This kitten diaries update almost did not make it. For several days the kittens were not to be seen. Billu had kept them well hidden and did not even allow me near them. After about a week of no signs of kittens being around, we gave up and thought that they succumbed to nature’s ills. Then suddenly one day Billu led me to the outhouse again and there I met Mishti on the first day, Wookie on the second day and Missy on the third. Billu shows all signs of being a good cat mother, and I am so proud.
The kittens turned 7 week old last Saturday and they are all over the garden now, even when the temperatures rise to 47°C they find places to hide and stay cool. They have started drinking milk that I give Billu and they even eat her food. I give her an egg scrambled along with a bread or a left over roti, with a lot of ghee.
The kittens were away from me for long so they were obviously wary to begin with but they are warming up to my presence now. They allow me and Tarique to touch them, play with us but only when the mother cat is around. Already toilet trained, they will soon be grown up enough to be independent little cats and won’t need their mother anymore.
This is my last update to the kitten diaries, so, here’s a goodbye video from Mishti, Wookie and Missy.