Kittens In Baskets

☆ May 26, 2011

kittens in a baskets
Rue and Mushy

kittens in a baskets
Rue and Kettle

.  .  .
And to those wondering about the dynamics between Charlie & Chloe & the cats:
Charlie and Chloe immediately categorized these new felines as Eli’s Tribe.
Canines defer.  Even to kittens!


37 Responses to “Kittens In Baskets”

  1. Catherine Chandler
    May 26th, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    oh my that is too cute!

  2. rottrover
    May 26th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Even a pro like Shreve can’t resist the squee-ness of kittens in baskets!!

  3. Sherry
    May 26th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    that is FASCINATING about Chloe and Charlie. Charlie could snap those kittens in half if he wanted to. I always loved, loved LOVED hearing about Charlie’s wishes that Eli would just love him and how he’d bow to Eli. Just wonderful. It’s one great big happy furfamily then!

  4. Claire
    May 26th, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    Cat owners know that “cats rule.” Your babies are beautifully marked. Cats are so creative in their sleeping locations. Not always convenient but fun.

  5. TT in MD
    May 26th, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    sweet pictures – what cute little babies! that is an interesting dynamic – especially for Charlie – but it does make sense! And now the felines outnumber the canines.

    How is Daisy doing?? Any sign of calf coming into the world yet?

  6. Joyce
    May 26th, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Beautiful pics. I have a big Black Lab and three cats. In our house also, the cats rule.

  7. annbb
    May 26th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Yup…93 lb. Stella-dog is ruled (ashamedly) by 10 lb. Trey-you cat. A sad sad thing to see…unless you bother to see how happy the two of them are together.

  8. Janet H.
    May 26th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Wonderful pictures!

  9. Jenny C
    May 26th, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    That is simply too much cuteness in 3 little baskets. I can’t stand it!

    It makes me love Charlie and Chloe even more that the kittens are safe with them.

  10. Evan
    May 26th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    great pictures and cute kitties

  11. Scotty
    May 26th, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    baahaaa! lol. kittens in baskets. seriously? roflmao! uhuh.

  12. pam
    May 27th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    I WANT ONE!!!! :-)

  13. Jenn
    May 27th, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    These pictures are so sweet! The kittens clearly love having their pictures taken.

    Charlie is such a sweetie & that’s amazing he has taken to all of the new farmily members.

    Thanks for sharing & take care,

    Ontario, Canada

  14. Coral
    May 27th, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    Awwww! So adorable. We have 2 stray outdoor cats that adopted us. The male only tolerates my 20 lb mutt, and is scared to death of the larger dogs. The female cat is just a badass. She’ll saunter into the back yard where the big dogs are and very calmly slap ’em around. My mutt she plays with.

  15. Andrea in Guelph
    May 27th, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Canines can be hilarious. I have 3 cats and an 80 lb dog. One day my dog was sleeping on his bed when 2 of the 3 cats came up to him. One of them meowed sweetly to the dog, and the dog got up out of HIS bed and slept on the floor. The cats then took over his bed. Poor pups! (: If there is a cat on the couch cushion that the dog wants to sleep on he rests his head on the cushion until I move the cat for him. If I leave the cat there, he doesn’t jump up. (:

  16. Marg
    May 27th, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Cats know that the best defense is a good offense and most important to stand their ground and project their attitude. If they run all bets are off with dogs and they become prey.

    Hmmm ,is the new arrival “grey”, must get out my paint box and mix some colors. Glad it’s a girl. All are safe and sound I presume?

  17. Sandra
    May 27th, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    Canines defer. And that is how it should be :)

    My dog is very coyote-like. She tolerates very few other dogs, but adores/defers to adults, children and cats.

  18. Aleta
    May 27th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Those are some terminally cute kitties you got there. Thanks for the photos, and the Daisy update! Looking forward to hearing all about the new girl.

  19. wright1
    May 27th, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Rue is definitely enjoying all the benefits of motherhood, and she should. From what you’ve described about her life before she adopted you, she more than paid her tuition at the Academy of Survival.

    That said, great photos of healthy, happy cats. And thanks for the clarification about the canine reaction.

  20. Darci
    May 27th, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    WEE~! Thanks for posting more pictures of the kitties. Rue is beautiful!

    Can’t wait to see the Calf pictures!!!

    Name her Lady…. after the Lady slipper flower.

  21. christine
    May 27th, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Oh Puleeesee..must have pictures of Charlie, Chloe and the Eli’s Tribe!!!!

  22. christine
    May 27th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    PS How about Lola for the calf?

  23. Marcia
    May 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Cute kittens – and congrats to you & Daisy….my guess is a black baby….and good for Daisy beating the upcoming weekend storm. My Molly cow has 4 weeks to go.

  24. LEISEL
    May 27th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Eli’s TRIBE . . . Off the charts CUTE!!!!! I’m guessing the new baby girl is black with maybe a few markings? Will be checking in to see pix over the weekend. I can tell, you’re having way too much fun!!!!!

  25. Marg
    May 27th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Name the new baby contest????? Sounds like everyone is getting a head start lol.

  26. Rachel
    May 27th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    So. Freaking. Cute.

  27. Assana
    May 27th, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Awwwh. Just what i needed to see on this super hectic day. Sooo adorable.

    And I’m gonna be pushy and suggest Bella for the baby girl. Though I do like Lady too.


  28. Bumblebee
    May 27th, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Beautiful pics!!!! Maybe you should make them into blank cards or birthday cards. They would be purfect for cat lovers!! :)What do ya think?
    Love and hugs to all!!!

  29. Sunny
    May 27th, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Rue is kinda like owning my heart right now: what sweeties!!


  30. Adrienne
    May 27th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    My goodness, no wonder he calls he “Mama Football!”

  31. Susan
    May 28th, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Squeal!!! Such CUTE kitties… Sigh

    I vote for naming the calf Sadie (almost an anagram of Daisy).

  32. Cat Mandu
    May 29th, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    Do you have a picture of Charlie in a box? I’m doing a series of
    “Meet My Box-Loving Friends”. I think my blogging friends would go crazy seeing Charlie in a box. (With links, of course.) My Mom is Margaret from “May the Furs be With You”.)
    Those are cute kitties, by the way!

  33. shreve
    May 29th, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Cat ~ I do! Baby Charlie in a box:

  34. Stephanie
    May 31st, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Way. Too. Cute!

  35. Susan
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    “Hey everyone, come see how good I look”! –Ron Burgundy. ;)

  36. Pat D.
    June 8th, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    If Kettle still tries to sleep with Mama Rue when she’s grown, you’ll need a bigger basket!
    Darling pics– thank you!

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