The kids found a litter of kittens in a bramble by our house. We think someone dumped them and their mama in our neighborhood. We weren't able to rescue any of the others, but we did manage to snag this little girl before the mama cat moved her babies on.
The boys are SO happy to finally have a pet of their own. They named her Silver Star and take very good care of her.
Ascha loves Silver Star a dangerous amount. She's still on the young side for responsible ownership, so we really have to watch her. We're learning all sorts of good lessons, though, like "Feet are not for kicking" and "Never pick up a cat by the tail." We're pretty sure they'll both survive their stormy relationship and turn out to be great friends someday.
Her favorite warm napping spot