Outside Kitty was first -- now dubbed Patio by my husband. The same husband who originally said "Do Not Feed!" and now goes outside to scoop food every morning and sit with them while they eat their breakfast. : )
Just look at that fabulous tail, held high and happy!!
Next, Earl Gray appeared (he started out as Big Gray but I decided Earl Gray suited him better!) He is very majestic and comes for breakfast and dinner!
Then came Cali who, after a day or two brought her kitten that we named Bitty, or Bitty Kitty.
She is a little one, full of fun and jumps and leaf chasing.
Is it safe to come out, Mommy?
I'll fluff myself up to look like a big kitty....
but I think I'll still just hide behind Mommy, just in case Patio jumps on me....
She and Patio play and pounce and roll around and around. She's big enough to eat dry cat food and drink water, but from time to time I have seen her in what looks to be a nursing position at Cali's tummy. Or maybe they are just cuddling!
Cali is a good mommy, always keeping Bitty in her view, and watching Patio too.
Well, we haven't seen Bitty today (Sunday), and Patio hasn't been around as much. Cali is either under the shed or sitting looking out past the back fence where there is some wooded land and undergrowth. She just sits there. I'm so afraid that something has happened to Bitty -- and I never even got to cuddle her. I want to reach out to Cali and love her, but she runs away. They are all skittish and, even though we can get near, they run off if we get too close.
Now it's Monday and still no Bitty. Our neighbor said she heard some scratching sounds in our shed so we took a look inside. Something definitely was in there because some boxes were askew and one of my Christmas ornaments bins was knocked down to the floor. Ornaments scattered. Sigh.....
But Bitty is too small to knock down that big plastic bin. (And we did spy some rat droppings. Yuck)
Cali doesn't look toward the shed door, so we really don't think Bitty is in there, but we left the door open a while this morning anyway, just in case.
Cali has been to eat a couple of times already this morning, but no Bitty with her. I'm sorry I'm sounding so down, but Bitty worked her way into my heart. I do hope she has simply lost her way and will return, or that some nice kitty-loving person has adopted her.
I'll post pics and talk about their cute antics another day, when I don't feel so blue.
Please keep Bitty in your thoughts and purrs : )