Isabella (estimated date of birth: 1/29/17) came to us on January 29, 2020 from a high-kill shelter in a rural area, where she was surrendered by her owner. She was clearly pregnant, and was also suffering from some sort of skin issue (possibly an allergic reaction to fleas.)
I thought that she was going to have her kittens very soon, but a week later we’re still waiting! She’s getting lots of good food and lots of attention – and a lot of rest. Her skin issues appear to be clearing up, and her coat is starting to grow back in. She has long, very silky fur – and we expect that once it has grown back in, she will be even more gorgeous than she already is.
Isabella is a super sweet, friendly, snuggly girl. She is very much a lap cat and will climb into my lap immediately, as soon as I sit down. She adores being petted, being snuggled, and will rub her face against mine and let me kiss her all day long.
Isabella gave birth to 5 kittens (2 gray boys, 2 black boys and 1 black girl) in the early morning hours of February 11, 2020.
|2/11/20 - newborn||5.1 oz||3.8 oz||4.7 oz||4.8 oz||4.1 oz|
|2/18/20 - 1 week||8.8||6.6||8.1||7.9||8.1|
|2/25/20 - 2 weeks||12.6||9.5||11.7||11.1||11.4|
|3/3/20 - 3 weeks||14.3||12.0||14.6||14.2||14.4|
|3/10/20 - 4 weeks||1 lb 2.4 oz||15.3 oz||1 lb 2.3 oz||1 lb 1.5 oz||1 lb 2.7 oz|
|3/17/20 - 5 weeks||1 lb 5.5 oz||1 lb 0.8 oz||1 lb 4.4 oz||1 lb 3.7 oz||1 lb 5.6 oz|
|3/24/20 - 6 weeks||1 lb 11.8 oz||1 lb 2.2 oz||1 lb 8.3 oz||1 lb 6.8 oz||1 lb 11.6 oz|
|3/31/20 - 7 weeks||2 lb 2 oz||1 lb 6 oz||1 lb 14 oz||1 lb 12 oz||2 lb 2 oz|
|4/7-20 - 8 weeks||2 lb 9 oz||1 lb 14 oz||2 lb 7 oz||2 lb 3 oz||2 lb 9 oz|
|4/14/20 - 9 weeks||3 lb 1 oz||2 lb 3 oz||2 lb 14 oz||2 lb 7 oz||2 lb 13 oz|
|4/21/20 - 10 weeks||3 lb 4 oz||2 lb 5 oz||3 lb 3 oz||2 lb 11 oz||3 lb 3 oz|
|4/28/20 - 11 weeks||3 lb 11 oz||2 lb 11 oz||3 lb 10 oz||3 lb 1 oz||3 lb 9 oz|
Isabella was adopted on May 1, 2020! (She’ll be known as “Izzy-bella.”)
Pablo and Diego were adopted – together! – on May 7th. (Pablo is now Rocky and Diego is now Flint.)
Alejandro and Javier were adopted – together! – on May 8th. (Alejandro is now Sir Fizzgig Dynofluff Sootasauras and Javier is now Lord Taco Purito Gerrzalez!)
Carmelita was adopted on May 9th and is now a resident of Texas! (Yes, her new parents drove all the way from Texas to get her!) She’ll likely keep her name.
You can see all the pictures taken of Isabella and her kittens here at Flickr, or scroll through them below.