Butterscotch seems to have moved her kittens again, and from seeing her yesterday evening while I was clearing the bush, I am afraid she may have moved them off our property entirely, and to the neighbour’s across the road (no one lives there, as far as I can tell).
This evening, I brought food and refilled the water for Beep Beep and her kittens, by the garden shed. There was no sign of them, and I went on my way around the yard. As I made my way back, I found Butterscotch and all her kittens!
I had to zoom in with my phone camera quite a bit, as they did not seem comfortable with me coming closer.
Eventually, I came around again and saw Beep Beep at the food.
Except it wasn’t Beep Beep! It was her grey tabby!
I sat at the picnic table and, before I knew it, I had all 6 kittens around! Butterscotch was still around, some of the time, too.
Here is some video I got while I was there.
Just before I was ready to leave, I did finally see Beep Beep. She was carrying a bird in her mouth that was almost as big as her head! She didn’t come close, though. Her tuxedo saw her and ran after her, wanting that bird, but she continued carrying it through the garden.
It looks like she may have moved her kittens across the road, too. 😦 This concerns me. While we are pretty isolated, that road is a main artery West from the highway, and is quite busy for a gravel road.
At least they know to come back here for assured food and water!