The miracle of birth .. in the living room

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The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Since Steve and Helen failed to get Casey clipped or Twilite spayed, we have four new-born kittens in our living room...

I've seen puppies being born before, but i just realised that i'd never seen cats giving birth - i wasn't really prepared for how tiny they'd be ... though as small as she is, i wasn't actually surprised.

I also wasn't prepared for how loudly something that small could complain so loudly about being pushed out of its nice warm womb into the cold hard world...
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 pm

Five now, i'm informed
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby Atomic » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:49 pm

Somewhere, every two minutes, a woman gives birth.

This woman needs to be found and stopped!
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby Alkarii » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:57 am

Yay, kittens!

Yeah, I remember the first time I saw that happen. I had a cat back when I was in fourth grade who started having a litter before school one day. Momma cat sounded like she was in a pinball machine for a while.

Not so much with later litters, though.
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:19 am

Twilite was pretty quiet.

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She appears to have accidentally rolled on one and crushed it, unfortunately.
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby GlytchMeister » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:00 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:Twilite was pretty quiet.

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She appears to have accidentally rolled on one and crushed it, unfortunately.


Need to look up how to handle kittens and all that Jazz (unless this isn’t your first time). Sometimes, the mom will eat them. I’m sure you don’t want that. I don’t know if you will have to separate them from the adults and care for them yourself or have a vet handle them or something, but yeah. Bad things can happen...
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:02 pm

So here are the four little piggies and momma:

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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby GlytchMeister » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:25 pm

Wait so the one that got crushed, is it alive? Original post says four, then one got crushed, and now this pic has... four.

I’m confused. Halp.
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby Just Old Al » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:24 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Wait so the one that got crushed, is it alive? Original post says four, then one got crushed, and now this pic has... four.

I’m confused. Halp.


Four, then one more, then back to four, unfortunately. There was an addendum t the original statement of four.
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:Wait so the one that got crushed, is it alive? Original post says four, then one got crushed, and now this pic has... four.

I’m confused. Halp.


Four, then one more, then back to four, unfortunately. There was an addendum t the original statement of four.


Oh ok. I was kinda hoping the crushed one was saved :(
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby Alkarii » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:50 pm

Yeah, sadly things like that happen with a first litter. Burying a newborn of any species sucks.
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby DinkyInky » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:21 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:So here are the four little piggies and momma:

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So small! *heart eyes*

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss!
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 am

Twenty-seven days down the road, they're Much Larger and they're beginning to wrestle with each other and at least one has been attempting to climb out of the box.

The three tabbies are male and the black one female, which i don't think i've mentioned.

The parents clearly have a good dose of Siamese genetics - first-generation Siamese crosses have a strong tendency to wind up solid black with Siamese head and body features (a Siamese is actually a black cat with a genetic condition that prevents manufacturing pigment in the hair anywhere that body temperature is cat-normal) and voices.

Well, Twilite has an absolutely classic Siamese head and face, with big ears and a pointy nose ... and Casey, who looks nothng like a Siamese, has the voice.

Oh, ghod, does he have The Voice.

So i'm nervous that the little black female will wind up totally a black Siamese
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 am

As promised, more pictures of twenty-seven-day-old kittens - two with mommy so you can see the growth.

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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 am

If i were naming them, i'd name this one {the only girl} Dora.

Look where she is...

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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:49 am

Kitten pile minus Mommy

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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:21 pm

Daddy minds the kids

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{These two are phone shots because the Nikon was in the next room...}
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby TazManiac » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:47 pm

Ah, to be a cat and snoozing...
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Re: The miracle of birth .. in the living room

Postby DinkyInky » Tue May 01, 2018 6:54 am

Too cute. Cuddle puddles for everyone!

Also, baby latches for cabinets and drawers once they're mobile. My friends accidental litter had two hide in a bathroom drawer, one in a downstairs cupboard, and one in her wardrobe. The panicking she did trying to find them was epic level. Once I explained that she'd find them "babyproofing" the house, she found them all installing said latches.
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