But for today:
Well after 1½ days AWOL the black girl is back. Looking much more slim and trim. I was headed out to do some measuring on the lot when trotting down the driveway from up Jim Arp’s way was Stormy D. She came right to the porch, and of course I dropped the tape and stakes and got her some fresh food and milk.
She allowed some petting before she dived into the food. She was ready for some food. She would eat for a while, then lap some milk. She looks good and was very well cleaned up.
I kept wondering when she would head back to the kittens. She stayed with me about 20 minutes and did not seem to be concerned about getting back. She walked off toward the new building lot. She carefully dug her hole, done her business and covered it up then wandered on down into the woods. I watched her from a distance. I was surprised. She climbed a fence and jumped down on the other side and moved under an old abandoned building.
She was mum about how many ‘puppies’ she had. I asked the color, were they all right etc. She kept quiet. Now a dog would have told me. LOL
I was glad to see her and know that she is okay. Do feral cats chew the umbilical cords loose? I did watch a birth on youtube. A human, the cat owned, was the mid wife and clipped the cord, then handed the cat back to the mama. There was enough time between kittens for the mama to clean them up.
I think I will see her in the morning. I wonder how long before she will allow her brood out?
PS: She has not shown up again yet....
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