10.23.2012

TUXIE TUESDAY

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.

30 comments:

  1. Squieee , soo cute they are <3

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  2. I have a suspicion that Vic is looking over your shoulder as you enjoy your new little kitties!! They are so cute!! My neighbor just brought home another HUGE cat...she has about four or five already. This latest one has to be about 20 pounds and is really pretty....grey and white!

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  3. Oh they are awfully sweet! What a shame she cant be caught, but what sweet babies anyway. I'm sure Vic would have loved to have seen them. Hugs

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  4. They are adorable! No doubt, Vic is looking down and smiling! Are you planning another TNR attempt?

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  5. Loving the BOO header! And the new kitties. Hope you can catch Momma though. There are enough of us that we dont want TOO much more competition.

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  6. We think Vic would have had a huge grin on his face while he watched over those kittens. They are so pretty.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. Aw, those babies are so cute!! And hungry!!

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  8. Oh, that is so terrific. What cute little kittehs. We know that Vic is smiling from ear to ear at the kittens.
    Also love the header. You must have a great graphic person. LOL. Have a good one and big hugs.

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  9. They're very sweet, Ann. Maybe there's an TNR group in the area that would try to get them, rather than trying to do it yourself? Life is so hard for ferals...and short. Glad they get fed daily, though!

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  10. Such a beautiful family! You just know Poppy Vic is looking down and keeping a watchful eye on them.

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  11. Precious little ones and momma is a beauty. Sleek and healthy. Vic would have loved seeing them and we aren't sure that he isn't seeing them right now. xo

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  12. They are so adorable. If the mother is feral, does that mean the kitten are automatically feral too, or if they are caught, can they then be tammed? I don't know much about ferals I'm afraid as I've never been around any. (Mario's mom here).

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  13. How sweet! brandi must be smiling down on those little ones! Especially the gray ones!
    Mama Carol

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  14. We have to think that Vic had something to do with those little ones coming to visit - a small way to try to put a smile on your face - so sweet.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. They are so beautiful, and we are glad they are bringing some smiles to your face. We bet Poppy Vic is smiling right along with you, too.

    Hugs!

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  16. How Sweet! Hopefully they'll stay around so you can watch them grow up.

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  17. Oh how precious. It is too bad that she hasn't been caught though.

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  18. we know Vic would have enjoyed the family and we are glad you continue to care for them. we wonder if there is someone that could help you catch them though...

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  19. Oh, they're adorable. I'm sure that Vic is smiling.
    xo

    p.s. we LOVE your halloween inspired blog! It's bootiful!

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  20. They are adorable and I too think Vic will be watching them with you.. Hugs GJ xx

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  21. It's such a shame he wasn't able to share the joy of seeing the new family for the first time. It was sweet of him to take such good care of mama for so long.

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  22. What a cute family. They all look pretty plump so their momma must be doing a good job raising them (with a little help from you). Hopefully they'll all stay healthy and the kits can be rounded up and spayed/neutered.

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  23. Vic is sending his smiles!What sweet cats!!
    purrrs from us xx

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  24. Sweet babies. We know Vic would have loved them!

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  25. Oh so sweet! We has a big soft spot in our hearts for tuxies!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  26. They are very cute. They are lucky to have you!
    Purrs

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  27. I'm sure Vic is watching, sure that kittens will fill your heart with joy. Hope you can catch her and them now, for him.

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  28. We know Vic is smiling down on the little fur family that brought you a smile.

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  29. I agree with what others have to say! Vic is looking down and smiling! Maybe his gift to you, to help you smile, too.

    Hugs, Toni

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  30. I always looked forward to the feral family stories and the pictures. Thanks for catching me up with the adorable babies!

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