So, I got up this morning to check on the kittens and they have vanished in the night leaving no forwarding address. I must have freaked the mama kitten out by bringing one of the kittens inside for the house for a little while. She took them away. I guess she must have moved them to wherever they were before, but I'm sad because I doubt they'll be safer; unless someone in the nieghborhood is competing for best cat condo. Maybe if I added a skylight and an extra room with a pool she'd return? I was going to try to get them homes but now they'll just be more strays who don't live long and continue to reproduce. Carrie said that maybe she'll come back. Maybe. Or not. Okay, so even as I type that the mama cat is outside on the brick, and she let's me pet her. Where are the kittens? Did they die? Did something carry them off into the night?There's no sign of distress in the shelter. Well, my guess is that she might bring them back. But why move them then? It is a conundrum. She's cleary not scared of me and still let's me pet her, but...Who can understand the workings of the cat mind.