Kittens

 
We have three kittens: Kali, Rascal, and Zathras. They were born on approximately November 13, 2007.

Kali

Rascal

Zathras

The pictures on this page are in reverse chronological order, so the newest pictures come first.

Added July 9, 2009

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 5/15/00 download.

Added December 20, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 11/15/08 and 12/20/08 downloads.

Added September 7, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 8/20/08 and 9/7/08 downloads.

Added August 8, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 8/6/08 download.

Added June 13, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 6/13/08 download.

Added May 2, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 5/2/08 download.

Added Mar. 23, 2008

Added Feb. 24, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 2/24/08 download.

Added Jan. 31, 2008

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads under the 1/31/08 download.

Jan. 16 - 20, 2008

We allowed the kittens up into the rest of the house (from the basement) on Jan. 19.

There are more pictures from these days on my Camera Downloads page under the 1/20/08 download.

Jan. 13 - 16, 2008

There are more pictures from this day on my Camera Downloads page under the 1/16/08 download.

First Day Home, Jan. 12, 2008

There are more pictures from this day on my Camera Downloads page under the 1/13/08 download.

Adopting the Kittens

After my previous cat, Electra passed away, Bill and I decided to adopt kittens. Winter is not a good time to try to find very young kittens, but after scouring the websites of many local shelters, we found three siblings. We originally wanted two kittens, but we found it impossible to leave the third behind.

We adopted the kittens through the organization Homeward Trails; they were fostered by Erica Wilmer and her family through that organization. Below are pictures Erica took of the kittens when they were about 5 weeks old.

We visited the kittens in the foster home on December 22, 2007, when they were about 6 weeks old. I took a bunch of pictures and movies; the best ones are below. There are more pictures from this visit on my Camera Downloads page under the 12/22/07 download.

How they grow

2/22/09
  Weight 
DateRascalZathrasKali
1/24/083.4 lbs3.0 lbs2.7 lbs
2/14/085.0 lbs4.4 lbs3.7 lbs
3/10/087.2 lbs5.8 lbs5.0 lbs
4/7/088.8 lbs7.2 lbs5.8 lbs
4/30/089.1 lbs7.8 lbs5.9 lbs
5/20/0810.2 lbs9.2 lbs6.8 lbs
6/15/0811.0 lbs10.0 lbs7.2 lbs
7/13/089.6 lbs9.2 lbs7.4 lbs
8/10/089.4 lbs9.4 lbs7.8 lbs
8/17/089.6 lbs9.6 lbs7.0 lbs
9/14/089.4 lbs9.2 lbs7.6 lbs
10/12/088.8 lbs8.8 lbs7.2 lbs
11/16/087.8 lbs7.2 lbs6.6 lbs
12/14/088.6 lbs7.8 lbs6.6 lbs
1/21/099.6 lbs9.2 lbs8.4 lbs
9.6 lbs9.0 lbs8.0 lbs
3/22/099.0 lbs8.4 lbs7.6 lbs
4/19/099.0 lbs8.6 lbs7.6 lbs
5/17/099.8 lbs9.0 lbs7.6 lbs
6/21/099.8 lbs8.6 lbs7.8 lbs
7/12/0910.4 lbs9.0 lbs8.0 lbs
8/16/099.4 lbs9.4 lbs8.2 lbs
9/24/0910.4 lbs9.2 lbs8.2 lbs
10/24/0910.4 lbs9.0 lbs7.6 lbs
11/25/099.6 lbs9.2 lbs8.0 lbs
1/12/109.6 lbs9.2 lbs7.8 lbs
3/14/1010.0 lbs9.4 lbs7.4 lbs
4/18/109.6 lbs9.2 lbs7.8 lbs

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