Hello. I am new to this forum. A mom cat showed up at my house a few days with four kittens, about 6 weeks old +-. I have been feeding them wet food, and leaving dry out for them to nibble, fresh water. They were here for two nights and a whole day, playing and eating and I never tried to approach them or touch them. Mom has been eating and hanging on my front porch and in the bushes. Not overly friendly, but not hissy. She came out this a.m. to eat, but no babies and now they all seem to be gone. I have left wet food out for them for several hours but they have not come out. Why would they leave / she move them if they were safe and being fed? I was going to try and catch them, had already spoken with a humane society, but now they seem to be gone. I'm sad as if they are gone they will likely become another statistic.