Neighbor Discovers Stray Cat’s Hidden Kittens Behind Bookshelves

Losing Bean and Embracing New Feline Encounters

In the heart-wrenching month of April 2022, I bid farewell to my cherished Turkish Angora, Bean, who succumbed to cancer. My heart longed for another whiskered companion, but emotionally, I was in a place of pause.

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Neighborhood Feline Friends: Porch Cat and Pixie

In our friendly neighborhood, we have a handful of cats that meander through gardens and sidewalks. The local residents, myself included, extend kindness by offering them sustenance. Among these free spirits, there’s an orange-striped fellow we’ve affectionately named Porch Cat. Not far behind him came Pixie, a seemingly independent yet intrinsically connected cat to Porch Cat. On rainy days, our home becomes their shelter, with both cats occasionally stepping in for warmth and comfort.

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Pixie’s Mysterious Motherhood

Pixie began showing signs of motherhood with her visibly expanding midriff. However, it wasn’t long before her belly returned to its slim form. Perplexed, I scoured our home in search of any potential hidden kittens but turned up empty-handed. I resigned to the thought that she might have chosen a covert outdoor spot for birthing.

2 cute kittens

Yet, a surprise awaited. On a regular day, while rummaging for twine in the craft room, an unexpected sight met my eyes: four tiny kittens, neatly tucked behind a bookshelf I had overlooked!

Rapid Response and The Kittens’ Advent

Immediately springing into action, I crafted a makeshift sanctuary using boxes and towels for the young ones. When Pixie later made her usual appearance at our back door, a heartfelt reunion took place as she met her little ones.

4 kittens sleep together

Fast forward a few weeks, these vibrant nine-week-old kittens have taken over our home’s corridors and hearts. Concerned about their well-being and the neighborhood’s feline population, we’ve committed to having them, along with Pixie, spayed or neutered soon. Introducing the adorable quartet: white-furred Trouble, sleek black Nero, striped beauty Risca, and the captivating Gabriel.

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Future Feline Plans

While Risca and Trouble have already carved a permanent niche in our hearts and home, I secretly harbor the hope of keeping all four. Now, the playful challenge lies in persuading my husband to this delightful idea!