|White Face and 2 of her 3 kittens
Our tribute to White Face, a young feral mama cat who lost one of her 4 babies 2 days after birth during a rain storm. The solid white one disappeared without a trace when she was moving them from the yard to the porch during the night.
She may have lost a second one this past Sunday night when a coyote attacked in the yard and more than likely she was defending her kitten. But she was killed in the process. It was quick as we only heard her scream once. But she was such a good little mother. I like to think that she is now joined again with her little lost white kitten somewhere.
We searched and searched for the other kittens all day Monday, with no luck. But this evening we saw 2 of them poke their heads out of the bushes on the side of the house. So we added some food and water there... and hope that will give them some nourishment. The bushes are thick and deep, so they should be safe for tonight. If we can get hold of them, we will take them to the safety of the Animal Adoption Room at our local shelter.
Thanks for all your kind comments. White Face has been hanging around since her mama first brought her when she was about 6 weeks old. This was her first litter and despite it all, she was a very good little mother. She never would let us get too close to her, but she knew to come to the door if she wanted cream or a treat.
And although we have several ferals that come and go, she, Squeaky, and One Eye were buddies and often lay around or played in the yard together. She will be missed.