Thanks for all the well wishes (and the advice) So far we still have three kittens.
Two of the little ones, which Mr.J insists on calling 'Red' and 'Black', although they are orange and grey, are doing as fine as kittens without mommy can be doing.. imho. They are eating like pigs and wrestling each other all over the place. I've been cleaning them with a warm washcloth, which they love.
The other kitten - nicknamed 'Squint', for now, is the reason they are all going to a vet visit at 1:30 today. The bite on his jaw is BAD - and our first aid has helped some, but he hardly wants to move. I took him out of the main cage and set him just outside it on a towel. The other two kept running him over and then he would squeal loudly because his face hurts him so much :o(
I agree a whole lot of spaying needs to happen! It is such a rural area out in Hollow Rock, there are 'yard cats' everywhere. Any cat we own will always be 'fixed.'
I don't know whether to file this under sad or funny - but the black and white momma cat from the fourth of july, remember her? She came up to me as I took the box of mewing kittens from the car to the house. She wouldn't leave. I looked out there five minutes later and she was parked on the top step, looking at me insistently. Mr.J took 'Black' out to show her, and she sniffed her and looked up like 'Oh - not mine, ok.' and strutted away. She didn't hiss, or run.. just was demanding to know exactly who's kittens were in the box.