Sunday, May 12, 2013

For Mothers Day -- the Little Momma

Last summer I kept the back door open a crack so my kitties could get in whenever they wanted.  That, coupled with the food and water I kept out, started attracting other critters.

One of them was a tabby girl I started calling Little Momma, mostly because she had two kittens with her, and wasn't a whole lot bigger than the kittens she was raising.  Little Momma wouldn't let me get close to her, or her kittens.  But she wasn't bashful about using the supplies I set out for the crew.

The Little Momma, finishing someone's breakfast
in the kitchen.

Little Momma taught her kittens to use the Clowder's litter boxes and eat their food.  But the Clowder finally got their revenge, sort of.  Little Momma's kittens started playing with Grace O'Malley and Billy White Shoes, and eventually both of them moved inside.

One of the first photos of Little Momma's boy kitten.
He's staying under the far side of the car, just in case.
And a totally gratuitous video of Billy White Shoes as a little kitten.  I thought I had lost it, but I found it the other day.  Enjoy.

Watch Billy's ears.
They don't show up as well as I'd hoped, but they do wiggle.


Tillie and Georgia said...

Momma kitty is very cute and we are happy her kittens are feeling quite at home now :)
We love the video of Billy :) WE can see his ears wiggle too! heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Random Felines said...

happy momma's day. we are glad she found a safe place for her and the kids

and omg - love the wiggling ears :)

China Cat said...

Momma Kitty and the babies are so cute! I hope your mom (and Momma Kitty) is having a Happy Mother's Day!

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Charliepuss said...

That is so completely cute. Love the sound effects too. Happy Mom's Day to your Mom.

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely kitties and sweet video.

Frostin said...

Sounds like Little Mama knew where to take her kittens. I'm glad they adopted you.

Billy is so cute drinking his formula with his wiggly ears.


Crazy Cat Lady said...

Happy Mother's Day! I'm glad Little Mama and her babies found a safe spot.

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Nerissa said...

That's the BEST movie I've seen all month! purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thiz iza grate storee guys N billy...we loves yur mewvie...we gives it 25 paws up...yur ear wigglez iz be best !!

Nermal said...

Awww! I like Billy's ears!!! - Nermal

The Chair Speaks said...

The ear wiggling's so cute! Purrs!

The Florida Furkids said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about Auntie El's passing. We're sorry it's taken so long to reply but Mom is having a hard time. It's comforting to have the support of the Cat Blogosphere at this sad time.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Brian said...

Those are sure cutie-pies!!!

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Bellen said...

I hope Little Momma still comes around, too. It's a nice feeling contributing to the welfare of your fellow creatures. Well done.

Julie Baugh said...

Hope Little Momma will be OK. Well done for caring for her and the kitties.

Love those wiggly ears on the video.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Purrs for little Momma

PDX pride said...

Glad you were able to help Little Momma and her kittens. Billy's ears are just the cutest!

Tabby says thanks for stopping by and commenting on her blog post. You asked if it was a lot of work to qualify as a therapy cat. It really isn't a lot of work, but it takes a lot of dedication. We first practiced having a harness and leash on. When she was comfortable with that, we went to Home Depot and sat at the patio furniture with a sign saying, "Therapy Cat in Training, Please Come Say Hi." A lot of people did, getting her used to being petted different ways/speeds, being around wheels, beeping noises, all the sights/smells/sounds of a busy place. That mimics hospitals, nursing homes, and other settings closely. When she was desensitized to that, I started taking her to the facility we visit now. :) Feel free to comment more and/or e-mail or Facebook us if you want.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

sweet photos!
Thanks for your visit =)

Annie Bear said...

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your nice note about Simba.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Awww.... happy Mommies day and funny Billy's earz day!

How am da furr kids and da Mom doing now?

Katie Kat.

Thanks fur stopping by too! Da kittenz am doing goods save one still has a swollen eye so taking them to the vet today.