Three kittens!!!

What are we nuts? I guess so, but the three little kittens have stolen our hearts. Our house has seemed empty ever since we lost Snapdragon and Bee Balm. They had good, long lives and we loved them dearly, and now we have Luna, Kali, and Shiva. We wish them good long lives and we love them dearly!
Shiva in the farmer's market basket

Luna in the gallon bucket

We haven't had kittens in, oh, 18 years. And when we last had kittens we lived in an apartment--much easier to keep track of where the kittens have gone to.

Oh, and our kitchen had almost zero counter space, so keeping the kittens off the counter was easy. 

Kali in the cat bed
But now we have lots of counter space and we haven't figured out how to encourage our cats, especially Kali, to stay off the counter. We tried yelling "no" until we learned that the cat will just associate the yelling with the person yelling; as soon as we leave, she'll just jump on the counter. 

Shiva, Kali, and Luna all together
Oh, and aluminum foil didn't work at all--she looked at me as if to say, Am I supposed to be afraid of that?

Well, yes, you are!

They are fun to watch, they have a ton of energy, but maybe the best is the purring that goes on when we hold them on our laps, when they sleep between us and when they eat!


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