Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Blue Bird and other signs
This must have been the longest gestation in cat history, but at last it's born. It was a 2-kitten litter, and just one kitten has extra toes--on each of its feet! Four big paws! It's mauve! I'm the first on the list, maybe the only one on the list, but the farmer's wife said I can have it. It's just 2 weeks old, and its mother has it and the other kitten, without extraordinary feet, high up in a spidery hay mow. It takes a ladder to get up to find them. Just a few more weeks to wait, unless an owl, or some other mishap (end of the world?) comes along.
My old Mama Kitty hasn't heard any of this news. I'm going to call it Smoky. (What color is mauve anyway?)