Saturday, May 22, 2010
Condo Cat - Part II
I'm back to blogosphere and with great news. Condo Cat had given birth to 3 beautiful kitties. Yes, she was pregnant and I didn't have a clue! I merely thought that she had an over-indulged belly that resulted from all the food we've been smuggling for her! Duh!
Several weeks ago, Condo Cat went missing. Rumour had it that she had been adopted. What I didn't know was that she had been hidden by the security guards and cleaners in a secluded spot in the condo so she could be ensured of a safe nesting place.
Somehow, word got out and everyone wanted to visit her and her babies. It was really heartwarming to know that the security guards on duty had appointed themselves as her personal 'body guards". They would shoo the kids away each time someone attempted to go near her secret hideout, especially the amorous tom cat that made his nocturnal visits.
Awwwwww!! Look what I found this morning when we came back from our Chinese New Year break! The kids from the condo made this for Cantik's kitties. Yes, that's her name now as given by the residents. Cantik means 'beautiful' in Malay and I can't think of a more appropriate name. Peering inside the 'house', I saw the names 'Jojo', 'Blacky' and 'Snowy' !!
Cantik was nursing her kittens inside a box when I visited. Unsure if her maternal instincts would kick in, I kept my distance. And I wondered. Does she now perceive me as a threat to her young? Will my scent trigger her protective instinct to eat her babies?
As soon as she saw me, she bounced to her feet, padding towards me. Purring, she gently nudged me across the room to her nest. How could I have doubted her? It was such a tender moment for the both of us. I felt like a proud granny!