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Monday, June 14, 2010

Newborn Kittens | Day 2 and Bonus Kitten Video

As the cute and inventive and thoughtful cute kitten names keep pouring in, we're starting to have fun with the newborn kittens. They are more active by the minute, they make cute kitten noises, and they even have organized speed races on their tummies: The winner makes it all the way around their birthing box, a drawer.

Kitten pictures - A sequence
Watch the white and buff colored one

On your mark. Get set. And he's off!









About to manage a full U-turn

Running out of steam

Crashing

Crash!

The observer from LOlcats icanhascheezburger
Cute kitteh iz making fun of his bro already

Cute kitten names suggested yesterday:
Earl, Suzy Q, Sno Ball, Hoho, Ding Dong, Puddles, Duddles, Raindrop, Venezuela, Fifa, Pele, Beckham, Max, Lucy, Amigo, Khrya, Snookums, Patches, Cali, Rivers, Lakie, Speckles, Fawn, Holly, Dink, Rudy, Frankie, Brax, Bobo Jr., Little Jo, Peanut, Miss Kitty, Benny, Mona, Frankie, Albert, and Lorenza!!! As if the kittens' presence wasn't overwhelming enough, the kitten names you're coming up with are adorable. What to do?

Many of you, correctly assumed the calico kittens, aka tortoiseshell kittens, are most likely female. I'll get back to you on this one after I'm completed my research. In Greece, where my mom grew up, nobody wanted a calico kitty because they're considered . . . nuts! Silly greek old wives and their tales!

Bonus Kitten Video



Me hopes you enjoyed today's newborn kitten edition.

Twinkie

33 comments:

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

We loved the kitty pictures but the movie didn't work for us. Thanks for the baby kitty fix!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Frankie Furter said...

Hi AUNT Twinkie, hehehehe
See, I wasn't yankin' your walkin' about those calico cats all being Girrrls. The very very few "males" ever found are steril and have some "interesting INTERESTS", if you get my drift. This is what our furend told us. He was a VET for Years before he retired. He even taught VET School for Ohio State Univ..
I can't wait to see what you find out in Your Research.
Those kitties sure to move around a lot!!! Just imagine what it will be like when they can SEE and RUN!!
I am soooooooo glad that you finally got to taste the bestest treat of summer... well, next to Walllymelon, that is. Just be sure that you DO NOT eat any of the cob. OK??

Benny and Lily said...

Oh. Twinkie those little stuffies are adorable. We thought you named one Running Out of Steam. BOL Looks like he is giving you a high five. Cool pictures
Benny & Lily

brooke said...

Too cute! Makes me think back to when we were bottle feeding Darwin and 3 of her siblings when they were 5 days old!
Are you having to do bottle feedings or is momma cat taking care of that?

Lola said...

Ooooh, this is the coolest thing in the world. We get to watch little kittilets grow and get started in the world close up and personal. Thanks for sharing.

wags, Lola

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my, they are tooooo precious! The two 'tan' colored kitties are a very unique color, especially the tan and white! I'm obviously not a kitty expert, but will they stay that color, you think?!?!

Momma Kittie looks very proud...and she should be.

MinnaK

mayziegal said...

Sigh. Baby kittehs. Sigh.

Oh, and I didn't mean Venezuela. I meant Vuvuzela (voo-voo-ze-luh)! You know those loud annoying horns they are blowing at that world cup thing? I dunno. That may be too hard.

Oh, and mom was thinking since momma kitteh's name is Farrah, you could name the others Charlie and Bosley and Sabrina and Kelly. You know - after Charlie's Angels!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

3 doxies said...

Hehe...that Mayzie sure cracks me up...hehe!
Those kittehs are so little bity. I can't believes how small.
Now that one that took off...I was thinking you could name it Stop...hehehe. Then you could go around saying Stop! And then when hers is doing sumptin you'll be all like "come here Stop"... "Stop, you can have that catnip...hehehe... Just imagine, hers will be one confused kitteh.
Puddles

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooooos Twinkie! Such cute kittens! Mum is still going awwwwww. making me grumpy actually. Are woo getting enough attention now with all of those khats? I hope woo are getting extra treats fur this!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Draco and his Mom said...

That brown and white kitty sure was getting around. They are all so cute.... Mom just LOVED the movie of them, especially the mews. She said momma cat looked sort of worried when her babies were being movie stars. That is the price when you live with the puparotzi...I have two at my house and they can drive me crazy.
Wags,
Draco

houndstooth said...

That spotted kitten is fast! Perhaps part greyhound, I think!

Mom said she thought white cats with calico patches could be either males or females, but the ones that are solid calico were always girls. She said it's been a very long time since she read that, though. She learned it because she had a little calico cat and her name was Friend.

Whatever you name theme, they're all cute as buttons! Maybe that fast one should be Zipper!

