You knew this was coming, didn’t you? You knew that the time would come that the kittens would discover the warmy bed, and the crisis would begin.
I’m sorry to tell you that the moment has occurred.
First, we have four. (L to R: Jelly, Deuce, Balance, Mac)
Then there are five (addition of Youngsmile (R) and Nightfall (L), removal of Jelly).
And then, ladies and gentlemen, we upgraded all the way to seven (adding back in Jelly, then also Nemo (cream tabby at the farthest right)).
The warmy bed is TOO SMALL.
They sort of ooze out of it in different ways.
And eventually, when they settle, they end up looking like a giant pile of mostly the same colour cats, where you can’t really identify one part from the next.
But this, this is the worst of all. Poor Camouflage doesn’t fit!
(What is actually the worst of all is that the amount of time Jelly spends in the warmy bed has actually lightened her feet to the level that she’d probably do worse at the shows for a bit. We’re considering removing the warmy bed entirely (or at least the warmy bit), but have not yet come to any conclusions, due also to her allergies (which is yet another blog post to write)).
(If that previous paragraph makes no sense, it’s probably because you don’t know the coolest fact about Siamese coloured cats, which is that the Siamese colour is a type of temperature sensitive albinism where only the cold parts of their body produce melanin, thus why they are darker on the extremities and the face (due to the sinuses). It’s also why they’re born white, because the uterus is all the same temperature.)