The day started with the announcement…….., “Princess Buttercup is skinny!” This came from a young boy returning from gathering duck eggs. Instantly we hear much clamouring and getting out-of-bed commotion followed by screaming and racing children into the early morning sunshine…..excellent….Bill and I sit back with hot coffee in front of the picture window to watch the ensuing “hunt”.
Princess Buttercup is the cat. And this would be our second batch of kittens that Bill and I have EVER had (we missed our window to have her fixed in the hectic, rush of summer flower farming), making this TWO in a summer. The kids could hear the kittens but couldn’t find them. One kid announced that she had “laid” them in the birdhouse! Bill and I thought the kids were nuts, if they used their common sense they could clearly see that the cat couldn’t possibly fit through the hole. We begin to second guess our home schooling efforts. But Laken is determined they are somewhere there……………………..
Victory at last. That face says it all, doesn’t it? I’m totally with you there Laken, that bit of tiny preciousness is …..well…..precious. And yep, she “laid” them on top of that arbor nestled down in the old matted clematis.
A total of 6 kittens, plenty for everyone to hold as we get them to a safer place. I can totally relate to the special feelings that are swimming around in these kids. It’s kind of like the time we dicovered baby bunnies in the barn yard and we didn’t even have a bunny. Life is exciting. Laken is up in the corner of the arbor excavating more babies.
Now this, as a mom, I can relate to but I’m not generally that satisfied looking when everyone is sleeping with me in bed.
Anyone need a kitten? They’ll be ready in 5 weeks ; )