I was cleaning out my phone the other day and found pics of the kitty we think may be Thor & Co.'s mother. She was a wild looking little doll baby when we got her. My friend found her in the engine compartment of her neighbors car and brought her to the office. After a day of phone calls and research, no shelter in town would take yet another female kitten. Thankfully she was several weeks old and weaned so we were able to feed her and tend to her. She had several marks on her and her lower lip was badly damaged from heaven only knows. We took her home as my friend is allergic to cats and had new dachshund puppies. I immediately told my daughter "don't name her! she's temporary!" Three days and some kitten snuggles later, Tee Chat, Little Cat, Sookie, Witchy Kitty, KittenKitten had made a home. My husband was enthralled with her. She had the same long graceful face and lean body that Thor has. And she had a similar sing songy meow...Thor doesn't "meow" or "mow" or "row"....he meow-wow-wow's. or brrrrwowwow, always like he's asking a question. She trilled more than anything and he trills a lot too. She never got the hang of the litter box. I'd made sure to introduce her immediately and kept it clean but she would still pee on towels. I gave up an left old towels down but then it became anything she decided she needed to potty on throughout the house. Nothing was safe. By this point she was big and fierce so outside she went. She never came back to our house to live but she has been a neighborhood kitty since. We live behind two restaurants so we have plenty of chubby random cats. When I found the babies it had been a long while since we'd spotted her.
The house theory is that she knew our home and us. So if she just couldn't take care of them, or figured our house was the best place to give birth, that's what she did. Their mama didn't come claim them that first night and never came back around that we noticed. So either she died shortly after (heaven forbid) or she just wasn't interested...either way, Thor is thriving. So I introduce KittenKitten: do you think there's a family resemblance?