Friday, July 15, 2011
Geez...every year about this time..the old barn cat, Boots..as my husband named her 6 years ago...gives birth to the most adorable litter of kitties. And then every year we have to find homes for them. This barn cat is the best mom I've ever seen...she not only takes care of her kitties but also a kittens of others. She will one by one bring them up on our back porch and place them in my antique cupboard where they can sleep safely at night. Then in the morning, Boots parades them out into the sunshine playing with them and teaching them the ways of the world. My son, Jeff....absolutely loves these kittens. This one is the sweetest and he named him Snickers. I think he would take every one of them home with him...he is just like his dad. They have such a soft spot in their hearts for the little ones. We are giving this litter to a lady who houses them and then finds homes for them...she has connections. She does this all year round and has a wonderful reputation for placement. Then we are going to try to catch Boots and get her fixed...she won't like it or us...but it is something that has to be done.
Here is another picture of a little orange one...he is so sweet too..It was Jeff's birthday yesterday...I know he was hoping we would let him keep one!