I had gotten all of the post for today written, when I glanced in at Mama, and found that she was in labor! Not five minutes after I got into the room, she had her first kitten. That was just before 5 pm, and by 8:00 she’d had SEVEN kittens. From what I can tell, she has four orange or buff kittens, two dark (tuxie or tabby, maybe), and one who looks (at least from the back) very much like Ruth from Khaleesi’s litter.
I don’t have great pictures yet – she made it pretty clear that she didn’t want me all up in her space (she’d made a nest in the back of the crate and was a little growly), so I tried to respect her privacy (which was hard!). I’ll get more pictures later today (and in the future, obviously), so worry not – you’ll get to see these kittens a LOT.
For now, here’s what I have (followed by the post originally written for today!)
I’m thinking that one on the right is either a very dark tabby, or black. The one to the left of him/her is either a tuxie or a dark tabby and white (it’s hard to tell when they’re still wet from birth.)
It is going to be SO FUN to watch these babies grow! By the way, I was completely taken by surprise to find her in labor. As far as I can tell, she had only checked out the crate a few times, AND she ate three cans of food before 11 am. I figured those of you who predicted Easter might be right! Goes to show that even though I’ve done this five times before, I still have no idea when mamas are about to give birth.
I have to admit that I am kind of a cranky old bat about April Fool’s Day. I don’t LIKE it (because you can’t trust anything anyone says on that day, and because I am 100 years old, and you GET OFF MY LAWN), and so I was hoping that she wouldn’t have them yesterday – which, I am sure, is exactly why she did. I expect I will end up going with the comedian naming theme several of you mentioned. Feel free to make suggestions – especially female names. I don’t know the sex of these babies yet, but Mom at least is a female, and surely at least one or two of the kittens are girls.
Look, look, look who it is!
Our sweet baby monkeys Peter, Paul and Mary, who are being fostered by Cydney and Henry now! Look at those little faces. Cydney reports that they’re doing great, they’re “hoppy-toads” when she plays with them, and they loooove nap time cuddles. Oh, and being kissed!
Thinking of how worried I was that Mama Kitty would have the kittens before I could get her home makes me laugh and lauuuuuuugh. Grrrr!
2014: Angelo does his T-Rex impression.
2013: “I disapproves of Mama playing. Mama is suppose to be here, watching me and taking care of my needs!”
2011: Maggie’s baby story.
2010: “I HAZ A COMPLAINT HE IS BITING ME MAKE HIM STOOOOOOOOOP!”
2009: A boy’s gotta have priorities!
2008: No entry.
2007: I was somehow elected to take Newt to the vet, so we boxed him up and put him in my car.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.