Against my wishes, my boyfriend started feeding a feral cat outside our house. My persian and I were furious, but nonetheless, the first time I saw her I knew she was pregnant with kittens. I told my boyfriend pretty soon, she would bring these kittens to our doorstep and low and behold I went outside and almost stepped on one in the yard. She delivered four of them and is now huddled under our oak tree with them. I took the one that was stranded to the vet - that was before I saw the rest of them and they are caring for him. The others I just put a shelder out there for them, but I am afraid to touch them for fear as the vet warned that she may reject them. I have put outside for her but what else can I do? I am so afraid that the male cat who hangs around outside or my persian will kill the babies. She does hiss when I try to come near, but not sure what another cat would do or if she would abandon them out of fear if they bother her. I am so exasperated. I think my boyfriend and I will part over this. The mother is completely wild and will not let me come any where near so I couldn't get her to take her and have her spayed. I guess I should have called animal rescue or something but now I have this unfortunate dilemma on my hands. I almost fainted when I saw the baby all alone in the grass and I almost stepped on it. Thank God that didn't happen, I don't think I could have stood it. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Deborah and the new mom.