Tiny Toes and Peeking Peepers

Daphne’s kittens are eleven days old now, and they’re growing by leaps and bounds! Folks say kids grow like weeds, but they’ve got nothing on newborn kittens.

The kittens have doubled in size already. They’re getting more active, learning to meow, and — this is a biggie — THEIR EYES ARE OPENING!

A tiny tabby kitten with eyes barely opened

Blink! Blink!

I love that cute little face!

Of course, with more activity comes new challenges — like how to get a nap when your siblings are bound and determined to belly up to the milk bar. Even if that means sticking a foot in your mouth or shoving you out of the way.

If you ask him, that kitten says he was roaring at the end, not yawning. Whichever it was, it was cute!

Daphne is also making the kittens take on some of the responsibility for keeping themselves clean.

Well, they’re young. They’ll get better at it.

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that the kitten that had that loooooong umbilical cord still attached has dropped it.

As for Daphne, she’s like a whole different cat!

We’ve learned that treats are her weakness. And she loves to be petted. We are no longer allowed to go into Chad’s office without paying the Daphne toll — which essentially amounts to petting her. And petting her. And petting her some more.

She spent some time today sitting on the bookcase by the window, behind Chad, watching the birds in the yard. It’ll still be several weeks before the kittens are weaned and Daphne can start looking for her forever home. But when she does, I have no doubts that someone will fall in love with her fast.

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