Our Unpredictable Ferals


After my last post about the feral cat and kittens that have been coming to our house, I didn’t see them for about a week. I kept food out for them and some days it would be gone when I checked on it and some days it would still be there. We were never sure if the cats were eating it or some other animal was coming around until Wednesday evening when the mother cat and her two Siamese looking kittens showed up.

I wasn’t expecting them to be there when I walked outside to do laundry. I was surprised to see two kittens take off in opposite directions. One hid under my car and the other crawled under the home behind us and one over. That made me wonder if they were living there.

The mother stayed close and hissed and growled at me. Actually, it wasn’t really a growl. It was more of a low pitch sound that I sometimes hear from our cats when a strange cat comes around.

I decided to skip laundry for a while and went back inside. Soon, one kitten was back and I took these pictures through the window screen.

stray kitten

stray cat
I then put a small can of wet food on a plate and brought it outside. The kitten ran away but the mom let me stay out there and take pictures while she ate. She does not seem afraid of me which makes me think she is not feral like her kittens. Even so, she is not overly friendly either.

stray cat

stray cat

I wanted her kittens to come back so I went in the house and waited. Sure enough, one of the kittens showed up.

stray cat and kitten

I took this video which is a bit long but at 4:16 it skips ahead to a new can of food and a kitten eating it. I am unsure if it is the same kitten or if the timider of the two came back for a meal. Perhaps your eyes are better than mine. Also, my wife thinks the kitten’s belly shows signs that he or she has worms. I don’t know. Also, at 2:53, Frankie scares the kitten away by pulling himself up to the open window.

I called the TNVR place on Thursday morning but I am still waiting to hear back from them. In the meantime, I have not seen the cats since Wednesday and I have only seen the food in the bowl get eaten twice since then, including some time last night. Maybe they are being fed somewhere else or maybe some days they feast on rabbit, which is plentiful around here.

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17 thoughts on “Our Unpredictable Ferals

  1. onespoiledcat

    Such beautiful “babies”……and I agree that the one kittens’ tummy looks like it may have worms…..so very sad but bless you again for feeding them. Maybe they have others helping out too but perhaps nobody who has really helped them other than feeding. It’s tough I know….especially when you can’t get the people you’ve contacted about trapping them to assist. The tabby Mom has a sweet face………I hope this trio has a happy/good outcome.

    Pam

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks Pam. Do you think the kitten at the end of the video is different then the first? The belly does look a little bigger but it could be the angle.

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  2. Lee

    Awww, I am such a cat lover. So sweet of you to feed them and be respectful not to frighten them. I hope they’re all doing okay and that they contact you back soon!!

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  3. kittiesblue

    Mom says it looks like two different kittens. The second can of food cat looks longer and bigger to her, but that just may be the camera angle. We are praying that you can catch these three before the kittens become to old to socialize. They are gorgeous, and we are sure they could find homes easily. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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