- Jun 2, 2023
IT WAS!! They’re so cute! I haven’t been able to pet them since, but every day I try to when the mama cat leaves for a bit, but the kittens usually end up staying hidden under the deck unfortunately.I bet that 10 mins petting baby was amazing! I haven't petted a baby in quite a while
Thanks again for all your responses! This has been quite a wild ride for me, I absolutely love these kittens but the mama cat hates me so much even though I show her nothing but love and feed her. I have finally got in touch with a service that will spay and vaccinate the mama cat and kittens, but it’s “kitten season” and have been so busy they haven’t been able to come to my home to help me trap them. I’m hoping to hear back from them by tomorrow. Also, they don’t have any foster homes available for the kittens once caught, spayed and vaccinated, and they asked if I can be the foster home. Of course I said Yes! I also asked that the mama cat be returned to me and I’ll just keep feeding her when she stops by, but I’m afraid she might be too feral to become an indoor cat. Perhaps when she is spayed that will change, hopefully.
All that said, I’m super nervous about all of this. I have no clue what I’m doing. And I can’t seem to get close enough to bring the kittens in – and when I am able to sneak up and pet a kitten while it eats, I’m too nervous to scoop it up and bring it inside for fear of devastating the mama cat as well as the kitten. Plus, once I bring some of them inside, then what? What if I’m unable to grab all the kittens, what will the mama cat do when she only has 2-3 kittens outside while the others are in my home? Will the mama cat relocate the other kittens during the night thus making this an even greater challenge? How do I handle the agonizing meowing and cries from the mama cat if she’s outside on the deck crying for me to release the kittens? I’ll feel like I’ll give in and let the kittens out to see mama. It’s just me living at home alone and I can’t handle feeling like I’m emotionally hurting a cat taking her kittens away. Plus the kittens will be meowing for mama.
And the thing about all this is there appears to be nobody else who can help right now. Even the rescue service is booked and may not be able to help for another week, which is another week the mama cat teaches her kittens to be feral.
I feel so stuck and all alone in this journey and I honesty think I’m gonna screw this up somehow and ruin these fluff balls.