Bunny is off for her spay surgery this morning! I imagine we’ll be home again by mid-day.
Yes, Bunny will continue to produce milk, and she will allow her kittens to nurse until they’re weaned. Which, reminder: I’ve had exactly one mother cat wean her kittens. In my experience mothers usually let their kittens nurse until they’re adopted out. If Bunny decides to be the one mother who won’t let her kittens nurse after she’s spayed (I doubt it), I’ve got the supplies to bottle feed. Also, the kittens are starting to show a little interest in the canned food Bunny loves so much, so I suspect they’ll be eating on their own before too long.
I know Bunny is shockingly thin and looks even more so since she’s shaved. She is not going to put on substantial weight until she’s no longer nursing kittens. It’s not a lack of food that’s keeping her thin, it’s that all the food she eats is turned into energy for her kittens. As utterly adorable as they are, I am very glad that this is her last litter.
2019: Mary leaps away to get away from Ma the Bathing Machine.
2018: Debi’s a tree hugger.
2017: No entry.
2016: I’m pretty sure Bert had just gotten the ol’ whapperoo from Chanandler.
2015: Louis senses a disturbance in the Force.
2014: Livia and the Ears of Annoyance.
2013: Floofily fabulous.
2012: No entry.
2011: ::maniacal laughter::
2010: Between the Bookworms and the Rescuees, my home is awash in sweet kittens.
2009: I sure am going to miss the little monkeys.
2008: “You ever get that feeling like someone’s watching you?”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: This is Flossie.