Update: The Stray Cat Situation

By | June 26, 2012

A month ago I wrote a post about a group of stray cats who had taken hold of our doorway (post) and asked for ideas on how to get rid of them. We began spraying the doorway with Clorex and Dettol so they sought refuge on the other side of the house. We could see them playing in the pots and hiding under the table. One weekend however, the small kittens disappeared all together.

When they disappeared, we felt thing pang of sadness because their mother was mewing her heart out, standing as close as she can to our door and mewing again and again. We thought someone had taken the kittens and left the mother, how cruel is that! The cat was clearly heartbroken. Three days later however, we were on the side of the house watering the plants when we saw this peeking at us!

How cute! And they are back! Where on earth were they? God knows! Maybe one of the neighbors took them in then discarded them! We realized we were very happy and relieved to see them. Their mother is still scary and hisses violently when she sees us but the little ones are so cute especially if they are alone, they love to play and peek at us!

Now we even named them! The one on the right in the picture below is lolo. She is very naughty and the most friendly of all three. She loves to peek at me wherever I go and she even waits for me to come from work and peek at me shyly every other day. The one on the left is Nefertiti. She is always aloof and very brave, wouldn’t leave her place however close we approach. She just looks at us in nonchalantly in a look that clearly says “Whatever”. The third one is the most cowardly of them all and we cannot even look at him without him running away. We don’t have a name for him because we don’t know him.

We gave them water and took turns taking pictures of the cats that night. Apparently my husband had been feeding them  cheese behind my back near those pots but I didn’t say anything. They love the pots, and they follow my husband wherever he goes -Nefertiti and lolo do anyways, the third one is always hiding-.

BUT… in the morning after these pictures,  I wake up to go to work to find THIS!

and then THIS! BAD LOLO!

Fish smell everywhere! G63! We sprayed the entrance again with clorex and dettol, yet the little ones seem to not mind the smell at all!!! My god those kittens are intelligent. They know we are being friendly so now they don’t mind us at all like before. I’m going to buy a cat repellent spray and use it at the door of the house. I don’t mind them being on the side though. After all, they will grow up and leave one day, right?


30 Responses to “Update: The Stray Cat Situation”

  1. HateCats says:

    Ewww! where did this cat get fish from?

  2. Umair Shaikh says:

    :D… What a lovely way you really described the whole story of yours. May b i am too excited bcoz i just love cats.. all types of.

    It was nice that you guys are now use to cats. Anyhow, loved this article. Cheers

  3. Just says:

    Waaaa5ty!! Yhablooon!! The way they’re peeking at you!

    And, please, do not underestimate my feline friends! They’re not just intelligent, they’re MASTERMINDS of intelligence!!

    God bless you for taking care of God’s creatures. My advice though, if you have a soft heart like me, do not get too attached to them. You know you are not keeping them.

    • danderma says:

      I knew cats were intelligent but not to this extent. Lolo sometimes pretends she is a statue and is not there if we want to go out, looks everywhere but our direction. Translation: Go, I wont harm you, just don’t shoo me!!! Cute!

  4. 7amood says:

    cheese w simich and their very own plant pot. .yup, its confirmed.. they are never going away now!

    good luck with that :)

  5. Viper says:

    “They will grow up and leave one day, right?”..yeah..YOU WISH!

    • danderma says:

      They won’t? Would they all live in clusters around the house and bring more babies?

  6. ShoSho says:

    I see you still didn’t try the Chilli and Lemon advice I gave you 😛 lol

  7. Jacqui says:

    I think the intelligence seen in these cats outweighs the intelligence I see in some blogs these days LOL! 😛 Seriously hehe I think we should teach them how to blog, tweet, and instagram! 😛

    “i haz fishies!”

  8. ImeKuwait says:

    You and your hubby are the loveliest people.. I like how quoted ” he has been feeding them behing my back” lol..almost can visualise a comedic scene of you both hiding and taking turns with the bunch..the last 2 pics are hilarious..they are sitting so regal like they own the world and lolo has the loook ” Busted” lol…

    • danderma says:

      Lool thank you! You should have seen them two nights ago. They literally were peeking from the side of the house, waiting for us to go out, they thought we had left “we’ve been lurking beside the car” and when they saw us close the gate they all slipped, one by one, to the front door! Loool!!!

      • ImeKuwait says:

        hhahhaha… hilarious.. you guys could orchestrate a silent movie with comedic french music through a home video with this kind of comedy happening..lol

        • danderma says:

          Exactly fit for a silent home movie! Not a bad idea at all! Might just do that!

  9. shahou88 says:

    hehehe as long as you feed them they will never leave XD they are cute though

    I love it how you hated them at first and now your starting to love them ^_^ its cute how those creatures add action to our life ^_^

    enjoy your day and love the names ^_^ cute

    • danderma says:

      I always loved cats but I really can’t have them around me. They make me and my husband sick. But they are one jolly bunch for sure 😀

  10. r.alsharif says:

    Ewwww :p if they get used to staying at your place then forget them ever leaving

  11. Tina says:

    I was hoping they come back to know your reaction and feelings about them, and il7amdillah they did ” When they disappeared, we felt thing pang of sadness ” ” We realized we were very happy and relieved to see them” I knew exactly what you might feel . 😀 and I’m really happy too that their back.
    P.S My family and I have been caring for street cats for over 15 years now.

    • danderma says:

      Do they eventually grow up and move on or do we expect that they will just reproduce by next year and stay?

      • Tina says:

        The Males always go to fight for territories , but once or twice a year if he is alive ( its really tough out there ) he might come for a day just to stick around ( its their way to say thank you for the old days ) . Females go but not far and might come back with their own little ones , if so then you better be prepared because Its like a circle it never ends :) .

        • danderma says:

          Oh OK… I think two of the kittens are guys because they keep fighting each other while the third one who always runs away is a girl. I don’t mind being left with one after all or else it will get very crowded :p

  12. Aalaa says:

    We have the same situation! A few weeks ago 4 kittens suddenly appeared in our yard, accompanied by their mother. Today one of the kittens devoured my poor little chick! Miskeen :(