Be honest. You would have taken this kitten home, too.
Even if you already had eight cats.
And six sheep, two goats (and a third on the way), two ducks (did I say two?), and 40-something chickens.
Did I say 40-something chickens? I’ll explain.
Oh, and by the way, there is something else coming.
I can’t tell you what that something else is.
It’s a surprise.
Kinda like Number Nine.
He was a surprise even to me.
He’s pretty cute.
Even when he’s crying.
And he cries a lot.
But mostly he’s just adorable.
Morgan grabbed him while at my cousin’s farm the other day, just before she got on the school bus. He’s from a new litter from one of their feral barn cats. We’ve taken in one of the feral barn kittens before. (We still have Killer. He’s a giant cat now!) This kitten is no more than two to three weeks old. Too young to realize yet that humans are “bad” so she was able to pick him up. She talked Georgia into keeping him for her for the day and after school I couldn’t say no.
….I present Number Nine! (He awaits a name based on his personality, or so I’ve been told. Me, I’m calling him Number Nine.) We’re feeding him cat milk with a dropper and he also will lick at a little bit of soft cat food mixed with cat milk.
Good thing I love cats.
Oh, and I love chickens, too.
The older chicks made their debut in the chicken yard last night.
We already have 20 new chicks in the brooder. (It didn’t stay empty for long!)
Buff Orpingtons, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Barred Rocks, and Americaunas.
….six new Pekin ducklings.
It’s spring on the farm!
And don’t forget the something else. Shhhhh. It’s a surprise! (Wanna make a guess?)
I want your life!
I guess turkeys.
On May 2, 2009 at 1:35 am
Number Nine is gorgeous. Is Clover expecting?
On May 2, 2009 at 2:49 am
jan 'n' tn says:
Now you’ve gone and dunnit’…Is what my BD would say…continuing with…the duck box/pond isn’t finished yet, the rest of the garden needs to get in, and now I have to enlarge the chicken yard too! He loves it when I give him things to do around the house. Nine is adorable, look at the toes in that pic (serious curtain climbers). I’d probably have to call him MONKEY. My guess is a MOOO COW to pasture with the sheep. Maybe it will remedy the clumping thing they’ve got going on. More ducks, more chickens, a screaming kitten, a surprise to look forward to—life is sooo goood!
On May 2, 2009 at 3:10 am
Nancy in Atlanta says:
Nope – I couldn’t have turned away from Number 9, either, but probably wouldn’t have had the courage to “grab” him at 2-3 weeks old! But looks like Morgan is already a good Mommy to him. You said cat milk – do you have a nursing cat on the farm? And the something else? I’m guessing either Pepsi or – drum roll – Clover is preggers?!!!
Your chicks and ducklings are adorable! :snoopy: :heart:
On May 2, 2009 at 3:12 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
No, no nursing cats here. All my cats are fixed. I bought some cat milk at the store! They sell cat milk.
On May 2, 2009 at 4:27 am
jan 'n' tn says:
BTW—Happy Belated Birthday to the handsome young man, Weston.
On May 2, 2009 at 3:26 am
I am guessing Clover is udderly preggers. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
On May 2, 2009 at 4:46 am
Happy Birthday, Weston!!! :snoopy: That cake looks scrumptious!
#9 was entirely too cute to be given back……the farm is growing, hugely, all the chicks and the ducks!! And I think the mystery something else is………… a miniature donkey?!?!?!
On May 2, 2009 at 4:57 am
Julie Andrea in Englehart, ON says:
hmmm … maybe YOU are preggars? hee hee
When I had a kitty that age, we also fed her milked down pablum, gradually increasing the thickness with more pablum as the days went by. She grew to think that whenever she heard the microwave humming and pinging that it was for her! LOL Good Luck with your new little precious!
On May 2, 2009 at 5:03 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
The ducklings are Pekins. No drivers license on Monday. He doesn’t get his drivers ed certificate for a few more weeks. (He’s in drivers ed this semester.)
On May 2, 2009 at 5:14 am
Adorable kitty and cute ducklings! There’s always something exciting going on at your place!! :woof:
On May 2, 2009 at 5:19 am
Happy Belated to Wes!
Fifty-Two is moving in? 😉
On May 2, 2009 at 5:25 am
Too cute. If only they stayed so little! My husband should really keep me out of feed stores, too. I have 29 chicks in our laundry room right now!
I’m guessing the earlier mentioned piglet is coming home soon. I’ve been seeing more ads every week in the Traders Guide for young pigs.
On May 2, 2009 at 5:55 am
Hey, what’s one more??? He’s so cute!
