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Older cousins cuddle with and look after younger ones outside the well-house out here. One stray cat, now “Peanut Butter Sweet” successfully raised one calico daughter. Then before we even realized they were “plural”, Peanut had a lovely litter of tabbies, and a month later, her daughter presented us with a show-case litter of 3 patched calicos, one orange male (Barnie) and 3 little tuxedo children. All wild as hyenas. They’re taming up by watching Peanut obviously enjoy being petted and talked to. Tonight I fed most of the cousins by hand and said each one’s name as I handed him / her a bite. But my vet bill is going to be as big as a mortgage!
The is an outfit here that will pay half for me, and most local vets will take payments. So my main joy is in taming them and spending time with them.
50 THINGS: Almost 50 paws in the pile… (48 paws.) Over 50 whiskers, though!
CONTRASTING PERCEPTIONS: Orange baby stands out!
RESCUE: Well, their mom / grandma is a rescue… does that count for the children we’re saving and keeping, do you think?
>No more ‘ciao; it’s now “miao”<

Dayonda … “Dandy”
We’re cat people, living in the US Pacific Northwest. I’m a teacher… with preschool to adult experience. Teaching is something I love as much as cats…

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  • SlayerX
    SlayerXover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! I like cats!!

  • Need any, Junior? LoL, I do, too. We have 5 indoors.

    – Dayonda

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful family and such a collection. Well at least you will not have many mice about. beautiful faces and expressions you have caught

  • Hi, Karen!
    Thanks; they had just posed for me so perfectly! (More like they wanted to know if I was going to come down the porch and eat them. The’ve had to be tamed and loved and hand-fed. So far so good.)
    They are a beautiful little family. It’s going to break my heart to give any one of them away…

    – Dayonda

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    aww a perfect pile to love,dawnx

  • They’re so sweet! At least, in the pic. They’re always pulling each others’ tails, sticking their feet into each other’s tummies, and piling all over each other to sleep. It’s true family love.

    – Dayonda

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 5 years ago

    a loverly pile of pussies :))

  • LoL, yes, that’s what it is!

    – Dayonda

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    They are so sweet , I would love one of those fluffy tabbies.

  • Well, if you lived close by . . . you could have two not just one. . .

    – Dayonda

  • Dareimages
    Dareimagesover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! they are so beautiful and so cute!!

  • Yup, they’re getting beautiful. They’re sooooo cute, too, you’re exactly right!

    – Dayonda

  • Floralynne
    Floralynneover 5 years ago

    Awwww! Gorgeous Dayonda. It looks like you will need to have Peanut and her daughter speyed pretty quickly but they have certainly given you a lovely little family to enjoy. Such pretty kittens should find homes easily. :)

  • Yes, Peanut has already had her trip to the vet. She ran her daughter Callie off the day I was going to take the younger mama into the vet, and has run her off whenever she visits. Callie usually brings a couple of boyfriends when she comes to visit… I have to start getting the kittens spayed, and worry about Callie only if/when I can catch her. The kittens will go fast when they’re “fixed” and have their rabies shots. Callie’s are the more colorful ones. In the whole bunch, there are only a couple of males. Guess what— nobody gets Christmas gifts from us this year— unless they want a couple of cats…

    – Dayonda

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 5 years ago

    Awwwwwww!!! such a cuddly bunch!

  • I’m going to love it when they decide to cuddle around me when they get a little bit tamer. Right now I have to roll in chicken broth. . .

    – Dayonda

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 5 years ago

    Oh my! Look at all your kitties! I think I counted 10…..just want to scoop them all up and play

  • LoL, Deborah! Scoop ‘em up and kiss ‘em all, and then play, play, play. And then fall asleep in my lap—don’t I wish! They aren’t totally tame but today one went so far as to have me scratch her belly, when 4 days ago she was still scared. I’m just so in love with these little ones!

    – Dayonda

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

  • WoW! Thank you so much!
    I’ll have to tell the kitties that they’re prize-winners, LoL!!

    – Dayonda

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