April 26th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Softie is having her kittens! So far she has had a black and white, a grey and white, and either a calico or another grey and white(it's hard to tell, it's still wet!).... I went out to check on her at about 1:00am and called her many times. Just as I was going to come in, I heard a meow, and I followed her calls until I found her to where I suspected she would have them, next to the barn, under some sheet metal. She already had two born, and was starting to have another, and the other two were lying on the cold ground, so I brought her and the kittens into my sunroom. I can't bring them right into the house because or allergies, but I thought the sunroom was better than nothing and warmer too! So 3 down.... ??? to go!! I'll keep you guys updated... She's much closer to keep an eye on too. And I've taken a gel pack and warmed it, and put it under a towel for the first two to warm them up. They all look great... I got to watch the 3rd one be born, and I was SOOO happy when she meowed her first meow!!! I was holding my breath waiting....
April 26th, 2004, 01:54 AM
The little guys will do well in the sun room especially with the warmed gel pac.
Let us know how many arrive. What is the temperature where you live? I'm in Michigan and we have been enjoying rather (for us) balmy weather with it going into the 70's but then tonight it is 46.
Glad you got them out from under the cold sheet metal. Does Moma have a litter box available in the sun room. Fresh water etc??? :)
April 26th, 2004, 02:23 AM
One more down!! It's black and white.. not sure how much white yet, maybe a tuxedo??
She doesn't have a litter box, as she's been a barn cat all her life, and is not litter box trained anyway... I will get a makeshift one made up for her though just in case.... She has food and water available... :)
April 26th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Ooops, forget to say, it's been about 15 degrees Celsius here, I don't know what that is in Farhenheit? But today was cooler, and the rabbits decided to have their babies today too, two moms, and a whole bunch of babies... Then Softie... I guess part of it might be the cooler weather that has made them all deliver on the same day! It's about 5 Degrees tonight I think... But warmer in the sun room. It's more of an attachment to the house than a sun room, I don't know what you really call it. It's part of our screened in porch, but is attached to the house.
April 26th, 2004, 02:45 AM
Five down!!! I think this one is a light orange... or a whitish colour... Not sure, too wet! :D
Boy, the third one that I thought was grey and white or a calico is actually a light orange and white. Her name should be lungs, she screams like she definately has them and they're working WELL!!! :p
April 26th, 2004, 03:39 AM
I think this is the last one. She is a light orange/whiteish colour as well. This one's a fighter. Softie had her and as she was coming out, she was moving around and squirming inside her sac , and I was just watching, and then Softie started licking her, and I looked down and she wasn't moving... I started to panic, and thought oh no!!!! I had read lots about what to do in a problem situation on the internet, and I picked the little one up and I put it's head between my fingers and shook it downward a couple of times... it then kind of coughed and made a couple funny noises, but then went limp again... So I did it again, and it started to move a little and make a few more noises, so I started to rub it vigorously with a towel... She is a little fighter alright... She started squirming, and let out a loud MEOW!!! I've never been happier to hear a meow in my life... I feel sure that if I hadn't been there, she would not have survived :( ... I think it's a she anyway lol
I'm going to keep an eye on her for another hour or so anyway, just to make sure there's no more, but I can't feel anymore... And she looks done :D . She's letting them all attempt to get a drink and crawl all over her...
April 26th, 2004, 06:38 AM
So happy to hear everything turned out okay :D .
April 26th, 2004, 09:49 AM
So is that it, they're all done :D
Lets see some pictures..hows mama?
April 26th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Yep, that's it... She and the babies are all doing well. :)
The pictures will come asap!! I took some during the birth, but I don't know how well they will turn out... not a whole lot of good light in our sunroom in the middle of the night. Anyway, I don't have a digital, so you might have to wait a few days! But be sure that you will be overloaded with pics as soon as I get them :D !!