here today! It's been a really busy week, and it doesn't help that I have what I first thought was allergies but now believe is a great head cold. Ugh.

I was planning today to reveal the names we've chosen for the 6 garage kittens, but Courtney was here yesterday and helped me make them a new pen for a little more freedom in the garage, so I thought I'd show you that first. Nothing fancy, mind you, but here's what it looks like:

It should at least buy them a little more time before they have to head out into the big world outdoors.

That little box back in the corner is where they've been the last couple of weeks (upgraded awhile back from a smaller box). It was just getting too small for kittens that were learning to get around, but at least they couldn't crawl out of it. Here's a baby for size reference:

I cut them a little door:

And here's a little more size reference of their new space:

That green thing is a tree stand for hunting deer. It makes a great climbing course! I think it's heavy enough that it won't tip over. It's also fun to explore behind it:

Of course some litter box training is needed. Jess was sooo proud that her little Betty was the first one to use it! ;)

Okay, now to take your mind off litter box things, here are some cute closeups:

Her name is not Freckles, but maybe it should be with that nose! :)

They still snuggle together in the box to sleep, but you can see there's not much room left for Mama Rainbow to get in there and feed them:

They're loving their new space, although I'm sure they'll be ready for bigger and better very soon. I think Rainbow likes it, too, especially since she won't have to be cleaning up after them (if you know what I mean) so much now. She was great and kept the box spotless, though! She spends a lot of time outside these days. I have trouble remembering whether I let her in or out last!

Now to figure out how we're going to make that transition to outside and still keep them safe when the time comes.......


Jessica Jones said...

Oh my goodness. I can't stand all that cuteness. I notice you omitted the photo you sent me. :)

LiEr said...

Argh! Dying again. I don't want to say I told you so, but cardboard is superior, so no wonder the kitties love it. Those cute little faces just slay me, I tell you. And their smallness! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Grandma G said...

Yeah, Jess... for obvious reasons. :) If anyone just can't stand not knowing what you're talking about, they'll have to email me and I'll send them the photo. ;)

Ahh... LiEr! Those faces get to me, too! Especially when they look me in the eye and give me a big long wail demanding I pick them up!! :) I'd like to see what kind of an elaborate palace YOU would make for them out of cardboard! No doubt it would be the ultimate kitty castle!

annie dee said...

Love those faces! What's that word again? Cute? Yeah that's it! Cute!!! I love the door in the box too.

Grandma G said...

I'm wondering how long that door's gonna last before I have to enlarge it. :)