A few months ago we accepted two new young cats into our family and swore this would be the end.
Yeh, right. Last night we noticed a new cat sitting on the side of the road down by our mailbox. Upon looking harder into the woods, we noticed three young cats, apparently the older cats babies.
I carried some food down there last night, but everyone scattered, so I had not idea if they would get it. This morning, all food was gone, so I brought some more and decided to sit near the dish to see if I could get any close to me.
Four ended up coming around and they were definitely hungry, but I never saw the original one that I thought was the mother, so this afternoon I go again. Three come out of a hollow tree and then the fourth, but I hear meowing and sure enough another shows up from way back in the woods. But wait! ANOTHER pokes her nose around the tree. Now I have six and still no mother!
After sitting for about 45 minutes, none of them got closer than a foot away so I get ready to leave and back behind me, across the road is a Siamese looking mother. I go back to the house and get more food. She eventually comes close enough to get the food I put over on her side and I call it a night.
All day the young cats would not play, but finally tonight they must have been full enough that survival was put aside for a little rough-housing. I hope I can get them to come to me in the next day or two, especially before one gets hit by the cars zipping by.
One neat thing is that mom found them a hollow tree that all can apparently fit in to, so they should be dry tonight if they want to be, and with 7 bodies in there, it is probably nice and warm as well.
I doubt that the people who dropped them off will be reading this, but if you do, we are trying to save them and find them homes. I doubt that we can keep them, but there are some cuties if anyone is looking.
There are at least 4 females, since they are calico, another is black and white, one sable/orange and momma looks Siamese in color, but I would bet she isn't really Siamese.
Until we are able to get control of them, they are technically unavailable, but I will visit them every day to try to keep them from becoming "wild". If you are interested, contact me at Steve@mybedfordcounty.com