Sunday, April 25, 2010

Khartoum Cats, continued

The calico cat tucks into her meal
A couple of months ago, I posted about the cats of Khartoum and my involvement with them. You can read about this here.
A few days after arriving back at the apartment, Grant went downstairs one evening to take out the garbage. When he returned, he told me that there was a new stray cat on the porch. I immediately prepared a meal of mince and milk which he took down to the starving animal,

I wonder what she'd say if she could speak...

Initially we thought this was a different cat to the one we'd been feeding before going out on leave. She was thinner, seemed younger and totally unafraid. In fact, she waits near our feet while we're placing her food on the ground. However, referring back at the post on her, we saw the same black moustache is visible.
Yesterday morning, we fed her (as we do in the evening) yet at midmorning when I went downstairs, she was at the door meouwing pitifully. I came back upstairs *sigh* and filled a plate with mince and milk. While she proceeded to clean this second helping of food, I knelt down and inspected her tummy. Sure enough, her teats were visible through the fur. Either she is pregnant (again) or has had her kittens. If the latter is true, I have no idea where she may have hidden them.
Where do you go to my lovely?

I have checked the whole courtyard and the outbuildings and found nothing. Perhaps the kittens are in the yard next door. We will probably never know.

We continue to feed the cat...

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  1. NICE JO! It is always a good thing when something comes for help and help is given...

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  3. Bless you Jo for being so kind with the animals. The world needs more of someone like you.

  4. Mike, I just cannot ignore an animal when it's hungry and I know I can help...

    Hi Bozo: I've posted about this kitty on your blog. Welcome back!!

    Hi Misalyn;) thanks dear. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love that you are there for them sandy

  6. Jo, what a wonderful thing you are doing, feeding this little cat. I look forward to reading more updates about her ...

  7. The poor thing ! fortunately now at least she has something to eat !

  8. She is such a pretty little cat. I would not be surprised if she brings her kittens to you when they're old enough.

  9. The animals will always find your giving heart Jo.

  10. The animals will always find your giving heart Jo.

  11. Glad you are feeding those poor creatures, Jo. That kitty is so pretty... I hope --if she does have some babies somewhere, that they are all okay... Keep us posted.


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