...Are the reason why I'm getting two kittens tonight
At the stables where I keep my horse, one of the barn cats had a litter of kittens, but when they were only 4/5 weeks old the mother was killed on the road, so a lot of the horse owners "adopted" the kittens.
I would have taken 2 at the time, but unfortunately I was still living in the city, and my apartment building didn't allow pets.
How cute were they?
Not long afterwards they were joined by 2 more, slightly older, orphan kittens, and then we had a barn full of kitty playfulness.
This was my favourite kit:
Over the course of last summer they all disappeared, though I think at least a couple of them got adopted into the local neighbourhood.
After seeing the kits last year I was determined that I would have one (or two) this year... and tonight I'm off to see a litter of barn kits... so hopefully many more photos will follow.