Kittens 2011 Photo Contest
Alisha, a domestic shorthair from Brooklyn, New York. "Brand-new kitten has a day out in the garden!" writes lisacatv. "She was rescued from the city shelter just the day before and is the happiest, sweetest fluff ball ever!"
Contributed by bellsara
Introducing Ms. Coco
Coco Calais, a Himalayan from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. "One of Coco's first photos taken at her new home," writes Cocofurlessfriends.
Conan, a shorthair mix from Columbia, Missouri. "Conan climbing on furniture and acting cute!" writes ChristyChristensen.
"But Grandma, I'm a Boy!"
Mr. Yellowhair, an orange tabby from Window Rock, Arizona. "Yellyhair, as we like to call him, is a rescue," writes desiree1. "He loved to play with string 'til he fell asleep whenever Grandma was in a crocheting mood. Now that Grandma is gone, he has a shoelace that he likes to play and sleep with."
Contributed by mepher11
Sharing an Afternoon Snuggle
Cricket, a mixed breed from Calgary, Alberta. "Cricket was catching some rays by the window with her stuffed elephant when mom snapped a quick picture," writes cricket1987.
Sleeping in the Clouds
Sensei, a Russian blue from San Francisco. "Sensei, sleeping as usual in my blanket," writes SewItAll.
Staring Out the Window
Ninjah and Sensei, a domestic shorthair and a Russian blue from San Francisco. "My boys, being the watch guards they are," writes SewItAll.
Stella and Chloe, domestic longhairs from Tarrytown, New York. "Kittens in their favorite window, checking out the outside world," writes kgibney.
Rover, a Bengal from Almere, Alabama. "Rover is a really big, handsome boy now, but when he was little he was such a cute baby with really big ears," writes sillyshopping. "Luckily, he has grown into them!"
Kitten in a Pan
Taz -- short for Tasmanian Devil -- a domestic shorthair-Russian blue mix from Colton, South Dakota. "This is our baby boy Taz when he was 6 weeks old," writes snowyangel2000. "He voluntarily climbed into the pot himself. He's now 4 1/2 years old but still as curious as ever! He knows how to open up my cupboards, chew through the food bags, and spill open the cat food."
Duchess of the Barn
Duchess, a shorthair tiger from Suttons Bay, Michigan. "There was a litter of kittens born in the barn," writes sylviakievit. "My grandson gave this kitty the name of Duke. We realized later that changing her name to Duchess of the Barn would be more appropriate."
Weasley, a domestic shorthair from Divide, Colorado. "I fostered a mother and her three kittens for Teller County Animal Shelter," writes shandley. "This kitten was unusually trusting and relaxed. He loved to have his picture taken and seemed to know how to look right into the camera in all the shots. He was adopted into a wonderful family with three children, so he is continuing to get and give lots of love. I find fostering kittens to be a very rewarding activity, and it allows me to give kittens a great start with lots of life skills. I also offer Kitten Kindergarten classes so others can learn what kittens need so they can grow into healthy, well-socialized cats."
Gaia, a shorthair mix from East Dubuque, Illinois. "She always takes a lovely photo," writes CrashandBurn20.
Chacha, a Japanese mix from Kyoto, Japan. "He is playing with his sister, who hides in the grass," writes noirnoir.
Kung Fu Kitty
Anatoli and Blini, Siberians from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "We have a toy our boys can't resist, called Da Bird," writes Twingkle. "Toli is our flying hunter in this shot."
Minnie, a domestic shorthair from Toronto. "She loves to play hide-and-seek," writes kittymom154.
I Feel Unbalanced
Beavis, a buff from Metuchen, New Jersey. "Beavis walked next to a candle and learned a new lesson: whiskers burn," writes DorisBrown.
Crookshanks, a Siamese from Vernal, Utah. "This is my lovely kitten Crookshanks doing what she does best: sitting pretty," writes taijabullock.