Our kittens, miraculously, are surviving the cold. Each day, they continue to venture out into the snow-flooded landscape that is our backyard, and return countless times throughout the day for a meal. It’s hard to believe how much food our kittens eat. Mac and Callie have evidently thinned, but still look healthy (and just as cute) overall. Goldie even returns at night on occasion.
See, when the last edition was published, our kittens had only had to accommodate to a few inches- not a few feet, like we experienced at one point, where our kittens were absent for several days until the snow lessened. As of now, it looks like they’ll stand to live another year, and just might bring another litter of kittens for us to enjoy.
This post will be different that those previous- instead of providing journal entries in chronological order, I’ve put together a photo gallery, and each photo contains a caption. For the near future, I’m going to be continuing seasonal updates (the next one releases in April), though I have a special video post planned for late February / early March. All of this is subject to change. But for now, of course, please enjoy.
Mac and Callie rest next to each other while Mac eats an early lunch.
Mac braves the snow and revisits for another meal.
Callie finishes eating, while Mac waits patiently nearby.
Callie finds her happy place on top of the wood shelf outside our shed.
Our kittens respect each other’s privacy, but Callie appears to have the preferred spot…
…except when it gets to cold, where the two happily join together under one roof.
Callie, the mother cat, looks affectionately down at her son, Mac.
Mac leaves after his morning meal, and Callie eagerly spies the awaiting food dish.
Mac finds HIS happy place underneath our playscape, sheltered from the harsh whether.
Mac continues to discover new territory ask he ventures up the rock climb of the playground.
Callie and Mac sit close by, enjoying the snow on Christmas Day.
And, they quickly move together and huddle together, mother and son. This connection was something we wouldn’t have expected, especially because in the Fall, whenever one cat would encounter the other, one would quickly run away. The winter weather, it seems, has brought our kittens closer together (both literally and figuratively).
Mac’s favorite activity involves basking in the sun in the peace and quiet, gazing all around him. Now, though, he’s preferred to do so on dry ground. (We put out an outdoor blanket for them to sit on).
Just before nightfall, my sister’s kitten, Goldie, returns to snack on whatever food remains. She’s a very mysterious cat in our eyes- she rarely comes (who knows from where), and when she does, she quickly leaves.
Callie suspiciously eyes the area for birds after gingerly walking back from a meal.
Callie loves to utilize the sandbox as a bathroom (at least cats are clean), but she also uses it as a hiding spot. It’s so neat to see cats in their natural habitat, between watching where they travel to, the way they eat, and everyday activities like cleaning themselves.
Callie stretches while sitting on a wooden plank above the sandbox.
Mac does the same. Like mother, like son.
And to keep warm and dry, Mac finds his way up to the second floor of the playscape, and remains there for hours on end, doing nothing but looking around and returning to the shed for the occasional meal. So cute!
Amidst the heavy snow, both Mac and Callie snuggle together to keep warm. Happy Winter, kittens. 😁☃️
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Thanks so much for reading! Stay tuned for the next edition, as we approach Mac’s first birthday, and share our latest adventures as our kittens adapt to Spring.