On May 2, 2009 at 5:58 am
Nita in SC says:
I think you need a mule. Named Petunia.
On May 2, 2009 at 6:03 am
I’m going to guess that coco is going to get a permanent live in man type dog!
On May 2, 2009 at 6:04 am
:snoopy: We have two guesses! I say a PONY but my daughter says a baby :fairy: LOL. Must have babies on the mind as we are waiting the arrival of a niece/nephew/cousin at the end of the month. Whatever your surprise is we are sure it will be cute! :dancingmonster: Happy Spring from Rose and Tess in VT
On May 2, 2009 at 6:12 am
Awww, baby cuteness!!! I love spring. 🙂 I am bottling raising a kitten, too. I think since Number Nine’s teeth seem to be fully grown in he is actually around 4 weeks. Mine just turned 5 weeks yesterday and his teeth were fully in the week before. Have fun with him!!
And I think you are getting a calf.
On May 2, 2009 at 6:21 am
Are you marrying 52????? Is he the new addition??
On May 2, 2009 at 6:40 am
Yes, I would have brought him home even if I had 10 cats at home. Or 11 or 12. How could you resist that face?! (I’m a cat lover, too. I have 2 that let me live with them.)
I’m guessing it’s Clover, too.
On May 2, 2009 at 6:46 am
The kitten is adorable and I love the little ducklings! I guess that Clover is expecting. I wish I had your life!
On May 2, 2009 at 6:49 am
Cyndi Lewis says:
I think you are getting a piglet! Love the kitty and the chicks!
On May 2, 2009 at 6:51 am
The kitten is too cute for words. The ducklings are sooo sweet I just want to grab one.My guess as to the surprise…….a puppy! :woof: :woof:
On May 2, 2009 at 7:05 am
The kitten is too cute for words. Happy birthday to Wesley. I have a niece turning 16 this week. All eager to get her permit. My dd here at home will be 16 next year. I can get it though my head they will be old enough to drive. Its nuts.
52 is moving in and you are getting married?
Pepsi is comming to the farm!!!
I thought mabe a cow or two?
A boyfirend for Coco. lol.
Cant wait to hear what it is.
On May 2, 2009 at 7:06 am
I’m going with Clover being pregnant. I also agree with Nita; you need a donkey. Is that the same as a mule? Anyway, a donkey would be a good addition.
I wouldn’t have been able to say no to No. Nine either. If my husband didn’t keep me in check, I’d have a lot more pets than just two cats and a Boston Terrier. My mom had 18 cats. I don’t know if I could handle that many. I am allergic to the little cuties after all!
Can’t wait to see the new addition!
On May 2, 2009 at 7:37 am
My little N. loves your site. We scrolled through the pics twice before even reading any of it.
Maybe some of your sheep are pregnant? See they clump for a reason, (well a boy and a girl. . .) I bet you might still have a piglet or two, despite the flu outbreak. Could be a horse for your daughter, too. Or a boyfriend for Coco. :hug:
On May 2, 2009 at 7:37 am
A milk cow and calve… and a baby Clover!
On May 2, 2009 at 7:44 am
Oh I love baby kittens so much. They are so adorable and so perfectly created. These pictures are priceless.
On May 2, 2009 at 7:52 am
I am not a cat person(highly allergic), but I do love some good kitten antics, and I can definitely appreciate such a cute model for photos!
On May 2, 2009 at 7:57 am
Awww, I couldn’t have said no to Number Nine either.
I’m going to guess the something else is a donkey. (Only because when we get goats I want a guard donkey.)
On May 2, 2009 at 8:01 am
I love yellow striped kitties!
I’m thinking you’re getting a cow, or another dog, or Clover is going to be a mama again. :duck:
On May 2, 2009 at 8:04 am
Claudia W. says:
I want to say a horse for Morgan. Every Princess needs a stead!
On May 2, 2009 at 8:13 am
I love Number Nine. His eyes remind me of the guinea pig from the movie, Bedtime Stories. So expressive.
Everyone’s guesses seem appropriate for your new addition. With each comment, I think, “oh yes, that’s surely what the surprise is.”
Working hard at http://www.sccworlds.com
On May 2, 2009 at 8:20 am
Kara S says:
Number Nine is adorable! He looks like he might be long haired too. 🙂
My guess at the new addition, besides a baby goat or two, is a calf or milk cow! Think of what you could do with a couple of gallons of fresh cow milk each day! The cheeses, sauces, yogurts, cream, butter…Yum. 🙂 It would be like having 10 Clovers!
