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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    AAnightowl, the mamacat has progressed to actually wanting to be petted at meal time. One of the yellow kittens rolls over for a tummy rub, and the tortoiseshell is getting bolder. The two other yellows and the calico accept food but want nothing to do with us!
    I called the vet and she said it was too early to give them any medicine for worms, fleas, etc. I don't think they are wormy, but they do have fleas!
    We are holding off on naming--want to see what their personalities are and choose something appropriate. My husband suggested Hoover, Dyson, Bissel and Shark since they vacuum up food!
     
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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Jane those names are just too funny. I have a feeling that the Mama cat may not have been a feral, but a dumped off house cat. She has finally decided to trust you two with giving her pets and rubs. It would be great if you could have the mama cat spayed after the kittens are older if you plan on keeping them. We have an organization that will spay or neuter feral cats for free and then return them to where they were living.
    Those kittens sure are cute. We also have had a cute young cat hanging around our yard terrorizing our squirrels, birds and chipmunks. So I have now decided to see if I also can win his or her trust and am feeding her. But only cat food. I'll see if I can get a pic of the cat as it is a really cute one with an unusual coat. Happy kitty watching.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    The couple who bought the farm down the hill from us arrived with a bunch of cats "to keep the vermin down." Well, the cats have done what cats do, and we have feral cats all over the place.
    Unfortunately, mamacat decided that her brood was old enough to go home, so they went across two fields and are now at their original spot.
    I miss seeing their little faces in the morning, and giving the yellow kitten a tummy rub and mama a shoulder massage, but cats do what cats want.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    I spoke too soon. You'd think after 14 years of training by a calico cat, I'd be smarter.
    When I went to the barn to feed the chickens this morning, I heard a "meow" and mamacat was sitting by one of the raised beds. After I tended to the hens I went back to the house, got a tin of cat food and took it to the barn. She graciously accepted my offering and allowed me to stroke her.
    Thank heavens we still had a few tins of food left from her previous visit, otherwise I would have had to make a quick run to the grocery!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Mamacat is a very wise feline.:smt045 She obviously knows where the food and attention are both served just the way she likes them. :D
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Mamacat and all five kittens showed up last night when we were putting the hens to bed. We put out a tray of dry cat food, filled a small waterer we have for chicks, and petted mamacat and the little yellow kitten that is so bold.
    My husband thinks that we are the playground and high-end restaurant for mamacat and her brood. We are so trainable, so easy, and such easy touches for almost anything with fur and a purr!
     
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    Jane i am pleased to see that all five kittens and Mamacat have appreciated your menu so much that they have all returned,..i can just picture the six of them heading to your place,..it must be like a line of ducks lol.

    Amazing how quick they know a good touch,..plus how quick they train us to do their bidding ;)
     
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