Many of you have met our purrty Carlacita before ... now mostly called Cita.
She is our feral tuxie girl, who has been with us between three-and-four years.
Early efforts for TNR always failed and over time we gave up trying, so Cita has had several
litters. It was mostly Vic's job to provide her meals at breakfast and dinnertime.
His office area overlooks the front porch, and Cita would hop up onto the window
ledge, whine or paw at the window to remind him.
In August, he was in hospital two different times. When he came home from the second
hospital stay on August 17, he asked if I'd remembered to feed Cita each day.
I assured him I had, but told him she'd been gone now for maybe three days, and
reminded him that her belly had been large once again.
I made note of her time "away" on my calendar, guessing that some kits were
on the way and that perhaps by mid-October I'd have the fun of seeing them.
So mid-week last, while sitting on the back porch enjoying the evening breeze, what did
I see but all kinds of "activity" along the edge of the woods. Suddenly, a little bitty tuxie
appeared, then another and in a few moments two more kits, both grey and white.
What a joy they are for me.
We now have a full crew to feed, though they scamper away when I bring their
meals out ... so this photo is taken through window glass and screen.
But, oh yes ... what a joy they are to see, Vic would have so enjoyed them.