Monday, May 26, 2008

The Babies In the House

Last week, if you remember, I posted about the new additions to our family. Our pretty little cat, the female with the male name (given to her by the 16-year-old -another story if you recall), presented us with four of the cutest little kittens you could ever hope to see!

I haven't tried to check the sex on these but, regardless of whether they are male or female, the 16-year-old has insisted since before they were born that Jorge would have four kittens (ok, she was right on that count) and that their names should be Jose, Javier, Enrico and Estevan. She also insists these kittens are"legal Mexican immigrant cats" too. Whatever that may mean, who knows. And sometimes, her logic is way too convoluted to even think of trying to figure some things out -this being one of 'em!

But anyway, here's some pictures now -finally -of these little sweetheart kittens.

Here's Maya, seated in her little "camp" chair (which Jorge also had taken a very strong liking to napping in it for the past 3-4 weeks) as she was watching and waiting for the kittens to arrive last Wednesday evening.
Here's Jorge shortly before the fourth kitten arrived. There are two kittens who are grey in color with markings almost identical to their mother and the other two are black with grey stripings - all four are really cute.

And here's Jorge with all four of her babies shortly after she got the fourth one all cleaned up and presentable.
And here's a picture of just the four little babies. They arrived in the following sequence - black, grey, grey and black and the smallest of the four - in the left hand corner -was the last one born. One of the grey kittens is apparently a little bit of a hogger as it is growing like wildfire! Getting really chunky, very quickly and apparently being that well-fed, it seems to be the calmest and quietest of the litter.

Needless to say, Maya is still very fascinated with all four of Jorge's children and the hardest task we have most every day is trying to keep Maya from strangling one -or all four -with her loving squeezes. So far, so good, in that department. Kurtis, on the other hand, seems to be totally oblivious to the presence of these four little ones - which is really a big relief to both Mandy and me. But then too, he's never paid too much attention to Jorge most of the time. Now, when we had Nina - the orange cat that my son took to live at his house -Kurtis was very aware of Nina's presence. But that was because he loves to kick the footrest on his high chair all the time and Nina loved to take lively little swats at those fast moving feet, ya know. I think Kurtis was more relieved than anything when Nina moved up on top of the hill with "Uncle Clayton." At least, Jorge has never tried to attack his legs and feet while he's eating anyway.

Now, before I wash up the last of tonight's supper dishes, I think I'll have to go have another peek too at Jorge's babies. Since the kids are both in bed and I can gaze at them by myself, in peace, ya know!

10 comments:

Paula said...

Ah, so sweet. But I'm really glad that they're at your house and not mine ~ Lol!

Vic Grace said...

Nice, it is nice to have something cuddly around and great for the Maya to experience.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

There is something so sweet about new kittens!

Quasi said...

As I said in one of my posts last week, there's nothing cuter than a kitten! I’d like to tell you that my hilariously funny book, The World Is Your Litter Box, is in bookstores now and is also available on Amazon. The book is cleverly disguised as a cute cat book so humans will buy it, but is, in fact, a how-to manual FOR cats. Check it out on my website, www.theworldisyourlitterbox.com

Kathryn said...

Oh no!!!! They are so sweet! Those itto bitto whitto babies!! They are just tiny little fur balls yet. I love them!!!! So sweet!

Minnesotablue said...

Nothing sweeter than new born kitties. Your Jorge looks somewhat like my KiKi.

Travis said...

Now will Jorge be taking a trip to the vet so this won't happen again?

Sandi McBride said...

There's nothing sweeter than a kitten...maybe a puppy would make it a tie...precious babies all!
Sandi

Mary said...

Jeni,

The kittens are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

Thank you also for the kind words on my post tonight. I appreciate your prayers. I am fine with whatever God decides to do in this case. I wouldn't want my aunt to suffer and feel it would be best if God called her home, but am not praying for that. I'm praying that His will be done.

Nice to visit with you again. I hope you scrolled down when visiting to take the nature hike with the boys and I.

Blessings,
Mary

territerri said...

They are so sweet! I wonder if you'll be tempted to keep them all?