Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kitty Drama in the Backyard

And so the saga continues....

The tree guys came back and took down the rest of the evil creeky tree
(if you haven't read about it, the beginning of this tale is here)

After they got all the branches cut, they cut the trunk, and it fell into our yard. I had thought it would have fallen into my neighbor's yard since it's on their side of the fence. But no.... and the tree guys were chain sawing that thing into manageable pieces 
right in front of the kitties' nest.

When they finally finished with the trunk, 
the mamas moved the babies..... to under the shed.

Mama Patio

Mama Cali Mae

And they moved them about an hour before Noli came over, 
so she didn't get to see them. 
I, of course, had plenty of pictures -- 
but I had wanted to surprise her with new kitties to see.

So, fast forward to yesterday

We got a call from our neighbor on the other side 
who said he thought a cat had had kittens next to the fence....

Oh no! Not again!
We rushed out....
and it turned out that the mamas had moved those kittens AGAIN!!

Under the cast iron plant that grows along our fence.
(Cali in a sun-puddle at an earlier, pre-kitten, time)


I have not cleared and thinned the area they were in and the leaves afforded them what they surely thought was a safe haven.

Enter Trail

who was trying her best to GET OVER THE FENCE.

After a bit, our neighbor subdued Trail.  
He filled an area with bricks where she had tried to dig under the fence.

We went back inside but I kept my eye on Trail.

She tried to jump over the fence again.....
she's a Lab for crying out loud
and she was practically perched on the top of our chain-link fence
about to go over.

I saw Cali Mae rush her....
much shaking of leaves and hissing

I ran out screaming at Trail...
which brought my hubby and our neighbor out.
(and Cali scooting back to the shed)

So hubby made the command decision to move the kittens yet again.

It was wet under those leaves
What were those mamas thinking?!

He put them in a towel-lined box that we had on the patio that the mamas had slept in from time to time
and put it against the back fence and near the shed.

As we thought, the mamas moved those kittens, pronto!
back under the shed.

Which makes me sad because now I can't see them....
but they are safe from Trail the fence climber.



Kelly Bermudez said...

What cute kittens!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh what a drama indeed! Those kittens are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a drama indeed! Those kittens are so adorable!

AntiquityTravelers said...

what drama going on in your yard! hope those kitties are safe from Trail!!

ImSoVintage said...

Goodness. Lots of kitty drama :)

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

sometimes a cats independence can be a lot of trouble. lol.

Rose said...

Poor little guys! They are too precious. Hopefully they're safe now, too.

BeadedTail said...

Oh my, I can't take it! Wish those mamas would just leave their kitties when it's safe and warm and you can keep an eye on them!

Splendid Little Stars said...

high drama!
how distressing for the mamas!

Natashalh said...

Mama kitty looks so stressed! I can't say I blame her, but it is really frustrating to try to help and then have your work undone.

storybeader said...

I wouldn't trust Trail - we had a lab and she climbed out of the backyard many a time. The kitties have sure had an exciting first few days! {:-D

Kathleen said...

Oh my! that certainly is a LOT of busy kitty news for the day! *whew* Hope they stay safe.

Veronica Lee said...

Poor kitties! Hope they stay safe! I don't trust Trail either!

pasqueflower said...

Adorable kittens, but high stress!!
Glad the kitties are safe, but too bad they didn't want to stay in that nice cozy box.


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