Beware of Certain Friendly Faces on Your Doorstep!

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

My mom had a saying.  She believed if someone came to your door with a pleasant disposition and a smile on their face we ought to look around, because once allowed to enter, there may be others, who sometimes follow.  Mother’s words often rang true!

Awhile back, just such a thing occurred at the home of my son and my daughter-in-law.  An adorable little tabby cat showed up at their door.  They did the usual thing.  They let it in. They fed it.  It became comfortable.  But, not long after, they discovered their visitor was expecting a family. 

Early on Easter morning, the visitor gave birth to 6 of the most adorable kittens you can imagine.  Upon first glance it is evident, they are of mixed and questionable parentage - But we don’t judge!

 

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I have said I wanted no more pets other than my beloved dog, Kodi Bear.  BUT, I fell in love at first sight with the adorable calico kitten, with the coat of many colors!  I couldn’t help myself!  I’ve named her Camilla, or Cami for her camouflage coat.

 

 

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Mama cat is an extremely good mother.  And although this is the 8th day since their birth, half the babies already have their eyes open! 

The next order of business is to find a good spay and neuter clinic
J

The kitten on the left is one of the little males (I think).  My Camilla still has her eyes closed!

 

 

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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There is nothing cuter in the whole world than a mamma cat with her baby kitten nursing. Wow, it just makes you want to scoop them all up in your arms and take everybody home with you. But nooooo, I have toooo many cats now, nooooo. I put you in my Will as Jackson's caretaker in case something happens to my husband. I hope that's OK!!

Apr 08, 2013 08:54 AM #26
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Sheila - It is simply so difficult to say, no, to any of those adorable little faces!  But, Camillla, the Calico, looks like some kind of exotic Koi fish.  Even before I held her I knew I was in trouble!

Steve - I doubt the babies will have much difficulty finding homes!  As for your photographic pursuits, you are a natural with the lens.  Just continue on your path, and we'll all be enchanted along the way!

Tony and Darcy - My mother had those same thoughts about bringing strays home.  The kittens simply steal your heart, and you can't help yourself!

Apr 08, 2013 11:06 AM #27
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Alexandra - Kodi hasn't met the kitties yet!  I suspect he'll enjoy the companionship!  I'm hoping it will be a wonderful surprise for him, when Camilla moves in with us.

Patricia - Thank you, for your always kind words!  I'm beginning to think that it was a conspiracy that my son and his wife needed to be out of town for a few days, while I looked after that cats.  Just today, I caught myself thinking, how can I settle for just one. . .LOL

Ann - That word in your comment, "ALL," has me concerned!  I'm trying to stay on track to take in just ONE.

Apr 08, 2013 11:12 AM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Yolanda - I am convinced that cats know who doesn't like them.  And time and again, I've watched as they seem to target that person, and overcome their will.  It can be hilarious sometimes!  I once had a friend who would take on a double headed pit viper, but if a kitten walked by she'd totally freak!  I never quite figured that out!

Elizabeth - I was over at my son's place again today, and I can't believe how each day they seem to wiggle their way into my heart a little more!  They are so darned cute!  As for being in your will, as Jackson's caretaker, I'd be more than happy to have him share my home.  That poor cat would finally be where he is understood...LOL

Apr 08, 2013 11:19 AM #29
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Hi Myrl,

Cami is just adorable and what a lovely Easter Surprise for all of you. Your kids were raised right to take in a stray mama cat. Good luck finding homes for the others. Happy Tuesday almost.

Apr 08, 2013 04:14 PM #30
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations on your expanded family.  The different colors make it much easier to know the individual identities.

Apr 08, 2013 09:58 PM #31
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Congratulations Myrl, how fun it this?  I love all little baby critters, they are so sweet, helpless and loveable.- I should say furry baby critters.   Cami is lucky - she already has a place to go when she's old enough and so cool you can see her when she is such a wee thing.

Apr 10, 2013 07:41 AM #32
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Mary Douglas
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 "That poor cat would finally be where he is understood...LOL"   HAHAHAHAHAHA good one Myrl :-)

Apr 10, 2013 07:42 AM #33
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Myrl, the pictures are awesome and you are doing a good thing by adopting one of the little ones. Thanks for posting today.

Apr 11, 2013 01:31 AM #34
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Myrl, mama cat is obviously a smart one to find herself a comfy home in time to have her babies!  Glad you adopted one of them already....  they sure are hard to resist!

Apr 11, 2013 10:13 AM #35
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What a beautiful kitty, Myrl. It is hard to resist the little rascals.

Apr 11, 2013 09:34 PM #36
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Debbie Walsh
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OMG how can you not love all those faces?  I am glad that is not me - I would want them all!

Apr 12, 2013 04:43 AM #37
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Pat & Steve Pribisko
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Myrl, when I saw your title, I still had Boston on my mind for various reasons.  But, I'm so glad it was a mama cat at the door and the wonderful surprises she brought with her.

Apr 25, 2013 01:05 PM #38
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Bill Reddington
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Have 3 cats all adopted. Does make the time pass. All with different personalities.

Apr 25, 2013 01:53 PM #39
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Myrl, I appreciated your post...now as a Pet Friendly Realtor I would like to introduce you to the idea of "Spay & Neuter" I am glad it is in your house hold at least they will be well taken care of!!

Apr 25, 2013 04:48 PM #40
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AAWWW.  They are all so cute I don't blame you for keeping one.  It would be hard to decide which one as they all have nice markings!

Apr 26, 2013 10:35 AM #41
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Inna Ivchenko
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It is adorable story!!!!

Lol, I was thinking about mean sneaky people when I clicked your title ~~just to find out this lovely furry mom who decided to find a home for her babies:)

May 02, 2013 07:12 AM #42
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Myrl  - you will be a new Mom today. Happy Mother's Day.

May 11, 2013 11:42 PM #43
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Howdy and afternoon Myrl

Myrl my friend, I'm sure glad that I click on the link in the comment you left on Toni's post or I sure would have missed out on visiting a mighty fine blog post.

Mom Kitty Cat sure does look mighty sweet!

She sure does reminds me of one of the Kitty Cats which I had back when I was a kid. Each of the babies sure are mighty good looking!

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

May 12, 2013 04:06 AM #44
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Myrl, I'm not really a cat person, but I would have picked the calico as well...that's where my eyes went as soon as I saw the photo.

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