It was drama at the house this week. It has been raining almost every day hence the stray calico cat decided to move her litter of kittens from her hidey hole.
Ever since she gave birth, we have not seen her litter at all. Since she had been so secretive about them, we decided the most we could do is just feed her so she will have enough milk for her babies.
It was total chaos when I found her litter of kittens running around the house. Since I had no idea how many, it became a game of hide and seek with all of them. I caught the two black and one ginger kittens first. Managed to cut them off from their hiding place and caught them with the help of a huge towel.
Then came the difficult part - this "ferocious" ginger one. I reckon the fella was just scared as it eluded me catching it for three times. Everytime I caught it, I couldn't hold long as it bit me on my fingers. I'm still suffering from a huge bite on my middle finger which I had to put antibiotic cream just in case it became septic. After one day, I finally caught the ginger one with the help of a large towel.
Thinking I caught all of them, imagine my surprise when I heard mew mew from the store room again after 2 days. After searching behind cupboards, we found another ginger kitten. Luckily for that kitten we heard it meowing away or else it would have starved to death in the storeroom which we rarely go into.
They're now living in a huge cage but instead of scampering around, they seem to love the cardboard box we put inside for them. The black kittens seem to be more calm and happy to eat the dry kitten kibbles we give them. The ginger ones are more wary especially the one who bit me. We lock them in with their mummy who seems to be doing a lousy job as a mother. Not much maternal instinct in her as she seems to ignore their requests for milk. Instead she zooms in on their food even though she has been fed full by us outside. Hopefully we get good homes for all of them, so if anyone wants a kitten, do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For WCB updates, check out the Tuxedo Gang Hideout where Samantha is hosting this weekend. There's even a great spread put out for all of us. Yum! Yum! Thanks Samantha!