|The kittens are scampering in the protection of the greenhouse!|
We've got kittens in the barn, again! We tried not to, but just really don't have the budget to spay or neuter all of the little colony that has taken up residence in the barn. I had an appointment at the vet's for the one we call Little Mama, but she disappeared about a week before the appointed day. When the day came, I couldn't find her so I took one of the friendly males. About three weeks later Little Mama reappeared, obviously pregnant. She disappeared again for a number of weeks, then reappeared slimmer. About two weeks ago, kittens appeared in the barn and not newborn. She had obviously had a litter someplace, then started carrying them in. They are, of course, just adorable!Yesterday, Farmer Man was out working in the back yard on a little patio he's constructing and Little Mama decided a walk was in order. She's quite bold what with the doggies around, but I guess she assumes Farmer Man and I will protect her. The kittens and the free-ranging chicks found each other quite interesting. We actually intervened at one point because we thought the chicks were going to start pecking at the kittens! The June chicks are almost full grown at this point; quite a contrast in size! A great adventure for the little kittens, I just hope they don't start free-ranging themselves yet because it's a dangerous world out there! Anybody looking to add a kitten to their home?