Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oh yeah...and cats, we need lots more cats, too!

Talk about your cup overflowing! Acquiring a new puppy a week ago wasn't enough for Naruna. Last night one of the cats had kittens. This was a cute little kitten who appeared asleep on our front porch swing one day, and proceeded to make herself completely at home. She had a collar, and was obviously used to being around people, so for the first few weeks I held onto hopes that an owner would appear and take her home. Of course, no one showed up and Bella just moved in.

When we returned from visiting the grandkids a month ago, we noticed that Bella didn't seem any worse off for being home alone for a week, and even seemed to have gained some weight. You guessed it! The little hussy had gotten herself knocked up. We never saw a strange cat around the place, and had no idea who was involved, so didn't know what to expect before the kittens arrived.

Best I can tell, there are four kittens; one grey tabby, two which appear white, and one which looks to be a light yellow or gold color. If you look at the first picture, you can see Bella, like most expectant kitties, didn't use the elaborately padded box the LB fixed up for her delivery. Instead, she decided that the bed in the garage apartment would be more to her liking. Please note, she and the kittens are inside the box springs, not just under the bed.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Settling In!

The new Naruna puppy, Ruby Jean the scruffy Chihuahua, has made herself right at home. She has also turned the tables on Sam, who tormented and annoyed our elderly Lab, Rosie, for the last couple of years. I'm not sure Sam appreciates being on the receiving end.