|Mom Mystery with kitten #4|
Last week I made a number of failed attempts to find Mystery and her kittens. Finally I realized, after speaking with an employee from the city works department that I needed to be there early because Mystery was accustomed to being fed at 6:45 a.m. Arghhhhhhh.....really? I made an effort on Friday morning to be there at 6:45 and sure enough Mystery was there with one of her babies. Within minutes I had a beautiful little female in the trap. What concerned me was where were the other two kittens?
That afternoon I got a call from one of the city workers to let me know Mystery was back with two kittens so off I went in a mad dash. Within minutes of arriving I had kitten number 3, a sweet little grey male.
The next morning, a Saturday, a sacred sleep-in-until-whenever-morning, I was up and out by 6:45 a.m. I arrived to see Mystery arriving with her beautiful little baby following close behind. Wish I had been able to snap a picture of the two tails held high. In no time I had the 4th and final kitten, another male.
All four kittens appear to be in good health and my guess is they are about 8 weeks old. There are two females and two males.
Willow was the first kitten caught the previous weekend and she is as sweet as can be. The other three kittens will be tame in no time. I was able to handle all three without wearing Mike's motorcycle gloves, which is a good sign.
|Beautiful baby Willow|
I met a lot of the men who work at this city works department yard and everyone was helpful and interested. They all seemed to genuinely care about this mom and her babies.