Dan says: Ginger started hanging around our neighborhood December 2007. I saw her a few times and she always ran away. But on a rainy February night she seemed so wet, miserable, and distressed. I sat in the rain for 20 minutes chatting with her and she finally came to me. She rubbed against me. I scratched her head. We became friends. That night she decided she could trust us and came in the garage to dry off and get warm. She loved it and by the next day she was crawling all over me. So she became OUR cat, but was still so independent and loved (required) to go outside. I guess she was someone's pet, but she had clearly been wild for some time.

One thing though -- she did not tell us she was knocked up! As she got bigger and bigger, we got ready for her birthing, but one night in April she left in the middle of the night. We looked everywhere for her, but to no avail. Then about a month later, I saw her sneak into house and slink upstairs with something dark in her mouth. I opened some doors and waited and eventually she brought home four kittens. :-) Three boys and a girl. We raised those four kittens in the spare bedroom she put them in. We had a blast! Socks was a very sociable boy. Layla was the only girl and did everything first. First to eat solid food, first to use the litterbox. She also look very much like our cat Sweetie who we lost to cancer. They were all really so playful. When the kittens were about four months, GinGin decided she wanted nothing to do with them and she moved away. She's back to being wild and lives about five houses down the block from us. I've seen her only twice in six months. (She hit me up for free spaying and kitty care... no problem...)

Socks went to a great home with my coworker and got a new name: Nugget. Polar Bear went to a friend of a friend and is now growing up with a small dog. I hear he has developed into a Siamese like his mom but has his dad's tail -- it's ringed like a raccoon! We kept Layla and Max and they are now part of our happy family.

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Dan H. aka ringydingydo

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A lovely story, #Dan H, of your cats and your family. I felt my face grow red with emotion over your kindness and the freedom you gave to the mom, GinGin. She did have beautiful babies, but found 4 months was enough!
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Layla sings and plays the piano! Such a joy.
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I loved your mini-novelette of Gin-Gin and her kittens. They were so lucky after she came inside to have her kittens.
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What a delightful kitty story, thank u for sharing.Am so glad u helped with kitty rescue, found good homes+kept 2 (God bless you)
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Layla is a beautiful kitten. They are all wonderful but Layla would have been my keeper. Thank you for taking care of them all and the love and patience you showed to get Gin Gin to trust you and take her in.
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Layla is a funny little girl.. Singing and playing the piano,
is very funny XO
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I was feeling kind of like Layla looks in the picture right above me; that is until I got to see this merry band of funsters!
And Mamma Gin Gin takes the breath away. I've seen lots of feral Mother cats but she sure looks much better than the usual poor girl. I'm so glad though that you had her fixed so she can have a more restful life. God Bless both you and her.
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