7-10-19 Wednesday

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Note: No kittens as of 11 pm. I’ll update this page when I wake up in the morning (I expect I’ll be waking up through the night to check on her, too. If there’s any news, I’ll update.)

UPDATE: At some point between 2:30 and 5:00, Margeaux birthed 6 kittens, gray or brown tabbies. I’m leaving them alone for now, but will get in there in a few hours (I’m going back to bed!) to take more pictures and look them over. They’re all squirmy, vigorous and nursing. Also (from what I can see) adorable, naturally. The big kittens are curious, but staying out of the crate. (PS: I’m pretty sure she’s done having kittens, but never say never.)


“Seriously, lady.”

Margeaux got an ear-cleaning courtesy of Katriane yesterday morning. Awww.

Around noon yesterday, I couldn’t find Margeaux, and finally thought to look in the crate. There she was, with Antoine, who was cleaning her ears. She was purring like crazy.

Then (as compensation, perhaps?) she let him nurse.

As the day went on, she let all of the kittens into the crate with her and they all nursed. She occasionally left the crate to use the litter box or flop down on the floor, but I think it’s safe to say that we’re in the last days of her pregnancy (if she didn’t have them last night, that is – since I write these posts the night before and schedule them to post at 5 am (central time), that’s certainly possible.)

Madeline loves to sniff my hair. Gee, I guess it smells Terrific!

Jacques has a sleepy.

Katriane has a cranky.

“What doin’, weird lady?”

Francois is proud of the fact that he’s NEARLY 2 pounds.

Madeline has taken to climbing up under the blanket on the couch and then falling asleep.

Esmee and Amelie judge me.

The look she gave me when I asked her why she’s so darn cute. “I don’t know, lady, I just am!”

Fred was waving a toy around and got all the kittens interested.


Frankie sure does love his daddy.


2018: Today’s scrubbing-the-foster-room and bathing-the-kittens day, so wish me luck.
2017: Poor Belle. No matter where she goes, those kittens track her down.
2016: “Is Independence Day, lady, and I demands my #Freedom!! Let me outta here!”
2015: Skelton & Carlin go home!
2014: “I can’t REMOVE this tag under penalty of law, but nothing says I can’t BITE it!”
2012: “Also also, you startled me and made me go ::floof::”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: “Hey! Guys! I don’t wanna brag or nothin’, but did you notice I’m in the box??”
2008: Kaylee the fearsome beast demonstrates that she can unhinge her jaw and swallow your head whole, if she so desires.
2007: “I am highly suspicious of your intentions, lady.”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



7-10-19 Wednesday — 18 Comments

  1. Margeaux has the freshest, most abundant milk bar around! No wonder she’s becoming popular with the little ones. You guys will be on my mind today. Good thoughts to Margeaux and that everything works out without a hitch.

  2. Question: Can the little ones deplete Margeaux to a point where she wouldn’t have enough for the newbies to come? I hope not, but her bodily fluids are finite.

  3. Kittens already!

    Madeline is so sweet and cute I’d probably hand over my wallet if she asked for it, lol. They all are, so yeah. I’d be doomed.

    I love seeing Frankie! Surely Alice cannot be too overly pleased at Frankie monopolizing their Daddy’s arm.

  4. Those kittens struck gold with Margeaux. TWO millbars!!! I have a feeling they will be hitting spay/neuter weight in a flash!!! Hahhaha

  5. Yay! Babies.

    Makes me wonder if the older kids nursing on Margeaux, helped stimulate her into labor?

  6. Eeeee! Kittens! It’s the summer of cute stripey kitties at Shady Cove… and Meezers, and one tuxie of course, hi Caroline. 😀

    Ah well, no tiny black fuzzyball in this batch to be Adrien or Adrienne, alas, but one could be Marinette or Chloé! I’m being an animated series nerd again. Don’t mind me.

    There’s just something about tiny Amelie… Maybe it’s the name, which I keep wanting to write as Émilie (see above fandom nerdery), maybe it’s her teeniness, maybe it’s that she is WAS! the single brown tabby kitten running around… I dunno. But I want to snatch her up and keep her!

    Hi Frankie! *pets*

    Almost unrelated question: In at least two different recent videos, if not three, someone has been trilling in the background. It’s this super adorable, high-pitched, happy, musical ascending purrrrow?! Who is that? Is it the same kitty every time? The trilly chirper makes me squee whenever I hear them!

  7. Hurrah!!! More kittens!!!!!

    I think that’s your most accurate kitten predicting yet, Robin.

    Congrats to everyone. Hope Margeaux settles into her new role without a hitch.

  8. Six!! Yay!!!

    Also — my cat Charlotte used to like to nuzzle her face into my hair. She would sit on the back of the couch like that for hours.