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Kittens in the Sun

The semi-domestic and feral cats of the Cyclades have been documented in Cats In The Sun.

It wasn't surprising to find a similar colony living in the grounds of my hotel in Cyprus last week, and while wandering the grounds camera in hand, I found a couple of families of very young kittens. I'd guess on group at 8 weeks or so, while the younger kittens weren't much more thna three weeks old. The first group was living in a rock garden near the beach, while the second family of much younger animals were being cosseted by the waiters (who showed me where they were nesting), living under a decorative workbench in a restaurant.

First sight, kittens and mother on the rocks.

A small family gathering.

Rolly-poly tumbles!

"Line up for the nice photographer."

"All hail the conquering hero!"

Not very old, but still ready to explore...

Mother love.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 18th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Kitten Porn!
I NEED that black and white kitten - it seems so much like the first cat Mendi and I had after we got married.
May. 18th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Kitten Porn!
The cat whose kittens we have has just had another litter, apparently - four black-and-whites and a ginger, all toms.
May. 19th, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: Kitten Porn!
Black and white is the ONLY true cat colour!

May. 18th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
The black and white one looks like one of my sister's cats as a kitten, exept that Whiskers has mostly black legs:

May. 18th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
I like the one with the piratical eyepatch, in the "line up" picture.
May. 18th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Very cute indeed :)
May. 19th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
I want one!
May. 19th, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
waaah .... I haven't had a new kitten for *ages* ...
May. 19th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
oooooh ooooooooooooooooooooh mew!
May. 19th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC)
THEY'RE SO CUTE!!!! I'm surprised you didn't try to smuggle them back home in a backpack! *grin*

My cat's looking at me strangely, as I spent the last few minutes making happy squeaking noises as each picture loaded up...
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