are now 4 weeks old, growing like weeds and very active. They tumble and play under the watchful orange eye of Mama Climber (the kids named her!)
|Minnie, the first born, a little girl who bore a striking resemblance to a bat when she was a week or two younger|
|Chip (as in chocolate chip), the youngest, also a girl. She's all brown except for a white spot under her chin.|
|And the middle child, also the largest and more active, and the only male. I forget what the kids have named him.|
They all have blue eyes and some striping is starting to show through their black, brown and grey coats. We have no idea what type of cat their father was but they certainly didn't inherit their mother's striking orange eyes.
|They've learned to climb the flight of stairs without rolling to the bottom.|
|Climber is very watchful and protective of her family and never wanders far from them.|
|Chip is a very clean kitten, always licking and washing herself. Her feet look awfully big in this picture.|
|She had worked her way down to the bottom of the stairs when Percy, the large fluffy Balinese blue point, put his head around the corner and hissed at her. This was Chip's reaction. Frightening isn't she!!|
Sara has always maintained that she'll give the kittens away to good homes when they're 8 weeks old but I have my doubts about that. The kids have all claimed and named 'their' kitten so it's not going to be easy to pry the kittens away from them. We'll just wait and see.
In the meantime, we'll all enjoy their cuteness.