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The Human Heart

July 13, 2013

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We have new kitten neighbors. The mother is a feral cat and this is one of her kittens. I talked to this one over the fence because I wanted it to experience hearing a kind human voice. It sat long enough for me to get my camera. It sat and stared..My heart wants to feed all of them and yet I don’t want to become attached.  We recently have  had one of ours disappear after she got spooked and now her whereabouts are unknown. We still have three. It is survival of the fittest here in the mountains and I struggle with the thought of doing nothing.

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  1. July 13, 2013 6:59 PM

    You have a kind heart. Kitty is cute.

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  2. July 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Perhaps that little one will come to you if it really needs help. I believe that they can sense kindness.

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  3. July 14, 2013 7:52 AM

    I have a friend who lives in the country who always has feral cats around – sometimes a good number, until she does another session of trapping. The last time I was there, she had maybe a dozen kittens. It was interesting to see the differences among them. A few were as friendly and willing to interact as a housecat. Others were having no part of it – even a look would send them scooting.

    Hard to know what to do, indeed. Perhaps the kitten will let you know, as montucky suggested.

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    • July 17, 2013 5:20 PM

      The kittens hang out at a house that has a lot of stacks of wood and items that are great for shelter. I do wonder what they are eating?? but we are at our limit…

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  4. July 14, 2013 7:54 AM

    Perhaps you’ve made a connection with this little one.

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  5. July 14, 2013 9:57 AM

    Roberta, you are the Kitty Whisperer. With your kind heart, you.ll undoubtedly reel this little one in.

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  6. July 15, 2013 9:28 PM

    Sweet Roberta, maybe you both need each other? About 7 years ago, a feral cat gave birth to 4 kittens in my friend’s barn. When the kittens were about 4 weeks old, the mother never came back. We figured she either became a snack for the coyote or she was hit by the car. Anyway, we ended up nursing the kittens and I kept one and now she keeps my mom company. My friend kept the other three but only of them managed to escaped the dangers over the years. They both have brought so much joy into the lives of the people they’ve purred for. 🙂

    Here is a link to the post about wild cat’s offspring. http://emilygoochphotos.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/the-wild-cats-offspring

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    • July 17, 2013 5:15 PM

      Thank you Emily for sharing your sweet experience. We are wanting to sell our home and hopefully purchase an Rv and head north and just roam for a while. So all kitties will have to have travel experience.. Lol! Actually we think two will be fine but the old lady of them all might object..

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