In this photo you can see that the kittens have discovered the "loft" area of their cage.
Firstly, a huge "thank-you" for the many supportive comments re the last post!
If I didn't know it before, I can now verify that cat lovers are much the same the world over.
We sigh and groan, but we take in the strays and hope for the best--and hope that the parade of new-comers is over for this round!
Daughter G. has been to visit and crooned and cuddled, but knows that taking on another feline wouldn't be a good thing just now.
One of their dogs--perhaps in response to the uproar of moving--has taken to expressing himself with puddles on the basement floor. He began doing it during their stay here--whenever he felt that they had gone out and left him with us. He doens't need more stress in his life.
The kittens seem resigned to the cage--they don't thrash or claw to get out.
Mostly they eat, sleep, and poop in the litter box which I constantly clean for them.
I''ve found a deeper plastic box for the litter today, but they still manage to fling it into the water bowl.
We had them out this morning with the room door shut--a good thing as they are still very skittish about being caught. They holed up under the bed and it took both of us peering under and poking gently with a yardstick to flush them out.
Once captured, they both submit to being held. Nervous purrs, much flexing of tiny paws.
Here J. cuddles the girl kitten--whom I'm calling "Willow" after the cat in a book
which my grandchildren loved.
We took the kittens out this evening to the fenced cat yard which J. created to "air" the big cats. I hoped the pair would run about and stretch after the confinement of the cage. Mostly they huddled in a grassy corner. Willis positioned himself outside the fence and stared at them fixedly.
Can't let them loose in the house to be hissed at and bullied by the established residents or
to hide up in the basement.
I'm thinking within a week they should be easier with us and can graduate to the cat yard during the day--with supervision.