Monday, April 13, 2015

Newbies

The first of the season! (Or the first that I've seen, anyway. Autumn's mama may have some at the neighbor's... I'm not sure.) These were born overnight Saturday night, so were just a few hours old when I took the pics yesterday morning.


These, at least, are in our machine shed and easy to get at. I have a large doghouse in there that's lined with straw, and they're inside that. It kind of puts the other cats out of their bed, but the weather's warmer now and they maybe didn't sleep in there anymore, anyway.

Here's their mama, having breakfast:


Nope, it's not Rainbow, although they look a lot alike. This is Dash (Annabelle's mother). She and Rainbow might be sisters... I can't remember anymore. Dash is a VERY protective mother, and you (I) don't want to get too close to her when she has babies! (Actually, I can't get too close to her, anyway. I've never been able to pet her.) I had to take these pics of her babies quickly while she was eating. Fortunately, the roof of the doghouse lifts up handily.


Aren't they beautiful? I'm in love with the calicos already... and that white one is likely another Annabelle.

9 comments:

Blue said...

There are a bunch of toms in my boyfriend's neighborhood and there's a long-haired calico the looks a lot like the one on the bottom of the photo. But these littles are all short-haired, no? How cute!

Grandma G said...

I don't 'think' they're long-haired, but they're so new that it's hard to tell. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute! A sure sign of Spring!
Gwen

Grandma G said...

Definitely, Gwen! It wouldn't be spring without new kittens. :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Yes! I can see a glorious spring filled with kitten pictures ahead!

Grandma G said...

Definitely there'll be kitten pics! :)

annie dee said...

I think it's appropriate at this time to say SQUEEE!! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

New Kittens are adorable. I love this time of year.Hope they do okay.
Bonnie

Grandma G said...

Annie Dee, anytime is appropriate to say SQUEEE over kittens! :)

So far so good, Bonnie. More are on the way, but not right away.