Sunday, September 26, 2010

thought & thanks

mama kitty in thought...

a thank you; or hunting 101?...


mama kitty recovered amazingly fast from her ectomy. the day after she ventured back outdoors, she and the kittens disappeared. my husband and i spent many nights armed with a flash lite, scouring our yard and each nook & cranny. kittens and mama were MIA. one day a mouse appeared upon our doorstep. then another one. then three. and finally a fourth one the day after 4 of the five kittens reappeared to our patio, with mama in tow. what a relief. we feel she may have been spooked post-surgery resulting in taking her babes for a brief 'stay-cation' away from sight of that mean crate which took her to the vet-ectomy; or perhaps possibly an occasion of their first family hunt outing? we still wait for kitten 5 to appear. we hope he is w/ daddy kitty as he too has ventured off; as country cats, they know all the fun areas to visit and explore.

any word from that no-kill shelter located 10 minutes from us? no. three phone messages, offered our email addy for ease of contact along side another follow-up message and yet no return communication. why promote a safe haven shelter but offer no attempt to assist? we don't get it, but we know sometimes placing kittens is a matter of time and that when it is supposed to, it will fall into place as it should. for now, we joyfully resume taking care of darling sweet kittens. will update as we look for a shelter with heart & forever homes.

7 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Many paws crossed for finding homes for the tots. At least Mama Cat seems quite competent in training her brood; and if she's leaving you gifts you'll have a better chance of socializing the family, as she already considers you part of her "tribe"

Everycat said...

Yes, all paws crossed here for the shelter getting it's butt into gear and helping you and the babies out. Paws are also crossed for the reappearance of Kitten #5. We think the mouse is Hunting 101, as humans are useless mousers and need much teaching.

Whicky Wuudler

Sparkle said...

That is so sweet - the kitty family left you presents! These are feral cats, remember, and they have to be twice as smart as indoor kitties, so they already know that humans are terrible hunters.

Most no-kill shelters are overfull and understaffed. So it may take some time and persistence to get the kittens placed.

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope Daddy and the other baby show up soon.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We continue to purr that the right place contacts you back to place those kittens in perfect homes!

Eric and Flynn said...

How sweet that they brought you gifts. We hope the no kill shelter can help with the little ones.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, good to hear about mama and hope all her babies are ok...it is a rough existence out there and the are all just one step away from trouble...glad mama doesn't have to worry about more babies in the future though! We are glad you could help!