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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 5 kittens born to Sally June 16th 2010!

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010, at 1:08 PM

Here they are, and it is OK, I have a signed release!
I can't provide a picture just yet since they are minors and Sally has been too busy to give her permission. Actually she had tucked them away quite well and to get a good picture I would have to move things a bit. I don't want to make her move them.

There are three orange, one black head (can't see the rest of the booty just yet) and one cream colored. For that matter, I can not be sure the orange are solid or multi-colored just yet, but they all look healthy.

Her last litter was just one and it disappeared while she was living in the woods. She is now in our garage along with the father (pretty sure) and another stray Holly. The Daddy will probably go to the vet this Tuesday for "alterations" and Holly might go also.

Sally will have her turn when the babies have been weaned. Then we have the babies, so I guess we will be going to the bank for a family expansion loan. I have accepted that the Lord has assigned us this duty, but a little help with the lottery would be nice.

The mice have already lodged a complaint for species equality so we have a fine mess developing. If anyone has advice, please offer it. (Besides dropping them off at a shelter)

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I am sure we will have a few to tell. All we can take credit for is the midwifery but I feel sure that Papa is the stray we call Big Boy. I posted pictures of him about 9 months ago, but I can put his picture up again in another post.

We "invited" him a few days after Sally to give her company from one she had known and it seems like the right decision for both. He had been missing for about 5 days and we had just about stopped checking the feeding station.

When we brought him up, he and Sally were rubbing heads all the time. She initiates it but he does not mind. Sally seemed real pleased to have him with her.

Every time he came back from his walk-abouts he had battle scars and one particular wound won't heal because he keeps scratching it. We tried anti-itch cream, powder to dry the blood and discourage bugs and thought we had it beat a few times, only to find he opened it again.

I am afraid the only solution will be that funny funnel collar that keeps his paws away from the wound but I am not sure he is ready for that yet. When he goes in for his "fixin'" our vet will take a look.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 9:56 PM

Oh PAPA you have a wonderful new crew to love. Enjoy. And do please continue to share the stories.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 9:33 PM

I have Sally's paw print on file so it is OK to publish this. You are seeing this before the rest of my family.

You can see three orange heads, the black head has a black body and the cream looks all cream. Mom is out getting some loving from Debbi.

I have not been able to count toes yet, but all looks OK. They should have no big threats from inside, Sally and Big Boy should handle anything that shows up, like a bug or something.

Deception82z I am not sure I understand, have you found a new black & White one? The stray we call BW is a cat by now, but he's a lover.

If you mean the baby Sally had earlier, I was curious if Holly could have been that one, but it was not black & white. Kind of a dark black and gray from what I could see as a baby, but we never got a good solid look at it. Holly has gray & black but very light red, & white that we could have missed originally.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 8:47 PM

AWWWWWWW you always bless me with your cat stories.. Ha ha .. I will be praying that they all get forever homes..

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 7:54 PM

The missing kitten wouldn't have been a black and white one would it? But I am assuming it wouldn't be the same kitten though because the timeline doesn't add up. If she just had a new litter, then the other kitten would've been too little to be hers.

-- Posted by Deception82z on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 2:59 PM

I call dibs on the cream one!

-- Posted by cats4me on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 2:07 PM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.