Today I got a message from my mom on my phone, it was a picture four baby kittens in a cardboard box.
I was gushing with cuteness, while I had my grandma take me over there ASAP so I could see the baby kittens. Come to find out, they where hiding under some leaves my mom was raking up and was discovered accidentally. Their mother had ran away as soon as my mom got close, leaving the kittens in our hands. We kept them in the box, keeping them company for a while. Once I was done cooing over them, I looked up and saw the mother from a distance. I picked up the box of the mewling kittens, and took them to the shade. The mother watched as I picked up the loudest kitten and sat him beside the box, and I slowly stepped away hoping she would come and get him. But then, my dad drove by on the four-wheeler (-__-); spooking the mom and causing her to run to the side of a small collapsed barn. I moved the box to near the barn, and again proceeded to taking out the loudest kitten and setting him by the box. I heard rustling in the bushes I was standing beside, and saw the mother peering through at her tiny kit. I quietly and slowly stepped away from the kitten. My gaze met with the mothers, and I could see relief flood her eyes, as if she wanted to say, 'thank you'. I watched from a distance as she picked up the kitten in her jaws and ran off. I sat and waited for over an hour for her to come get the rest. She never did. I was beginning to loose hope, and on the verge to beg my parents to keep the kittens. But, all of my family had to come inside and eat dinner so I was going inside hoping that nothing would happen to the kittens while I was gone. While I was about to begin eating, I glanced out the window, and saw the mother getting her second kitten. When I was done eating, I went out to see if she had gotten anymore. No, there was still three kittens. I went ahead and went home, and I am hoping with all my heart that the mother has gotten the rest of them. Everyone assures me that the mom will come and get them, so I hope that is a fact. I get to see in the morning what happened to the others, so please keep them in your prayers <3