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June 22, 2012 9:57 AM   Subscribe

Seven Kittens is exactly what it says on the tin. (Plus or minus a cat.)

From the stream's description:
7 kittens born on Thursday June 7, 2012

About Us (and also answers to some of the most frequently asked questions):
- we are in Pittsburgh, PA USA
- mama cats name is Noodles
- she is pretty young (under 1 yr)
- she was a very hungry stray (lost or abandoned based on how friendly she is) that we found on our street and took in so she would have a safe space to have her babies
- we think that all of the orange variations are boys and the two torties are female, but we are not 100% positive yet.
- we only named Noodles and will let their new parents name the kittens. for now, we usually just identify them by color and size
- we are not keeping any of them (we already have 4 cats!) and they will be adopted out to their forever homes in August when they are old enough to be separated
- the runt (one that is similar color to mom) has been growing at the same rate as the rest, he just started out way smaller
- we do watch to make sure that they all get to eat throughout the day and it is not uncommon for one to sleep through lunch
- yes, kittens are cute, but PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS! they will be happier and healthier for it.

we usually mute the sound at night for privacy - if you want to hear their little squeaks and cries, check back between 9 am and 6 pm EST (give or take a couple hours).
posted by Kadin2048 (56 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I only see one tortie. Where is the seventh kitten?!?
posted by msali at 10:00 AM on June 22, 2012


I am pretty unrestricted as to what I can view at work, but for some reason Streaming does not cooperate with my company's work computers.

THIS MAKES ME SAD for I want to see kittens.
posted by Twain Device at 10:03 AM on June 22, 2012


Who can I pay to toss an alligator snapping turtle in there?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:04 AM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is Steve Martin's juggling site, right?

/nostalgia
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:06 AM on June 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


This is the perfect companion to Shiba Cam!!!
posted by astapasta24 at 10:08 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Worked for about 10 seconds, then went "off air".
posted by haley_joel_osteen at 10:13 AM on June 22, 2012


just went off air - a live webcam that showed 7 kittens and a mother sleeping perfectly still.
posted by stbalbach at 10:14 AM on June 22, 2012


Off the air! Cruel!!! I demand kitties!!
posted by Elly Vortex at 10:15 AM on June 22, 2012


Great. Just great. For the rest of the afternoon as I toil away here at my keyboard I will hear the strains of "soft kitty" from The Big Bang Theory in my head and will be itching, quite literally itching, to pet one of those soft, fuzzy, sleepy kitties... must not click on cam... oh, curse you Kadin2048.

So cute, so terribly cute...

And now it's offline? Is this some sort of cruel hoax?
posted by kinnakeet at 10:16 AM on June 22, 2012


Gah, the camera must have gone off. My timing is terrible. Generally it has only gone out for short periods in the last day or so.

In the meantime, there are recorded videos if you click on the tab to the right of the livestream. Here's one from a couple days ago.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:21 AM on June 22, 2012


Livestream is back up now.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:23 AM on June 22, 2012


I love how the picture of Ma with kids nursing is like a cat blimp with hanging kitten appendages
posted by angrycat at 10:31 AM on June 22, 2012


Mama cat is beautiful. And patient.

I swear some of the little ones look around for nipples on their siblings when she isn't around.
posted by dlugoczaj at 10:39 AM on June 22, 2012


...and they're all awake!
posted by jquinby at 10:39 AM on June 22, 2012


Not so good at the walking or standing up. I think they're drunk.
posted by desjardins at 10:39 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


seriously they look like drunk people
posted by desjardins at 10:40 AM on June 22, 2012


drunk cat
posted by desjardins at 10:41 AM on June 22, 2012


It's bath time for the little drunkards.
posted by Tarumba at 10:43 AM on June 22, 2012


exactly what it says on the tin. -- Where does one buy canned kitten?
posted by crunchland at 10:45 AM on June 22, 2012


That is mesmerizing! Little mews!
posted by feets at 10:46 AM on June 22, 2012


LUNCH
posted by angrycat at 10:49 AM on June 22, 2012


Where does one buy canned kitten?

At the kit tin store.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:49 AM on June 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


My cat doesn't seem to appreciate the kitten mewing as much as I do. So freakin' cute. I want a calico. Her name would be Quartz.
posted by bluesapphires at 10:55 AM on June 22, 2012


Mom got up and wandered off, the kitties woke up, and the cam went off air again! Noooo!
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 10:56 AM on June 22, 2012


Where does one buy canned kitten?

