Yesterday I took in a Mother cat and her 6 babies. One of her babies is 18 months old and has already had two litters of her own, the other 5 are only 5 weeks old!!! They are super sweet. Add that crowd to our own two and our house is inhabited by 9 cats! Luckily both the adult cats are very friendly and gentle and the kittens were well socialized. I don't think we'll have any problems finding them homes.
Here are some pictures:
Precious- Mama to everyone! She's a Dilute Torbie.
Callie- Older sibling to the kittens, about 18 months old. She had two litters of kittens this summer, her last one went to it's new home on Monday I guess. She's a Tortie and White.
Singa- Female Tortoiseshell. Gracie's favorite.
Smoke- Male dark gray tabby.
Rhett- Male dark gray circle tabby.
Stripe- Male tuxedo.
Colorful- Female Calby.
I learned about what type they are according to pattern on Wikipedia. I had no idea there were so many types of Calico cats!
They will be with us for probably a month. The kittens need to be 8 weeks old and then they can all (adults included) be fixed. Then they will all go to new homes. They came from a lady on Craigslist that couldn't afford to have them all fixed and also has unneutered males in the house, so they were churning out kittens like a factory! The local shelters are over capacity right now so if she brought them there it would be a death sentence. I couldn't stand that thought, so here they are.
So....if you know anyone that wants a kitten or cat, send them our way!