Thursday, June 5, 2008

Crazy Cat Lady in Training

Come Saturday, four new additions to our family will turn 6 weeks old. Is it grandchildren? Nieces? Nephews? No, our new additions are four cuddly, furry kittens.

Our yellow tabby cat gave birth 6 weeks ago to two kittens that looks just like her, as well as one cream colored kitten and one gray. Although Tigger Belle, the mother, is barely a year old, she has been a wonderful mothers to the little balls of fur.

We hadn't planned on Tigger getting pregnant, unfortunately, Uncle Earl (our gray tabby) took matters upon himself and bounced Tigger at a weak moment. Being the procrastinator that I am, I didn't get Uncle Earl to the vet for his - ahem - operation until it was too late. Like two teenagers, I couldn't keep them apart. Then, presto, kittens.

Since the birth of the kittens, Uncle Earl has visited the vet, so no more surprises. Tigger Belle is in the process of weaning her bundles of joy and our biggest decision is which kittens do we keep. They are all so cute, but I don't want to turn into some kind of crazy cat lady.

Decisions, decisions ... does anyone need a cute, cuddly kitten?

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