July 20, 2005


Somehow the cats are the only animals that are able to maintain some sort of decorum in the finca. Their coats remain shiny and full, and their fleas are much better hidden than those of the dogs or the featherless, mite-infested chickens. And it doesn’t hurt that I like cats to begin with. So I was petting this orange and white kitty one day, remarking on her full belly and wondering how long she had been pregnant. And she answered me RIGHT THERE! She went into labor on my lap, I put her in a basket, and she gave birth to 2 kittens within an hour! I went back a few days later, and found the still eyeless but furry kittens tucked up in a barn with their momma, purring purring, and fairly free from fleas. Awww……

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