Kate and the babies are doing well – Kate’s been eating like a horse, and the kittens are nursing like little champions, and so far, so good!
I got shots of each of the kittens, though they’re not that great – Kate was getting nervous, so I just snapped a picture or two, then we changed out the bedding (which was wet), and got out of her hair. There’ll be better pictures of their little faces in the future, I’m sure. (They’re in order of Fred picking them up rather than in order of birth.)
Then s/he got a little screamy, and Kate stomped out of her bed, grabbed him (her?) by the nape of the neck and carted him (her?) back to the bed. I apologized profusely, but she just looked at me.
I don’t know the sexes of the babies yet. I was planning to wait a few days and then let Fred (who’s better at this than I am) take a look. Then we’ll start thinking about names – I imagine by the time they’re a week old, we’ll have them named.
Which reminds me! The winner of the baby-naming pool is Susan K! She was the only one who had a guess for yesterday; once the babies are sexed, she’ll choose the baby she wants to name, and we’ll go from there.
Also, I meant to mention this yesterday – last Thursday, Fred and I were talking about whether Kate was EVER going to have her babies. I predicted she’d have them this past Saturday. Fred predicted yesterday. There’ll be just no living with him next time we have a pregnant cat!
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2012: “I HAZ A COMPLAINT AND MY COMPLAINT IS STOP TAKING PICTURES OF ME AND ALSO MAMA KEEPS PUTTING HER PAW ON ME AND IT IS HEAVYYYYYYYYYY, WAHHHHHHHHHH!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: I bet the country cats would kick his butt all over the yard, though.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.