The Tail of Mama Kitty
19 May 2019
Mama Kitty’s Last Litter
A year and a half and three litters later we finally caught and spayed the infamous Mama Kitty -- completing our catch/neuter/release program in the boatyard here in Puerto Escondido which we have affectionately called "The Big Kitty Round-up".
Mama Kitty was notorious not only for ability to escape capture and procreate but for her nasty disposition as well. All the other cats feared her and would run from a food dish if she approached and she would swing and hiss at any cat walking in front of her. She scared us too -- especially when we were trying to track down her kittens. That's where Mama Kitty's tail became so important -- because she, like several others in the boatyard group, is a tiger stripe tabby. So in the dark or from a distance it could be hard to distinguish one from another except that Mama had a distinctive white tip on the end of her tail!
I suspect that her poor disposition had a lot to do with the fact she was always either in heat, pregnant or nursing and protecting little kitties. So the hope is that she will now be able to relax and enjoy an easier life as the other cats have once they made that important trip to the vet and we will no longer fear the cat with the white tipped tail.
Now once we find homes for these 3 darling little fur balls our work here will be done 😻😻😻.