Mama Leopard writes:
Yesterday was a busy day for my kittens, Tuxie, and myself. We spent nearly all of it lounging on the deck or in the freshly-mown and mulched grass in the yard. I really like this yard. It supplies many needed things for raising my kittens properly: food, water, hunting training ground, shelter! Tux likes it here, too, and that's a plus. We all slept under the deck or on the deck.
Yesterday afternoon, Tuxie and I took the babies into the grass to teach them how to camouflage themselves. My little ones were more interested in playing and roughhousing than the lesson, but they did well with reminders to stay down and watch for movement. The humans didn't even see us until one of my babies popped its head up to look at the house, and then they saw us!
Last night, I was very brave and let the human lady look at my babies from just the other side of the window-door. She was on one side, touching the glass, and my striped baby was eating on the other side. I watched, stared at her long enough so that she knew she wasn't supposed to come out of that door, and then proceeded to take a bath! Tux felt comfortable enough to turn his back on her with the baby there, too!
This morning, we stayed on the deck while she reached out her hand to put food on the deck for us. She says that's an improvement, and we think so, too. I was snuggled on the deck with two of my babies, and I got up but didn't disappear underneath.
I am polydactyl, and one of my tabby kids is, too. I now have shown the lady that I have another kitten! Previously, she knew about (and filmed) two tabbies and a white & tabby. The white & tabby that she filmed is a little boy. Well, when I was sleeping on the deck, I was snuggled with TWO white & tabby kittens! So, I have four kittens total!