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Monday, September 9, 2013

Kitten update

Updating the kitten status.  I didn't realize it I left things hanging so long.

After the first three disappeared, I started taking the last two into the house in the evening whether Calleigh was around or not.  She was a decent mother kittie, but obviously had trouble defending against whatever grabbed those kittens.

For about a week, that went fine.  Then one day I was a little late collecting the kittens.  It was about dusk when I went down to the utility room.  The black & white kitten was already in there playing.  When I went out the back door, the orange kitten was lying dead a few feet from the back door.  Something had grabbed him around the chest/throat, and scraped most of the hair off of his chest, probably when he tried to fight free.  Still have no idea what it was doing this.

At that point, I grabbed that last kitten, and relocated him to the spare bedroom.  He's still there, though he seems to be wanting outside just a little bit recently.  Calleigh will come into the house and spent the night with him most evenings.  Once everyone is a bit bigger and stronger, I'll think about letting little Squeek outside again.

So something got four of Calleigh's five kittens.

Sorry to have to bring such bad news, but I thought you would want to know.

9 comments:

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sorree bout de wee kittehz guys.....itz never easee.....we can pray none oh them suffered...

XOXO

:(

Random Felines said...

oh that is terrible. we hope maybe you can get Calliegh spayed and see if you can rehome the remaining baby (??) good luck with them.....

The Island Cats said...

So sad.....

Crafting Queen said...

Poor kittens, at least there is still one.

Charliepuss said...

Sniff sniff.
Charlie

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Very sad. Glad you were able to save the last one from whatever was after them.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I am so so sorry to hear this, but thankfully one of them survived..

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Life is hard outdoors. We weep for the four.

Safe Haven Hotel said...

Is there any way you can keep this little one inside and try finding a forever home? Also, it would be so wonderful if Calleigh could be spayed so that this doesn't have to keep happening.

The loss of the other little ones is so heartbreaking to read about -it's so good of you to do what you can.