"Creamy is her name and she should be due very soon", they said. Ha! Cats are only pregnant for about 9 weeks (roughly 65 days), so she was maybe half done (not really 'very soon').
And, she got bigger & bigger. Thought maybe she was fielding a baseball team.
Sunday, I had been out all day. When I got home, Creamy was very anxious. She tried to scruff my other foster kittens & drag them into the birthing crate we had set up. Since they are about 8-9 weeks old, they weren't too co-operative!
At 5pm I sat down with her in the crate (she wouldn't let me leave!) and by 5:25, we had the first kitten born. Followed quickly by #2, 3, 4 and 5. By 7:30, she was done and we have 5 new little souls in the world.
Since 'Star Wars' was playing on the TV in the background while all this was going on, the kittens all got names from a galaxy far, far away. Good thing they were mostly boys (there aren't many girls in the Star Wars universe). So here's the stats:
#1 - all black male (with amazingly long nails!) born 5:25pm, 3.7oz, named Anakin
#2 - brown & white tabby male, born 5:59pm, 3.0oz, named Ben (because Obi-Wan is just too Jedi)
#3 - black & white tuxedo male, born 6:11pm, 4.2oz, named Han
#4 - a dark Tortie, the only girl, born 7:00pm, 4.1oz, named Leia (of course)
#5 - last, but not least, a grey & white tabby male, born 7:25pm, just 2.9oz, named Luke
A couple of the more icky pictures ...
|Luke coming into the world|