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Updated on December 7, 2011

Kittens at 6 weeks

Gorgeous and healthy, well loved and happy...."that's the way we like it - uh huh uh huh"  October 29, 2011
Gorgeous and healthy, well loved and happy...."that's the way we like it - uh huh uh huh" October 29, 2011 | Source
Kittens in their tiger bed. Oct. 30, 2011
Kittens in their tiger bed. Oct. 30, 2011 | Source
They're lovin' it  10/30/11
They're lovin' it 10/30/11 | Source
Oct. 31, 11...well, they're getting pretty big and Mama is scheduled to be spayed on the 8th of November....then, she'll get a break and they'll be weaned.
Oct. 31, 11...well, they're getting pretty big and Mama is scheduled to be spayed on the 8th of November....then, she'll get a break and they'll be weaned. | Source
Finally, a break from the brats!
Finally, a break from the brats! | Source
Loving Smoky Mama
Loving Smoky Mama | Source

A Day in the Life

The kittens are now 6 weeks and 2 days old. Everything is fabulous and all are quite healthy. Mama is eating 6 times daily just to keep up with the demand..but, soon...all this will change because, on November 8th...Ms. Smoky Mama is scheduled to be spayed. Thus will end the continual sequence, as dictated by Mother Nature, of more and more new kittens coming into this over crowded world. In a way, this makes me sad...because these beautiful beings are innocent and loving and it is a shame that reality is such as it is. So, with this in mind, we shall stop the process and allow Ms. Smoky to grow fat and sassy with her kittens. In time, they, too, will undergo surgery to prevent untold numbers of newborns. Of course, in our special world, all would have a place forever..however; we are quickly reaching maximum density when it comes to population growth...there is only so much room at the Crazy Cat House...aka Feline Funny Farm...

Puppies are doing very well. They have grown huge...and the size of their paws portend for greater things to come...or larger dogs.

The sun is shining, the wind is blowing and all is well.

Off to California on the 9th to create order from chaos...and prepare a new home for all my beloved babies.

More (just not more kittens!) to come.

Much love to all.


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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Dear DearBandit (love that name!!....we have a puppy named Bandit!)...thank you!! Kathy

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      DearBandit 5 years ago

      OHH SOO cute!

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Teylina....I am so sorry; I've been away from HP for so long...and I have just a moment to reply to the few comments remaining that I haven't yet seen...and here you happy to see you and love your sweet comment.

      Hi Natalie! I am 100% in agreement with you about spaying and neutering. Smoky Mama just showed up and i was inspired to write a poem about it and that led to the Smoky Mama series. I truly believe in all spay/neuter efforts for the very same reasons you've mentioned. Such a tragic shame; the way in which we, people, can disregard and turn our backs on loving aninmals. Just 2 weeks ago; all the kittens were neutered (all boys!!) along w/several additional recent rescues ... which means that 100 cats are now unable to add to the population of unwanted kittens.

      We are alone in our efforts here in SE Kansas and are leaving because we have become overwhelmed w/all the neglect and ignorance...running away...there is only so much one can take and do...back to N. California where we will continue w/our activities for all animals. Much regards and appreciation for your considerate and well thought out comment. I am sorry that we are not a rescue group...I have a friend in Mississippi (much like my friend Al and myself; transplanted Californians in the heartless heartland) who is with In Defense of Animals (based in San Rafael, Ca.)...who transports dogs and cats but, that's quite a leap...if you can go online and check out no kill shelters and groups who aid those who help animals; maybe you'll find an answer for your kittens in need of loving homes. I sure hope so. Bless you. Kathy7

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      Natalie Schaeffer 6 years ago from Farmersville, CA

      Aw, I love kittens so much! I've had my four cats since they were kittens, and I've enjoyed watching them grow. I am longing for the pitter-patter of little paws again...LOL but my landlord won't let my husband and I have more than four pets. Your kittens are unspeakably adorable! I'm glad you got Smoky Mama spayed; that is the responsible thing to do. It's so unfair when beautiful baby kittens and pups are brought into this world and then have to be euthanized because owners won't spay/neuter their pets :( I was wondering...are you, by any chance, a part of a cat rescue group? There's a reason why I'm asking. My sister has some kittens that need homes very soon, and I DO NOT want them to go to the pound. If you are part of a cat rescue group, do you do transports? I live in California, but I know that many rescue groups do long-distance transports nowadays.

