The kittens are thriving. We have Arnie, Charlie, Peppercorn, Sparky, Birdie and Poppy. We have three boys, two girls. They are totally adorable.
And the mom Penny, she is actually coming around to touch. I don't think she will be returned to the streets. We may try to socialize her and get her adopted! She was just scared out of her mind, and wasn't used to humans for a very long time, but obviously, if you can touch her, she is not completely feral. I am going to try to get her spayed as one of my clinic spots tomorrow. The kittens are still nursing, but eating also.
I am having an issue with RATS also! Isn't that a lovely topic. :) On Second Street, behind Paul's house, I have shelters set up back there. Many kitties, including our sweet little Cleo most recently, have been rescued here. Many have been TNR'd here. Paul is the kind man who has allowed me to feed behind his house on his property for many years now. Right now, there are many rats here. They run right in front of me. The past two or three mornings, I have not seen my regulars here. The little black kitten with the head tilt and cloudy eye, or Spot, the white kitty with a few black dots on him, or the older girl tabby who I fed for years, until recently, where come to think of it, have not seen. This is also where TUFFY hung out, many years ago, and hasn't been seen in over a year now, at least. Anyways, this morning, as I walked to the back of the house in the dark, I did not see any kitties, but I did see the rats, and heard them scuffling about. I see holes in the ground against the house, and I can hear them nibbling the food when I place it behind the board. Its quite gross to listen to really. So I did not leave food there this morning, after making sure there were no kitties hiding, waiting. I don't know what to do about these rats. If I don't feed there for days, will they leave???
Such problems! :)
Have a great day!
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