Tuesday, April 21, 2009

5 little kittens have lost their mittens

A funny thing happened on the way to slumber land the other night. Our cat Callie came up at about 12:45 am and was very insistent that I come and help her have her babies. I'm not kidding, she jumped up on me and kept turning around in circles and making this weird noise that I have never heard a cat make before. When I wouldn't get up, she would go to the door, make her noise, meow a few times and jump back up on me and start over again until I got the message and followed her downstairs to the closet I had set up and she picked to deliver in.

Callie labored and the first baby was born about 2:15 am, the last being born about 3:50. Five beautiful little kittens! I just sat there and petted her and kept talking to her, and helped where I could. She is a good mommy and of course we cant keep our hands off of the little cuties. It will definitely be hard to give them away in a couple of months, but I don't want to turn into crazy old cat lady for at least another 20 years.

2nd born.

4th born

5th born

All of the little ones.
If you look closely you can see all five heads nuzzled together. We are having a lot of fun with this. What a great experience. By the way they were born on April 20th.


Liam's Mom said...

What sweet babies! Glad you were able to get the message and help her with the delivery. Long night for you though.

scrapbyjen said...

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