May 24, 2020 by ChrisJamesAuthor
Today’s post should’ve been about the gorgeous bloom on the hawthorn tree and the lucky shots I got this week of a tit on my apple tree. Examples of those photos are below, but today has been the day that our newest family member gave birth to a litter of two kittens. I blogged about Bonnie’s arrival on 16 April, and five weeks later, here are what this charming young lady has been growing inside her.
While I was tempted to write a grumpy-old-man post complaining about more useless mouths to feed, that shtick seems redundant when I wonder just how incredible it was that this cat knew to come here. As I noted in the 16 April post, from all of the houses in the area, something told her to choose us, like so many strays have landed here before. Sure enough, that skinny frame and dusty pelt are gone after weeks of decent food and more cuddles than you can shake a stick at. And Bonnie knocked it out of the park today.
In addition, the timing could hardly be better: I will publish The Battle for Europe on 18 July, just as these two little black lumps grow into the cutest, most adorable, internet click-bait kittens. Whatever else might be in these kittens’ futures, they’re going to play a role in my book promo plans, for sure!