Kitten Obsession

Jed NapsJed was sleeping in Tim’s spot on the couch as Tim came home from work last night. Knowing full well that the little beasties spend gobs of time pouncing and bouncing around, Tim asked with a note of sarcasm, “Is this all you do all day? Sleep?”

I answered for Jed. “Are you kidding me? He’s busy growing up – right there in front of your eyes!”

Jackson and Jed already seem changed since Saturday. Their confidence is building, their connection to us is strengthening, and their little bodies are stretching and lengthening. The changes are happening at a perceptible rate.

Not wanting to lose one precious minute of this short span of youth, I posted the following update on Facebook and Twitter yesterday:

I’ve shot 439 photographs of the kittens since 8 PM last night. That’s not SO nuts, is it?

Some of you flat-out think I’m crazy:

  • In some places you might be charged with stalking.
  • That is bordering on crazy. Not gonna lie!
  • Obsess much?
  • Nuts.
Others completely understand:
  • Not at all. Now 500 would be a bit overboard.
  • No it is not… *glances at 4 gig SD card full of cat & newf pics*
  • We share your superfluous adoration!
  • So where are the pix? Don’t we get to see 2 or 3 hundred of them?

For those who share my obsession, I have narrowed the “Best of the Best” down to 35 photographs and posted them below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

New Kittens

Please note: The aloe plant which appears in the final shots is poisonous to cats and has been removed from the kittens’ environment.


  1. Great shots! I thought I was the only crazy pet photographer. My Flickr account is full of cats and the dog.

    • All your photographs are beautiful and you have such gorgeous babies! How many animals are there total? Indra, Raven, Crocus, Garage Cat, Farouk the dog… Is that it? (I jest.) Your Crocus is so similar to Jed in looks, length and flexibility!

  2. Kim – I'm the crazy cat lady. I've got 7 (from oldest to youngest) – Indra, Raven, Mama Kitty, Kibit, Crocus, Crew and Nehi. They're all inside only. Farouk in the lone dog for now. Garage Cat was adopted by the people across the street and is now living the life of luxury inside. I do have a new outside cat that has adopted my house. I trapped her and took her in to get fixed only to find out she's already fixed. I think she belongs to someone else in the neighborhood who completely neglects her. So she's always at my house hanging out in the bushes or eating at the cat feeding station.

  3. Oh and Crocus is crazy. Did you know almost all orange and white cats are male? The chances of a female are very rare. I think that's a big strike against her. She's extremely shy and skiddish. I have to trick her just to catch her to trim her nails. Sometimes she'll sneak up on the sofa or bed and sleep up against my legs but the minute she sees me looking at her she's gone. She does adore my dog and other cats and actually the 2 kittens have really helped her calm down and stop peeing outside the litter box!

    • Wow. What a crew! I just heard the other day that orange females are rare, just like male calicos. I wish you all well in your adventures. It?s going to be fun to follow along on Flickr!


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