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      Oh, Kath, I checked this out a couple of times just to be cheered by your photos but didn't comment! Do you have a big dog or even a big cat you can teach to drive? Ha

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Peggy..well, yes, I'm back in SE Kansas..and sometimes, it's "home," and other times; not. Where my kitties are; is home...and for now, they're all still in Kansas. I'm looking for a small SUV or Mini Van to begin the physical move of kitties to Calif. Checking Craigslist in just a few seconds...thank you and, yes....smiles all around for sure~!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Smokey Mama's kittens are so cute! Maybe by now you are back home? I'll bet that you notice a big change in the kittens. They seem to grow so fast at those young ages. With all of those cute kittens in your home it would be nearly impossible to stay grumpy or in a bad mood. Smiles all around! Right? :))

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi my dear Sharyn...yes, they're beautiful..and I am thinking about you and all the kitties you've helped along the way and how, in the darker hours, remembering this is a true which I am reminding of you now. Keepn care and don't hesitate to be in touch. thank you, as always always, for your kind words from one who loves animals just as I do. Kathy

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Oh Kathy,

      The babies are getting so big and even more adorable. The pictures of you are beautiful too! Hope all is well, I'm still a couple weeks behind in my reading :)


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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Frogy..I'm so glad that we have become HP friends and followers...your comments and just the 'feeling' I have while reading them is so fun and valuable. I thank you from the bottom of my heart...and, yes, Smoky is a gorgeous, tiny ball of energy and love and the best little mama in the world...I'm away from the kittens right will have been 2 weeks by the time I return and I know I'll be amazed at how they've changed. I'll keep everyone posted on this sweet story. Again, thank you frogyfish!!!

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Smokey Mama looks like such a precious mama. All the kitties are beautiful: Are so lucky to have you for a Mama too. Thank you for performing your much needed work for them!

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you MM!! When I find time, I will post the most recent pics which were taken 4 - 5 days they've grown!!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      They are just adorable! what wonderful pictures.

      Thank you for sharing a wonderful hub of love and happiness. Best wishes MM

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Good Morning to you, Nell! (am here in Calif.)...I'm away from these babies for 2 weeks and I miss them terribly but, return to take care of them. Right now, awaiting a phone call from Kansas on updates about the menagerie~! Thank you for visiting, my friend. dear! I almost missed your comment...thank you so much...yep, Al took the shot w/the little furbavby on our way to an Oct. 31 Halloween party...sans costumes...but I just couldn't exit the door w/out another hug for the kits. Thank you my dear...

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, what fantastic photos! they are all so sweet, I can imagine your house being full of love, warm bundles of fluff and so much fun!

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Sunnie, Gryphin and Tammy! So glad you like these pics of the beautiful babies. They are a joy. I am away from them for 2 weeks and I miss them like crazy! I know they will have doubled in size by the time I return. Smoky and all are doing so very well that I count my blessings each and every day. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know that you are enjoying this little chronology! Much love all around!! Kathy

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Kathy,

      I have been a stranger but so wonderful to catch up on these GORGEOUS baby kits... LOVE your avatar, as if you are holding a little cotton fluff ball from heaven, oh, you are!!

      Voted UP & ABI and glad all is well with your fur crew-- hope you are well. Hugs, mar.

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      Just History 6 years ago from England

      So lovely- I am glad that mom is going to be spayed, it makes so much sense,

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Kathy, I'm grinning from ear-to-ear, They are soooo sweet..Thank you for the update and adorable pictures..Cheers and Hugs

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      What an amazing labor of love! You are truly a modern St. Francis of Assisi!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      You have to send me some of those cutey kitties! Between you and Flora flaunting your cats, I have to get that cat I so want.

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      You really are something special, gal, and especially since you take the time to share in your work! Shame we can only admire and not help w/your "burdens" (know you don't see them that way!). Love the pics.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I also hope yur move is going well.

      As well as nay move can go I suppose.

      The kittens are amazing and so lucky to be in your care Kathy.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Awwww, beautiful mama and her kittens. And smoky mama looks cute also. Hope your trip is safe, and hope you find the chance to come back soon.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have beautiful photos in this hub, Kathy. I'm glad that all the cats are doing well. I'm looking forward to the next installment in their adventures.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      great pictures of your beautiful kittens.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      The kittens are really beautiful! Your pictures of Smokey Mama and her kittens are beautiful, too. My cat had to be spaded when I adopted her from an animal hospital. She couldn't be adopted until she was spaded, so she can never have kittens. Somehow it doesn't seen fair that she could never have any kittens. But, that's the only way she could be adopted. Her name is Bessie, she's a real nice cat. Great pictures!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      your photos are beautiful. I am so happy to see they are healthy and happy. Smokey Mama deserves a long rest...

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      tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

      Dear Kathy...i know how good you must be feeling inside knowing your babies are so well taken care of, it brings as much joy to you as do your babies themselves. my own kittens are a little over 5 months now and doing fantastic. they are getting SO big! your kittens are so beautiful and precious, and so is Smokey Mamma. thank you for your love and care of them...and thank you for your friendship to me.

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      gryphin423 6 years ago from Florida

      So sweet!!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      OH how precious are all the kittens and the pictures are so sweet. You are truly their angel. Have a safe move. I know you will be glad to be settled finally..I know it has been a hard process..Hope you get some rest too.