Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All together now: "Awwwww!"

We have a farm cat in one of our barns.
He doesn't like us and runs every time anyone gets near him.
But that's okay because we figure he's keeping mice and rats away.

There's a cabinet in one of our barns that Lilo goes crazy over.
She barks, sniffs, scratches, whines, and has an all out fit every time she's near it.
Finally the other night, The Man opened the cabinet carefully to see what Lilo's bother was.
He was afraid it might be a possum, or skunk, a badger, or tazmanian devil or something.

It was, instead, a little lump of fur in the corner.
Our barn cat isn't a he, it's a she. And she had babies.
3 of them.





Look at Lilo's nose sniffing that kitty. New toys!!


The kids named this one Jones. As in Indy Jones.
Because it is the adventurous one of the group.


Why yes. Yes, I am the cutest thing you've ever seen.




The Baby is in loooove. Love. Squishy huggy squeeze 'em tight and call 'em George kind of love.
Love.

32 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Oh my goodness, so, so cute! (Love the Of Mice and Men reference too :).

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Lordy Lordy, kitties are indeed the cutest thing ever. Love those teeny kitty paws!

❦TattingChic said...

Awwwww That is adorable! Thanks for making my heart smile! So CUTE!
~TattingChic ♥

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

So very very cute! But sadly, kittens (kinda like babies) grow up to be cats and then aren't quite so cute. :(

A Family of Love said...

Awwwwwww! It makes me miss my cat :(. We had to put her down and we miss her everyday.

Stacee said...

It's officially a farm now! Congrats... you are well on your way to 136 cats now...

gina said...

AWWWW....♥

Tina aka forrestina vintage said...

Ooo, I love them, too!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

what a fun surprise!

Erica said...

so fun! and cute!

amy d said...

what sweet little fluff balls!!!
CAAAAUUUUUTTTTTEEEE!

Elissa said...

So sweet! Looks like the one that we found in our yard that my son instantly decide was his best friend named Dexter. Rub their furry little heads for me!

Leah said...

awwww very cute!!!!! But I have to agree with the other poster!!! Those cute puddy cats can reproduce as early as 16 weeks of age! Keep handling them, because since they're on your property you're responsible for them. As soon as they're 8 weeks old you can bring them in to get spay and neutered. (yes, that young! Shelters do it every day! All my puppies are spayed/neutered before they go home at 8 weeks!) And believe me, a couple litters of in-bred kittens is interesting, at best! Welcome to life on the farm. ROFL

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

Baby kittens are the cutest things ever! I can remember playing with 'barn kittens' on my grandparent's dairy farm as a child. Your pictures make me miss those days... What a fun surprise for your kids!!

Kristi said...

So cute! And they seem so tame for barn cat babies.

Nicole said...

So cute! Jones looks like my cat from when I was little. :)

Molly said...

Awwwww! How cure and precious! We have a farm cat too, actually a whole herd of them, haha! Kitty had kitties a few months ago and now they try to eat up all my chicken feed and the dogs food. They don't like cat food, go figure! Are y'all going to keep the kitties, they sure are cute!
~Molly P

The Perfect Trio said...

i'm not at all a fan of cats...but, those kittens are sure cute!

Cathy said...

Awwww they are so fabulously cute and fuzzy!!! Have fun with them....is mama still scared away??

kraftykash said...

What a great treat for your kiddos!

Wendy said...

Okay, my daughter is wondering what you've named the other two. Inquiring minds and all...

Mindy M. Harris said...

that first pic is my fave..eeee!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You're right...AWWWWWW says it all :)

HeathahLee said...

SQUEEEEE!!! This is the second post I've seen today that I had to do that! Soooo sweet!

Ruth said...

WANT!!!
pleeease?!

Barbie said...

So precious! My daughter saw these pictures and wished she could have one.

Ruth said...

Beki did you tweet me?! Does that make me a twit?? You are too sweet. Love you girly!

artsyclay said...

How darling!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

The other ones don't have names yet. We have to work on that.

Graceful Moments said...

Absolutely precious! I hate to be the downer in the group but please spay and neuter! Over four million animals are euthanized at pounds across the country each year because they are unwanted. Cats can have up to five litters of kittens a year and can get pregnant as early as four months...8 weeks! So, please get spayed and neutered and rabies vaccinations at a minumum! Many vets offer programs to spay/neuter and give rabies vaccinations to feral cats at a reduced rate. This public service announcement was brought to you by...sorry but it is one of my "causes."

kayce hughes said...

Nothing cuter than a little kitten.

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

Yes, I agree- so cute. Kittens always make me smile!