Mother Cat

Mother Cat

This is Mother Cat. Matriarch of the local cats. Her litter of kittens are growing up and make a daily appearance in our garden. They’re all a little wild though. The kitten’s dad, Patches, was the polar opposite. He was friendly to us humans and loved to be rubbed and scratched behind the ear. He adored my wife, and even put up with Adam chasing him around!

Unfortunately he disappeared a few weeks ago, on the very day my wife bought antibiotics for a bad cut on his leg. A few days later a neighbour reported seeing his remains on the back road. A car must have hit him.

I think the cats noticed his disappearance. Or it could just be us projecting our human thoughts and feelings on a sad situation. The kitten in the background of this photo is the spitting image of Patches. He’s also the most friendly, even coming up to me and eating from my hand on occasion. What d’you think? Is he the tiny kitten I photographed last May? His colouring looks very similar!

Anyway, they’re well cared for. The mother cat has come up to our back door and meowed to be fed, only to call her offspring when food has been put out. It’s great to see it!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/100s

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3 Comments

  1. Chris Osborne Reply

    Looks like it could be the same cat to me.

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  2. Tommy Poloski Reply

    It’s a cute cat you know, even it’s black. Bad thing I don’t have a cat in our house, but street cats are awful. Home cats are good to take care of.

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  3. Shane Reply

    Very cute cats! It’s funny, because I only have 2 cats, and they look almost exactly like these two! The one of mine that has the white strip up the nose (like the one on the right) is female, and the one like the one on the left is male. Siblings :)

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