My husband and I were recently adopted by a pregnant stray cat. She spent most of her pregnancy with us and had her kittens on June 26th in our basement. It was a litter of five and one kitten died in the first week. The remaining four kittens are a little over five weeks old and are having a great time running and playing. We installed a electronic kitty door in our basement so that the momma could come and go as she pleased and the kittens would be safe and warm and dry. Over the weekend we noticed that the momma seemed to be calling the kittens to climb through the kitty door. One succeeded and the others were not interested but we knew we needed to do something before they all got a little curious and wanted to climb out the door. Well before we could come up with a solid solution to the problem, all four of the kittens ranaway. I went down to the basement Monday morning and they were all gone. I searched the neighborhood and was relieved to find them all, unharmed, sleeping on a neighbor's front door step. Since then, the momma seems to be feeding them hourly when she should be trying to wean them. At this point, we are not sure what she is trying do. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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8/2/05 at 5:40pm