Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kitten update!

Never a dull moment in the Johnson home- at least not when there are a dozen kittens to play with!  Every morning before school the kids race to get their stuff done so they might have some time to play with the kitties and most nights are filled with kitten play time as well when we all park it on the floor in the bathroom and watch the show.  Now that the older kittens are about 5 weeks old, they are super playful and fun to watch.  They wrestle each other and attack the boys with their tiny teeth and claws.  Everyone has a favorite and the kids like to sneak one into their rooms at night.  Now that they are bigger, they are eating real food and using the litter box which means that bathroom gets cleaned out 3-4 times a day!   And apparently the kitties didn't get the memo that the litter box is not a giant fun pit.  They play around in there and get the litter EVERYWHERE!  But it has been such a fun experience.  We have already found homes for 6 of the 12 and the oldest ones will be going to their new homes just after Memorial day.  Already there have been tears shed by our oldest boy, my little tender heart that  would love more than anything to keep them all.  It will be tough to give them away, but maybe we can do this again in a few months and have a new brood to fawn over.  Jeremy and I have also enjoyed picking a kitten each night to love on.  If nothing else, these kitties will be good with children.  It is a miracle that there have been no broken kitty bones.  What an adventure we've had.  Memories made for sure.  This was the kind of thing I dreamed about when I was a kid.  I'm so glad I was able to make it happen for mine.






4 comments:

Lisa Allen said...

I want to hold one!!!!

Kristen said...

OH Erika they are just so cute! You are awesome!

John said...

This is a very beautiful and interesting series of pictures, i enjoyed every picture, it has great detail in it, thanks for sharing the artistic work, i appreciate your work!



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Heather said...

I hope we are adopting one of your boys favorites...so he can visit whenever he wants...it will be an "open" adoption :)