Our beloved Maxine lost one of her kittens to a mean Ginger Tom. He got into the nest and dragged out her smallest baby. Little Pat only lived two days.

cat guarding and kittens

Even though we’ve moved her and the remaining kittens into the house, she’s understandably suspicious now of any strange smells around the kitten nest. She is a wonderful mother and grieved sorely for her lost baby.

© 2018 Melinda J. Irvine

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14 responses to “Suspicious”

  1. […] the attack on the kittens and the death of 3-day-old Pat, I moved the little family inside. Now we live in the Philippines in […]

  2. Patti Lee Avatar
    Patti Lee

    Poor little baby and poor mama. How sad her precious little kitten was taken away in such a horrible way. Mama is such a pretty girl and I can see why she is so terrified of the Ginger Tom.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Thanks for stopping by Patti. It was very upsetting, I managed to get the baby back from the big male but she only lived another day. Maxine was distraught when she died. A few days later (after moving the kitten nest inside the house) I went outside and left the door open, when I got back Maxine was in the process of moving all of the kittens into my son’s school bag which was lying open on the table.

  3. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

    Thanks for your message Ellen.

  4. Easter Ellen Avatar
  5. SRA Avatar

    So sorry to hear about Maxine’s loss. Good that the other kittens are now safely inside the house, but I’m sure that if that rascal ever came near them again, she would take him to task.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      hi and thanks for your message, she was amazing fighting him off. i was inside and raced outside to the sound of her cries, there was ginger fur everywhere. i was so proud of her xx

      1. SRA Avatar

        She must have, I’m sure, and I’m glad that she didn’t get injured – she’s got to take care of her other kittens. And I noticed that your Maxine is a very pretty girl 🙂

      2. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

        She is lovely and a wonderful part of our family. We found her on the side of the road last July, she was so tiny. She’s a survivor.

  6. Megha's World Avatar

    Oh I feel bad for your cat..Hope she feels better.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thanks, we live in just one room so it’s really difficult to have cats inside otherwise we would never have left her outside in the first place. i’m building a secure cage for her and the kittens, they are terrified of the Ginger Cat now. thanks for your message it’s lovely to hear from you xx

      1. Megha's World Avatar

        Your love and compassion for animals/pets show that you are really have a kind heart.

      2. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

        thank you. maxine has brought real joy to our lives and my adopted son adores her.

      3. Megha's World Avatar

        See i know you are a kind soul.