Zoe was born in November 2021, and Taki was born April 1, 2023. I brought them into the house 4/13/23 (when I found the babies). Zoe is very well behaved and sweet. Zoe prefers to go outside instead of using the litter box (like a dog). I let her out before bed, and again when I wake up. She's never had any accidents. I'm going to make an appointment for Zoe to have all of her shots and be Spayed after she's no longer nursing. I will pay for Zoe's surgery and shots. Taki is 4 weeks old. She can have her shots in 2-4 weeks.
Takini "Taki" (Baby) and Zoe (Mom). Zoe was an outdoor cat that I have fed twice a day since I first found her- around 10-12 weeks old. She's about 1 1/2. Zoe is the sweetest cat. She was fearful of humans, but slowly warmed up to us. Now she is so loving, loves being petted and brushed, and loves to sit on human's laps. She even purrs and really enjoys being wiped down with cat wipes for baths. She is also such a loving mother to Taki. She just adores and dotes on that baby.
If someone wants a very good pet and companion who will be very loving and attentive to her owner- Zoe and Taki are the perfect pets (for child or elderly person- or anyone in between).
I saw Zoe 3/31/23 for dinner as usual (VERY pregnant), but she didn't come back until 4/3/23, when she showed up for breakfast like usual- not pregnant. I began trying to follow her to find her kittens, but she wouldn't lead me to them. I then ordered a cat collar with an air tag, and found her and two kittens 4/13/23- the day the airtag & collar was delivered. I tried all day to coax them out from under my neighbors deck, but couldn't, and I couldn't reach them either- but they looked fine.
That night it started pouring rain, and we had a flash flood. I found Zoe with her arm around the black and white kitten, who had recently drowned in the flood. She was sitting on the gray and white one, protecting baby Taki. Zoe and Taki were drenched and covered in mud. I brought them in the house, gave them baths, warmed them up with a space heater, and gave them the soft cat bed. Zoe and Taki sleep in that bed together all night- and for naps during the day. (Of course they will bring the bed with them to their new home).
Takini is a Lakota word that means survivor or “to come back to life.” Taki is her only surviving litter mate. I assume one or two others died at birth. When I found Zoe and the kittens in the flood- I initially thought both kittens were dead. Then, I picked up Zoe, and found little Taki underneath her- very much alive, but soaked and covered in mud- only 12 days old.
I really would like Zoe and Taki to stay together, because I don't want her to lose another kitten. They have a very close bond. My daughter and granddaughter live out of state, and I'm gone quite a bit, or I would keep both of them. They are sweet, clean, and quiet- very good pets. Also, Taki is turning into a little comedian. This morning I woke up to her standing by the pillow on the other side of my bed- about 10 inches from my face, staring at me (She hadn't made a peep). When she saw me open my eyes- she hunched down, and pretended to "hunt" me. It was very cute.