Monday, July 7, 2008

Birthdays and Kittens

Dear Bob, did I really not post anything in June?! Apparently so.

So today is my birthday!

It was fairly low key, as most of my birthdays are, but all in all not a bad Monday. I had a nice chat with my mom. And I got to play with kittens! Ok, at a little over 2 weeks, they're not quite at the playing stage. But getting to pet and cuddle four little kittens. Nope, doesn't get much better than that!

As of Friday evening, I got to be custodian to mamma kitty, Mango, and her four babies, while their family goes off for a two-week holiday. I get to baby sit
kittens for two weeks!!!! In case you can't tell, I'm a tad excited. :+)

Here are the kittens all in a pile shortly after they arrived.

I thought a corner in the kitchen would be nice, but Mango just wouldn't settle. She kept going in and out of the kitchen. When Mango started to try to move the kittens, I realized that she had other ideas of what constituted a good spot. The next time I followed her when she left the kitchen. She went straight to my bedroom to a narrow spot between the hamper and a chair, and then looked up to me with an expression that clearly said, "I want them here, you idiot person." So I moved the box, and Mango climbed right in and started nursing.

And here is Mango, who looks so much like my first cat, Tiptoes, it makes me just a little bit sad.

Today, I took a few more pictures of the kittens.

There are three boys and a girl. The girl is the black and white one with a narrower white slash on her forehead and a black smudge on her chin. The little tabby boy is going to look just like his mum when he grows up.

The kittens are walking but very wobbly. Even in the two days since they arrived, they are moving more. Right now they still spend nealy all their time sleeping and eating, but I just bet they'll be trying to climb out of the box by next weekend.


Scope Dope Cherrybomb said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Theresa
Happy Birthday to you.

It is also my DH's birthday but I am sure you're not the same age. He just turned 67 so now he is as old as me and can stop teasing me.

I enjoyed being with you in Portland. I'm glad you got back safely.


Merry said...

Hey, Scope, wait up! I was going to come in on the last line... in harmony...

Oh well.

Hope you had a lot of cake and fun :)

WapakGram said...

How are you ever going to give all those kittens back?

Happy Birthday to you! Since Scope did the singing, I 'll just pass along wishes.

Do you know how lucky you are not to have CB's on your doorstep for your birthday? That is a HUGE excuse for a CB meet. You have been warned that we are coming....

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Terry Happy Birthday!!!
How nice that you get temporary kitties to celebrate with you.
Miss you lots.

Happy Birthday again!

McB said...

Major attack of the Aawwwws.

Happy Birthday!

me said...

Happy Birthday to you
Meow Meow Meow Meow,
Meow Meow Meow Meow,
Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow
Happy Birthday dear Theresa,
Happy Birthday to you

Wait, that's 2 different jingles, isn't it? But it works :-) I love baby kitties!!!

rssasrb said...

Happy Belated Birthday. The kittens are adorable. The mom looks like our newest cat (from the fall or winter, I forget. Enjoy your pet sitting.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

And if there's anything in the world better than a boxful of cupcakes it's a boxful of kittens. Totally adorable pictures!

Xenia said...

I'm so horribly late to the party!

Happy extremely belated birthday, Theresa!

Such cute little kittens!!!

You need to start posting about your progress with the push ups challenge. I need to know what I'm getting myself into here! :)