It’s June now, how did that happen?! Enjoy some photos of the cuteness that abounds on the farm!
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It appears that summer is coming to Texas sooner rather than later. It was supposed to actually RAIN here this week, but the alas we only got 0.05″. Sad face.
This is our foster mama kitty and her litter. She has quite an adorable group of kittens if I do say so myself! She is possibly the sweetest mama cat we have fostered so far. All these kitties will be available for adoption soon! Well, I think the male calico is spoken for, but all the rest are available.
Hanging with Pablo.
The whippet in his natural habitat. You know, looking for stuff to chase or chew on.
Pablo running down a hill. It was just too funny to not snap a photo. I was walking down the driveway to get the mail and I think he hoped I would have treats.
Happy weekend y’all!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! We had a May the Fourth be with you surprise at our house yesterday.
Meet baby Esther! She’s named after Esther Summerson from Bleak House since that is the book I’m currently reading.
This thistle is growing under an old tractor we have on the property. I don’t know if this photo shows it all that well, but it grew around the step. It is huge and scary looking, but so pretty.
Harriet started her heartworm treatment this week. She’s a pretty low-key girl and likes to hang with the sighthound goobers when they are running amok.
Jaguar couldn’t eat his dinner the other night and this is why. I had to give him a rubber feed pan so as not to disturb the ladies.
Sabrina LOVES her an outdoor lounge chair in the sun. Bonus points when Kevin leaves a coat on it for cushioning.
Some puppy snuggles after Harriet’s first couple days of heartworm treatment. She is on the slow kill right now, so it isn’t as hard on her as the fast kill program.
Against my better judgement, I have been “talked into” another round of foster kitties.
One of my kitty-loving friends who also fosters for the local shelter and humane society sent me an email with pics of a pretty darned adorable litter and asked if I could foster them.
Side note: I keep my foster kitty families in the tack room in my barn. This way they have plenty of space, can run and play and climb things, and there isn’t a worry about a dog misbehaving and hurting a kitty. The downside is that there are kittens climbing all over my stuff and getting kitty litter all over the floor. For these reasons I was taking a break from fostering kitties. It was nice to have my tack room back!
My initial mental response was “no”, until I read “there is a male calico kitten”! You see, male calico kittens are very rare. Of all calico kitties born only 0.03% are male. To have a calico male requires and extra X chromosome. Male calicoes therefore have TWO X chromosomes and a Y. This also means that the majority of male calico cats are sterile. Only 1 in 10,000 is fertile. So they come “neutered”!
Here is our boy. He is mostly yellow and white, but has a grey spot between his shoulders which makes him a calico!
The rest of the litter are pretty darned adorable. The little guy on the far left in this pic is the cutest, fuzziest little yellow tabby and white you ever did see! The calico boy is on the far right and a yellow tabby sister is in the middle.
This is a calico female.
There is also a sweet gray tabby and a Siamese and white kitten. Mama is a solid yellow tabby so Dad must have been fuzzy. WHY ARE KITTENS SO CUTE?! These kitties are about 5 weeks old. We will probably have them until they are about 12 weeks or so. Old enough to get spayed/neutered. I am not 100% certain, but I’m pretty sure we will keep the calico boy. If our current house kitty will allow another house kitty.
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