Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun in the back yard


A mother cat with some of her babies. She has been coming for a while to eat scraps from the table, and because it was evident she's a nursing mother, I assumed her kittens were very little and hidden in a lair somewhere, and she's bring them over when they grow up a bit. Sure enough, a few days ago she brought all five of them to the back yard.

The fun for the children is incredible. :o)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Very cute! I love the kitten on the left.

Table Poetry said...

Baby kittens are adorable.
The problem is once you feed a stray cat, she depends on you. Soon enough her kittens will also depend on you. Before you know it, they will have kittens and you will have a horde of unvaccinated street cats hanging around your kids everyday. Been there, done that.

Luckily my city took things under control and rounded up all the street cats, had them spayed/neutered, treated by a doctor, vaccinated, and returned to their 'spot'. We have very few wild cats hanging around our yard now. But I doubt they do that in your area, and I'd be worried about having too many 'wild' cats at my door.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Table Poetry, just a clarification, it's our neighbors that leave scraps for the cats, not us. We don't do it ever since our daughter was scratched by a cat. Thankfully these seem like shy creatures. Even if we object to cats being in our neighbors' (and by extension, our) back yard, we can do nothing and will only seem obnoxious. So I suppose we'll just enjoy their company for now and hope there will be no trouble. It's worth noting cats hunt for mice, snakes and other small vermin that's common in our area.

Ganeida said...

I'm a total cat person & your kitties are just adorable. Wild ones are often shy & that is probably for the best all round but they will hunt for you just the same.

Tatiana said...

How adorable! A mother cat dropped off her three kittens to show them off to us a few years ago and we were able to adopt one of them. Since my sister and I moved out of our parents' house, that cat has become their baby and she's so spoiled! They cared for her brother as well until he stopped showing up. Now there are no more cats or kittens in their yard.

Do you know if your neighbor intends to help get the 3 kittens adopted out? Perhaps there is a family near by that would love to bring a kitty home.

Mary Catherine said...

I love barn-cat kittens! They are so useful, and they often have the best personalities. In my area, there are places where if you have a low income you can bring pets on a certain day to be fixed for only a nominal fee. I always figure the Humane Society is the best source for cats, though - $90 for a pet who's been fixed, had shots, and besides you get to give a good home to a darling who needs one. You usually end up paying more than $90 to get all that done if you go through a regular vet.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Tatiana, you mean the 5 kittens. :o) The neighbors are so enamored with them that they want to keep them ALL. We'll see how they feel when these little fur balls get older. :o)