Sunday, November 2, 2008

More Sadness...

I should be in bed. Even with the time change it's going on 1 am. I've just got a few things on my mind before I turn in, though.

I posted an entry over at ~Walking In My Shoes, Honestly~. Some things that have been going on, yet I've managed to hide from them fairly well. Not some of my more proud moments.

The mother cat and kittens have disappeared. They've been gone several days. I have no idea what actually happened, no one admits to knowing, either. The area we live in is right across the street from the woods. Real forest, with all the requisite animal predators. There was nothing I could do, I was forbidden from bringing them into the house-aside from the no pets without permission and deposit rule.

Nephew's girlfriend came over with a bag of cat food yesterday, she had no idea they were gone. I'm sorry to admit, I was not very pleasant about the way I informed her. Told her she should have kept her word about finding them homes, or sheltering them.

I really couldn't afford to do it. I feel so inadequate and guilty.

Remember, I said I knew things were going to be difficult in my post on the 17th? I just didn't figure it would be so soon.

Now that I've gotten things out of my head and into words, it's time for some planning and doing, to head in a better direction...And for turing the clock back and going to bed.

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. I wouldn't worry too much about the way you informed your nephews g/f she'll understand that you were upset. Glad It's been a help you putting your thoughts in writing.

  2. Understanding your dismay- I still worry about Lady Grey since we moved. That cat KNEW we were going and disappeared the week we actually began moving. Hope nephew's GF understands the pain and sorrow- Hugs, Dannelle

  3. All you can do is know that the Mom cat will do all she can to help her babies. I know it's tough


  4. chances are, she has moved them to a place she feels they might be safer...cats do that (i have like 10 of them and the ones with kittens are always doing that). mama cat will take good care of them, they're such self-sufficient animals. i bet they turn back up.

  5. it is very possilbe that she took her kittens somewhere else. they will do that. Since you have no way of knowing, think positively.
    and yes, a home should have been found. she will get over that.

  6. I hope the kitties will be okay. I think other folks are right, that the mama kitty may have just moved them.

    Hugs, Beth

  7. Cats are pretty resiliant. Just because they wandered off doesn't mean doom is the outcome. I wouldn't be surprised it they pop back up again. And then again, maybe they showed up at someone elses house that's finding them homes.
    Think Positive!

  8. PS:
    I wasn't showing up on the dashboard, I discovered because of my adult content warning so I removed it (daring, aren't I). To get me to show up on the dashboard you need to unfollow me and then follow me again. That will make it right.

  9. I've had a few litters disappear for weeks. Then the mother would show up with the kittens in tow stronger than ever. With the weather changing and getting colder at night...she probably took them to find shelter out of the wind and cold. As for food, you said you were nearby deep woods. There will be mice and moles a plenty for them to capture and eat. They are not above chowing down on bugs either. So don't despair yet hon. I know you did all you could for them. (Hugs)Indigo

  10. Ditto about the cats. They are hardy creatures, and mother cats in particular are very resourceful. I once found a litter, with Mom, in the basement of an old office building. As someone said Think Positive!


  11. ((((((((((Leigh)))))))))))) I'm sorry honey, I wish there was something I could do... I know how you feel, I would feel the same way. Try to be positive that they are just fine... maybe someone found them all and gave them all good, loving homes. Thank you for your kind words about Heathen's passing. Blessings* teresa

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