This evening as I was working the horses, Racer started and raised his head high in alert towards the creek. I saw the bushes rustling and thought oh goodness, what is in there. We stood there and watched (both of us ready to flee, as I heard a cougar the other night) and here comes this kitty cat. She is one of the recent arrivals here, but I haven't spent much time with her, other than feeding her and rubbing her occassionally. She is carrying something in her mouth, and at first I thought it was a baby possum......well......I had the baby right- she had a kitten in her mouth! She dragged the kitten all the way up to the shop, tucked it back in the corner and came over to me (of course I had followed her) She proudly walked over to display her baby. Oh my God, you guys have to see this little girl. She is the color of Champagne with a darker tone almost beige saddle on her back. White paws and white and champagne face- oh Damn, there goes my heart again! Mom is a tuxedo kitty and soon she vanished and came back with yet another baby! Now, there are four and I think she is finished bringing them, I hope so anyway. There is a pure smoke gray little boy, the Champagne kitty, one that looks so much like Kabota, both Mike and I looked at each other and said, darn it- thought we neutered him in time! Then there is one that looks like Mom, she is black and white. They are all upstairs, been fed and loved on, the kittens are a tiny bit feral, but not spitting and hissing like some who come here. Mike has named them all, since they look so much like Kabota, we have named them after tractors- There is Maguson, and Fergie, and Rhino is the gray one, but the beige one looks so much like a bottle of Champagne that's her name. We are calling the mom Fern because she was hiding in the ferns back by the creek. I have to go and get film and show you guys these little dolls, they are nice little kitties........And fern is a good mom, though she is very undernourished. Anyone have an idea what I can give her to put meat back on her bones?
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