Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kitten talk

What young animals lack in their ability to care for themselves, nature has made up for in their essence—a need for warmth and contact, a curiosity that overcomes fear.
A loving and accepting spirit that extends beyond their kind—to draw others to them.

In their frailty, is their strength.

The barn kittens are thriving.
Five emerging personalities—all dear.
Playful and sure-footed, prancing with tails held high or tentatively reaching with one paw, exploring new worlds.
Tumbling, one over another in a rolling pile of fur.
Then, nodding into a lazy slumber.

Their gentle whispers in my ear, I understand.














































The kittens will be with me for 3 more weeks--by then, I hope to have caring homes chosen for them.

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20 comments:

Laurie Keller said...

What beautiful babies. I love kittens and have three grown, Bean, Mia and Leo. They are my loves, and I am very fond of our German Shepherd named Ruby Thursday. Thanks for visiting my site on Sky Watch. Your site is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Nina,

Thanks for the pictures of the babies........looks like they are thriving!!!! Gosh I wish I could take acouple of them.....you are being a good mommy to them. I'm in Kansas...where do you live.

Jill

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I have fallen in love, again! I am a sucker (sucker, sucker, sucker) for kittens! I am presently owned by three grown cats (ages 5-9), but there is something about a kitten that just captures my heart. I am so glad you took these orphans into your care.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

While out birding we saw a sign that stated "free kittens, adorable" Well it is a darn good thing I couldn't see them like I can see these or I would have had to have one. These little dears are certainly adorable. You have caught their personality in these portraits.

Kerri said...

What a special gift you are giving these little ones....surrogate Mom!
They are sooooooo cute!

Kevin Heads said...

I love cats, as you can tell by the spoilt ginger tom on my blog. These kittens are adorable such lovely pictures and your eloquent words exquisite. Hope they all get good loving homes.

bobbie said...

I doubt you'll have much trouble placing these kittens. They are so adorable.

Shellmo said...

Oh I just love these kitties! They look well taken care of and I know they will find good homes!

Peggy said...

they are adorable!

Jerez said...

ahh, Puddy needs a friend, too bad we aren't closer, he gets lonely when I'm away for even a few hours.
He is my first cat! I don't know a lot about cats, but am learning.
I wonder if he'd take to a kitten or not? He is a Tuxedo. That little one you've got your hand on is a cutie, well, They all are.

I guess baby animals are cute for a good reason, huh?

Pam said...

They are beautiful photos Nina.Their dear little mother was so young wasn't she. You have given them a warm and loving start in life.It shines through in the photos.

pts said...

beautiful! very interesting!

Wren said...

Oh, how sweet. I hadn't thought of cuteness as an evolutionary adaptation, but it makes sense, particularly the more humans decide which species thrive and which wither away.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

What an uplifting, delightful blog you have!
I have hummingbirds, too but never see the nest. What a joy to be able to watch them.

Dianne said...

they're precious! how wonderful that you're getting them all good homes, brava to you!

I came by from bobbie at almost there.

Old Wom Tigley said...

It is understandable where the words... 'As cute as a kitten' come from... I must admit I like kittens at this playful age.. but admire the adults for the way they are with humans

Dorothy said...

They are so precious Nina. You are such a good foster mom to find FIVE homes for them!! We have five rescued cats living with us who once were kittens. They sure have a way of winding themselves around one's heart! I put my hummingbird feeders up today..hoping to see some takers at my feeders. Love the nest you are watching too! Great photos, as always

RC Helicopter Pilot said...

what a cute kittens.i want to see these kittens in my home..but my mom don't agree

dguzman said...

Oooh, I want a kitteh! I wish I could have one, but with three FIV+ kittehs, we have to keep everyone safe. Thanks for the cute photos!

Susan Gets Native said...

I made the mistake of showing these photos and explaining their story to Isabelle and Lorelei. Now they want one of your kittens.