Now what do I do? And why do some cats pick such stupid places to have kittens?!?! I haven't had to contend with this problem for a long time, but what do you do if a cat has picked the absolute worst spot possible to have a litter of kittens! She's a "first-timer", one of two little female cats remaining from a litter that was born under my house just about this same time last year. But at least their mother had sense enough to give birth to them under the house where it's warm and dry! There is a calico kitty and a gray one, but only the calico appeared to be pregnant. Friday afternoon I went out and put a brick border around my hostas and filled the bed with wood chips. By Friday evening both cats were curled up asleep in the flower bed on top of the wood chips. They are only technically "my" cats - neither one has ever allowed me to touch them - I'm just the nice lady who puts food and water out for them every day. Today I went out to pick up things in the yard before it's mowed ... The calico cat got up out of the flower bed and there are four newborn kittens that were under her! And the kittens are all gray, like the other cat! This is the worst place in the world to have kittens! They are right out in the open and it's been below freezing four nights in a row! Worse, this is in a "V" shaped corner space right off my little back porch where all the water runs off the roof when it rains! This house is ancient and there's an old (capped off) cistern under the porch that used to be used to catch the water that runs off the roof like a fire hose! This little porch is built like a deck with slight gaps between the boards ... the water runs right through! Not that I need kittens, but these poor little guys are either going to freeze to death or drown the first time it rains! There's a nice dry shed less than 15 feet away, but the cats have no interest in that at all. Anybody have any experience with this? If I move them, she'll probably move them right back. Any bright ideas? I've already discounted my son's idea of claiming that they are short-earred bunnies and giving them away to the first four kids that come down the street!