Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mice... Kittens!

With having rabbits and other livestock come the unwelcome mice as well.

To rid yourself of these unwanted guests, the regular mice traps aren't going to work.  Sticky traps?  Not in a barn full of angoras!  Bunnies do sometimes escape, unfortunately.  Standard mouse traps could also hurt an escaped rabbit.  So the safest solution was actually suggested to us by one of our buyers.  Cats!  Cats will not only make sure that the mice get the message that they are not welcome, but cats are also another cute animal to add to our tiny farm.

So it was off to the Nevada Humane Society.  We were fortunate to be able to take home two adorable kittens.  They were free because they were "barn" cats (meaning they weren't friendly/cuddly enough to be "house" cats), and they are vaccinated and neutered and spayed, so it's a great deal for us. 

Their shelter names were Wombat and Apache.  We fixed that immediately. 

The tan tabby is Jake (named for Disney's The Cat from Outer Space) and the one that looks like a Russian blue is named Sasha.

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