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Old 7th September 2019, 20:28   #5086
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A pic taken just now: the mama cat is now going out more often, she is hungrier too. The kittens have started eating the food we keep.

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Cuddling up when she's out foraging. My favourite cat colours are orange-white and pure grey with dark pads and lips. In my neiborhood these two colours are rare nowadays. I would love to take in one (cousin offered a kitten) but it won't be a good idea because of the K9 in the house.

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I did find a rat yesterday. Had to dispose off that.
Kittens are a little young to feed on rats at this stage but mom cat does her bit to get them interested. When they grow a bit you will find rat piece meal (usually with tail and head remaining) instead of whole Yes it will happen only a question of when!

He's almost 4 months old now and now on completely home cooked diet.

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About a week back, all the 5 kittens disappeared. Not sure who took them away, though our tenant said "cat taking the kittens". There's a bob cat around here, so not sure if it was the mama cat or that one.

For a couple of days she kept searching, and then has been going out except coming back at food time. At food time, she keeps meowing. Often sits on the mat we have placed inside the back-door of the house.


Couple of days back I though I heard a kitten meow once, but didnt find any. Today I saw two are back. Actually, a little later I find all the 5 are still around.

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About a week back, all the 5 kittens disappeared. Not sure who took them away, though our tenant said "cat taking the kittens".
Couple of days back I though I heard a kitten meow once, but didnt find any. Today I saw two are back. Actually, a little later I find all the 5 are still around.
Glad to hear that they are safe. You are going to have a lot of cats around, it seems. Finding new homes for moggy kittens, however cute they may be, can be hard. Have you considered getting the mama cat spayed? Cats can get pregnant again after 2-3 months of having kittens, and if it happens, it will affect her health and well being.
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Cats do move their kittens around, but I'm curious as to how yours works have disappeared without the mother knowing. Are they getting big enough to wander?

About Bob Cats: I had a mental picture of miniature bulldozers as a risk to cat families!
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Cats do move their kittens around, but I'm curious as to how yours works have disappeared without the mother knowing.
When I posted that, I was going by what the tenant said - she didnt mention anything about the cat to help identify it. I was wondering if it was the bob-cat that roams around here taking away the kittens - ,, to kill ? At least mentioning the color would have helped.


But today morning, we see all the kittens here.
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When I posted that, I was going by what the tenant said - she didnt mention anything about the cat to help identify it. I was wondering if it was the bob-cat that roams around here taking away the kittens - ,, to kill ? At least mentioning the color would have helped.


But today morning, we see all the kittens here.
I'm guessing some human is at action here - someone (tenant family?) moved the kittens to a different place when the mom wasn't around; and hence her confusion. Either the mom figured it out or the kittens did, and they all came back.

I trust you have a timeline to get them neutered/spayed; even the kittens before they start moving around / out of the house. From the pics they look around ~4-5 weeks; I believe you can get them spayed/neutered by the 6th week.
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Yes. Long back, back in the days when cameras were more in the studios than outside. The ones outside were the P&S stuff.
Driving the cart isnt a biggie. Once the yoke of the cart is on their neck,.....I still try to use every chance I get to get close to them. Tend them, feed them. Did I share this pic earlier ? Having worked with these magnificent animals, I just love this pic. It says so much.
What a marvellous photograph - it reminds me of another photo posted by a member which showed him and his child with their domestic cow. This was sometime ago and I'll try and locate the photo & the location.
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