Three weeks ago a cat that I have never been able to catch showed up in my garage and had a litter of seven kittens. After their birth she all of a sudden decided that my daughter and I could pet her. I thought that was great. For about two weeks she did a wonderful job caring for them, but for the last week we have had to try and make her feed them. I know that it was probably hard taking care of seven, but the babies were in great shape even the little runt. Yesterday morning I discovered that the runt was gone. The momma cat that we call daisy had completly turned the pet taxi over, so I assumed that with the carrier being flipped over another cat had snatched it. I looked everywhere just to be sure. My husband helped me look when he got home. Still no runt. I went to visit with some friends last night and when I came home there was a little blanket on the couch and only three kittens were there. My poor husband had to be the one to discover what had happened. Daisy had started to destroy them. The baby he caught her with wasn't able to be saved. So now I am bottle feeding three babies again. Does anyone know why she would wait three weeks before she took it into her head to kill them? I am really afraid to put the three left back out for her to care for even though I know they would do so much better with their mother. Help!!!
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7/28/01 at 8:02am