Bunny

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I have one more name...the buff and white kitty needs to be named Scooter, or Hot Rod, what a mover and shaker he is. Too funny!!!
Madi and Mom

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Twinkie! Wow, they are so cute! I love the little calicos and the buff and the buff and white and the black and white - oh they are all just adorable. And can I tell you that as someone who just had a crazy 10 (almost 11) week old calico racing past, yes they are crazy - but they are fun too! Her brothers and sisters may be a bit annoyed by it (other than her 11 week and 1 year old brothers) but I adore her! Because usually the crazy ones are also the sweethearts!

Cody said...

hey Twinks -- just LOVE the little kitties -- my sister Coco told me all about when mum's cat Wussy had loads of kitties and she had to baby watch them!!!! My mum got two little kittes (about 6 weeks old) just over 2 yrs ago and boy do they STILL get into mischief!!!

Keep up the good work!!!

Cody from Tucson

Bijou said...

OMD! Those little baby kitties would be lots of fun to play with. They make cute squeaky sounds that make my ears stand up! We watch the big kitties here out our window but they look mean and grouchy. My mom used to foster orphan baby kitties so she loved seeing your video. She says she misses smooching on their little walnut heads.

Waggles,
Bijou

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twinkie!
I loved to watch them in "action"
I was wondering where their mom was and then I saw her!
Mazyie's idea is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

ocmist said...

They are so cute. Those calicos ALMOST make me want to get a cat again. These are so brilliantly marked and will be gorgeous. We had a long haired calico with the dark colors like this many years ago when I was a kid. Her name was Queen Cat and she acted like it! Not a particularly good personality, but beautiful to look at! Grammy from Corgi Country ... I MISS MY GIMLI!!! He and Pip have to stay overnight at the vet! I've never had a male have to stay overnight before but THIS vet says she always does this... :(

SheilaC said...

Kittens!!!! I can't believe you have adorable kittens!!!

You know you will want to keep them all! And before you name your sweet kitties, you MUST read the poem by T.S Eliot on that very subject:
The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/t__s__eliot/poems/15121

And here are a few more for you:

Cricket, Beans, Kismet, Pepper, Pickles, Dusty, Maya

SheilaC

Stella said...

Hi Twinkerbelle!

They are darling little kits, no doubt about that.

The Tortoiseshells are just a little crazy but these have beautiful coloration. Did you know that Ali Z is called a muted tortie because she has all the tortie colors in soft pastel shades. In Britain they call them diluted torties. All goofy but lots of fun.

Cheers,
Jo and Stella

Deborah said...

OMC, they are so cute! I like "Cupcake" as a kitty name...I also like Salem and Fancy cat.
xxoo
Deborah

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm drooling!

So many tasty treats!

They are furry khute to see!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tanuki Maxx said...

Furry kitty party!
Like Khyra, i'm drooling all over the house!

Cheers,
Maxx

tula said...

everybody in the pool! they're so colorful & certainly don't know how to drive yet ..making u-turns & crashing.

Throw this kitty name in the mix:

libby or jazzie


kissies,
tula

Wild Dingo said...

Oh my dawg, those pink noses and paws are to die for! they're so cute. why are baby animals so darn cute? me want them allllll!

Sonic said...

Hahahah that was a cute little racing kitty. And then there's that one with the big pink mouth at the end... that's kinda scary.

Sonic

Mango said...

Hey Twinkie! Those kittehs are kind of cute but they don't do much, do they? Careful they don't take over YOUR bloggy.

Slobbers,
Mango

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

OM Dogness, the kitty cuteness over there! We just know that you are being a wonderful Auntie to them! Question...are they going to be your brother and sisters forever and ever?

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Tucker said...

My kitty sister Ellie is a tortie - here is some infos on them:
back in December of 2001 Texan A&M University cloned a Calico cat named Rainbow. Rainbow’s clone is named CC and is a genetic match to her, but doesn’t look like her. Calicos and tortoiseshell have the X-chromosome inactivation in the womb, and therefore the patterns that are caused by it are completely unique, not genetically inherited.


http://www.messybeast.com/tricolours.htm
http://www.thecatgallery.com/cloned_kitten.html

woof - Tucker

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Twinkie...Mama wants us to tell you about her Addie cat who was a tortoise shell. We was the most loving kitteh to Mama...she had her issues, but Mama thinks that it was because she was taken from her Mama before she was ready...not because she was a tortie.

Oh boy....I think we may have to get Mama a kitty soon..she is leaking all over thinking of Addie.


Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh, how sweet!!! We love the pictures and video, Twink. It was so cute to see how proud mama was, too.
Love and kisses to those tiny babies!!! :-)

Luv,
Cloud

Oskar said...

We have a calico kitty & a tortishell kitty both here & the vet said those two kinds are always girls.

My mom person loves the polka dot looking one laying across the back. Personally I am just glad not to have any more than 2 kitties here!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Now, don't think our momma is weird or sumpthin' but when she saw those babies kittens the first thought that went through her mind was to suck their toes and suck their heads and stuff them under her chin. Hey, we're just sayin' - we gots a weird momma, that's all.

the booker man said...

okay, miss twinkie, you've successfully broken down the booker man. those kitties are the cutest little fluff balls i've evarrr seen!!
(i really can't believe i'm woofing that about kitties.)
*woof*
the booker man

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