Bonus pictures: sleep cuddles

I just had to share these pictures of David and Cheddar. So adorable!

Dave, in mid yawn, looks like he’s telling me off!

So many teeth!

That black blur on the bottom?

That’s a cat tail photo bombing me. 😀

The Re-Farmer

I found babies!!!

I was late putting food out for the critters this morning, though I had put some extra out last night, so I knew they would be fine.

While refilling their water bowls, Butterscotch came out of the sun room and I cuddled her a bit. After putting her down, I found bird feathers on my chest, from her paws! Then she took off.

I figured this would be a safe time to peak behind the box we used as part of our cat shelter in the sun room, and see if that’s where her kittens were.

I was wrong.

They weren’t hidden behind the box. I picked up the corner of the blanket, and they were just there on the swing bench cushion!!!

There’s nothing but the big crochet blanket to hide them.

Oh, my melting heart!

I can also see where the feathers came from. Butterscotch is still the mighty hunter, bringing food back with her when she returns to her kittens.

Over the next little while, I’m hoping we can find a way to close up both Butterscotch and Beep Beep, who should be having kittens pretty soon, in the sun room, with their own food, water and a litter box. Of last year’s kittens, there are still 3 that we were unable to socialize. I’m hoping we can avoid that, this year.

The Re-Farmer

Little Ball of Floof

Here are some of the photos I was able to get of The Outsider this morning, after the deer left.


Those incredible eyes!


He is getting more comfortable with my husband – more so than some of our own kittens.


I don’t know where he came from, but I’m glad to see he’s making himself at home with us.


He’s the only long haired cat hanging around.  We thought he was from my brother’s place, which is the closest occupied home to us.  My brother’s dog has started to visit more often, and he loves the cats.  Most of our own have started to get used to him, but this kitten took right off as soon as he came near.  There was no familiarity there at all.

Oh, what an adorable little floof!

We have been finding ways to prop the doors into the sun room so that the cats can get it, but still keep most of the weather out.  If it works, we’ll start keeping their food and water in there, instead of outside, this winter.  I even found an old dog food-and-water bowl that we can use for the water, as the containers we used last year should probably be thrown out.  The cardboard from a flat of drink cans serves for the dry cat food, and is large enough for pretty much all of them to eat at the same time.

We are such sucks. 😀

The Re-Farmer