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Momma & Kittens


I’m afraid that I haven’t been in the garden as much this summer as I should have been, because i had another wee project underway.

Momma with her kittens (Inky, Dinky, Winky, & Stinky)

I took in a female cat & her wee kittens after her owner surrendered them to the local, greatly overpopulated, s.p.c.a. There is a huge problem in this area with feral & semi-feral cats breeding faster than homes can be found for them. All of these guys had upper respiratory infections and needed antibiotics; Momma got so sick she couldn’t nurse for a couple of weeks, so I ended up dropper feeding cat milk formula to kittens as well as a slurry of cat food/formula to Momma every few hours until all were healthy again.

The kittens are growing well!

The original plan was to keep Momma & integrate her into the household & find homes for the kittens, but she took a great dislike to both my cat & dog, so after bloodwork, immunizations & spaying, Momma is ready for her new role as second barn cat on a friends’ farm, where she can hunt to her heart’s delight and still have people to care for her. Of course, two of the kittens are now staying with us (the one I am now using for my icon) and the darker calico, the others have been immunized & found responsible homes with friends & family. It was a busy, slightly expensive, summer, but I enjoyed it all immensely!! I’ve had to re-home a number of houseplants as well with adventurous kittens running about the house, and am left with only the non-toxic ones where they can be gotten at…so it has been interesting from a gardener’s perspective as well! My older cat never so much as looked twice at a plant, so I wasn’t concerned, but now I realize how many are actually dangerous with feline ‘munchers’ about – eeek!! Oh well, it gives me an excuse to go plant shopping, and my daughter has a whole new collection of houseplants!

Inky is now a treasured pet named “Bootsie”

Winky is now part of our household and is called “Yoko”

Dinky is a well loved family member now named “Clementine”

Momma is happy in her new life and much healthier!

Stinky is part of our family and is now “Pina”

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What a wonderful story,with an even better ending...and they look so cute and content...I loved this..well done on all your love and care for these helpless little kittens,and their mum...:o))

19 Oct, 2010


absolutely gorgeous ~ i think you could make cards out of these beautiful photos and pay off the vets bills!!?

20 Oct, 2010


They're lovely :o) And lucky lol

20 Oct, 2010


So cute!

20 Oct, 2010


What gorgeous kittens they are all lovely as well as their Mam.It is nice to know that somebody cared enough to take care of them all.

22 Oct, 2010

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