“Is this the bus to Kittentown?” Mercury, who is super duper pregnant, is now chilling in the foster room! Teresa and I figured that it made sense to get her here and settled in before she had the kittens rather than waiting. She’s been here about half an hour and checked out every bed in the room before flopping down in the middle of the floor. I have zero clue when she’ll have her kittens, but as far as I’m concerned NOW works!
Wherein I went to sleep at midnight and missed the whole thing! There are five, they are wiggly and adorable and look to all be some flavor of brown tabby and white. I’m going to leave them alone for now and won’t harass her, but there will be close exams and pictures galore later this morning for sure!
I am so very sorry to tell you all that Mercury’s little brown tabby and white boy, the smallest of her litter, passed away early this afternoon. Mercury was wonderful with him right up to the end, and though we tried everything we could, he faded away quickly. Mercury and her remaining five kittens are doing fine. We named this little guy Kepler, after NASA’s Kepler Mission. He is buried under the large pecan tree near the garden.
Video! The week in kittens – from a pregnant Mercury sashaying across the floor to 3 day old kittens.
2016: Sad little mess.
2015: “I am but a wee baby, and she is SQUOOSHING ME!”
2014: He looks like a bearded old man, doesn’t he?
2013: Norbie gives me the Eyes of Skepticism.
2012: Before you start reading this, please know: it does not have a sad ending.
2011: No entry.
2010: Julie is NOT sitting on the table.
2009: I have fallen head over heels for these monkeys. I always do.
2008: It’s good to be king.
2007: Maryanne continues to make herself at home.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.