Yesterday as I walked to my shop door I heard a mewing from under the leaves. The bush had been pruned back last fall and is still low to the ground and loaded with branches and leaves. when I pushed back the branches I found this under the bush.
One of our female cats had deposited her newborns there. Since every other cat we have is grey with very little in either white or black to show a difference, this little pile of cats is a delight to see. One white with just a few grey spots, one almost black with just a bit of grey and one grey one. It is a bit late in the year so I’m not too sure if this litter will survive, but I’ll give them what help I can. As long as the weather stays dry I’ll leave them be, but if we should run into some cold, wet weather I’ll move them into the nursery. Right now they just need to be left alone.
A bit later in the day I was not too pleased to see a stray tom cat hanging around. This is the same tom that was around when we lost our earlier litters. He was not a welcome sight and was sent packing with a lead chaser. May he never return. He may have been the father of this litter, but when he sired this litter he was not at all nice to the mother. I consider him pussycat non grata.