Friday, October 24, 2008
We've got kittens!
Great excitement for the kids! I went home last night and while I was relaxing and drinking a cup of coffee my 2 yo pregnant cat, Kittykie, started purring and mewing and acting very affectionate towards me. I realised that she was in labour and took her to the bedroom where I had previously prepared a box for her. She decided to have the kittens on the towel shelf and I ended up clearing off that shelf and putting the box there. After a very short time, out popped a ginger kit and after she cleaned up that one out came an unusually coloured little one who seems to be white with a dark 'saddle'. Shortly thereafter she gave birth to a plain grey and lastly another ginger who was quite a lot smaller than the first. All kittens were quite small as she is also a small cat but quite strong. I must say that out of 3 cats which I have had giving birth over the years as well as 2 dogs giving birth to puppies I have never lost a kitten or puppy or had any stillborn.
Anyway, this morning I heard whining and scrabbling coming from the bedroom and when I went to investigate there was my dog Piglet (cross Maltese/Dachshund) on the shelf below the kittens. He had scrabbled out a whole lot of kids books and puzzles in his quest to get to the kittens. I think he was just inquisitive as he likes cats and had heard them crying but I didn't give him a chance to explain and now he has been banished outside.
I will post photos later as Kittykie was giving Dael the evil eye last night when he was attempting to take photos of the babies with his cellphone camera!