Thursday, April 13, 2017
Farewell to Momma Kitty...
Today has been a terrible day. I was in the city all day. Kathy was at home and a couple showed up to meet with her. They came in the house and said "Oh you have cats." "There is a white cat lying in the street." Kathy raced out to see, fearing the worst, and it was Momma Kitty, and she was gone - she was apparently hit by a car. She has always been a careful cat, but she did wander into other yards on the block. We think she may have been in the yard across the street, and then the dogs in that house were let out, and she probably panicked and ran into the street. We are sick about her loss. She is a feral cat, of course, so we fed her but worried about her. She got through winter OK, so we were relieved. But we never expected this.
Momma kitty was Grace's mother. Mom abandoned Grace and we saved her. These cute little buggers are Grace's brother and sisters. What is also sad is that they are all gone as well. Until about two months ago, the tiger kitty, second from right, was also coming to our house for food, but he stopped coming. We were unable to capture and neuter the cat to the right of Tiger, and she had a litter of kittens, but they eventually disappeared. We have no idea what happened to the other one.
Here is Momma and two of her longest living kittens, eating on our front door. She always let the kittens eat first when they all came to our door. What a terribly difficult life for all these cats.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:46 PM