Canasta – date of birth guesstimated July 10, 2019 – came to us on January 10, 2021. She was left at an apartment complex, where she had a litter of kittens back in the fall. She was rescued, her rescuers were told that she’s pregnant, and then she came to me.

Is she pregnant? I think so. Time will tell (at this moment I am predicting she’ll have kittens before February 1st.)

She is a SUPER friendly girl – always pleased to see me (or Fred) come into the room, comes over for love, snoopervises whatever I’m doing, and if I leave the room she’s like “Okay, whatever. ::shrug::” We’ve already brushed her (she’s not sure if she likes it), flea-treated her, and trimmed her claws (she was kneading so vigorously her claws were getting stuck in the blanket she was standing on), and she’s been fine with all of it. It’s hard to get pictures of her, though, because she wants to be all up IN your face getting love. I can handle that.

As mentioned, this will not be her first litter. But it’ll be her last!

Note: Canasta is the name of a card game. Her kittens will be named after card games. The litter will be called The Cardsharks.

On February 26, 2021, a staggering FORTY-SEVEN DAYS after she came to us, Canasta finally had her kittens – 6 of them, 2 boys (Slapjack and Pinochle) and 4 girls (Uno, Whist, Rummy and Fizzbin.) You can read her birth story here.

You can read about Canasta beginning here. There are links at the top and bottom of each entry; click on the one on the right to take you to the next entry.

You can see all the pictures taken of Canasta (and her eventual kittens) here at Flickr, or scroll through them below.

The Cardsharks

2021-01-118 lb 2 oz------
2021-01-259 lb 6 oz------
2021-02-2612 lb 10 oz------
2021-02-27 - 1 day old10 lb 11 oz4.1 oz4.8 oz4.4 oz4.3 oz4.1 oz4.8 oz
2021-03-05 - 1 week old9 lb 15 oz7.2 oz8.3 oz7.6 oz7.3 oz6.8 oz8.5 oz
2021-03-12 - 2 weeks old9 lb 7 oz10.3 oz11.9 oz10.6 oz11 oz10.2 oz12.3 oz
2021-03-19 - 3 weeks old9 lb 3 oz13.9 oz15.1 oz14.1 oz14.3 oz13.5 oz1 lb 0.1 oz
2021-03-26 - 4 weeks old8 lb 12 oz1 lb 0.9 oz1 lb 3.1 oz1 lb 1.4 oz1 lb 2.8 oz1 lb 1.5 oz1 lb 3.9 oz
2021-04-02 - 5 weeks old8 lb 5 oz1 lb 4.2 oz1 lb 6.7 oz1 lb 4.5 oz1 lb 6 oz1 lb 4.7 oz1 lb 8.8 oz
2021-04-09 - 6 weeks old8 lb 10 oz1 lb 9 oz1 lb 12.5 oz1 lb 9.5 oz1 lb 10.5 oz1 lb 9 oz1 lb 14 oz
2021-04-16 - 7 weeks old--1 lb 12 oz2 lb 1 oz1 lb 14 oz1 lb 15 oz1 lb 13 oz2 lb 3 oz
2021-04-23 - 8 weeks old7 lb 14 oz1 lb 15 oz2 lb 5 oz2 lb 1 oz2 lb 3 oz2 lb 1 oz2 lb 7 oz
2021-04-30 9 weeks old8 lb 1 oz2 lb 4 oz2 lb 12 oz2 lb 8 oz2 lb 8 oz2 lb 5 oz2 lb 10 oz