If you have read Donna’s blog, you’d be updated on the recent adoption of a cute little orphan kitten, “Tiger”.
He is such a little angel. Compared to my naughty little Zena at home, Tiger, is so well behaved.
There are also two other cats that ‘live’ here at Tawantai hotel. And it was only on the weekend that we noticed that one of the cats seemed pregnant. Donna and I call this cat Ginger, even though it probably has a Thai name already. So we were all wondering if Ginger was pregnant, and if so, when is she due???
Monday rolled around, and Ginger was different. It is hard to explain, but she seemed sort of restless, and she was constantly miaowing. We all assumed that she was going into labour. Tuesday came, no kittens But she lost her belly? A miscarriage? Perhaps we were imagining that her belly had disappeared, because there weren’t any kittens around? Anyhow, Donna and I had our hands full with little Tiger. Plus other important things, like training to keep us occupied.
Today (Wedensday), Ginger still seemed restless and continued to miaow. Definitely no kittens, and no belly.
We headed out for our afternoon ride, and left Tiger roaming around the foyer of the hotel, hoping he would be safe. Donna and I were devastated to find that he was missing when we got back. I went searching for him after dinner, then again before I planned to go to bed. It was then I saw Ginger, miaowing yet again outside the bike room. Hmmm, maybe, just maybe Tiger is in there.
So I opened the door, and Ginger ran straight in and out of sight. I finally caught sight of her, climbing inside my bike case, which was stored behind a couch. Me, being lazy, hadn’t zipped it up. I thought to myself, “why is she going in my bike case?” Then it hit me- KITTENS!!!! KITTENS IN MY BIKE CASE!!!!! No wonder Ginger was so restless to get inside the bike room.
So the mystery is solved. Ginger had her kittens most probably on Monday. The funny thing is, that bike room is frequented so much by us all, coming and going with our bikes, tuning our bikes, and today, people packing their bikes. I only hope that Ginger wasn’t separated from her babies too long, because the door to the room is usually kept shut.
Tomorrow we hope to find Tiger.
As for my bike bag- I think I will need to invest in a cardboard box for my trip home…..