Thursday, June 14, 2012

oh my.....

Mom found a note in her mailbox a couple of weeks ago from her neighbor. There were kittens in her window well. The neighbor was feeding mom and wanted ideas. Mom took a look and the kittens were TINY!!! They talked and decided to leave them for the moment.

Well, momma cat moved the kittens. And the neighbor lady called the other night and said another neighbor had seen her and the kittens. Mom decided it was now or never - if momma cat moved those kittens again, they might never be found and the cycle would continue.

Mom took Tuesday and Wednesday off (for other reasons, but hey, what can you do) and decided to try to catch everyone on Tuesday (she had a date with the kid on Wednesday).

She went over Tuesday morning and found the family in a patio. Momma cat stood her ground, but mom managed to get the kittens into a carrier.

don't even think about touching us lady

umm - move over - I can still see her out there

Not sure what flavor of kitten - but there are 6 of them. 5 brown tabbies and one gray tabby. Mom guesses they are about 3 weeks old. Ears and eyes open but teeth JUST coming in.

So, mom put out the live trap. And within the hour had momma cat (now Allie) in the trap. She took her to SOS of Ohio to be tested and spayed. Mom is setting up a wire crate she borrowed from Miss Kelly (when we caught Grandma the cat) and is going to leave the babies with mom for at least a couple of weeks to let them nurse for a while - presuming Allie is OK with everything.

video

Mom picked up Allie after her surgery. The test was....NEGATIVE!!!! Yeah....  And now they are set up in the entryway to the condo. The garage is just too hot this time of year. Next time, mom swears she will buy a bigger house. :)

Allie is eating well and feeding the kittens. They were bouncing around the crate this morning when mom fed them...when mom reached in to touch one, back to baby hissing.

25 comments:

  1. Awww...such precious little kitties. Was Momma Cat the black cat in the trap in your previous post?
    The video of Baby giving the silent hisses is just so sweet.

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  2. Such cute little babies! They just don't know yet how lucky they are.

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  3. Such a cute bunch of kittens and so great that you caught Allie and she is negative!

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  4. Bless you for saving this family! Such beautiful babies!

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  5. How Wonderful that they are all now SAFE . How on earth have I missed the fact that YOU are in OHIO too. I am from Perry County Where are YOU?

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  6. Congratulations on such a quick and successful rescue! and negative to boot!

    I hope Allie isn't too freaked out, and oh be still my heart hissing kittens.. A little food and a little love and you'll have new friends in no time!

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  7. Such adorable little ones and the baby hisses...! So cute and funny, but sad too, because they're so scared right now. We're sure they'll be fine soon, being caught so young, but it's a bit heart-breaking to see them so frightened. At least to our mom.

    REALLY great you got the mom too, and we hope she'll have a quick recovery from the spay.

    Well done, all round.

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  8. They don't know how lucky they are yet

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  9. Great success! Those kitties don't know it yet, but you probably saved them.

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  10. Oh we know that look. Don't you dare come near us. We will get you from the kittens. Glad Mom is all right. The kittens look pretty healthy too. Maybe better luck with this gang. Take care.

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  11. Hooray for a great save and I sure am glad MomCat passed her tests!

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  12. What beautiful! Good thing his mother helped Mom and puppies!!!
    Congratulations!

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  13. We are about a 50 min. drive from Columbus... between Athens and Zanesville. Sagira and Bokeh live in Grove City. Bocci lives in Columbus and Sweet William the Scott lives just this side of Cincinnati and the Dachsies with Moxie / WHN live in Medina.
    Small world.

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  14. Wow, look like you caught them fairly easily! Amazing! And so cute! Now there's another female who wont have any more babies, and a bunch of babies who wont be reproducing either. Whew! Great work!!

    I know you saw it, but I wanted you to know we nominated Spud for the illuminating blogger award because we think he's cute and would like to know a little more about him!

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  15. What a funny little hisser that one kitten is! That is awesome that you have rescued them and their mom!

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  16. They are such pretty little kittens they love being looked after but definitely no touching!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  17. Awwwww yay!! Purrs and hugs to mum Allie and her big gorgeous fluffy family!! Take care
    x

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  18. The little hissing one made us smile. THANK YOU for saving these babies.

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  19. Thanks for being their champion!

    Licks,
    Ruthie

    Pee.s. would you mind if I posted about them and your amazing work in the Blogville Chronicle?

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  20. Wow, my goodness there are a LOT of momma's and babies needing rescue! Thanks for opening your heart and your home to them. I shudder to think what might have happened to this batch if you had not.
    Somehow I don't think you'd ever have a big enough house...if people would just spay and neuter their cats, sigh!

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  21. So glad you got the whole family. The kits can nurse and Allie will no longer be a contributor to the feral population! Great job!

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  22. So glad everybody is safe and comfortable. Thank you so much for caring so much.

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  23. Little puddin's. Don't they look fierce ;)

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