Update on Our Friendly Stray and Her Two Shy Kittens.


The stray cat and her kittens have become somewhat regulars at our house recently although their visits are still somewhat unpredictable. They seem to come between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m but some days I don’t see them and some days I do. When I do see them, sometimes it is just the mother. Other times there is one or both kittens with her.

I have learned that the mother is not feral and is actually quite friendly. The other day she even rolled upside down on top of my foot and let me rub her belly. It was very brief but It amazed me at how quickly she learned to trust me. She still hisses at me sometimes but that is usually when I come out with food. I think maybe she is not sure who I am at first.

I noticed one of the kittens has a darker face than the other. That one is shy but he does take risks while the lighter faced kitten stays in the shadows. The lighter faced kitten has a hint of tabby marking which makes her, or him, somewhat unique.

Below are a video and some pictures that I took Thursday morning. The kittens were here at 5:30 in the morning eating and then I noticed them an hour later playing on the other side of the house while the mom lied in the grass watching. Our cats watched too. They seemed just as comfortable at our neighbor’s house than at ours.


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stray Siamese kitten

Notice the tabby stripes?

stray Siamese kitten

I wonder how the planter got knocked over.

stray Siamese kitten

I was late for work when this playing was going on which is wy the video is so brief but my wife says she was quite entertained watching them play for a while after I left.

This morning I was able to get another video that shows how friendly the mom is and I captured a funny moment when one of the kittens was torn between fear and hunger.

My wife talked to a person at the TNVR place and he said they only trap on the weekend and put us down for next weekend so cross your fingers that everything goes well. I just fear that we will catch one or two but not all three and that would leave that kitten alone and scared.

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16 thoughts on “Update on Our Friendly Stray and Her Two Shy Kittens.

  1. kittiesblue

    They are just too darn cute. We’ll be praying that the trapping goes okay next weekend. Mom looks little more than a kitten herself. Looks as if you could just pick her up and put her in a PTU. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbet, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  2. 15andmeowing

    I will be praying all goes well to catch all 3. It would be nice if they could get socialized instead of just TNR.

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thank you. That would be nice but we have no experience catching strays and this is the only help we can get. I do plan to try to learn something from them though.

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  3. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    So great you are feeding these cats. The mother maybe is abandoned when noticed she is pregnant. We took years ago a skinny, abandoned cat inside in winter and quite soon we had two kittens. I really hope that the trapping will succeed.

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  4. onespoiledcat

    Here’s hoping that sweet little family is trapped and taken care of – ALL three of them as I’m sure you’re right that if one of the kittens isn’t trapped, it will surely not make it. They are so adorable. Love the tabby markings on that one kitten!! Truly unique.

    Pam

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks Pam. They will trap them, fix them, and put them back where they found them. So if one is Left Behind it probably wouldn’t be the end of the world but here’s human being without a mother for a day or two.

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