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Kittens of the Day #2048

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Two separate batches of kittens were at the Dactyl household today – one set six weeks old, the other only one. These two are from the elder group, of course; their eyes and ears are sharp, and they’ve learned to jump, chase, and gnaw on whatever grabs their attention. The week-old kittens, with curled ears, squinting eyes and wobbling legs, are little more than squeaky slugs, piling over one another in a fluffy mass.

As six weeks old they still have much to learn, but it still amazes me how quickly they grow comfortable with their bodies and with the world. They have to build models of momentum and perspective and every other physical trick in order to pull off their acrobatics; it takes humans years to get close to that ability, and some never do.

One of the older kittens fell asleep on my lap today, a tiny thing snoring into a crease in my jeans. I didn’t need anything else to make today a good day.

la banlieue

Written by Umbrella Man

May 2, 2014 at 12:21 am

Posted in animals, cats

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