hermione-underfoot has just given birth.
two tailless like her and a third with a tail. they all seem to have her tabby coloring. we are going to keep them all and have a sign carved in granite "free kittens". this might seem irresponsible but we live on a road that is notorious for killing every animal that you cared about.
besides there is plenty of work around here for good farm cats. if her kittens take after her we'll be in the business of raising great mousers.