Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet little visitors today ~ 3 week old kittens

I had company today . . . two adorable 3 week old kittens and their adoptive mom. They have been lovingly raised by my good friend Deb, who found them abandoned after birth. They had clearly been left, no doubt there. The cold nights in Canada would surely have done them in. Thanks to the loud and persistent cries of this little sweetie . . .

they were discovered and brought inside. Both are doing fine : )


They are still quite wobbly on their little feet and therefore hard to photograph clearly. So cute, even if a bit blurry, LOL.

They are on a 3 1/2 hour feeding schedule ~ poor Deb!
We helped with the baby burping.


Great little cuddlers



Almost as big as this Beanie Baby toy.
To keep tabs on their progress you can see weekly updates
at the Land of Nod Studio's.
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Thanks for visiting us today !!!! xoxoxo

97 comments:

Brenda said...

OMgosh, they are so cute! That black one has the sweetest, fluffiest face! Go on Karen, you know you want him LOL! Jersey will be lonely once Casey is gone, and poor Casey is getting up in years. Besides, if you get a kitten, he will get used to Cider and they can be pals and keep each other company while you go to work! Have I convinced you yet ;)

Brendie

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Yes, I must say I am feeling a little weak in the knees for the fluffly black one . . . so cute!

Karen

TattingChic said...

Oh, what sweet little kittens! I am glad they've found good homes! I saw this on "land of nod" blog and fell in love with them. So glad they were rescued, the little cuties!

Nancy said...

Hi Karen...

Oh, they are so sweet...the light one looks like he wants to play...These little ones are lucky to have Deb looking after them. They look pretty content and happy.

Have fun!
Hugs, Nancy

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Be still my heart! what precious babies. I'm so glad they were found and are being cared for so tenderly.

The villager: said...

Such delightful kittens !

kuartzo said...

They are lovely :)
My kitten was also rescued from the street and fortunately I could give her a happy home :) Good luck to those little ones!

Inkpot said...

They are such adorable little things! Deb is very good to take them in and hand rear them - not an easy task. They are very luck kittens indeed. Thanks for posting their pictures here. :)

elefanterosadoparajamie said...

My husband found three little kitten on the roadside (we live in rural Vermont) last winter. Luckily, we found good homes for all of them. We named them "Winkin'", "Blinkin'" and "Nod." :-)

Sarita Leone said...

Absolutely adorable! Great blog, very interesting. Glad I found you! :)

Sally's Chateau said...

Gorgeous, we adopted two the same and the black cat has just become the most character cat I have ever owned.

Vickie said...

Oh what sweet kitties! I want one!! Oh I forgot I can't, we have a dog and my husband is allergic to kitties. Too Bad, they are adorable. Congrats on Blog of Note. Your website is so pretty. I love the lace and such.

Heather said...

Those are the cutest things I've ever seen!

Sara G said...

AWWWWWW, they are so cute!!

Ralph said...

awwww they are so cute!

Ralph said...

These guys are so cute I featured them on my blog today http://crazyasacoolfox.blogspot.comThanks!

Denise said...

Such adorable little kittens.

Elitist Society said...

Oh My Goodness!!! They are sooooo adorable! I have a weakness for baby kittens, they are just too cute!!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Awww, they are adorable! Thank goodness they were rescued!!!

It's All Good said...

They grow fast, you should see the kitties I saved a few years ago, they were full size by the end of the year! SO CUTE though, it's those eyes...

Vin said...

aww kitty cats...gimme one =)

Steven Cruise said...

cool blog. congrat on blogs of note!

Maternal Mirth said...

I think I just drowned in a puddle of cute ...

ada said...

OMG!! I can eat them up!!!

lili11 said...

Cute, cute, cute. I just adore cats. But I can't keep any for I will surely spoil them rotten ...

Jeremy Conner said...

Posting cute kittens on your site is unfair to the rest of us who struggle to get more than 3-4 visitors a year!

I demand you take those pictures down and replace them with photos of out of shape, hairy construction workers showing butt-crack and spackling stuff!

Then we'll see if you are a "blog of note"! :)

simplymelvis said...

Adorable Kittens! they are all cute! i love them!

Prairie Ranch said...

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Jess and Chris B. said...

What sweet little babies!! Best of luck to whoever is raising them - I hope they turn out just fine! :)

andisays said...

owww.. they are so cute..

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Aathira said...

Those are lovely pics.

So glad they have a home and not out on the streets.

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Kenzie☺ said...

Aww! How adorible!

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable blog! I saw you were a Blog of Note and decided to check you out! Those kittens! I love cats anyway and those photos took my breath away!

Sharon O'B said...

Thank you for starting my day with a major dose of sweetness!

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omg!!! so cute!!! awwwwwwwwwwww... etc :))))

Lynne said...

I called in as you are a blogger of note.
Love the kittens, aren't they sweet.
What a great job? you must have working with all that lovely china, clothes and the crazy pathchwork quilt. How lucky you are.
Lynne

Blogger2008 said...

Oh my they are so cute! Thank god someone found them and is helping to keep the little darlings alive. I would love to have a little kitten, but my man doesn't like them and not to mention we have 3 dogs. Good luck with the newbie's

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Anonymous said...

cute !

Connie said...

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fungalena said...

Ahhhh, absolutely gorgeous....the kittens AND your Blog. It's fantastic. I previously let my children have one black kitten but they seemed a bit too rough with them so I gave him back to my aunty. Unfortuantely the kitten died of kidney cancer shortly after. Because I am quite ill, pets have been out of bounds in my household in the last few years, but I gave in once again a few weeks ago and bought the kids 2 more black kittens from a nearby village. Having 2 cats - (brother and sister) is such a massive difference to having just one. They keep each other occupied and are exceedingly interesting creatures. Who can turn them away when they are so cute - as on your photos. Your Blog is a real credit to you. I used to paint for a living but I am too ill now - God Bless - Alena

Draffin Bears said...