On May 2, 2009 at 8:37 am
:sun2: I love it when I pull up your site and the first thing I do is go “Awwwwwwwww”. Spring has your farm full life! I won’t guess about the suprise but I can’t wait! Hope Coco is takin to all the new animals.
On May 2, 2009 at 8:39 am
OH Call him Niner – not nooner – NINER!!!.. LOL sorry, got nothin going for me today for comments…. blah… LOL
On May 2, 2009 at 8:52 am
Happy Birthday Weston. My daughter Megan turned 22 today!!!
I hope Clover is pregooo!
On May 2, 2009 at 9:22 am
Well, I know you need a pony and cart. If you were closer to Kansas I’d lend you Jedi for the summer. She needs a job for the next six months.
I vote you get a pony!
On May 2, 2009 at 9:33 am
Happy Birthday, Weston!
That first picture is adorable.
I’m guessing a male Coco!
On May 2, 2009 at 9:40 am
First guess: Clover’s pregnant.
Second guess: Coco is pregnant.
Third guess: Ed Mcmahon called and wants to make sure you plan on being home Sunday afternoon and is double checking how many creeks have to be crossed to get to the new farmhouse.
Fourth guess: Don’t go there, Becki.
On May 2, 2009 at 9:43 am
Those pictures are just adorable. Love the new little ducks. they are so cute. Number 9 is very cute and cuddly looking to. We now have a house full of cats and kittens. They are going to start calling me the crazy cat lady before long. Our two females each had a litter of five. then yesterday the neighbors brought over two new kittens (look to be about 4 weeks old) that they found in their backyard. Can’t find the mother and no idea where they came from. So we brought them inside and they are now part of the family too. Nursing on both mother kittens and playing with everyone.
On May 2, 2009 at 10:05 am
Is my Coco pregnant? Yes, I said “my Coco”, since I’m sure she is mine. Lalalala, I can’t hear you. She is all mine.
On May 2, 2009 at 10:52 am
Since you have mentioned Pepsi and we know Clover went to be bred, I am guessing piglets? Or maybe it is the girl Fainting Goat to go with Pepsi. Will you name her Sprite?
On May 2, 2009 at 10:59 am
Happy Birthday, Weston!!! My oldest turns 25 tomorrow – quarter century lol.
Niner is adorable. Reminds me of my kitten that didn’t make it (sigh).
I’m guessing it’s time to get the piglet from the dark angel?
On May 2, 2009 at 11:30 am
Happy Birthday to Weston!!
Love all the new spring babies on your farm.
I hope Clover is pregnant.
On May 2, 2009 at 11:31 am
Kim W says:
If only they would stay that way! Blessings from Ohio…
On May 2, 2009 at 11:53 am
I have a feeling a Llama is on the way – ? or how about a little piggy???? Dad and I took home the one pig my family had, on the passenger floor of our car from S.D. to N.D., he was a wonderful guy. The geese loved his tail! he loved the plastic children’s swimming pool, mom spoiled him rotten. We did NOT eat him, a family? took him in the backseat of their car after he got too big… :wave:
On May 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I have two guesses–Clover is gonna have a baby or you’re getting a spouse for the giant puppy.
On May 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm
Ms E says:
Pic #3 just melts my heart, total preciousness! My guess, or should I say my HOPE…a Scotish Highlander cow. PLEASE!
On May 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm
I think a pig is coming. And I would keep the name Number Nine. Very original.
On May 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Number Nine is such a cutie! Are you getting a cow?
On May 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm
LOL. I’m guessing it is a pig? How many cats do ya have in the house now? This new kitty sure loves your daughter. I love seeing all your farm animals. Susie 😀
On May 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Guess? Um… A miniature cow (https://www.minicattlecountry.com/page3.html)? Or a sheep herding dog?
On May 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm
*gasp* IS THERE A NEW TEENY CLOVER ON THE WAY?!
My other guess is….piglets!
On May 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Coco had a small visitor a few weeks ago. Small hanky panky still makes a bunch of babies sometimes.
On May 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm
A llama would be a nice addition to your “little” farm. Not only do they give you really soft fleece for yarn, they are very good at guarding. My llama really watches out for my 3 alpacas and he is only 1 1/2 yrs old. :ladybug:
On May 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Lisa in California says:
I’m guessing Clover is pregnant. BUT, I know you want donkeys too, so maybe you are getting one?
On May 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm
I’m guessing a pig too!! Number 9 is so cute! I would have about that many in the house if DH wasn’t allergic to them! Cats that is, not pigs! I hope you don’t mind that I left a link to your vanilla recipe on one of my blog recipes (Old-fashioned Raisin Cake). I plan on making a big bottle myself!
