We still have 5 indoor cats. No takers for the (3) kittens. We’ve become attached to Garage Cat. On top of that, outdoor Patio Cat has truly become our Patio Cat. He mostly hangs out on our back porch and shelters in our patio when the weather is bad. He loves pettings more than food. He wishes he could come inside. He’s good friends with outdoor Mamacat (who makes the occasional appearance to eat, and is usually on the porch in the wee hours quietly hanging with Patio Cat), but she still shies away from us. He and Garage Cat are still mortal enemies and my hand got majorly scratched up (from Garage Cat) the one time Garage Cat and Patio Cat ended up on the patio at the same time.
The two little black kittens are both super loving and adorable, even the one who used to be mean kitty. It seems like whenever I sit down I get covered in kitten(s), or occasionally by Garage Cat. Boy kitten doesn’t like to be picked up, but is otherwise a sweetheart. He’s almost as big as a full-sized cat, but the girl kittens are still smaller.
Garage cat and the kittens get along really well now. They play together and Garage cat sometimes grooms the younger kitties.
My sister was going to take a kitten or two, but then her roommate got engaged and she’s waiting until she finds a new roommate to commit in case the new roommate is allergic or otherwise doesn’t like cats. Really she should take Garage Cat because he’s so well-behaved and she’s not very experienced with pets, but Garage Cat is long-haired and she’s worried he will get hair on her furniture. We believe this illustrates how she has No Idea about cats or kittens if a little fur is her biggest worry.
My MIL says she’ll take one, but just one, if we get it to her this summer.
One (or more) of the kittens, we’re not sure which one, occasionally pees on our bed. I do not like this. And I worry about said kitten ending up someplace that might not be as forgiving as we are. At some point we’ll figure out which one it is and take it to the vet for a work-up to rule out physical causes. It can’t be lack of litter boxes because we have 7 boxes for 5 cats, all of different shapes, sizes, and privacy, and they get cleaned out every day once or twice a day. And they have no problem using them. Just occasionally one will pee on the bed in addition to regular litter box use.
So that’s the cat update. This time last year we had two middle-aged indoor cats. Now we have 5 indoor cats and 2 outdoor cats. That’s too many. But that’s what we have for now.