Oh what darling little kitties ~ so precious.
I would love for that black kitty to come and live at my house.

I read Debs blog and they are so lucky that she heard there plaintive cries.

Good luck with caring for them.

Hugs Carolyn

Sara said...

THEY ARE ADORABLE!!! I need to get some of them here...

Dan G said...

Thank you so much for sharing these adorable photos. Quite the little charmers, aren't they? How can anybody resist?

Dan

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Sonnja said...

Oh, what sweet little kittens!
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Taz said...

Dropping in from Blogs of Note. Cool blog... love the pictures.
Kudos!

Jenny said...

Well deserved blogger of note, beautiful site.

Pam said...

Your blog is beautiful! It's refreshing and lovely. And...who can resist those kittens! Thanks.

Lisa B said...

What gorgeous kittens, irresistible! You have a great blog and some lovely photos, congrats on being a blog of note. I have bookmarked your blog and will visit again.

pollyanna said...

These are as cute as cute can be! I wish your friend Deb luck on raising them; not an easy chore!

Sweepy said...

woofy thanks for rescuing those furries. i give you four paws up. mine and my brother bogart...we help bark out for animals in need of help or in pain. you help make our job easy.. . .. . . also,

your blog makes me drool and your kind heart makes me want to cuddle...

Jaizon said...

Awwwww they are adorable!!!
So nice to hear about good people out there in the world. It's what makes it all worth it all.
Great photos as well :)

Peace

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Dona Tareca said...

lovely. love the cats, love your work... adore linen and antiques. Funny to fins someone just like me, across the ocean!! Contact me anytime, maybe we coukd change stuff!! I used to be on flickr too, but have no time for it, at the moment, since I am the mother of two babies, aged 22 and 3 mths, Carmo and Ze, respectively. Now I'm gonna read a bit more of your blogs, and wait for you to contact me back, that would be nice!!

loads a luv, Joana

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Bernideen's TeaTime Blog said...

At comment #64 you probably don't need more but this brought back memories. In my first little shop in Spring, Texas an old cat showed up one day about 1/2wild. During the year - this was l987 I befriended and fed her and she can in side during the day. One day I knew that she had kitchens but had no idea where they were. About 2 weeks later I got ran over by a car -for 3 days the babies cried under a smaller trailor next door until they brought to me 3 kittens. My daughter and I stayed fed them every few hours - we were exhausted like you! They were like little "mice". We gave 2 away in the coming months and kept the ugly one no one wanted.

eaphilley said...

They are so cute!! I LOVE CATS TOO. I'm new to this site but I really enjoy your page.

Bernideen said...

Ooops - I didn't get ran over by a car - the Mother cat did! And kitchens is supposed to be kittens.........this is why they have the preview button..I am still laughing!

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Rick said...

Congrat's on being a blog of note. I don't normally check that but for some reason I did today. Even I have to say that the kitties are "KAY-YOU-T"

Have a great day.

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mirandagreene.com said...

If I didn't already have four cats, I would drive all the way up there from Tennesse and grab the black one!

Sweet little shivering things; how could anyone abandon them?
Glad they found loving homes!

Fellow Cat lover,
Miranda

Tracey said...

They are just so sweet , they are very lucky little ones,

A wonderful blog,
Thankyou

Take care

Urban Doll said...

Oh they are sooo sweet! I love kittens!

James Baker said...

Oh man. Those kittens are so adorable! The little black one looks just like my Mat cat looked when I got him 4 years ago. Gee they grow up fast :-\

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alex j said...

I would have them for breakfast.

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Anonymous said...

THEY LOOK LIKE LITTLE RATS. I MEAN GOD THEY ARE HIDEOUS

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Forty Mile Point said...

Cute kittens. Thanks for sharing.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Congrats on blogger front page!!! I recognized the name...you participate in friday flea I think...I put you on my sidebar.
SWEET little kitty pics!!!

Snackworthy said...

Very cute kittens!

P.I.O.T.B. said...

those babies are too cute!

Work at Home Mom said...

So adorable!

Missy said...

There are no words to describe the cuteness in this post:)

Deb said...

Wow Karen my kitties look better on your blog than mine, I love the picture of Spanky wish he would stay still for me. Congrats on Blog of note well deserved.
Hugs Deb

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Charmingdesigns said...

I'm a sucker for little itty bitty baby kitties. Mine were born under some brush. A lady took them in...with their momma until they were old enough for us to take them....Love them!!!

Kayla coo said...

Hi, Just had to say these kittens are so beautiful.x

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Muddy Boot Dreams said...

How could anyone leave a kitten outside to die? That is a very nasty thing to do. But I am so glad that you rescued them. They are so very lovely.

I really hope that CAT KARMA gets whomever did this to the poor little things.
Jen

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Thanks for visiting. FYI ~ it was actually a very young homeless cat that left her kittens behind. She chose a poor location (beside a dog run) and the lawn mower. She was likely spooked by all the noise and ran away. She came back eventually (3 days later), but it was too late. Three kittens had already passed away by the time Deb found them and the other two were saved. Hopefully we can catch the mom too. Karen.

Kristen said...

Just found your blog today and those kittens are just precious! They are soo adorable, I wouldn't be able to leave them alone! Glad Deb took them in =)

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Anirudh said...

Awesome blog! No wonderit's one of the best blogs of note.

swmpgrly said...

omg adorable!!

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They are so precious.

astrogalaxy said...

These babies are sooooo cute!