Back in June, I wrote about finding a mother cat and her litter of kittens under our next-door neighbor's porch. A few days later they disappeared, leaving a rumpled little nest of straw and grass. We thought it was likely that the mother had moved them to another location. It was a mystery. Where had they gone? Well, the kittens have reappeared... in our back yard! And here they are:
We have been putting food out, and they come by almost every day. Last night, they came all the way up onto our deck. We will try to catch them and take them to be neutered. There is a fairly large population of feral cats in our neighborhood, and we know what will happen if it just keeps growing. We already adopted two a couple of years ago, but there won't be enough people to adopt them all. Since these kittens were born in June, there has already been another litter born in our next-door neighbor's yard.