This is Sweetpea.

Last October the Woodsman found a kindle of frozen kittens tucked in an abandoned fox hole. He was able to revive the littlest one by warming him all night and giving him liquid with an eye dropper.

He brought the kitten to the ranch so that we could share round the clock bottle feedings of warm goat's milk. We named the little guy Sweet Pea, because he only weighed four ounces. He got cold easily without his mom or siblings, so we took turns holding him close all day, tucked into a big down vest.

Sweet Pea gradually opened his eyes and started to climb and explore; investigate and play with the dogs. By this summer we expect him to be roaming the ranch, chasing anything that moves and ready to roar!


P.S. Kitty lovers can see Sweet Pea in action here!