It’s been a busy and fun day. I’ll share more tomorrow. Right now, though I just want to share kittens.
I needed to go by Mandi’s house in landlord mode to see how some rather inexpert plumbing combined with new siding led to a big leak. That was not good. But, hey, kittens.
Our little friend Patsy Catsy has found herself nursing eleven kittens. Six were from the mother cat Mandi adopted a couple months ago, and five are hers. The other cat’s kittens are two weeks older.
Tiger Lily, the other mother, tried to wean her babies as soon as possible and then took off. And a car hit her. So, her kittens decided Patsy was their mother.
When I visited, Patsy had two babies on her and the rest were out running around attacking blades of grass and each other.
Nine of the eleven are some variant of gray tabby. You can at least tell the light and dark tortoise shell ones apart! It’s pretty funny looking at them all.
I thoroughly enjoyed the teeniest gray kitten, who seems very people focused. They are practicing hunting, and Patsy is a good teacher, when not nursing. That’s good, because Mandi wanted “a few” barn cats.
Her plan is to give the males new homes and keep the females. She’s picked a place that spays and neuters inexpensively. That’s good, because 12 cats could start a tabby army out here. We don’t want that!
But, they are cute. That’s for sure. We just don’t want this scenario to repeat! Spay or neuter your pets!