Critter(s) of the Day: a story in kittens

This is a story that began yesterday, when I found Beep Beep like this.


Yup. The family has finally outgrown the nest I’d made inside the “cat cave” box. Time to open things up again!


Aaahhhh!!! Much better! Lots of room to spread out.

This morning, I discovered Butterscotch had moved her kittens again. With the blanket she’d put them on before now gone, she just used a shelf.


Poor little things!

I had to move the cat cave set up – with Beep Beep and babies inside! – to get to them.

So I took advantage of the situation.


I put them all on top, then after pushing the whole set up back again, I checked out the babies.

It looks like all 4 of them are male.

I had also opened up the box nest that Butterscotch’s babies were in, taking the smaller box out and putting the pillow and little cat bed back inside the bigger box, but should I even bother putting the kittens back in there?

Where would be a good place to put them, instead?


In with the other kittens sounded like a good idea.

Beep Beep came over to sniff them and immediately started to groom them, so she’s fine with it. As you can see, Butterscotch’s babies are real chill about it, too.


Checking them after doing my rounds, I see the kittens seem fine with it, too – one of Beep Beep’s kittens is cuddled right in with its cousins!

Butterscotch, on the other hand, wouldn’t even let me show her where I’d put her kittens. She and Beep Beep aren’t exactly best buddies, so I’ll be checking frequently to see how things are.

The Re-Farmer

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