3 or 4 kittens
I have three or four 7-8 weeks old kittens under my house. I'm trying to catch them. Two are calico, one lighter colored, blues, greys and light oranges, the other is black, orange and white defined blotches. Another looks like a pure siamese, which I know isn't possible but that's what he/she looks like. But I thought I saw a grey and white striped kitten as well a few days ago. I almost caught the darker calico tonight with a pillow case attached to hanger wire like a make shift net. The reason I'm writing is because I wanted to share what happened tonight. I walked outside to see three of them laying with Beaver, my cat, in the front yard in a big pile. When I walked out, they got up but weren't scared off. They started licking Beaver all over and he licked them. They rubbed on each other. I brought out food and could come within about 3 feet of them before they hid under the house but if I backed off a little, they'd come back out. Beaver seem particularly fond of the blotchy calico. The white one seems to be the one that is the least scared. The poor things fought over and hissed at each other for the food. I'm going to borrow a cat trap and see if I can trap them. I might foster them for a little while and take them to the rescue place I foster for, it's a no-kill cat rescue. The lady there is very nice. Anyway, had to share my experiences and exitment for the night. But one question, if any knows the answer. Beaver's a male. I thought males killed kittens but he's acting like he's mom. They even follow him around in a line. And at this age, I thought mom was still with kittens, I wonder if something happened to her as I've never seen them with any other cat other than Beaver, who's been caring for them for at least a week now. I couldn't figure out why he would want out so badly, he'd cry so loud at the door constantly, but now realize that he wanted to get to those poor kittens. How sweet of him to care and groom them, but I think it's odd, don't you?