Now that it's been nearly 4 months since I had the surprise of a litter of 5 kittens. June 03 will be 4 months. For those of you that cared, there were 5 kittens total. Three of them are long gone to their new homes. So two are still here. I have since gotten the mother cat spayed and I have appointments set to get Turbo (the male) neutered and Bean (the female) spayed.
Turbo: So named by Jen because his habit of running and running and running.
Bean: Also named by Jen, after a Mexican Jumping Bean because of her habit of jumping and bouncing a lot.
In other words, they are perfectly normal kittens. Both are very playful, but Bean is definitely very shy and doesn't at all like to be picked up and held.
For awhile, I felt stuck with Bean, since Jen long ago decided that she wanted to keep Turbo. I had a home lined up for Bean, but I decided against it because the man is going through some issues and the wife is both an alcoholic and a workahloic. I can't help but think that Bean would be neglected and/or abused. So I refused to give her up.
Both Jen and I were wondering what to do with her. Now it seems like we're going to be stuck with her. At 4 months, while still a kitten, she is no longer the tiny cute and cuddly kitty that so many people are suckers for.
Then I realized that Bean and Turbo keep each other company. They tend to play and tumble a lot. But incredibly, there has been virtually nothing that they have "gotten into" and damaged or destroyed, other than a crystal statue of a dolphin that I got Jen for Christmas.
Had Bean been sent away, then Turbo would've been all by himself. And who knows what kind of mess he would've created here with no one to play with. And of course, momma cat pretty much keeps to herself.
So I have now gone from no cats to one cat to five, and now back down to three.
Here is Turbo, when he was 3 weeks old, and him last Thursday.
And Bean, also at three weeks. She is the one on the left:
And Bean last Thursday:
And both of them snoozing, also last Thursday.