Monday, May 16, 2011
Look at those babies... with their little bums...
6 adorable kittens born Friday morning starting at 7am. She came into the house to get her usual morning cream but ran straight under the bed. When I checked for her, her stomach was heaving up and down really hard. I pretty much knew right away that she was in labor. Got her in her box filled with blankets and 15 min. later the first one was born. Within the hour she had three. By noon three more. Whew! She was tired and so was I. Number three and four she didn't take to right away, so I was the one rubbing them clean and getting them to "root" with the mama. Call me the "feline mid-wife"! She took care of them really well for 24 hrs. Sat. morning she was out of the box and didn't want to go back. She didn't feel well you could just tell, Who really would after delivering six babaies? After about three hours Kenzi and I were worried about the babies being hungry. We checked the internet and it said if she didn't go back to the box on her own, put her in and praise her. Well that worked. We talked and talked to that cat, told her she was a good mommy kitty and so on. She loved all the attention and now she hasn't left the box for two days. I take her her food and cream and those babies and her are happy as clams. They are getting bigger and they are cute and tiny. We will keep probably two and one more has been claimed. We will let them go at 8 weeks. So Friday May 13th may be unlucky for some but for this mama, it was all good.
Rambling on by Karla, A Cali Girl in Idaho! at 2:41 PM