About a month ago, I was in the kitchen when I saw something by our back door.
It was a stray cat, which totally surprised me since I haven’t seen a cat on our property the four years we have lived here.
Plus, I am not a cat person. I am a dog person. (I’m sorry cat lovers, but it is true.)
I don’t like being around cats. They scare me.
My husband, on the other hand, loves all animals. He went out to check on the cat and noticed that she was pregnant. She kept hanging outside our back door for several days until finally my husband fed her some food. (Not my idea.) He was worried because she seemed so hungry and was pregnant. He’s a softie. :)
Well, Cy and the boys fell in love with this cat, and they call her Sassy.
One day a couple of weeks ago, Cy noticed that Sassy’s belly was thin again, and we knew she had had the kittens.
But we didn’t know where they were. For days, Cy tried to figure out were the kittens were, but we could never find them.
The weather here in Kentucky was getting extremely cold for a couple of days, and Cy started to worry it would be too cold for the kittens. He researched online if kittens could survive in that cold of weather, and it said they would be at risk of dying. (At least that is what he told me. He may have just reeeeeally wanted to keep the kittens.) :)
Cy kept trying to find the kittens, and finally Sassy led him to her little burrow where she had her litter.
Oh my goodness, those kittens were so cute!!! Okay, I am NOT a cat person, but I LOVE kittens. I just wish they would stay kittens and not turn into cats.
Once we found the kittens, we were able to move them into our shed where they would be safe and warm. Sassy and her kittens LOVE their new home. And we are loving watching them grow.
I have been dying to show you pictures of the kittens. Sassy had five kittens, 3 boys, 2 girls.
The cool thing is they are all completely different!
One black one… (my sister-in-law has already called dibs on this one) :)
One orange one….
One black and white one….
One tan one….
And one gray one…
I know! Aren’t they adorable?!!!
They are so fun to watch!
They love to cuddle up with each other. And they have opened their eyes now and are getting a lot more active.
And they sound so cute when they meow.
Can you believe it?! I would have never thought we would be raising baby kittens! We have bought some cat food for Sassy because she is always hungry and needs plenty of nourishment to nurse her babies. I think Sassy is going to be a permanent fixture at our house. I’m trying to warm up to her, but it is going to take me awhile.
Cy wants to keep the black and white kitten, and I am kind of partial to the tan and gray ones. But they are all so dang cute! I’m not sure how many we will keep.
What would you do?