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Comments on: A Kitten Conundrum http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/ Because I am always in the middle of something! Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:41:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Kate http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21633 Kate Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:49:18 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21633 You must go to the same tattoo parlor I did. The one that puts "sucker" on your forehead. You did the right thing. You wouldn't be happy with yourself if you did anything different. Keep handling them so they get used to humans. Maybe eventually Blackie can help (?). My one cat Mollie always helps new pets adjust in our home. We have coyotes here in eastern PA. Only my old cat ventures outside and not far. At this point I wouldn't even consider an indoor/outdoor cat. Too much worry. Good luck with finding them homes. They sound adorable and maybe in a week or two you can post a picture. You must go to the same tattoo parlor I did. The one that puts “sucker” on your forehead. You did the right thing. You wouldn’t be happy with yourself if you did anything different. Keep handling them so they get used to humans. Maybe eventually Blackie can help (?). My one cat Mollie always helps new pets adjust in our home. We have coyotes here in eastern PA. Only my old cat ventures outside and not far. At this point I wouldn’t even consider an indoor/outdoor cat. Too much worry. Good luck with finding them homes. They sound adorable and maybe in a week or two you can post a picture.

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By: Michele http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21628 Michele Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:23:07 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21628 I'm sure you'll find both kittens a good home. I’m sure you’ll find both kittens a good home.

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By: Woman in the Middle http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21626 Woman in the Middle Wed, 24 Jun 2015 02:07:19 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21626 I am sure everyone think So Cal is an urban place, but where I live there is a lot of wildlife. Given how small these kittens are, I am surprise they lasted as long as they did. I am sure everyone think So Cal is an urban place, but where I live there is a lot of wildlife. Given how small these kittens are, I am surprise they lasted as long as they did.

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By: Jo-Anne http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21625 Jo-Anne Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:54:15 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21625 Well at least you didn't just leave them out to fend for themselves Well at least you didn’t just leave them out to fend for themselves

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By: Woman in the Middle http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21623 Woman in the Middle Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:43:11 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21623 We have no idea where these two came from. We haven't seen the mother at all. I don't think they are a neighbor's since they obviously have never dealt with humans before. Sigh. Whatever happens, this is going to cost money... We have no idea where these two came from. We haven’t seen the mother at all. I don’t think they are a neighbor’s since they obviously have never dealt with humans before. Sigh. Whatever happens, this is going to cost money…

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By: Cathy http://womaninthemid.com/2015/06/23/a-kitten-conundrum/#comment-21621 Cathy Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:46:21 +0000 http://womaninthemid.com/?p=4957#comment-21621 Several years ago, a feral female gave birth to a litter of kittens in some bushes in my yard. I did not know she had done it until she started to wean the kittens and they ventured out of the bushes for some food. My son and daughter-in-law came over and helped me catch the kittens. I knew that feral kittens can be domesticated if they're handled frequently. I put them in a large, wire cage and made sure that I held and cuddled each kitten two or three times/day. I then had all the kittens spayed/neutered (I had more income then.), trapped the mama and had her spayed, too. I then released all the cats into my yard. The mamma ran off as soon as she was released, never to be seen by me again. The babies hung around for a few weeks, except for one that was adopted by my son and daughter-in-law. After that adventure, I stopped feeding my own cats outside. Several years ago, a feral female gave birth to a litter of kittens in some bushes in my yard. I did not know she had done it until she started to wean the kittens and they ventured out of the bushes for some food. My son and daughter-in-law came over and helped me catch the kittens.

I knew that feral kittens can be domesticated if they’re handled frequently. I put them in a large, wire cage and made sure that I held and cuddled each kitten two or three times/day. I then had all the kittens spayed/neutered (I had more income then.), trapped the mama and had her spayed, too. I then released all the cats into my yard.

The mamma ran off as soon as she was released, never to be seen by me again. The babies hung around for a few weeks, except for one that was adopted by my son and daughter-in-law.

After that adventure, I stopped feeding my own cats outside.

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