Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

the possibility of kittens

I visit my daughter every week or so, she lives across the other side of town and we swap books and dvds.

K has one cat and there are a couple of others who seem to have adopted her yard as their own, whenever I am there, they hang around the back door pretending they are starving, so I feed them. Not much, just a handful of dry food each, as clearly they aren't starving, they seem to be quite healthy young cats.

This is one of them....

she has wonderful markings.  Just as I snapped the photo she decided to wash herself.
Notice the bulging belly? Kittens!
I'm not sure when they are due, but I hope she has them where we can find them.
We believe she lives next door, but can't be sure.

here she is ignoring the camera. 

time for another wash.

this one is through the kitchen window, she's poking her tongue out at me.

So I'm watching for kittens and hoping I can choose one. I think they're old enough to leave mum at about eight weeks?

That gives me time to buy a bed, a scratching post, some toys.....


  1. Eight weeks sounds about right - though some will advocate for six.
    She looks quite young too. Too young to be a mother.
    I am sure that any kitten you acquire will lead the good life.

  2. Lucky kitten...adopted even before it is born.

  3. Beautiful markings. I love tortoise.
    But, then, I never met an ugly cat.

  4. Such a good idea. I know that a kitten would become a cherished family member in your home.

    Even Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar thinks it's a good idea.

    Gary :)

  5. Lucky kitten, it is usually so hard to find them homes but this one is already yours even before it's born.

  6. Hope it has the same interesting markings as mum. I echo the remarks of others...lucky kitten!

  7. 12 weeks is recommended by governing cat bodies as it gives kittens time to develop all the social and toileting cues from their mother.

  8. If you get to choose, select a passive one. With some experience, my mother recommends the quiet and stand at the back kitten/puppy for a good one person companion that is happy on its own.

  9. Elephant's Child; Fenstar has recommended twelve weeks, so I may play safe and go for ten. The whole thing hinges on being able to find the kittens once she has had them. She is a very young cat, so is the other one, a black and white tom. We have no idea where they actually live.

    Delores; if I can find them, I may choose two, so they are company for each other. We have no idea who owns the cat or what their plans are for the kittens.

    fishducky; meow meow.

    Joanne; she is very beautiful.

    Susan Kane; gorgeous, right? I've had similar patterned cats in the past.

    klahanie; I do love cats and I've owned several over the years. Dogs too, but there isn't room for one here.

    Merlesworld; I hope the owner is okay with me choosing one. I don't know what his/her plans are, we don't even know who the owner is.

    Kymbo; similar markings are probably a safe bet.

    Fenstar; twelve weeks. I'll be watching out for signs the kittens have arrived, then I'll start counting weeks. I just hope we can find them.

    Andrew; I generally choose a pet by sitting quietly myself and choosing the one who comes to me. It's always been a good system.

  10. What a pretty kitty - she almost looks like one of those lovely marbled bengal cats. I hope you score a cute little companion.

  11. Marie; she's too small to be a Bengal, but just as beautiful. I hope to have one of the kittens, but that depends on where she has them and whether or not the owner has plans for them.

  12. I think 10 weeks is good. I'd go with choosing two. We did that when we got Henry and Precious from the Cat Haven (unfortunately Henry died about 3 years ago). They played wonderfully well together but I would get two females (they cost a little more to sterilise) as I found Henry was at times a bit too bossy with Precious.
    I am glad you will be getting a kitten or two but am disappointed to find people that still don't have their female cats sterilied (or their male cats either). It is now compulsory in Western Australia to have them all sterilised, microchipped and registered with the local council. Our big worry though is if there are less cats because of this compulsory registration....will there be more rats and mice around?
    That cat has beautiful markings and seems very quiet so should have nice babies I would think.a