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For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a small kitten looking inquisitively, from under a table.
By Tessa Dean June 2021
We had a beautiful white cat. She had these gorgeous blue eyes and a kink on the end of her tail. Since she adopted us we had no idea if the kink was a fight or genetic. One day we found out she was pregnant. The kids were almost hysterical in their excitement.
One day she disappeared. We were worried because we knew her time was near, but we couldn’t find her. We did our best to explain her disappearance to the kids although we didn’t know the real reason why she went missing.
We put food outside, her usual fare, although she rather preferred catching her own food, but being pregnant put a halt to that for a the time being. We hoped she was ok and my now ex-husband converted a play shed we had made for the kids into a cat home with a door flap so they could come and go if they every showed up. It was a little house with pegs to hang things on and shelves for their outside toys, etc.
Finally one day she obviously was trying to bring the kittens home. She had them somewhere else and we looked outside thankfully before throwing the door open and stepping on this tiny little kitten. We left it alone and kept peeking outside and then there were three kittens out there and we saw her trudging down the driveway from the next house up with another kitten in her mouth. Now there were 4 of them. Overnight she brought the last 2 over from the other house. We have no idea why she had them there unless she was out roaming and got caught and couldn’t get home. We stopped using that door and didn’t touch them.
One morning they were all gone again. We were concerned, but not a lot we could do. I got ready for work and went to leave and realized she had moved them off the step and underneath my car. Thank God I saw them and didn’t drive over them. I guess she wanted them out of the open air porch and thought they would be better protected under the car. Bad idea, but she didn’t know any better. So my husband had to try and get them out from under my car so I could go to work. We knew there were six or at least she only brought home six. Now we had touched them and we hoped that wouldn’t be a problem. Animals are finicky especially with their young. He placed them in the playhouse on cushions and for a while she stayed there with them. There were 3 pure white ones like her and 3 tabby cats, one orange, one gray and one black with barely discernable stripes. And once they were up and walking around we saw they all had the kink in their tails so it was genetic. As they got older they started to wander further and further away and then the white ones were gone. As we drove around the neighborhood we saw them because you couldn’t miss the kink in their tails. The tabbies hung around and we had to find them and the mother homes as we were selling the house. The white ones had found homes in the neighborhood so we left them alone.
Our other experience with pets and their babies was a dog that gave birth to 10 puppies. Boy was that a treat and finding them all homes was rough. We kept one of them and the mother. She was fixed right after that. No more puppies.
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