Saturday, July 31, 2004


Yes, we have kittens. Two mothers happened to have them at the same time. Thankfully their litters were small, totalling 6 kittens. They are at my favorite stage right now --4 weeks. Just old enough to start romping around and showing their different personalities, yet young enough to still need their mothers.

Do animals have souls? The closest I have ever come to the definition of a soul is: that which makes us unique. No two cats are alike, and their development clearly is a function of both instinct and experience. Based on these things, I believe they do have souls. I also believe animals understand far more than we give them credit for.

It has been interesting to watch the two mothers both take care of the babies. They both have no idea whose are whose. (They had their litters about 4 days apart.) They share duties and care for whom ever happens to be in range.

Ok, so this is kind of a sappy post, but what the heck. I always experience a sense of wonder at the attention and love the little buggers express toward us. We are huge and have very little in common, but they enjoy the company anyway. Perhaps we could learn a thing or two from kittens...


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