Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a cozy bunch

The kittens are now 6 weeks old, and are being raised by their 2 mom's, Tigger and Zora, sisters who gave birth 12 hours apart in the same big nest.  The kitten below is the one that we will probably keep, this will be the first kitten ever born at Applegarth.  Plus the mom's would be devastated if we didn't keep at least one of their babies, I doubt we'll need another cat now for 10 years or more.

The kittens have their home inside the 100 gallon stock tank, it's kind of like a big play pen. We put it in the back corner of the shop, to give them safety and privacy.  The nest box is like a big cave, they like to climb to the top of the box and nap during the day, and at night they go inside to sleep.  They are still nursing, and will be ready in a couple weeks for their new homes, we have 4 homes waiting for them to get old enough.  They are at such a cute and playful age and we've all been having so much fun watching them and playing with them, it's been a delightful experience to come up and say hi to 11 little kittens, give them a pet and talk to them sweetly while they're all snuggled together. 
 Tigger surrounded by her babies.

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