I've had some help in the kitchen lately.
Although, as much as she likes cookies, she likes kitties even more, and it is hard to drag her away from these guys.
I have to admit, I tend to spend a bit of time visiting them too.
We tried to keep them indoors, but the mama is not a house cat. See what she did to the screen when we kept her indoors? Not just one, two windows got torn up. And there is no way she could pretend it wasn't her, there was orange and white fur all around the openings she'd torn in them.
So, back they went, out to the deck off my husband's office. It isn't a bad spot for them, up away from predators, and in an insulated dog house, under a table that is under an awning. No rain gets in, and they are pretty cozy up there.
My husband not only built a ramp for Pumpkin to get up to the deck easily, he added an 8" high wooden rail around the base so no babies could slip off the side of the deck. They now have a play pen.
There are five kitties, we hope to find homes for a few, but if not, I think they'll be pretty happy staying here. If you want one, let me know. They will be snugglers, they get lots of holding time, and that always makes for a good pet.
One was supposed to go to Sugarwings' home, but surprise! Her cat had a kitten. What are the odds that her orange kitty had a calico kitten the day after our orange kitty had calico babies?
Now, please, no lectures about spaying and neutering. I'm not uninformed or uncaring. I simply like babies and will either find a good home for the kittens, or keep them all. We will spay all that we keep, including the mama. One litter was plenty and we are thrilled to have them. We are kind to our babies and treat them very special, they have good lives.
We live in the country, we get rats and snakes. We need hard working cats outside to keep the critter population down, but they are also cuddled pets.