Puppy…er, Kitty Pile

My best friend’s cat got pregnant before she could get her altered.

Er, her cat(s), I should say…

The big, mainly white Calico is the mama of the kittens.  She also happens to be the mama of the other Calico, who, in case you can’t tell, is majorly pregnant.  Tonight, while Mama was nursing her kittens, her pregnant daughter also seemed to want to be as close as possible.   At one time, it even looked like she tried to nurse too!   She also seemed to be very concerned whenever the kittens (her half siblings?) cried.  I can’t say I have a HUGE amount of experience with pregnant kitties, but I have seen my share of young kittens nursing.  Yet I have never seen anything like this.  The younger Calico is normally very shy of people, but tonight, she not only stuck close to her mother and the kittens (even allowing them to attempt to nurse from her) but she also allowed us to pet and handle her.

photo: Cynthia Gemmill

photo: Cynthia Gemmill

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Well, it’s not the 8th plague…

It’s not exactly a “plague of locusts,” (or a locust at all), but since I missed out on the Northeast brood this year, one of the largest broods of cyclical cicadas, I guess it will have to do…

Found this guy, trying to escape a hungry bird in our "yard."

Found this guy, trying to escape a hungry bird in our “yard.”

Most people think cicadas are ugly or gross, but I think they're pretty cool looking.

Most people think cicadas are ugly or gross, but I think they’re pretty cool looking.

“Pussycat, pussycat, I love you…”

So, today I was over at my friend’s photo blog, and I was inspired by her photo for yesterday of a baby tabby cat.  I remembered that I have gotten some pretty sweet shots of baby kitties myself.  So after perusing my blog contents to make sure I haven’t already posted these (I’ve typed in every relevant tag I can think of and I’m still not sure,) I give you these cuties.  *these photos are my property, so I ask anyone who wants to use them or share to please give me credit and possibly a link-back.

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Impromptu Photo Session with Stray Tabby

This little one has been hanging around the apartment complex for a couple of weeks.  She’s been skittish, but little by little she’s warming up to us.  She seems to want to be loved, but is still feeling a little fearful.  And she definitely seems playful.  My daughter kept chasing her around the yard, and the kitten would run far enough away that my kid couldn’t catch her, but not so far as to run from us (or our offered kitty food) completely.  Trying to see if we can socialize her enough so our neighbor can take her in.

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