We are a rescue cat family. We love dogs too. We just don't have any right now.
About 8 months ago we adopted a six-month-old kitten from a friend who rescues cats and kittens. We named her Honey, but she insists her name is "Meep Meep Merrrrrp," so we call her Meepers. When we adopted Meepers she had a bald belly and a brand new scar from her spay surgery. Imagine our surprise when a few months later she started showing! On January 25 I saw that she had suddenly gone from being very pregnant to her old petit/svelte self again. So I went on a kiity nest hunt. No luck.
Over the next two weeks it was pretty obvious Meepers was nursing kits. I followed her one afternoon into the neighbors yard where she disappeared into a crack in a lava tumulus (hummock). She had made a nest inside a little lava tube.
A few days later, after a long day of heavy rains, I hear a very loud kitty rucus going on out on the carport. I go out to see what's up, and there goes little 7 lb Meepers chasing this big tom cat up the driveway, and she's tearing him a new ass as he's leaving. I mean there are tufts of tomcat fur flying all over the place. I watched Meepers with amazement as she ran this very large tom off of the property. Standing in the twilight I look down at my feet and there lies a tiny ball of grey and white fur. A kitten! I pick it up and yell to my wife and son, "We have a kitten!"
Over the next hour Meepers brought us three more kittens. In order of appearance we have:
Andy - a grey and white tom,
Mili - a calico pussy cat,
Sadie (aka Boo Boo) an orange and black tortoise shell pussy cat,
and Bear - a really big all black tom
We feel that these are miracle kittens. They were born against all odds. They are certainly some of the most loving cats I have ever known. We've decided to keep all four of them. So now we are a seven cat family. We have a good size piece of land that can accomodate seven cats with no problems.
Thomas - 11+ yrs - the top cat - looks like Sylvester - 18 lbs of love and muscle - came with us from Orlando
Mali - 2 yrs - grey with black stripes and longhair (looks like a mini Maine Coon) - orphaned at two weeks old - bottle fed
Meepers - 1 yr - a small female version of Thomas (mirror image).
Andy, Mili, Sadie, and Bear - 4 months - the very special kittens.
We had Meepers spayed properly. No more kittens in her future.