On May 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Oh yea, I would have taken that cutie home too! I already have three but if I had a farm, so easy for me to add another. Lol! I have no clue what else is coming. I’m new to your blog and wouldn’t want to make a silly guess like an Elephant. LOL!
I come here just to get my animal fix. Love it!!
On May 2, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Where do I start? The kitty, the chicks,the ducks, the handsome birthday boy, the chocolate birthday cake?The ch…ch..chocolate bbb…bbbirthday cake??? (slaps myself)Ok.I’m ok now.
That little kitten is what I call an orange marmalade, and I adore it.What a lucky little guy to be taken to live at Stringtown Rising Farm.
On May 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm
Number nine is soooooooo cute. I just love his eyes!!!! I definitely would have taken him home. There is just no way I could have left him….You are so lucky!
On May 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm
Whatever the surprise is, I’m sure it will be something FUN. Are you getting an emu? What about a pretty peacock? Or a miniature horse? I can’t wait to see what the new addition is!
BTW – Niner and the ducklings are cute beyond words! How do you stand it? LOL
On May 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm
I’m guessing a horse for Morgan,that’s what Robyn says anyway
can’t wait to find out,
When ya going to tell?
huh? huh? huh?
tell us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
waiting in suspense from Toronto
On May 2, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Number nine is very cute! He looks like a mouse, at first glance I tought that he was one. Therefore I would call him Mouse – is that a strange name for a cat? 😆
On May 3, 2009 at 4:33 am
My guess is either a Cow :cowsleep: :moo: or a pig :pinkpig: !!
On May 3, 2009 at 5:51 am
Plan ahead for an outdoor Nativity scene. Get a donkey!
On May 3, 2009 at 9:38 am
A monkey would be a fun addition to the farm. :yes:
On May 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm
kd (small caps) says:
How about a pig or a cow…you don’t have either yet. I can see you enjoying fresh milk and, do I dare say it, fresh bacon/sausage.
On May 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm
The kitten and chicks are so cute. I still think you should get a silkie ( https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/bantams_silkies.html ) It would happily sit on any eggs you wanted hatched. I have even seen them raise ducks. It is amusing how frantic they get when the ducklings decide to go for a swim.
On May 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm
ooh he is adorable, found a name already?
i always had cats, but since the last one died, we held off a bit.
but now i cannot wait to get one again, at least on hahaha
they are so wonderfull.
lots of fun with this little terror 😆
On May 4, 2009 at 3:33 am
Suzanne!!! Are you prenant??? 😉
On May 4, 2009 at 6:12 am
Two goats? When did one go? Nutmeg? I missed that.
On May 4, 2009 at 7:47 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
We lost Honey about a month ago……. (sob!)
On May 4, 2009 at 9:39 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
Here is the link to the post about Honey.
On May 4, 2009 at 9:43 am
All your kitties are in the house? What kind of litter do you use? I have 2 inside and scoop everyday and it drives me CRAZY!!!
On May 4, 2009 at 10:15 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
No! Our cats are indoor-outdoor and I don’t keep a litter box.
On May 4, 2009 at 10:19 am
Mary Lund says:
Hi Suzanne – What do you use instead of using a litter box? Have you trained all the cats to use the toilet?
On May 5, 2009 at 8:01 am
We have been good! Please tell us who or what is pregnant! Little n. is dying to see more pictures! :hissyfit:
On May 4, 2009 at 11:16 am
I will bet that the “new something” is a goatling from Clover!
That number 9 is just too cute for words! Ditto for those ducklings! I want a kitten and ducklings!
On May 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Ohhh, those are the CUTEST duckers!!!!!! I LOVE ducks! All we have are squirrels and a rabbit and birds in our subdivision. LOL
That kitty, how PRECIOUS is he! His name should be “crat” because all cats are rats. LOL That’s what my husband says and calls them CRATS. I love him snuggling Morgen’s neck!
Where in the world do you find cat milk to feed him????? Precious.
On May 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Kitty = CUTE! My guess is 52 is moving in.
On May 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm
Eep! Number Nine is precious! I love orange cats. My cats have all been orange so far. Well…all two of them.
On May 6, 2009 at 12:01 am
Amy W. says:
Can I bury my face in your ducks?
Did I just say that out loud? :chicken:
On May 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Sooooooooooo cute!!!- Pam
On November 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Karen C. says:
i think number 9 is the title of a beatles song…the white album.
On November 30, 2009 at 8:38 am
M Davidson says:
But Suzanne, where do you get CAT MILK??
On August 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
They sell cat milk at Wal-Mart!
On August 5, 2010 at 7:14 am