Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Cat Story of Cooperation

Remember Marron, the dark brown kitten I showed you the other day? Well, Marron has brothers and sisters! You see, Marron's mom was born here almost five years ago. Sally named her Selvatica (Savage) a while back because she was always a bit wild, not friendly like some of the other cats.

Selvatica decided she was going to give birth outdoors somewhere and she brought only Marron back last week to see what we would do. When she saw that we were nice to Marron, she brought her other two kittens to us too. See them in the box?

Well, in the first pic, the cat you see is not Selvatica, that's Luna, Selvatica's mom, grandma to those kittens. Luna is already almost 20 years old and she hasn't given birth in a couple of years. She's nearing the end of her life. She's lost her appetite and spends much of her time baking in the sun. Imagine our surprise when we saw that she had gone into the box while mom was away. When mom leaves, grandma takes over? Luna has always been a very friendly cat, unlike that no-good daughter of hers! ;-)

As mom does come back very often to feed her babies, we were also worried about what Selvatica might do to Luna when she saw her with her children, even if Luna is her mom and all.

Our fears were unfounded. In fact, they seem to get along just fine. It's all in the family!

You can really see how much one of Selvatica's kittens resembles her! Luna (which means Moon) is not being sent away, she is welcome.

It takes a village!



5 comments:

Sally la peste said...

Can't you just bring them with you in your luggage to the States? You never know, somebody you know may want one. They're soooooooo cute, and I already have about 8 cats anyway.
Sally

Joe Ganci said...

Sure! I hear they're juicy and tender when braised with onions and peppers!

Ang said...

they are too cute..love the pictures and story.

debrarae said...

Joe,

If I wasn't highly ALLERGIC to cats, I'd take one of the kittens. They're beautiful!

debra steinman

Sadie Says said...

That is the best story ever! (according to this cat lover!)