Mom’s new barn cat

The other new kitty is finally out of hiding. Zipporah is much more timid, and not quite friendly, so it took her much longer to get out into the open.

This kitty’s semi-official name when she arrived at the barn was “little black cat”, but Mom has renamed her Zipporah, after Moses’ wife. Mom loves Hebrew names, though ethnically, we’re pretty much as far from Hebrew as you can get. She wanted to name me Miriam, actually.

Both kitties left their home in the grain room for the first time yesterday. The door has been open for a while, but they were pretty comfy in their heated, well-appointed pad.

Whisper explored the hay bales. All cats seem to love hay bales. I think it’s like a larger, more natural climbing tree for them.

The alpacas are apparently not quite sure what they think of the cats. They can see them in the barn, and they don’t really approve, but so far, that’s as much interaction as they’ve had. I hope there are pictures of them meeting each other. I’m sure it will be classic.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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3 Responses to Mom’s new barn cat

  1. Love to hear about the barn cats, thanks!

  2. Laura says:


    Shy kitties are equally charming as in-your-face kitties…they have such peculiar and endearing personalities :3

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