Thursday, May 16, 2013


Well, both kittens are now gone.  I can only hope that Mom Cat moved them and they weren't eaten by another animal (Possum or Raccoon).  I haven't seen either of them around our barn and it seems odd they would come around in the middle of the day, but I suppose one never knows.  I'm sad about losing them because I have always wanted a litter of kittens.  I thought these two had been dropped off to me by the grace of God, but I guess I was wrong about that.  I'm thinking next time my order will be doubled and I will take them in rather than chance losing them again.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kitten update

So it looks like Momma cat has moved one of the kittens.  This makes me very sad, but really not much I can do about it.  She is too wild to let us get close to her so there's no telling where she has moved it too.  She did this during the night last night.  The other kitten is right where it we found it and healthy.  Le sigh.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A few minutes...

Every once in a while my job is such that I have a few minutes to spare.  Right now is one of those minutes and since it's been so long since my last post I wanted to touch base.

I hope everyone is doing well.  I am.  A long time while in the service I learned something that for me holds true - if things are going good at work, then something is amiss at home.  And vice versa.  Such is the case indeed with me.  Home is wonderful; work not so much.  I won't dwell on that.  Don't be surprised if changes aren't in the mix.

Over the weekend I got the most wonderful surprise.  The DH and I kept seeing a cat run in and out of our barn.  Neither of us thought much about it (silly of us), so Saturday when I was messing around with some hay I found the most adorable baby kitten right on top of the hay!  Eyes not even open yet but in really good health.  I got to thinking about it and started looking around for more.  I felt around between the bales and found another warm body!  I didn't find any others, so right now we have two new additions to our ranch - Straw and Hay.  I would guess they are about 3 weeks old.  Their eyes are just opening and they are super cute!!!  The mom isn't very trusting and runs off when we are close.  But we have started leaving her food out to entice her to nurse the kittens and she's been eating.  Here is a pic of our babies:

At first the DH wasn't thrilled with them, but he picked the names and by Sunday evening he was all about making sure they are doing alright.  :)  Not sure yet what to do with them.  I really want to bring them inside and make them not feral - I'm guessing mom is feral by her actions.  I would love to catch her and get her spayed as well so she doesn't have more. 

Okay, that's all I have time for today!  Just had to share!!