Once the kittens grew larger, they were transported with their mother about a mile away. But then she took them back home.
The other day, some workers succeeded in trapping them and her for a bit to be transported further away. We quickly got to work, clearing and scrubbing the shelf and filling it with more shirts. There was this dread that they would make their way back.
The following day, the cats hadn't yet returned, though I'm not ready to celebrate quite so soon.
PS It was amusing to note the reactions of customers during the time that the cat and kittens had made their home on the shelf.
"Have you noticed that there are a cat and kittens on the shirts?"
Some said it with joy and others with disgust. Sometimes we had to stop little children from trying to play with them.