I just couldn’t let a day go buy without kitten pictures, could I?
Well, yes, I could, but I don’t want to. 🙂
Our scorcher of a day was finally cooled down by a lovely rainfall – storms will once again go right past us, it looks like – so no chance to make use of the new mower.
So I decided it was a good time to once again do some practice carving on the spoon blank that came with my carving kit.
Which meant spending lots of time with adorable little furballs with sharp, sharp claws.
They were determined to use me as a bed, after using me as a jungle gym.
Even Beep Beep got in on the action, clambering over her babies, then lying on her back, going from laying with her head in my elbow to licking my nose enthusiastically! 😀
Apparently, I tasted good today, because all the kittens were after my arms and fingers. It might have something to do with the ham I had with lunch before coming downstairs.
It was pretty rough and tumble, with Beep Beep moving around and pushing her own kittens around before giving up and moving on.
Eventually, a daughter was able to come and rescue me.
Big Rig REALLY liked that glove.
Yes, one is missing. Nicco snuggled with Beep Beep on another chair until Beep Beep took off.
Once the kittens were extricated, I went back to trying to carve, only to have them return. Which was okay. I can continue to carve with a couple of kittens on the table in front of me.
Yeah, my arm is a mess! When Beep Beep was shifting around, she pushed Big Rig off my arm. She grabbed my arm as she fell and was dangling there for a while before she was able to scramble up.
Yes, it is all cleaned up and treated with antibiotic cream.
Saffron is just adorable! Turmeric was content on my lap for a while.
It didn’t last, of course.
They certainly do make things interesting!!
I did, at least, get some progress on that spoon! 😀
Unfortunately, there was other damage.
From the other cats.
At one point, I had two kittens in my arms and three on my head and shoulders, when we heard a loud crash above us. The three kittens exploded off my shoulders to the ground. The two in my arms, thankfully, didn’t panic like that.
Which reminds me. I need to get my husband to check my shoulders for wounds.
Later, as my daughters were on their way from the second floor to rescue me, they found the cause.
One of the cats had knocked over a plant pot with a substantial jade tree in it.
I am not impressed.
After seeing how the jade tree recovered after our move, however, I would not be surprised to see now branches and leaves growing out of that stem.
Assuming the cats don’t destroy it completely, before then. 😦