I love farm babies! And this year, there have been so many.
First there were the baby chickens.
Then there were the baby goats.
And the giant baby dog.
As if that was not enough, the baby birds just hatched in the nest in my hen house.
And when I went over to my cousin’s house, here’s what I found at the old wash house door.
You have no idea how hard it was to not bring one home!
Debbie in Memphis says:
Love all the babies. I don’t know if I could have left without a kitten. We’re looking for a puppy for our family and they are all so cute!!
On July 1, 2008 at 5:15 am
Kim A. says:
Uh, why isn’t the momma cat (and the male or males) spayed/neutered?
My co-worker and I just did our first feral kitten rescue on Friday and we’d like to trap the mom too, to get her spayed.
I don’t mean to offend, but I am a *HUGE* advocate of spaying and neutering. There are far too many millions of animals in shelters that are euthanized every year (and maybe they are the lucky ones) to allow even barn cats to breed.
Just my $0.02.
And I think I’d have brought them home when they were weaned — and spayed the mom!
On July 1, 2008 at 6:32 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
Kim, that’s why I have so many cats, I took in all the barn kittens while I lived there! I had all of mine spayed/neutered, and had the barn mamas (that I could catch) fixed.
On July 1, 2008 at 6:38 am
I had a tortoise-shell many years ago. She was a small bodied cat, medium hair and a lot of fun. She knew her name and would come when you called her. She would take walks with you … up to about 2-3 blocks, then stop and meow very loudly 😆
We had to hand-raise her from about 3-4 weeks because my brother found her stuck in a wall at my Dad’s business and she had been injured. It was not possible to return her to her mother(a feral cat).
I don’t think I have seen a tortie in your collection?
On July 1, 2008 at 6:44 am
Carolyn A. says:
Love the look on the kittens faces. It’s like, “Who are you?” Good luck resisting those cuties. xxoo
On July 1, 2008 at 7:10 am
They are SO SO SO cute! I love the round faces and big eyes – fuzzy cheeks… I am in love! LOL
On July 1, 2008 at 7:15 am
I just got the happy kitty sound from my 18 month old daughter when I showed her this post…goes something like “AAAeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” Not sure if that is what she thinks her kitty sounds like but this is it for now! Love the baby goat…so cute!
On July 1, 2008 at 7:15 am
I’ve been tempted by cute little faces like that many times. I understand.
But those faces…oh my…how did you do it??
On July 1, 2008 at 7:30 am
and on a farm sometimes its not possible to even get near a barn cat much less catch one to take to a vet to get them fixed up. Suckers can be wild as the wind.
But I totally agree its the responsible thing to get them taken care of to prevent overpopulation and cats that end up in bad shape.
On July 1, 2008 at 7:41 am
Suzanne McMinn says:
It WAS hard not to bring one (or both!) home. I have a lot of cats already, though! (That I got the same way, LOL.)
And no, I don’t have a tortie now, though I did have one many, many years ago. They’re gorgeous.
On July 1, 2008 at 7:44 am
I love cats, just not at my house. I can’t stand that climbing all over everything.
But if I had brought one, I’d have to have two. They are so cute when they play.
On July 1, 2008 at 7:59 am
What an aaaawwwwhhhhh moment…I love baby animals too!! I don’t know which are my favorites!?! All of your pics are precious!! Thank you for sharing!!!
On July 1, 2008 at 8:00 am
Melissa's Cozy Teacup says:
Dude looks like a chicken. :chicken:
On July 1, 2008 at 8:26 am
Oh my goodness, why would you try to resist??? If you are going to get a horse, you’ll have hay, and hay means mice and mice means you need a KITTEH. We have four indoor/outies and some barn kittehs too. Have you seen
“I can haz cheeseburger?”
Personally I think you need a pony/cart setup like mine. I think a little pony cart would be great on your roads.
On July 1, 2008 at 8:49 am
The tortie looks just like my sons new cat. His kitten is a rescue from a feral colony and absolutely wonderful. I applaud you for taking in as many of the farm cats as you could and getting the mamas you could catch :cattail: spayed.
On July 1, 2008 at 8:52 am
I, like beckynsc, am not intrested in having cats in my house. I dislike having cat hair all over everything. Plus my daughter’s cat put me in the hospital for 96 days in 1986.(not all at once) But I think they are so cute when they are little like those. Have a great day and :hug: to all.
On July 1, 2008 at 8:54 am
Shari C says:
Love the photos. Can’t believe you were able to leave without bringing one of those ‘cute’ kitties home.
On July 1, 2008 at 8:59 am
Oh, my gosh! How hard it would be to walk away from those faces! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a kitten. My “kittens” are big, lazy eating and pooping machines now. But, they’re loves, and I remember the fuzzy, big-eyed, big-eared days as if they were yesterday. As with human babies, those times pass way too quickly!
On July 1, 2008 at 9:05 am
Crystal B. says:
What cute babies. Love the photos.
On July 1, 2008 at 9:20 am
:catmeow: You are a far stronger woman than I. I would have brought both of them home! That would have drove my husband nuts!
On July 1, 2008 at 9:39 am
Beautiful kitten picture. That one should be framed and put in Princess’ room.
On July 1, 2008 at 9:47 am
They are really cute!
On July 1, 2008 at 10:00 am
Sharon Elkins says:
Better to collect babies than have more. If you keep on, you’re going to have to add on to the farm.
On July 1, 2008 at 10:05 am
Aww adorable pictures. Babies are so hard to resist.
