I thought that the first little adventure out of nest/corral and the babies would freeze up and get nervous. Not so! I did take them out when they were droopy with sleep, but each and every one of them was so relaxed and hammed it up for the camera until I had to stop or spend the rest of the week just processing photos. Little Kemo Sabe was the least active in that she just wanted to roll on her back and be cute. Her mannerisms in that respect remind me SO much of her cousin Sirocco, or perhaps I should say fellow grease ball, since Sirocco was the greasiest kitten I’ve ever had. Kettle is going to be a stomper, “making bread,” like her daddy does. Kumquat surprised me by being quite the little ham as was Kabuki-san (which didn’t surprise me) who went first. I narrowed the photos down to just three of each kitten. All are doing very well. Three are eating out of the plate on their own: Kumquat, Kettle, and Kemo Sabe. Kemo Sabe is the most enthused about food and wades right in to her chin. She’s still the smallest but gaining steadily. Kabuki-san is not interested in food thankyouverymuch! She has far more important stuff to do out and about the corral.
Here they are… at four weeks old (tomorrow).
Click on the thumbnail to start the larger photos and you can ID each kitten from the file name lower left of each photo.