Last night, as I was finishing up my rounds, I spotted Butterscotch and her babies, lounging in the old barrel planter.
So, of course, I went over to say hello.
I wasn’t able to touch any of them, but they are willing to come closer!
Then I spotted a surprise at the other end of the yard. I zoomed in with my phone’s camera as much as I could, because I knew they’d run hide, once I started moving closer.
Junk Pile cat and all THREE of her kittens were playing on the log and among the flowers. Junk Pile is to the right of centre, sitting by the log. Tabby is in the grass on the far left. Little Braveheart is near the end of the log, looking up at the Shy One.
This was the best I could get of Shy One!
This morning, though, when I came out to refill their food bowls, I found all three kittens by the old doghouse my brother brought for the cats. I keep a dish of kibble either in front of, or just inside, the opening. This time, it was inside, and it was the only container that still had food in it, and the kittens were quite interested!
This evening, I made a twisted rope of yarn and attached it to a stick, for a simply toy for Butterscotch’s kittens.
They quite like it!
Even Creamsicle liked it. 🙂
One of the kittens wasn’t too sure about Creamsicle, though…
It was quite funny to hear the tiny little hiss when Creamsicle tried to sniff the kitten’s nose!
I have to admit, today I rather needed some kitten therapy. I don’t know why, but today was one of those “down” days, right from the start. Part of it is, I’m feeling the year slip by so quickly, and so little of what I had hoped to accomplish this year was done. Granted, we had the garden this year, but really, once it was in, it wasn’t a lot of work. Spring had so much wonderful rain, so I don’t mind that delaying some things, but then the heat hit, and that was pretty relentless. In my younger days, I would have been out there in the heat, anyhow, but this old body just can’t tolerate heat like it used to. Then there were all the things breaking down, and the expenses coming with it.
Now, it’s almost September, and it feels like I’ve accomplished so little. There were so many things on the list to work on, with many of them being “do this; but if you can’t, do this other thing instead”, rather than being a checklist. Yet, as summer winds to an end, what did we manage? We painted a picnic table. Got the fire pit cleaned out and set up. Mowed the lawn a lot, until the heat hit and the grass stopped growing. Very little clean up in the spruce grove has been done – and only part of that can be blamed on wasps! Even keeping up on the areas we cleaned out previously slacked off this year, mostly because of the heat.
Normally, I just plug away and don’t really think about it. Every now and then, though, I just have one of “those” days. Today was one of them.
Kitten therapy helps. 🙂