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Our kittens are almost 5 months and 1 week old today. I never thought they would still be with us after all this time. But they are and we’re truly enjoying every day with them. There’s always something new, a discovery, a new trait one of them develops, something they learn or we teach them. Of course there are also the nights when Naruto decides he wants to climb the mosquito screen door and howl at the moon waiting for one of us to “rescue” him at 4:30AM, while all he wants is to come in and snuggle between us. Here’s how they look today.
Today, Pia brought in Nero and Naruto with her. They are easy to handle as they will obey almost any command you give them. She noticed though they were getting heavy. Lifting Naruto with one hand was getting harder. She weighed him at 3KG last night, he’s probably heavier today!
She puts them both down and Nero was happy to snuggle next to her. It is nap time after all. But Naruto sees me sitting at my desk nearby and jumps up in my lap where he promptly turns on his back and goes to sleep. It takes him a few tosses and turns to find the right spot. Then he’s snoring happily in my lap. He is getting bigger.
They both stay put until Gigi (the mother) sounds the alarm outside. They rush to meet her, and both slide toward her to breastfeed as she licks them clean. Bagheera, their somewhat larger sibling tries to take a turn, and Nero yields his place. He’s full anyway. They had just eaten before Pia brought them in, but who could say no to fresh free milk and a tongue bath?!
That’s Gigi in the middle, between Naruto and the 2 Duponds (Nero and Bagheera). Those pics are from a couple of weeks ago!
Bagheera is already taller than his mother. But Gigi is larger at the shoulders and her neck is thicker. She’s my little pit-bull. Strictly speaking, pound-per-pound I’m sure she’s the toughest animal I’ve ever seen.
We have been taking photos of the little devils for since they were born. I’ll try to compile a few pics below (thanks Paypouy!)
There’s always been plenty of cats in our neighborhood. And they all stroll up and down the same trail facing my office window almost daily when the sun is up. But recently they decided to come closer and into our lives. Continue reading