Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kitten Season

After a winter of losses, including the loss our beloved cat, Akio, we have moved through our mourning enough to open our home to new life -- and in this case, we're talking kittens. We brought home the two newbies -- an orange male named Hideki (Japanese for valient, strength and tree) and Miyako (another Japanese name, which means "beautiful night child").

We found these two in a small East Lawrence house where 14 kittens from three litters raced around and piled on each other. Hideki likes to sleep and purr, and Miyako prefers pouncing and throwing herself over Hideki when she's ready for another cat nap.

Meanwhile, Natalie -- who is the mama to these miniature beasts -- is losing some sleep to their nocturnal ways, is overjoyed. And the rest of us cannot help but to keep sneaking into her room to see how they're currently sprawled on top of each other, or what new forms of attack and counter-attack are at play.

Irises outside exploding in color and height, among the tangle of the overgrown grass, outside, and inside it's kitten season.


KJ said...

Let's hear it for the healing power of the kitties! And their new mommy!
Much love,

Anonymous said...

Love the kittens and iris and all the blog! DL

Lauren said...


That's what my two kittens (10 months old) Lacie and Rosie have to say to your two.

Anonymous said...

Just visited your blog for the first time, sent by Denise Low. LOVED the cat photos and comments. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet...the grieving...and the joy in forming emotional ties to a new and loving animal(s).I wish you and the cats much happiness.