Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


It appears that kidnapping is a hereditary trait.  In the following bad photos (so sorry about that) you can see a hen in a nest box.  That hen is sitting on eggs AND three little kittens.  Mr. Gibson the hen has taken over David's new kittens.  Mr Gibson is the daughter of Elenore Hen.  Elenore was also a kidnapper of kittens and the story about her can be found on my sidebar, as it was published in Countryside Magazine. David was one of the kittens kidnapped by Elenore.  Guess David thinks this is the way of the world because she doesn't seem to mind sharing her babies with Mr. Gibson.

One of the kittens is very inquisitive and always eager to peek out and see what the world is about.  For that reason this little one is named Nancy(after my blog friend who writes stories for the Elder Storytelling Place).  Human Nancy also shares my love of the animals on NOL-NOC Estates. As my luck goes in naming the babies around here a bit too early, I'm pretty sure we'll end up with a "Nancy Boy". 

By the way, the eggs that have been placed under Mr. Gibson were given to me by the neighbor's who have the Rooster Jack Bauer.  When (and if) these hatch, we will have some more exciting news around the place as Jack's lineage carries on.

Mr. Gibson taking charge of David's kittens.
Nancy kitten peeks out of nest box.  Doubtful eyes are even open yet.
Nosey Nancy kitten, Mama David cat, Mr Gibson Hen


Lynn said...

A cat, a kitten, a hen, and unhatched eggs. That is amazing! Love the photos. So sweet.

Granny Annie said...

Lynn -- Thanks! Who says we all can't get along? It's a good thing a goat won't fit in there too. LOL Wow, I cannot believe the A-Z challenge has already reached the letter "V". Can't wait to see what you do with that.

Tabor said...

Spring makes friends/and/or enemies of all the animals.

Pat MacKenzie said...

As I was reading this I was wondering who was feeding the kittens. It looks like David joins them in the coop? Such interesting animals you have.

LL Cool Joe said...

How cute. Love the nosey kitten!

Bonnie said...

That is too funny. Never a dull moment at NOL NOC.

cube said...

I love it. This city girl wants your life... not in a bad way. I don't want to scare you ;-)

Nancy said...


Nothing has pleased me more than your naming David's baby, Nancy.

And the picture of David,Mr. Gibson and little Nancy in the nest box is priceless.

It looks like a poster for La Cage Aux Folles.

Baby Nancy between her(his?)proud parents,Her Mother named David and her foster Mother named Mr. Gibson.

It's too good to be true and the only way to top it would be to have Ashenhurst and Slim as the Godparents.

Beautiful things are happening at NOL NOL Estates and I'm thrilled to be part of it.

Nancy said...


Of course, I meant to say NOL NOC Estates. Sorry!

By the way, I will have a new story at The Elder Storytelling Place on Friday 4/27. It's the funny side of my Father-in-law's glass eye.

Whitemist said...

oh my! I have always been told that a hen who is a good sitter can hatch anything, but kittens? This is the best ever!

Snaggle Tooth said...

That last pic with all 3 is so cute! Congrats to Nancy having a kitten named after her-
congrats Mr Gibson has adopted Jack's eggs to see if they hatch. That would be exciting!

Thanks for the "All My Chickens n Kittens" animal update.

Granny Annie said...

Tabor -- So true. We really have some predators slinking around too. I am hanging on to my old phone and I like it better than my newer one that broke except it doesn't take good pictures as proven in this post.

Pat MacKenzie -- Well I almost passed out when I read your post today. Just to think you precious grandchildren came so close to being accosted. Thanks be to God in Heaven that they were smart enough to run. It is a crazy world indeed!!!

Yes Mama David has to crowd in when it's feeding time for her babies but she doesn't seem unhappy to leave them in the care of her chicken sister between feedings.

LL Cool Joe -- Perhaps I should not have used the term nosey and then named it Nancy. What I meant was inquisitive. Now about your plans to close your blog...I only have one word. DON'T!!!

Bonnie -- Well, we do have a few "dull moments" around here but I will admit there are not many. How's your jewelry recommendation going? Did you find a way to leave comments?

Cube -- Okay, it's good to know you're not out to actually steal my life! LOL

Nancy -- Isn't your namesake the cutest little thing? However I am now feeling a bit selfish for neglecting David's two other children. They are simply letting Nancy kitten have all the limelight right now and I'm sure their day will come. No telling what their names will be. I am looking forward to your story tomorrow at The Elder Storytelling Place about your father-in-law's glass eye. Very intriguing.

Whitemist --Yes my hen definitely thinks she hatched these kittens and now my greatest fear is for Mama David to take the kittens out of the nest and make Mr. Gibson think her work is done. She might abandon the eggs that we are wanting her to hatch. Guess time will tell. How lovely it must be to have your walkway sprinkled with cherry blossoms:) Love the pictues on your post. The shape of the dogwood tree looks hand clipped.

Snaggle Tooth -- I am happy that you enjoy the animal tales from around here. You need something to brighten your days. I'm sure hopeful that you next post will be filled with good news and happiness. You deserve it.

Riot Kitty said...

That combination shows that anything is possible! So cute!

Cliff said...

I'm somehow hoping a skunk gets into the act.
Good news, Char and Ol' Full Alert (Ralph) are going to be spending the night with us tonight.

Sparkling Red said...
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Sparkling Red said...

Aw, they look so cozy! Feathers AND fur - what more could you ask for in a warm, soft nest?

Chatty Crone said...

They sure look like they are getting along to me. sandie

Granny Annie said...

Riot Kitty -- Yes anything is possible....sometimes. I'm guessing you believe the activities of action figures from comics are possible too? Thus we have more explanation of your creative imagination!

Cliff -- Not a joke about a skunk. It could happen. Guess there was a hot time in the Morrow Home last night. Hope you and Marilyn and Char and Ralph had a great visit and I am somehow confident it wasn't all that sane an evening. How do you have time for company when your planting 120 acre a day?

Sparkling Red --They do look so cozy and make me wish I could just crawl in there somewhere. I would want to do that especially after the shmoozefest you described on your post yesterday. Those were my most hated activities when I worked outside the home.

Chatty Crone -- They did get along Sandie, but looks like the fun is over. David moved her kittens out of the nest box yesterday. Luckily Mr. Gibson stayed on her nest of Araucauna eggs so we could have some of Jack Bauer's children living here in about 20 days. Your Thursday post was very sensitive and caring and made me stop and think. Thank you as always.

Dianne said...

oh good heavens!! the cats are so adorable

JeanMac said...

This is just so touching and sweet!

qandlequeen said...

I genuinely love your jacked up names. Will the sibling chicks and kittens be nice to each other?