Saturday, June 21, 2008

What Could Be Cuter?

Awhile back, my kids found a nest of kittens in the straw stack. They were quite possibly the cutest little balls of fluff ever born on this place.

I picked a favorite, which is never a good idea; since I was a youngster, my favorite animal is always the one that dies. I have not outgrown the curse. We had a week-long deluge of rain, and my favorite kitten did not weather the storm well. The mama cat wisely moved the remaining two kitties closer to the buildings, and since then, they have been pampered drug around by the kids. They have been christened Twinkle and Squirt, names that are much more inventive that my names for cats: Blacky, Yellow Kitty, Spot. . .

My oldest child is taking photography for a 4-H project this year, and I instructed him to get on the level of the kittens and snap away.

I stayed inside. I knew I couldn't resist bossing him around, and I also knew that he has a good eye for photography. He needed to frame up his own shots and do it his way, and I needed to mind my own business. It worked out beautifully.

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Few things in this world are cuter than a chubby kitten.

10 comments:

Julia in Sweden said...

The kittens are absolutely adorable! And the shots are very good! When I tried to take pics of our kittens they got all blurry, so I guess he knows what he's doing!
When I see these lovely furballs I'm kind of sad that we sterilized our cat... but we don't have room for any more cats. With our last litter we hade seven cats in our house and no barns to put them in... But boy were they adorable!

Anonymous said...

Awe, aren't they cute! Tell him he did a awesome job with the pictures.. I think he may be taking after his mom in the his photograph taking.. He seems a natural at it..

Sandy

jane said...

Awwww, wuv a kitty...the talent must run in the family. Well done.

Ann from Montana said...

The do have the sweetest faces - And he captured them wonderfully!

threecollie said...

Cute, cute kittens! Sorry about that curse, I sure do know what you mean. He did a great job with the photography!

Dawn said...

Wow! You kiddo is doing better with the camera than I am with my new one. I blame the camera, of course - still breaking it in, ya know.

Sorry about the loss of your special kitty. Give a little extra love to the other two. They sure are cute!

Prairie Chick said...

Too cute. We are enjoying a new batch of kittens (well, two batches actually that have decided a family of 8 was funner than a family of 4... they just "bunk" together) as well, that were born in the attic of our milk house. They are *almost* as cute as the baby SKUNKS we have tottering around the yard. (You can't get much cuter than a baby skunk, I guess God gave them looks to make up for their stench?) Such a fun time of year, isn't it??

Great shots by your ds!!

Mum-me said...

Wow, your son did a great job with the photography. That first photo almost looks like he has stacked the kittens on top of each other! Too cute!

Andrea said...

They are so cute!! I need a new barn cat!! Mine was taken in by a lady down the road!! That last picture is too cute!!

Heather said...

Looks like he got your ability to take super pictures! Those are so precious!

 
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