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October 17, 2021


The mother cat started showing up around my house a little more than a year ago as a kitten. I never fed, petted or otherwise encouraged her to stay around, but I also didn't chase her away. At some point my neighbor began to feed her, but she still liked to hang out in my yard (and kill birds) a lot. She has gone into heat at least two or three times, bringing the loose male cats to my yard. But this is her first litter. I had no idea she was pregnant. Yesterday morning I heard plaintive, squeaky meowing and followed it to its source. The mother had hauled her two kittens to a sheltered spot by my A/C unit and left them there while she ate food over at the neighbor's. Today I set up a motion-activated security camera pointing at this spot and got several videos, but this is the only close up of a kitten so far. At night she returns them to her hidey-place under a trailer in my backyard which is where I'm sure she gave birth.

Filed under Desert Hot Springs | permalink | October 17, 2021 at 06:53 PM


I'm taking no responsibility for these cats. I never feed them. If three cats can live in my yard just by killing birds, they'll live here. If they can't, they'll go elsewhere. But if I were to gather them together to take somewhere to be "fixed," they would not be coming home with me after.

Posted by: Ron at Oct 19, 2021 5:31:07 PM

you need to get them all fixed before you have a colony multiplying twice a year

Posted by: Susan Diane Brush at Oct 19, 2021 10:11:44 AM

Awe... you are such a nice guy. You should name them!

Posted by: Jeff at Oct 18, 2021 4:39:16 AM

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