Sunday, March 18, 2007
A BIG LIVING surprise in the garden
I've had many surprises in the garden - the cutter ants, the scorpions, a plant that I thought was dead but wasn't.......but NOTHING as surprising as today! I noticed the feral cat outside my kitchen window walking toward the garden with something relatively big and black in its mouth and my first thought was "Oh no, I HOPE that's not a rat". So I waited a few minutes until I got up my courage and walked around the corner of the building to where she went and to my absolute astonishment and delight, there, squirming and mewing are four precious baby kittens - three tabbies and a little black one. She had made a bed for them behind some discarded chicken wire and it now extends to a boulder so they can't get out. I chuckled because I have been vacillating about a kitten or a dog......which to get, if any, and I think the decision has been taken out of my hands! They are so fluffy and fat and cute. I have never fed the feral cat, but, since seeing the kittens, she now has milk and rotisserie chicken......Seeing those kittens reminded me so much of when my children were little and one of our cats would have kittens. Julie always had a kitten in her pocket............or a frog!