On July 1, 2008 at 10:12 am
I love baby critters too! Couldn’t you make room for one more kitty? They’re so sweet!
On July 1, 2008 at 10:14 am
Bayou Woman says:
Those kitties are so cute! Hey, S, do y’all have figs up there?
On July 1, 2008 at 10:18 am
I have exactly an idea of how hard it was to not bring one of those home!
I love reading your blog, and do so everyday, even if I don’t comment. Great writing. (Of course. That’s what you do!) Great photos. Great true life adventures!
On July 1, 2008 at 10:34 am
How adorable! You are a strong woman to walk away from them! I know you’ve worked hard at getting the wild cats fixed! Seems like there’s always one that you can’t find or don’t know is there, doesn’t it? Well, you’re doing the best you can. Good for you.
I so would have had a hard time walking away from these little cuties though!
On July 1, 2008 at 10:50 am
Kim A. says:
I know you have altered all your cats, Suzanne, plus others, and bless you for doing it! I wish everyone would be so responsible, caring, and considerate. :hug:
On July 1, 2008 at 11:21 am
Tori Lennox says:
I’m not a cat person either, but kittens are SOOOO adorable!!
On July 1, 2008 at 11:30 am
Babies, babies, everywhere. It must be that time of year. This is about when we “found” our kittens on the back deck (five years ago).
On July 1, 2008 at 11:40 am
You are so blessed! I say that knowing that you have worked very hard for all you have. Enjoy every moment – children grow up and leave all too soon and every memory will be cherished. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
On July 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm
I would never have been able to have resisted those two cuties! :purr:
On July 1, 2008 at 12:43 pm
They are all so adorable.
On July 1, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Oh, how I love those farm babies too!!!!!!!!! Precious!
On July 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Claudia W says:
Cute, cute, cute! I too have brought many a barn cat home. Usually to save it cause the racoons or something had gotten momma cat. I have three here now that were all about three days old when we got them. (All at different times) I gotta say no more. It’s just too hard forme to take care of all the critters we have saved.
I will justbe really happy to look at the pictures and say Aw…how cute!
On July 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Jeannie in OKC says:
You are a strong woman, to be able to resist those sweet kittens. Oh, my! I’m not sure I would have been able to resist, even though we already have three cats. Thanks for the photo.
On July 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Shimmy Mom says:
AWWW. They are all so cute. We have baby bunnies at our house and I just can’t stay out of the bunny barn.
On July 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm
Be strong!!!! Because we can’t have them all!!!! ……
as i sit here having my shoelaces untied by my latest battle with “aren’t they cute!!!”. I hardly ever win.
They always win. And my pet bill goes up. Good luck! :flying:
On July 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm
Picture of the day…McMurray hatchery (who has been a lifesaver to me) says: FAVEROLLES have beards-“Originally bred as a utility fowl in France, now it is raised mostly for exhibition and novelty. It is good sized with a beard, muff, feathered shanks, and 5th toe. The male is colored in straw, reddish brown and black; the female a creamy white and salmon brown. Baby chicks are creamy white with muff, fuzzy legs, and 5th toe” :chicken: .Although yours may not be purebred, lacking the fifth toe and feathered legs. We use to have one before the coyote- nuff said 😥 .
Love the tooooo much cuteness pics. You are doing a great job :hug: . What’s the problem with leaving the kittys’ at cousins’ house? He has a big hunting ground under / among his vehicles.
On July 1, 2008 at 3:46 pm
They are all so cute!
I have a picture of our pup on my blog page but he is not as sweet as he is cute.
Check it out:
On July 1, 2008 at 4:53 pm
I am not sure I could have left them there!
On July 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm
WAY too cute. If you don’t love springtime on a farm, you have no soul. :chicken:
BTY, I’m tagging you. Stop by my place to play the game.
On July 1, 2008 at 6:11 pm
There is no way I could have walked away. Probably why we have 7 kitties now and feel all the strays in the neighborhood.
On July 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm
FEED all the strays. Sheesh.
On July 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Lisa in California says:
They are too cute! I currently have 4 kitties and wouldn’t have been able to leave them there. I would HAVE to bring them home. https://chickensintheroad.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/cat74.gif
On July 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm
I want one of each of the babies!! Not just the kitties..
On July 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm
Babies – gotta love them! All my cats are strays/ferals and I’ve probably had a dozen fixed but there always seems to be more :cattail:
On July 1, 2008 at 8:09 pm
I can’t believe with all the babies on your farm you don’t have kittens too! :catmeow:
On July 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm
AWWWWWE! They are all SOOOOO cute. I could just “eat them up” as my granny used to say. I’ve had blog withdrawal… I have a new “job” at my office starting a couple of weeks ago, so I don’t have any spare time to read blogs any more. I’m happy to be working hard and not to be bored any longer, but I’m used to getting to READ my fav. bloggers every day except for the weekends. Well Suzanne blogs daily, THANKS! but the others don’t on weekends like Dooce & Daily Coyote. She has a new puppy too. A border collie mix that is called Chloe. And Dooce has a Mini Australian Shepherd from Jan 08 called Coco! It’s a small world. I’m now craving a puppy. How sick is that? I think my cat and 18 yr old dog would object, but I’m thinking about visiting the shelter in August as a b-day present for my hubby. He’s been wanting another dog for awhile now and even indicated that he would like a young one or puppy if he can keep up with house training it.
On July 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm
wow amazingly cute – all of them!! I was going to say “especially the” but couldn’t pick which where cutest. I love them all.
On July 6, 2008 at 1:20 pm