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They are so cute, not just because they're babies, but because they have good personalities, and are pretty. Although, their baby charm is definitely present! They are all tame, too, and I've trained them all to go to the bathroom in a litter box (huge help, and the more sanitary way to go). They are smart, alert, friendly, playful, and sweet! There's 2 that I'm probably going to end up keeping, or just 1.
So, I have been waiting to get a kitten from an acquaintance's litter of kittens, since they were about 2 1/2 weeks old (was waiting for them to wean). All along, the deal was that since the person lives somewhat of a distance from me, and I wanted time to interact with the kittens (to help me choose which one to keep), that some of them (4) would stay with me for a week. Then, whichever kittens I don't keep, they were to be returned to the person who owns their mother.( However, today I learned that all of that was just a trick to get ME to have to figure out what to do with all of the kittens, not just the one(s) that I will be keeping,... but yes: all 4 of them (etc!). (From the beginning, I've only been planning on keeping one, and maybe two,... not 4!...)...Collapse )
Yes, I do love animals, but adopting ONE (or 2) cats is way less than 6+1+another litter, man you need to get a life!
The kittens I am taking care of (now finding homes for too) are 1 male, and 3 females. (There were other siblings in the same litter too, but most of the rest of them got killed by a dog, poor babies! The kittens should have been kept inside safely.) The boy is very outgoing, very playful, very smart, and sweet too, but only somewhat snuggly. My two favorites of the females are ultra-snuggly, but also like to play some (do wish they were more playful, though), and they are the most attached to me. They even call for me, climb up me, want me to hold them frequently, and are sometimes playful. Haha, those two girls purr almost every time that I am holding them. The other female is cute too, and sweet, and she does like to be held, but she's only a little bit playful and doesn't cuddle as often. Honestly, I really like all four of these kittens, and I know that they would all make great pets, so that makes it difficult to decide. They all want me to hold them most of the day lol, and they always want to be near me (which is fine, because I don't leave them unattended).
But, I don't want to deal with male-oriented problems (spraying, or hormones), although I love male cats equally and especially since they are often more playful and snugglers too. (But, I just don't want the spraying that many males do, etc!...) That's kind of hard to keep in mind, though, when every time that I look over at or interact with the boy kitten, he makes my heart melt lol.
I am still, of course, only going to keep whichever kittens I want to (or am able to), but no more than that. So yeah, I'm sticking with my 1 or 2, although there's a 3rd one (the boy that I mentioned earlier) that really connects with me too lol.
I was covered in four snuggly kittens (all 6 weeks old siblings, although fully weaned, and even I've even litter trained them already). That is, until they all decided to jump down and eat at the same time lol. (I plan to post some pictures of the kittens soon.)