|Sweetie and 2 of her 5 kittens|
Wait, wrong tale.
Once upon a time there lived a small, sweet, adorable and very pregnant black & white cat. She was a homeless cat, but she adopted some people who fed her and took care of her as much as they could. She was so sweet that her many adopted humans called her "Sweetie."
The day came when she arrived back from wherever she spent her nights, and lo - she was thin again! Exhausted, and starving - but very happy to get petted and loved on by her humans.
Her humans exclaimed, "Oh! Sweetie! Where are your kittens?" Her humans tried to get her to lead them to where she'd hidden her kittens. She seemed disinterested, wandering this way and that and lying down whenever the mood struck her.
Her humans worried about the kittens and spent hours stomping through the trees, bushes and undergrowth. Walking through backyards of unknown neighbors. Hoping for some sign, some tiny mew.
To no avail. Sweetie's kittens were missing.
Almost 6 weeks to the day later, one of her beloved humans noticed Sweetie and one, teeny tiny kitten, on the back porch. An hour later - there were 2 kittens. By the end of the evening all 5 kittens had relocated to the bushes in her human's back yard.
Don't count your kittens before they hatch.
Don't underestimate the power of cute.
Never mind. I'm done now. Does anyone want a kitten? Or a perfect in every way momma kitty? Please? They all need loving forever homes.