You may recall that on April 4 a pregnant tabby and another tabby with white spots, both looking half grown, showed up here. I have held back on updating about them in part because I know that other people’s pets–or in this case strays–aren’t good entertainment for a lot of readers. A few of you, however, might appreciate the update, so here it is. We spent a few days debating whether either of the strays belonged in the neighborhood and finally could only conclude that they belonged to each other. At first, the male seemed to have plenty of meat on his bones, but a week and a half later, it was clear that he was starving, indicating that they had probably been dumped shortly before they showed up here. By then, the female had had her kittens, and we had started feeding her. We have yet to see the kittens. I have questioned a few times if they survived, but then, as tonight, I check her teats, and it’s clear she’s still lactating. We’re feeding him too. Meanwhile, having these needy half-grown cats hanging around means that our cats (seen here and here) are going nuts, but we feel like we can’t do anything else until we find the kittens or discover that the mama is no longer nursing.
The cat featured here is the teen mother. Her brother has similarly short tabby fur, but he has white spots too. He also has the biggest, roundest eyes I’ve ever seen on a cat before outside a movie (think Puss-in-Boots in Shrek when he’s putting on the boo-boo kitty face), but he doesn’t like to have his picture taken (yet). Do you need two very smart, incredibly sweet cats? They need a home.