The Sweet, Squishy, Furry Faces of Maine Coon Kittens

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-1 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-3 On Saturday morning, we got the kittens out of their nesting box (which they are almost big enough to escape from!) and played with them for awhile in a corner of our living room. Kids, kittens, and Magnatiles… I can’t think of a much cuter combination.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-2 They were three weeks and two days old when these pictures were taken. They’re all maturing into their own coloring and personality.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-4 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-5 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-10 They’re beginning to play together, and sometimes I sit there for half an hour and just watch them and laugh. They bat at each other, wrestle, roll, and nibble (their teeth are mere nubbins), and then they both stop and look like this:

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-11 “Whew! Ok, let’s do something else.”

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-16 This little cream-colored guy on the left is still looking for a name (as long as he’s ours, that is!). I’m trying to come up with something literary. Any ideas?

Lena named our pretty calico girl Pippi, after Pippi Longstocking, and it’s such a perfect name for her.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-6 “The cream one” and Carrots, who is named in honor of Gilbert Blythe.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-12 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-13 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-7 Siena is getting more comfortable with her kittens being out of the box and playing with us, but she always interrupts their play date every few minutes to chirp and coo at them, the way Maine Coons do. They always come waddling to her as fast as their little legs will carry them.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-8 The “orangest” one is Gimli, after the red-bearded dwarf in The Hobbit. So far he’s the most serious and least adventurous of the four, so the name suits him, I think.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-17 Carrots is the most playful, as well as the most quizzical, and he’s totally stolen my heart.

becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-14 becca-garber-maine-coon-kittens-3-weeks-15 Annnd snack time, a signal that they’re ready to snuggle up with their mom in their box again! We’re loving these precious little kittens, and they get more fun every day as they become more engaging and curious. However, I have a feeling some busy, mischievous days are ahead of us once they are roaming around our house…!

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11 Responses to The Sweet, Squishy, Furry Faces of Maine Coon Kittens

  1. Gretchen April 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Thanks for the fluffy photos!

    The creamy little fellow made me think “Boo,” as in To Kill a Mockingbird. Just an idea. ;)

    • Becca April 28, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

      Aww, I can see that! We already have a family member (not this immediate family on the blog, but my childhood family) who is named Boo/Booie, though, so we don’t want to use it again. I love it, though!

  2. Kristi April 27, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    So cute! I just thought “Oliver Twist” for the sweet little cream guy — Ollie for short? :)

    • Becca April 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

      We love it! We named him Ollie. :) Thanks for the suggestion, Kristi!

  3. Emily April 27, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    Ron? Hermione? Sirius? Minerva McGonagall?

    Those kittens are adorable. I’m beginning to understand why kitten videos go viral… xo

    • Becca April 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      We love the HP references! And yes… I need to take some videos… ;)

  4. Karen May 1, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    So sweet. Makes me wish we were in a position to get another cat.

  5. Sarah May 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    These kittens are precious!!! I think Carrots is my favorite too– wish I could adopt him =)

  6. Erin R. May 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    The kittens we adorable (and I am generally not a cat person), but I think that Gil’s hair totally steal the show in the pictures of him with the kittens. He seriously has The.Best.Hair. :)

  7. Carrol May 9, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Such BLUE eyes! <3


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