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.)
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.)
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!”
2013: “WE ARE STARVING!”
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.