We have had a pretty stray cat visiting our backyard quite a bit lately. I think we have one of the quietest backyards in our area – no dogs, cats. So it has hung around. Little did we know that it had a litter of kittens – six in fact. I discovered them the day before yesterday when I went out and sat on the edge of our sandpit and had a chat to the cat. I saw movement in the garden out of the corner of my eye, looked through the bushes and discovered the kittens.
They are about 10 days old we think. Mumma cat has kept them well hidden. We are feeding the cat now – and she was very hungry – and the kittens look well cared for so she is a good mumma. We want to help her keep healthy and keep the kittens healthy. We are going to get the stuff we need to worm them and anything else necessary to look after them.
There are two black kittens, one all black the other with white toes, and four tabby kittens, one with a white chest, one with a cream snout, the other two all tabby. I patted one of the kittens last night, and this morning, mumma cat was so pleased to see food that she let me pat her, then hissed at me, then rubbed against my hand and then hissed again.
I took a couple of photos this morning. Didn’t want to disturb them too much, so not the best photos. Need to read up on my camera so that it isn’t the leaves that I focus on but the cats! 🙂 Point and click isn’t good enough in a case like this.
They have a really dry nest in our garden. We had a storm last night and I spoke to a friend who knows a lot about cats and she said it was fine to leave them in their nest. We will try and befriend the mother and get them into shelter in a space under our house as soon as we can.
They are so cute!