Should I break my promise yet again and show you more pictures of my mother’s kittens? I can’t help myself. Of course I should. I was over yesterday and took a batch of pictures while mama was taking a break from her squirming horde. It was hard to get all of them to show their faces to the camera at once, but eventually I did it. Sort of. This picture is a composite of the two best shots I got.

For the record, in this picture they are just a bit over three weeks old.

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