Custom Box Service has three kittens.
Earlier in the week, Jeff startled a black cat from the lawnmower shed. She took off like a flash. Yesterday he discovered three hungry kittens in the same shed, hiding under some tarps. The black cat must be there mother, but there's no sign of her now. Unfortunately, Mama Cat may have abandoned her babies.
The three kittens — which are as adorable — are hungry. We don't know how old they are, or what to feed them. We have a case of cat food from several years ago — the cans are marked "best by July 04". We figure it's our best choice. I gave them each a dollop of wet food this morning. One devoured it, another munched on it idly, and the third ignored it completely.
Later I took out a bowl of water, but my little friends were oblivious to it. They walked through it, stumbled in it, stuck their noses in it, but they did not drink.
What should we feed a trio of kittens that are a few weeks old? They don't seem big enough to be weaned. (They may only be a couple weeks old. As I say, we can't tell how old they are.) Is wet cat food safe? Should we get them some milk?
They already have little personalities. One of the grey kittens likes to follow the guys around the lawn. The black kitten has an amazing set of lungs, and its wailing can be heard from a great distance.
But I have to tell myself not to get attached to these babies. The odds that they'll survive are near zero. It's hard, though. I love kittens. I really do.