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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Marmalade And The Other Litter


  1. Remember the mother cat with the kittens that has stopped by to eat before? Well, she comes and occasionally brings her kittens, too. Sometimes there are only five. This time only three. Marmalade was on the back porch and immediately looked inside to see if I knew we had company.
  2. He was very curious and watched them eat, inching closer and closer until he could sniff them as they ate. He was so cute to watch with them!
  3. That little grey one is still looking pretty sweet!
  4. Marmalade finally caught my eye. :) I had to stand back in the shadows of the room or the kittens would run!
  5. This little one is cute! The dad has that white nose stripe. I didn't see Mustache's twin this time, although he has been up to eat all by himself before.
After they ate and were leaving, Marmalade tried to play with them. He rolled in the grass and playfully pounced all around them. He is still a kitten himself, after all. But they just looked at him like he was silly. :)
They all slipped through the fence and disappeared.
These new little ones will need homes before it gets too cold. I can't guarantee when they will be here but if you live close and let me know you are interested, maybe we can work something out. Just keep in mind that they are wild, never been touched and mom will be watching. ha.



43 comments:

  1. Do you have a plan for catching them? If you ever plan to grab a wild kitten with your hands, wear gloves. Yes, I do speak from experience. :)

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  2. hahaha you rhyming in your "doing" for the day
    Oh that was such fun I must say
    Marmalade seemed to be having a ball checking them all out
    Glad no hissing and spitting came about
    Orlin would do it if they just flinched the wrong way
    He lives to cause cats dismay
    Poor Marmalade, they wouldn't play
    Stuck up litter
    Might make him bitter..haha

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  3. Martha ~ that's a very good idea! :)

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  4. Pat ~ I wondered if he would his or attack
    but he was just sweet and shared his snack.
    Then acted all goofy
    and they were aloof-y.
    haha.

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  5. You just used the word "aloof-y?"
    Not just Marmalade who's goofy!


    Marmalade rocks!

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  6. I love seeing these kittens. So very sweet. Ours never stay around for long.

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  7. I can't believe how similar all the kittens in the "new" litter look!

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  8. Silver ~ you're just now figuring that out? :)

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  9. Kathy ~ yes, they do..and the mother is solid black! Their dad is the dad of our four, too.

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  10. No, just finally got up the nerve to say it!

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  11. haha so you're the real life version of goofy
    And Marmalade is the real life version of Pluto being all aloofy..haha

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  12. Sounds as if Marmalade knows that mother Betsy is in charge. I wish I could take the gray one; I know two little men and a pint-sized little lady who would love to have a kitten!

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  13. Christian ~ I love that little grey one, too! His markings are so perfect!

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  14. I hope they all get homes,, its so sad to see them suffer in the cold and hungry,

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  15. They are so cute, I hope they find a permanent home before they are much bigger.
    ~Jo

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  16. So fun to sit and watch their antics..nothing as cute as cats! So good of you to feed them too. :D

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  17. awww...nice...you run a regular motel there eh? smiles.

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  18. Hi Betsy .. they are beautiful looking cats and kittens - Marmalade .. delicious name .. but Greyey is particularly pretty .. a dilemma in store - good luck with their future.

    Love the photos and story line - cheers Hilary

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  19. I'm an idiot, I just commented on the wrong post!

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  20. I love the top right hand picture. Marmalade's expression is so funny. He looks like he is saying "WHAT are you doing eating out of my bowl?" :)

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  21. Great photos!! Glad they still stop by so you can watch them grow and change!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Oh they are so precious! I hope the other kitties are ok too - I hope they all find good homes before the cold sets! Hugs to them and Marmalade and thank you so much for looking out for them! Take care
    x

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  23. So many wishes for catching the kittens and so little time. I was just wondering if you have contacted the local Humane Society about how one would go about catching them? We can only hope that all goes well, but then again we know that it is not always the case. But since the mother cat survives each winter then maybe they do have a barn to stay in.

    Your four have hit the jackpot and they know it. The little cuties are just as sweet as their adopted mommy. They share their food and even the love. You must be so proud to have accomplished so much with them during these months. They were even born at a good time. Totally hit the jackpot!!!

    God bless.

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  24. Cat Central! Oh, they are cute, Betsy. Marmalade's expression is priceless. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  25. Brian ~ it's more like a halfway house for felines. ha.

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  26. Rebecca ~ that's my favorite, too...it was very tentative and sniffing them.

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  27. They are so cute Betsy, and you know is the wisdom of the nature, a puppy, a little cat, a baby, touch our heart always, when Mouska (a Dog we have) had 8 dogs almost I die but was amazed take care all of them, and later we thay go to others homes and was difficult to me, xxx gloria

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  28. Gloria ~ I know, I'm like that, too! Once this litter of four stayed on our porch, I didn't want to split them up. Eight puppies...how sweet!

    By the way...I always start singing Laura Branigan's song Gloria when I see you in my comments section! :) Do you know that song...from the 80's?

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  29. Very curious - Harry and Alex trading spots.
    The answer to this puzzle can be found on page 59 {just kidding}
    Wonder if you will ever find out why.

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  30. Corners ~ hahahaha...you are so cute! It IS very curious!

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  31. WOW! I guess one tells the other and they spread the word. Surely they know where to come to feel loved. =)

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  32. You always get the best pictures of your kitties... I enjoy seeing them!

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  33. ah, they are so cute...makes me want to adopt them all; and get in more trouble :)

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  34. Ha Betsy! I know this song by a times many of my friends sing me this song and embarrassed me with this song (you know sometimes the friends are so funny) but I love this song and Loved like Laura singing, x gloria

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  35. They are such beautiful cats!

    A local vet in my area would take in feral cats who just gave birth and he'd fix the Mom for free and then put the kittens up for adoption when they were weaned. That is how we adopted one of our cats -- he was the smartest cat we ever had!

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  36. Gosh, it's getting to feline plague proportions in your area!! All cute though.

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  37. DeanO ~ please adopt them all. I have four and that is plenty. ha.

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  38. p ~ hey, thanks for visiting! I recognize your cute face from the rhyming guy's place. Yeah, you know who I mean, :)

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  39. Very intriguing cats that you attract.
    I'm starting to be a bit concerned for them, with winter coming soon.

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  40. This so made me smile - little fluffy things are so adorable - and I love Marmalade's reaction to them. Your porch does look like a cat refuge though!

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