Edited to add: 6:10 am: WE HAVE KITTENS. Just after 4:45, she went into labor (I was sleeping, of course), and 1 1/2 hours later we have 3 kittens. She’s not done, but wants her privacy so I’m leaving her alone for now!
Edited to add: 8:15 am, we are up to a total of 5 kittens (including a tiny calico).
In case you missed it in Monday’s post (or on social media over the weekend), Dippers kitten Franco Fondue was returned last week. It was a tough decision for his family, but the other kitty in the house was really really stressed out by him always wanting to play (she’s very much not a rough-and-tumble kitty), so they made the decision to return him.
And today? Today he’s going home to join his brothers Alfie Alfredo and Christopher Chutney in Mobile (Alabama). I’m meeting their mama halfway between here and there so she doesn’t have to make that long drive again. I went to Michelle’s yesterday morning and brought him home with me to spend the night.
He is one sweet, happy boy. I think he and his brothers will be BFFs again in no time!
I think we can all be pretty confident that while I’m gone for several hours today, Mimosa will give birth to her kittens. Because she’s just that mean!
SIGH. Still no kittens. (And upon rewatching this, I HEAR myself telling Mimosa “There’d BETTER be March babies!”, like I don’t know that she’ll take it as a challenge and refuse to have them until April. Amateur move, Robyn!)
Look who it is! Dippers kitten Franco Fondue is here with us for a day, chilling out, before he heads home tomorrow to join his brothers Alfie Alfredo and Christopher Chutney! He’s confined to my room for right now (we have plumbers in the house at the moment) and is currently racing around playing with toys and rubbing against everything. What a SWEETHEART. ❤️
Franco Fondue – one of the Dippers kittens, who was adopted at the end of October – was returned last week. He is just here with us until tomorrow morning, when he is headed home to join Alfie Alfredo and Christopher Chutney, who were adopted back in December together!
Watching the belly. There’s a LOT of movement tonight. I don’t think it could possibly be much longer before we see kittens. (Famous last words.)
2021: The kittens are named!
2020: I’m not sure what Pablo sees on the wall of the crate, but it doesn’t appear to meet his exacting standards.
2019: No entry.
2018: I peeked into the crate, and then I died from the cute.
2017: Dewey bounded over to Stefan to play, and Stefan responded by flipping Dewey onto his back and gnawing on him like he was a chicken wing.
2016: “::thlurrrp:: I swear I heard a clicking sound, but I don’t see – ”
2015: That Open Mouth of Outrage is ALL BUSINESS.
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: Little stumpy the half-tailed kitten.
2011: Alice, Alice, Alice.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: Best picture of Spanky, EVER.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.