Early in April, I was lying on my stomach, trying to take this photo of the snowdrops and crocus, when Zoey came zooming towards me, leaped over my shoulder, and grabbed onto the clematis, which hadn't yet had its spring pruning.
She hung there just long enough for me to focus the camera on her...
and snap a couple of shots....
before falling to the ground. Always the clown, Zoey is the cuddliest cat we've ever had, and one of the funniest with her crazy antics.
In early June Zoey the clown became Zoey the mother. She doesn't have much time to play anymore, but she still loves to cuddle.
There are 2 tiny calicos (always females) and a black and white male (someone has to take after Mom).
They are now about a month old. Yesterday Ross found me struggling to keep them still enough to take a photo, and volunteered to help. He could see I wasn't getting anywhere. Taking a picture of a butterfly compares with this! In fact, it just might be easier! (if you've ever chased a butterfly with a camera, you know how hard it is to catch them sitting still. Sandy and Tuffenuf you know what I mean! :)
They weren't very cooperative....
Sitting still was not on their agenda, but I finally managed to get a shot of at least one and a half faces.
Zoey brought this little one to the house this afternoon. We call her Tink, after a beloved look-a-like cat we had years ago named Tinkerbelle. Tink the first was a wonderful cat. I wonder if this little sweety will be able to fill her shoes...er, paws, that is. And yes, we're looking for good homes for ALL the kittens!