Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello Ladies!

It's pretty magical to have kittens again.  I had forgotten how precious their neediness is. And how absurd their slow-motion wrestling matches are.

I had been thinking for months that Wylla is tiny, but she's not.  Kittens are tiny, Wylla is medium.

My, they are clumsy, and once they've toppled, it can take minutes for a kitten to get back on its feet. Like furry beetles on their backs, with legs churning wildly, they wriggle until FINALLY they are back up again, only to collapse in exhaustion moments later.

Their itty-bitty cries sound like distant seagulls.

Nothing in the whole world matters when they rest in your hands.

This little pair of girls, Effie Brisker and Hazel Swift, just moved in with us on Saturday afternoon.  They are sisters, but most likely have different daddies, so I thought they should have different surnames.  It looks like Effie is a lilac point. Hazel is gray, but she has a few flecks of color too, and her toes are kind of peachy, so she may be a dilute tortie. We'll just to have see how she develops.

They're around 3 to 3.5 weeks old, and weigh 12 oz each.  They aren't eating solids yet, so they must be fed by bottle or syringe. They're eager eaters, and their bellies are plump. These girls are tiny, delightful beings.

I know you're anxious to meet them, so here they are!!!  

Welcome, dear Effie and Hazel!  We're so happy you're here!

DSC_1183

DSC_1182

DSC_1202

DSC_1216

DSC_1242

DSC_1220

DSC_1241

DSC_1272

DSC_1221

DSC_1251

DSC_1252

DSC_1276

DSC_1284

91 comments:

  1. I hope I'm the first *SQUEEEEEEEE*!

    ReplyDelete
  2. CAN YOU HEAR ME SQUEEEEEING FROM CANADA?!?!?!?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not over my own squees! These girls are delightful!

      Delete
  3. *chimes in* Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh....as cute as can be! Makes my heart melt.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, my! We know Bean's chill, but how is Wylla handling the new (adorable!) Ladies? :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such beauties! Welcome, babies! And enjoy, Laurie!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aw, YAY! How cute are they?! Can't wait to see them grow and eventually see how Wylla and Charlene are with them! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wait ... can kitties in the same little have different daddies? That is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, a female can can be impregnated by more than one male.

      Delete
  10. Awnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  11. I CANNOT DECIDE WHICH ONE I LIKE BETTER. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, you dive right back in with bottle babies! They are soooooooo adorable. And thanks for posting early today - hopefully we won't break the interwebs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow is right! And just look at them!!! You'd think Laurie'd start us off a little slowly -- given how long it has been -- but no! These wee gals are criminally precious -- and Laurie's photos are so beautiful!!

      Delete
  13. This post has caused much squealing in our house this morning. They are sooooo cute!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Can't wait to see how Wylla interacts with the wee ones!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. "Nothing in the whole world matters when they rest in your hands." The philosophy of cat lovers, summed up right there.

    Oh, my God, they are so adorable!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am squeeeing and tearing up at their adorableness all at the same time! Welcome wee little ladies!

    ReplyDelete
  17. OH!! That's it - too much for my old heart. Not embarrassed to admit, I CRIED!! Thank you, Laurie. On behalf of their precious safe selves - and on behalf of all of US (you know who you are) HIP HIP HOORAY!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. So precious! Hello, itty bitties!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have bottle raised two kittens, and there is nothing that made me more in love with cats then that experience. The hungry mouths, tiny squacks and the perfectly smooth, shiny jelly bean toes. Oh man.. Love. Each of mine was only a week old, but it was amazing to watch them grow. Even though they were the MOST needful of creatures I've ever encountered, and not afraid to ask for more.

    ReplyDelete
  20. i was so excited when i heard your teaser on Instagram. they are more adorable than i could have imagined! how wonderful to have babies in the house again!

    ReplyDelete
  21. So much SQUEEEEEEE! <3 them and y'all too for being the bestest fosters EVAR!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What an adorable pair! I can hardly wait to see how they grow.

    What happened to Mom? Or maybe I don't want to know...

    ReplyDelete
  23. SQUEEEEEEEEE! So cute! I love their names.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is my internal monologue right now: "Kittens kittens kittens kittens kittens KITTENS! Eee! Kittens"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine three! KITTENS! KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS! KITTENS!

      Delete
  25. Oh my gracious. So precious.

    Patti in KY

    ReplyDelete
  26. SQUEEEEEEE! They're so LITTLE!!! Hooray for kittens!

    ReplyDelete
  27. My mummy saw these photos and nearly fainted. Now she's threatening me with having a whole bundle of new brothers and sisters...

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm glad you're back to fostering kittens and you're helping some bottle babies too. The people at 50Kittens just weaned a litter just now. Your kittens are adorable! I can't wait to watch them grow up and find furever homes. I wonder how Wylia will react to them. She already knows something is going on in her house.