"Certain rural Swiss cultures," according to Wikipedia.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:56 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


One of the torties was headbutting/bulldozing mama in exactly the same way that Pusslikeso treats my face at 5:30am when she is dissatisfied with the state of her food bowl.
posted by likeso at 10:58 AM on June 22, 2012


It's back! They look all tuckered out.
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 10:58 AM on June 22, 2012


Awww! Look at those little paws twitch in their sleep. My heart just constricted to the size of a walnut they're so adorable.
posted by harujion at 11:01 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yaaaaaaay you posted this!
posted by Narrative Priorities at 11:23 AM on June 22, 2012


Today I realized that I am a crazy cat lady. Oh well, I said to my cat, there are worse things.
posted by angrycat at 11:37 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


They take the camera off line whenever the kittens need to feast on human flesh.
posted by bondcliff at 11:39 AM on June 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


You can't get kitten in a can, but you can get kittens in jars.
posted by bonehead at 11:42 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


It was funnier when Charlie Sheen was on it.
posted by mazola at 11:44 AM on June 22, 2012



OMG! What precious babies!!!!

I need to pet them, and I need more exclamation points.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:50 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not so good at the walking or standing up.

I really like the point where they can take a couple of steps but their heads are so big they tip over and bonk themselves. so wrong, I know.
posted by Zed at 12:00 PM on June 22, 2012


Needs seven rabbits to spar with them.
posted by Xere at 12:05 PM on June 22, 2012


Seven buns for seven kittens.
posted by bonehead at 12:26 PM on June 22, 2012


I've got nothing bad to say about this kitten cam, but I think we can officially put to rest the notion that Metafilter is a boyzone.
posted by crunchland at 12:38 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


SO MANY LEETLE PEENK TOES
posted by elizardbits at 12:41 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's almost meditative and when they squeak, ooo, my little heart leaps with joy. Thank you Metafilter.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:53 PM on June 22, 2012


Um, guys? Just had a Matrix blip. Get ready.
posted by likeso at 12:54 PM on June 22, 2012


All asleep! There's a little boy inside my head screaming, "WAKE UP KEETEES! WAKE UP AND PLAY!"
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:04 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mama's apparently out taking a break. Kittehs are sleeping with little paw twitchehs.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:45 PM on June 22, 2012


Dun dun dun dun dun dun.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:01 PM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Snooze, snooze. Twitch, twitch.

It's funny, the kitteh-dreamz effect sometimes ripples through like dominoes. One sleeping kitten twitches, his sibling rolls over, the third kitty trembles, the fourth one stretches.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:11 PM on June 22, 2012


Oh the flailing and the mewing at lunchtime.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:36 PM on June 22, 2012


So far tonight the occasional mewling and kyoot ickle pink feetsies have won it from the footballl...
posted by MartinWisse at 2:55 PM on June 22, 2012


I swear some of the little ones look around for nipples on their siblings when she isn't around.

They do indeed. I occasionally hand-raise orphaned kittens (bottle-feeding, weaning, socializing, the whole mom-cat job) for a local shelter, and it is not a good thing when an orphan sucks on its sibling (usually the boy parts) for lack of a nipple. It can make both kittens very sick.
posted by caryatid at 4:46 PM on June 22, 2012


OMG! Right now they are all sleeping! and dream-twitching! And the fact that it is a millionty degrees today does not stop me from WANTING kittens (all seven of them!) snuggled! asleep! under my chin!
posted by fancyoats at 5:31 PM on June 22, 2012


Now the mottled grey one is sleeping on top of one of the orange ones. PILE OF KITTENS OMG
posted by fancyoats at 5:32 PM on June 22, 2012


Look. I have three cats. I have insufficient floor space for three cats. People of Metafilter: I beg of you, do not make me foster kittens again. (If I do, I am totally setting up a live stream of them, though.)
posted by jeather at 6:48 PM on June 22, 2012


wakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeup!
posted by deborah at 8:23 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's fun to let the video load awhile, then manipulate the slider. Little buggars are all over the place, even when sound asleep.
posted by wallabear at 9:04 PM on June 22, 2012


uh, maybe I wasn't watching a live feed a few minutes ago. Oh well, still fun. It's live now.
posted by wallabear at 9:13 PM on June 22, 2012


Midnight snack time.
posted by jvilter at 9:43 PM on June 22, 2012


One of the orange ones just tried to sleep on the head of the tortoiseshell and the back of tiny grey one. No-one seemed to mind this, though he couldn't get comfortable.

**tries to reach through screen**
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