I was feeding the birds yesterday evening and walked past the front porch and did a double-take. In one of the kitty houses was a little bundle of yellow and black kittens. Now I must confess, I was doubly irritated at Mamacat for selecting that location, and forcing poor Felix to an abandoned mailbox on the roadside, which no doubt contributed to her demise.
There is a limit to one's ability to mingle in the natural animal world I suppose, and when it comes to feral cats, you can't really say "play nice or go home." They stake out their territory, and there was not much I could do other than try to make sure there was food in a couple of locations so that Felix could get her share.
Meanwhile, I have 3 kittens in a kennel on the screened porch, and 5 kittens in a kitty house on the front porch. Great. Now what am I going to do?