The kittens are getting old enough to climb out of Ofcharka's dog house. Their curiosity led them outside today, though they were not at all comfortable once they got there. Mamma cat was calling to them. She has turned out to be a good mother so far. Now the hard part comes. The dogs, especially the puppies, may try to play with the kittens and hurt them inadvertently. Ofcharka has been known to carry kittens simply out of curiosity, but once they make too much noise, he lets them go. So far, I have kept them protected, but once they start going out on their own, it is difficult to keep them out of harm's way. There are 3 boys and 2 girls, once being a mostly white calico cat...very pretty. We may keep the girls if they fit in with the rest of the critters and can hold their own, but the males will have to be rehomed for sure to prevent inbred cats. In two more weeks they will be able to find new homes. Today they were offered solid food, but there were no takers, so the food was put in the dog house, which is very large. Over the next few days, the kittens will likely learn to eat and drink water, an important step to independence. Welcome to the Fat Ewe Farm little ones!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.