So far, mama cat and kittens still have no names. That's unusual around here since we name everything we rescue. By the next post I'll have names for the members of this little family. Mama cat continues to be attentive to her kittens. The babies are a little over 2 weeks old now. They're active and look very healthy - so healthy in fact, they've been trying to climb out of the wicker basket in which I placed them earlier this week. Today it was time for another move. I have an old child's toybox on wheels that I thought would be just the thing for mama and kittens. The babies won't be able to climb out because this box is deeper and they can't latch onto the sides as they could the basket. I'm not quite ready for them to be running all over the room and I'm sure mama cat isn't either. In a week or two I'll let them explore their surroundings.
The cat family had company today and mama cat was very tolerant of us holding her kittens. I think many animals instinctively know when someone is friendly and means to do them no harm. Mama was more concerned with the other cats peering in the door at her than with us handling her babies.
One of the kittens (grey with white chin and paws) has begun to play with his mama and it's so cute to watch. A few days ago he grabbed his mama's tail and apparently stuck her with his needle sharp little claws because she fussed at him a bit. He was batting at her head today and I think he's probably going to be her problem child. He's awfully cute though.