At long, long, last and everyone is safe and sound and nursing well. Thirty-two days after the original “due” date!! 🙂 I swear … longest pregnancy in cat history!
When I got home at five something was up. She was VERY talkative (she isn’t usually at all) and very restless. When I walked in the room, instead of rushing out as she’d usually do, she ran to her box and hopped in. She lay there kneading and purring and rolling around; first one side, then the other, then her back. This went on all evening. Still no proper contractions when I went to bed at 11.30pm! I woke up at 3.30am and went to check — three babies! All clean and dry and nursing. Clever girl! I was sitting admiring and thinking about checking and weighing the babies when out popped another one!
We have a tabby (104g), a black and white (110g), a grey (96g), and a dark tabby and white (118g). The big tabby was the last one. I’ll try and sex them and get pictures later. I want them all — Oprah included — to have a good rest. And I’ll entertain name suggestions (Olivia!!). As usual, I’d like a theme, but no decisions until we know the sexes and get better pictures of their little faces. UPDATE: Wait, there’s FIVE! Another had appeared when I went back in! Grey with white paws (116g).
Oprah is a really good mom, so far, and is ok with me touching/handling the babies. But even though the boys were wandering in and out last night, she is now more alert when they’re near.