I just got back from topping up the outside cats food and water.
In the process, I saw something absolutely insane.
While adding kibble to the trays under the water bowl shelter and the cat house entry, I glanced through the cat house window.
It’s not very clean, gets frost on the inside and there’s lots of reflection, but…
… there was something strange looking back at me.
Something tiny and orange and fluffy.
This is the picture I took, but I used the auto-enhance on computer, to see better.
That, my friends, is another bitty.
It wasn’t there yesterday.
As far as I can tell, it wasn’t there this morning, but I didn’t really look.
I thought I had to be going crazy, and was seeing things wrong.
After I finished setting out the kibble, I came back with the water jug. After topping up the heated water bowls, I looked again, but saw nothing.
There was a white and grey kitten eating at the tray in the entry, so I tried peaking past it, through the carpet strips in front of the door.
I looked back through the window and…
…watched as an orange fuzzy worm came running around and into the cat bad at the window. It looked at me, saw me move and started to run away again, so I moved away from the window.
I tried looking through the larger window, but there’s just too much reflection to see inside.
We have another bitty.
It looks about the same size, maybe smaller, than the bitties that got adopted out.
It seems to be alone – no other kittens – but it’s entirely possible the mama – whoever it is! – is in the process of moving her litter into the warmth and comfort of the cat house.
If I’m seeing things well enough, this looks like it will be a long haired orange tabby.
What the heck!?! Why are we having such super late kittens this year?