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Kittens!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by secuono, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Is Miss Kitty a feral? Cats WILL move kittens!!! Ferals, more so. The kittens are adorable & if handled now, will be tame(r) than not. I am again enjoying kittens here.

    In Jan of this yr I got a 1/2 feral barn cat, female from owner. Others had been placed. This one was left and was hunting mice with mom. She was 3.5 mos. Came home. 2nd day she broke out of large pen I had for her to get used to barn, etc. The escapee never left the farm but was seen in two areas of farm @ barns. We fed, etc., she was illusive. Of course, she met a tom & suddenly we discovered kittens! This was Jun 1 0r 2 when born. She was 7.5 mos, 5 tiny kittens. She moved them 2X and we never found 2nd site. She was still coming in for food. Lately, seeing her at house, eating 2-3X a day. Always wondered about kittens. :rolleyes: This week I noticed she looked like she was still nursing, so hoped that some survived. TODAY, out of the blue, there were 3 in the barn! I am elated. Were not there yesterday, so :idunno if more or just in transit. It's time for them to begin eating and she may be bringing them to food source. Picked one up with no issue. 2nd one had a real attitude and was fighting hard. 3rd ran. I set out food & water. I want mousers, not in your lap cats. But, would like to pet them once in a while --- :D But, staying is best, however it works out. I can attest that a mouse will not escape those teeth & claws!!! Mainly, I want them all fixed...so a catch is coming...after they establish and get a little more age. Maybe Sept.
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2019
    secuono

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    No, had her since she was about 4wks. Rescue with her brother. Both were friendly, brother vanished early on. :(

    Mr Meowzer, her first kitten, I didn't see him for several weeks. He hated me for the longest time, but now is a total ham.

    Two of the kittens already hiss at me. Lol
    Just got wet food for them for the future.
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    Mini Horses

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    Amazing the instincts they have! Hide, slide by the food, find shelter. :D Gott love 'em!

    But, I want to hug these little ones. :(
     
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  5. Jul 20, 2019
    secuono

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    Well, she moved them again. IDK where to. Good luck to them.
    She & her son have been horribly picky about foods lately, too, for no reason. Same with the 2 housecats.
    Playing stupid games with me. Now winning stupid prizes.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Moving -- name of the game. Until she feels they are safe. You know, a house cat feels they are safe in the middle of your bed or folded clothes! Barn cats have a totally different set of rules.

    They will be fine. In a while, you'll see them. I did. :idunno
     
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  7. Jul 22, 2019
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    @secuono - How are the kitties today, that is, if you’ve been able to locate them? The solid black one reminds me so much of the barn cat I had growing up. They’re so cute! I loved seeing the photo of the kitten being introduced to the horse
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  8. Jul 22, 2019
    secuono

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    No idea, no where else to hide them in the barn. :idunno
     
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  9. Aug 8, 2019
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    I found them moved to the old shed a couple weeks ago.
    Bad idea.
    Other night, I heard kitten cries. Went out, found nothing. Dog was out in the same yard, barking.

    Orange cats seem to be the only tough cat...

    Pretty sure a herd of raccoons ate the rest.
    :rolleyes: I'm not surprised.

    Anyway, orange is eating solids under the horse trailer.
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    Her first orange kitten, from last year's litter, is now desexed.
     
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    Pretty sure the last one is now gone, too. Unsubscribing to the thread.