Meet Speck. She is our family Guardcat. We found her wandering around an abandoned foreclosure house, meowing her head off. We didn’t really inspect the privates very well, and assumed Speck was a male because of her habit of marking the back door where she eats her food. Money is tight around here, and our local vets don’t make it affordable to fix pets, so one day Speck-a-roo-roo began to get a bulge around the tummy. Then she got fat. Then she began to eat more often. Then came a Friday morning, when I put food down for Roo-Roo, and she just sat there looking at me and meowing, like she wanted something. Honey knew what was going-on, and began to midwife, while I retrieved a laundry basket and an old towel. The fact that Speck came to us makes me think that she was once an inside kitty. Just about any outside cat I have known would’ve already scouted-out a hiding place and had them without our knowing. There were 4 kittens born, 3 black females and 1 grey male. He was born last. We are thinking of keeping the male.After all was done, Momma Kitty rested and fed her brood. Tal told my parents on the phone that Speck “hatched them out” 🙂 We set her up on the carport next to the kitchen door, using the blanket she normally slept on to cover the laundry basket and a piece of wood to make a little cubby hole. Speck only gets up to eat, drink, and potty. She now has to go all the way around the house to eat and drink (the ponds are in the back), so that gives her a nice little break from the kittens. Little grey kitten only has stripes on his tail right now, so we are thinking of naming him Coon. What do you think?