Posted 4 months ago
A stray female cat took refuge at my house where she found food and a warm safe place to sleep....and, unbeknownst to me, was scoping out a birthing place.
One morning, I heard a very small voice coming from the heated cat box....inside was one tiny black and white fur ball with blue eyes.
Mama kitty took good care of him until she weaned him. Then she abandoned him. She came back to eat a few times but would swat him away from her, or actually run away if he came toward her. I became his source of affection - his surrogate mama.
I moved him from the porch into the house, got him tested and vaccinated by the vet, provided for all his needs.
Now he’s my constant companion, day and night, indoors or outside. He comes when I call his name. He’s in to everything!
He has his own bed (pic3) but prefers mine.
In picture 4, he had first taken my pen, then fell asleep on the paper I was making some notes on about an antique watch chain. Sometimes, I just have to give up and give in. ;-)
I’ve been trying to trap his mother because she is coming back around for food, obviously pregnant. She’s very leery of the trap, refuses to be lured into it or to be picked up.
The vet is expecting to receive her as soon as she falls for the trap so we can end this cycle of repeated pregnancies.
I welcome her here, but the next delivery might produce an actual litter- not just a singleton kitten.
By the way, since he has a “1” on this forehead and he was a “litter of one”, you can probably guess his name: it’s Uno.