We did something this week……we got two 6 week-old kittens! A girl at my work was giving away some, and it had been so long since we’d had a cat, I decided it was time to have another. And then I thought, well, since we are getting one…we may as well get two, one for each kiddo. 🙂 The kiddos have never had kittens before, we’ve always had older cats…and I kept it a total surprise until we got to the house to pick them up…so they were OVER.THE.MOON. And still are! We are all in love with our tiny new pets. The kids have dubbed them Socks and Midnight. Josie’s is the black one (Midnight), and Jack’s is the striped one (Socks).
So far the kids are doing a great job taking care of them. They get up early in the morning so they can go and get them out of the barn and bring them to the porch to feed them. Then the kittens play around the porch/eat while the kids finish getting ready. Before we leave, they take them back to the barn for the day (they are litter box trained). After we get home, they get them back out of the barn and bring the back up to the porch until bed time, and then they put the kitties to “bed” in the barn. 🙂 Eventually they’ll just get to stay out once the kids let them out in the morning, but they are just too little right now.
It’s been a fun adventure, so far! 🙂