The Cats On Our Farm

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I don’t believe we have ever told you about our cats! Tis a shame, because they are the finest farm cats to be found. This morning, they were sitting on the deck enjoying the sunshine and looking very handsome. I had to get some pictures…it was just as if they were waiting at the portrait studio!

We will began with Peaches, who is pictured above. She is my kitty and is eleven years old. She used to be the top cat around here, but because of her age, she has abdicated the throne. Or the other cats have pushed her off; they are very greedy for power. Peaches likes to hang around down by the machine shed, where she can find a warm spot to sleep and mice to eat.

 

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This is Martha, Kerstin’s cat. She and her brothers and sisters were born on July 4th, and she was named after Martha Washington. Martha is the proud mama of four fuzzy kittens, and is quite protective of them. She has a grumpy meow, and so do her kittens!

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Aw, Calvin! Calvin is one of Martha’s kittens from four or five years ago. We name all our orange kittens Calvin, and I think he is Calvin IV. He didn’t start hunting mice seriously until he was two, but now he is our best mouser! He is also mom’s favorite cat 😉

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The black cat on the ledge is Moses, the newest member of the family. Mom and General found him in the summer while they were on a walk. Well, he kinda found them, because he ran up out of the ditch and right up to General! No one claimed him so he has stayed here. Moses is full of energy, which annoys the other cats. At least he and the kittens get along really well 🙂

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As before mentioned, Martha has four fuzzy kittens. Jedediah (Calvin XXI), Octavius (the black kitty), Scotcheroo, and Sacajawea (both tortoiseshells). They are so playful, and fast!

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Elisabeth

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