Daisy (female, black and white polydactyl tuxie) joined us on February 22, 2023.
Daisy’s date of birth is estimated at January 31, 2020. She was living as part of a colony in Huntsville for at least two years before her feeders brought her to Forgotten Felines of Huntsville. She was scheduled for her spay surgery, but it was determined beforehand that she was pregnant (confirmed by an x-ray which showed at least 3 kittens’ spines, meaning that she was at least 40-45 days gestation.)
She is a very sweet, friendly girl who spends her time snoozing, eating, and asking to be petted. The math indicates that the kittens should be here by March 19th (but nothing is set in stone, of course.) They will be named after characters in the novel The Great Gatsby (Daisy came to us pre-named, and rather than going with flower names (which has been done to death), we pivoted.) The litter as a whole will be known as the Crate Catsbys. Daisy is polydactyl (she has extra toes on all 4 paws.)
Update: Daisy gave birth to her kittens – 4 of them – in the evening hours of March 18, 2023. You can read her birth story here. There are 2 boys (1 black, 1 black and white tuxie) and 2 girls (1 calico, 1 polydactyl tortie). The girls are named Myrtle (calico) and Zelda (tortie), and the boys are Nick (black) and Jay (tuxie.)
Myrtle (calico, female)
Nick (black, male)
Zelda (tortie, female)
Jay (black and white tuxie/cowkitten, male)
On June 17, 2023, Zelda and Myrtle were adopted – together! They are now residents of Illinois, and have been renamed Opal (Myrtle) and Ruby (Zelda).
On June 26, 2023, Daisy was adopted! She is the only pet in her home (the queen of all she surveys!) and has a sweet little girl to love. Her name with remain Daisy.
On July 1, 2023, Nick and Jay were adopted (together)! They are local here in the Huntsville area, and join a family that includes three older kitty siblings. Their names will be changed (not sure yet what they’ll be.)
You can see all the pictures taken of Daisy and her kittens here at Flickr, or scroll through them below.