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OMG there are kittens in my garden!!!

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GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 14:54:12

Was eating my lunch in the garden when this little beauty appeared at my feet! She said hello and wandered into the kitchen, and out again, then disappeared behind the tree stump and came back with a shyer, browner sibling (haven't caught that one on camera yet!) and they had a good explore together.

According to one of the neighbours they live in one of the houses behind us - which will set DH's mind at rest, he was clearly worried we'd acquired two more cats! I was a bit worried about our big ginger beast appearing and giving them their marching orders - instead he came out, clocked them, and hid under the garden table!

I'm being a responsible adult and not attempting to steal them - but I wish I could!! They're so gorgeous!

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Windyatthebeach Thu 07-May-20 15:04:38

Well obviously you need to go round and shout hello- from 2 m of course... You need to offer up second owner services. The best dcats have at least 2 homes that feed them.. Don't they???
When our 3 legged dcat went missing ours wasn't the only Lost Cat notice for him!!.

Stabbitha Thu 07-May-20 15:05:22

Oh they are stunning

bellinisurge Thu 07-May-20 15:06:07

Oh Lord. You need nerves of steel.

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Thu 07-May-20 15:07:40

@Windyatthebeach is right, I think you need to offer second ownership!!

Also love that someone else put posters out when yours went off Windy, did you get him back?

JessicaDay Thu 07-May-20 15:07:51

So pretty, gorgeous kitties 😍😍😍

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 15:10:42

Kittens have gone. sad

Big ginger beast (Casper) has decided it's safe to come out from under the table. grin

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Windyatthebeach Thu 07-May-20 15:15:18

Sadly we didn't. He had been missing before and managed to get back home 10 days after a rta and needed a leg amputated. He was quite a character. Like the Felix dcat off the advert.
Showing my age but he was named Jona after Lance's fish in Neighbours many many moons ago!!

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 15:15:44

That has made my lock down.

I hope they come and visit again!

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Windyatthebeach Thu 07-May-20 15:15:54

Op that's isn't a dcat THAT'S A TIGER!!

fishonabicycle Thu 07-May-20 15:16:31

Brave Caspar!

Troels Thu 07-May-20 15:18:30

Maybe they are his kids and were having visitation.

bellinisurge Thu 07-May-20 15:19:01

Casper had it sorted. He was just letting them think they were in new territory that was up for grabs.

Windyatthebeach Thu 07-May-20 15:22:37

IsTHE TIGER neutered? Maybe expect a letter from Cms (cats maintenence services)?

DamnYankee Thu 07-May-20 15:22:40

It's the little things, isn't it? smile

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 15:28:07

He came from a rescue, Windy, so was neutered before he came to us.

DD has now restarted her campaign for "a kitten of my very own." I wouldn't mind at all but DH is not a cat person and only agreed to the one we have because I told him it was a cat or a third child.

Casper does not help our case, as he's a grumpy bugger. As DD puts it "he's a big fluffy ball of bites and scratches"!

Actually maybe he is a tiger...shock

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TheHighestSardine Thu 07-May-20 15:30:56

What lovely colours the visitors are!

And what an astonishingly big lad you have there! Does the ground shake?

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 15:40:51

We think he may be at least part Maine Coon. I don't know about the ground, but he's taught us all never to close doors, or he throws himself against them and I fear for the hinges.

He's not over fed - unless he has another home, which is possible but unlikely as he rarely leaves our house and garden. He's uninterested in cat treats and people food, and gets 3 carefully weighed portions of dry food a day. We do have a theory that if he ever got soaking wet he'd be half the size.

I did once hear one of the neighbour's shriek "bloody hell, next door have got a lynx!!" when he emerged through their fence for the first time. 🐯

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FlamedToACrisp Thu 07-May-20 15:51:20

Love the kitties - and your cat is gorgeous!

One day we went out and found three tortoises in the garden. They had climbed over a FIVE FOOT FENCE - goodness knows how they weren't hurt! My son was very disappointed that we had to give them back.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 16:22:57

Tortoises?? I knew they could climb but five foot must've taken ages! And why three at once? Did you foil some sort of tortoise Great Escape?

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LaurieFairyCake Thu 07-May-20 16:29:12

Where the fuck were the tortoises going ?!? shock

homemadecommunistrussia Thu 07-May-20 16:32:54

Casper is a beast!grin
Why do I always have tiny runtyconfused kitties?

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 07-May-20 18:03:00

One looks a bit young to be out.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 07-May-20 18:06:42

I thought they were both a bit young to be out tbh, hence why I initially hoped wondered if they might be strays.

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Fluffycloudland77 Thu 07-May-20 19:44:18

Well they might still be. Who lets young kittens out fgs.

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