    ReplyDelete
  29. They're in Heaven -- and so are we! Kisses for them and, of course, your permanent pair.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh My Goodness! It's been a long time, but what a couple of cuties. I swear they are the best I've seen in quite some time. Happily looking forward to the updates on these adorable wee ones.

    ReplyDelete
  31. ZOMG how insanely precious! uber-squeee!

    ReplyDelete
  32. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! They are adorable!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. All I can say is "Oh my". It's wonderful to see you continuing to do what you do best.

    ReplyDelete
  34. SOOO Cool!!!!!! They are beautiful little girls - love their names! I can't wait to see them growing and spending time with Charlene and Wylla :) This is a great way to start the week!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Right now I'm imagining hundreds of people around the world, looking at their screens, SQUEEING their heads off. Yay babies!!!!!! SQUEEEEEE

    ReplyDelete
  36. Tears and smiles over here!! Thank you, Lauri, for sharing them with us. Let the new adventures begin! !

    ReplyDelete
  37. Kittens, glorious Kittens! And Wylla. And Charlene.
    Ah, Spring has finally come, in spite of the 2" of snow CT got this morning....

    ReplyDelete
  38. So glad to see itty bitties here again. They are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am in love with these two super itty bitties! Effie and Hazel are adorable. Their sqeaks nearly sent me over the edge yesterday.

    Thanks also for the visual of their beetle-like characteristics. Laurie, you have a way with words as well! :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. SQUEEEEE! I'm so overjoyed for you, that you have kittens in your house again!!! Those are two incredibly lucky girls, and I hope that Bean and Wylla welcome them with open paws and lots of kisses!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Little baby girls, you are THE MOST PRECIOUS. You could not be more perfect for the re-inauguration of the IBKC. Hugs and kissies to you, Effie and Hazel! <3

    ReplyDelete
  42. Kittens! So glad to see more cute faces. They are adorable. It will be so interesting to see what Wylla makes of kittens, having been one herself not long ago. I heard their little squeaks yesterday and have been waiting to see their faces!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Ska-WEEEEEEE!!! Well, the big news that everyone wants to read is how Wylla is reacting to not being the baby in the house any longer? :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. OH my gosh. I am melting all over the place. But give Wylla and Bean kisses from me - don't want them to feel left out over all this squee-ness!!!

    (but, squeeee!)

    ReplyDelete
  45. DEAR precious tiny little bundles of love and beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  46. These are the first kittens you've had since I started following this blog after Wylla arrived. I can't even. They are so squee. Can't wait to see how Bean and Wylla are around them. It's been a while since Bean was around anyone so tiny.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Do you know anything about mom and how they ended up at HS? They are so precious!

    ReplyDelete
  48. They are just TOO yummy! Can't wait to see how Wylla likes being a big sister! AND, of course, Bean will be delighted to have babies in the house.

    ReplyDelete
  49. *dies of squee* yes, where DID they come from?

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh my, just too sweet! I absolutely love Hazel's white chin and apricot colored toes. Effie has such pretty markings and in the 2nd pic, looks like she has tons of attitude.

    Buddy and Tiger's Mom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. wait, omg Hazel's chin (!) and front foot (!)

      guuuhhh!

      Delete
  51. Congratulations Mom, I could not be more happy for you and I'm also happy for me because I missed the babies so much. What a wonderful surprise!

    ReplyDelete
  52. OHNO I WAS TOTALLY NOT PREPARED FOR THIS
    *falls over and dies of the squee*

    ReplyDelete
  53. Until they are weened, they are so fragile and endles work! Bless your heart for doing this.
    Gail

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oh my dear sweet lord! They are so adorable! And seeing them with your hand in the picture shows just how teeny-tiny little Effie & Hazel are! (Love the names!)

    ReplyDelete
  55. If anyone needs me, I'll just be over here dying of cute. Good gracious.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I needed my Charlene Butterbean and Wylla Stout fix but ohhhhh baby are these two delightful..Makes my day to see your blog and how nice & generous and loving you are to the thrown away babydolls, if people could neuter and spay their kitties these itty bitty kitties would not exist...But kudos to you for taking them in and feeding them and holding and loving on them, you and your hubs are true heroes in my mind..have a wonderful time with these itty bitty kitties cause they are stealing my heart by the photos!ciaoX()

    ReplyDelete
  57. Ooh, SQUEEEEEEE! I love seeing Wylla and Bean but it's great to see young kits again, and you have SUCH a way with names!!

    ReplyDelete
  58. So exciting! These babies are so gorgeous. I can't wait to read more about their adventures and how Wylla copes with being a big foster sister. You must be having so much fun with them.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I've been away and am just catching up with posts. I simply love little Hazel's expressive face.

    ReplyDelete
  60. One of the litters we fostered had two that looked like Effie. We called them Blondie and Angel Eyes, after nicknames in one of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns. We still mourn the fact that we didn't keep those two.

    ReplyDelete

Linkwithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin