Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Momma Cat and her two little kittens

First, I apologize for leaving this story hanging for so long. During my two weeks in India, I had almost no time for blogging. In fact, Tryskuit and I spent very little time in Bangalore, as our hosts, Murthy and Vasanthi, took us traveling over a large section of Southern India.

Anyway, in the post I made way back when, I showed a picture of the Momma cat that we met shortly after we arrived at Murthy and Vasanthi's.

Tryskuit spotted the cat first, when she stepped out onto the second floor veranda. She called to me and I came running, peeked down, and this is what I saw. I clicked this image.

The sound of the click caused the cat to look up at me. I did not know if I had scared her.

She moved on, and I clicked her again as she passed by a motorcycle.

Then she went into some bushes.

A short time later, Buddy, the nephew of Murthy and Vasanthi, showed me her two kittens, up in a protected area in the eves of the house.

Frightened by my appearance, the calico hissed. I did not blame her for being frightened. Down below, there are street dogs. Up above, birds of prey. I stepped away, to let them be.

The Momma cat hears the meows of her babies and meows back.

This story will continue.

6 comments:

kalamahina said...

awww! little spitting calico so CUTE and scawy. So glad you had a wonderful trip... welcome home to your long days of summer; looking forward to cat-ching up on your blog(s).

The kitties over at Our family cat-a-blog said...

I'm sure hoping that something is done to help this momma and her baby. Momma looks very, very thin! I don't think that India would be a good place to be homeless

momsbusy said...

what a feisty little calico kitten! but all kittens are so "ferocious and fierce". she has unusual markings. i wonder what she will look like when she is an adult.

we hope your trip produces more cats and more photos. have a safe journey.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, dat momma cat looks way to skinny...street dogs, birds of prey, must be a tough life fur a kitty der.

Katie said...

Those photos are beautiful. That poor mother cat is very skinny - I am glad that her kittens are in a safe spot though - that is one less thing for the mother to worry about, hopefully.

StandTall-The Activist said...

awwwww