The kittens where giving us real problems yesterday evening. The where going and hiding in the garage (we where worried they would get shut in and starve) and then they started making a little bed for themselves in our utility room. One of them even dashed and hid behind the boiler when I walked in the room. When I did manage to coax him out he dashed behind the washing machines. Finally the ran out and out the back door (after some cartoon style running and sliding at the same time, on the lino).
Then later yesterday evening we saw the mother cat in the garden so she must have come back for them.
Today? No sign of the little "darlings"!