Saturday, September 24, 2005

We have a new family

You may recall that in July, most of our farm cats met their demise in an accident with the neighbor's swather. It's been a mouse-ridden summer at the farm, and we haven't had enough cats to BEGIN to keep up with the demand. I was delighted, this morning, to discover an entire family of cats that needed a new home. Miranda is the momma; she's named after my very first cat when I was little. There are five kittens, 16 days old. Miranda is settling in fine. She'd caught her first mouse in less than two hours. May they live a long and happy life here at our farm.


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7 comments:

Jean said...

That's wonderful news! Miranda and her kittens are so lucky. And so are you--a proven mouser.

Katie Hart said...

Oooo, they look so sweet! I love kittens!

Maripat said...

Awww---they're adorable.

Valerie Comer said...

I know better than to become attached to farm cats, but it's not like I can help myself. I mean, Miranda jumps up on my lap for a cuddle if I sit down outside. And the babies are only to get cuter for the next few months.

lindaruth said...

You are incredibly optimistic about farm cats. :) But they are adorable. (I'm a cat person.)
Linda

Jean said...

It sounds like Miranda doesn't know she's a farm cat yet. Has she been briefed not only on the duties but the safety issues come with being a farm cat?

(Oh, and I just noticed my horrible word placement in my first comment. Sorry. I did not mean to say that YOU are a proven mouser. Only that you are lucky Miranda is one, :))

Valerie Comer said...

LOL Jean. Whew, it's a good thing I knew what you meant. I guess you're right, I need to have a chat with Miranda about safety issues. For now I'm keeping her and the babies in the kennel overnight, as safety from owls and coyotes...