Sorry, my writing news is very boring, but the cat news continues to be quite exciting! We saw Millie’s kittens this week!
For regulars of the blog, you may remember that Mama Tabitha (aka Tabby Kate) had four kittens in Auntie Milk’s bathroom on April 16. Three tabbies, one black kitty. Don’t ask me about the sex of any of them; I can’t tell until puberty.
Mama Tabitha had three kittens in 2020 – Large Lars, Medium Millie and Chibi Momoko.
Chibi suddenly got skinny in May, and then showed up at Auntie Milk’s house next door with one baby, an adorable striped thing on May 25. They took up residence in the upstairs landing. The kitten was quite stable on its feet and its eyes were open, so I’m guessing it was about one week old. (Mama Tabitha’s babies also opened their eyes early.)
I kept notes on Millie. She disappeared June first, and then showed up the next day very svelte. But we hadn’t seen her babies . . . the big question for six weeks was: Where are the babies?
They were spotted by Auntie Milk and my mother-in-law on Tuesday, and are living under Auntie Milk’s porch. There are two black ones and two striped ones.
So, for anyone who wants me to do the math, that’s three mamas, nine kittens, two toms and Lady Black (the old lady of the bunch) hanging around our two porches, or a total of 15 mouths to feed.
And that doesn’t count the New House Cats! Charli, Kana and Yuta oscillate between hissing (but no bloodshed!) fits and peaceful couch lounging. I made dill pickles yesterday, and brought them the firework-like stems to enjoy . . . which they did.
So, enjoy the cats! Visit my YouTube channel if two videos isn’t enough for a Saturday. We’re producing cuteness by the bushel here on the Duskova farm, so come on over for your share. E.M. Duskova – YouTube
Happy Summer Caturday!