For a few times now, when going about the yard, I would see a cat among the trees. First glance, and I would think it was Junk Pile cat, only to realize that this cat looked slightly different. More white in the fur, and more the size of her own kittens – though they are almost as big as she is, now!
Last night, all possible doubt about whether or not this cat was really Junk Pile cat were cast away. While walking around the house, I startled a cat away from the food bowls by the sun room. It dashed off towards the storage house and disappeared under the lilacs at one corner – just as Junk Pile and two of her kittens came out from under the spirea at the other corner.
This morning, I finally got photographic proof of our cryptic cat’s existence. 🙂
I stayed well back and zoomed in as much as I could, so this was the best my phone’s camera could do.
The kitten on the steps is Junk Pile cat’s tabby kitten, and they are very much the same size. Another kitten – possibly Junk Pile’s third kitten that is so very shy – had already run off.
This mystery kitten is most likely one of Rosencrantz’ kittens, but I honestly don’t know where it is from.
I’m glad that the shy ones are at least getting some food.