First full day

Well, that last one was a surprise! I’m really not at my best when I haven’t had enough sleep (I know people always say that, but seriously!). I got back up after a couple of hours and staggered in with some “breakfast in bed” for Oprah. I was busy telling her what a good mom she was when I realized I was looking at two grey blobs … wait, what? Sure enough; I did a butt count (everyone was busy at the milk bar) and there were five!

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There’s a definite preference for the front of the milk bar!

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Looks like four … but check out the little leg sticking out to the right from between Oprah’s paws.

After the likes of Arabelle and Claire, it’s amazing to see what a great, relaxed mom Oprah is. As far as I can tell, she didn’t leave the nest for more than 8 hours! and the kittens seemed to nurse that whole time. Good thing she put on all that weight. And apparently, without all those kittens, her bladder has more room. 😉

She is completely relaxed with me and pretty unconcerned when I pick up the kittens, even if they cry. But I heard her growl at Murphy! I nearly fell off the chair! He was outside the door, minding his own business. I know neither he nor Jonesy would hurt the kittens, but the door will be staying firmly shut for Oprah’s sake.

Nature is truly amazing. I picked up the little grey and white one, who was less than four hours old, and he hissed at me!! A-dorable. And already fighting each other over the milk bar; I’ve seen it with FDJ’s kittens or on Tinykittens, but to see it live? Hours old and pushing and scrabbling and squawking. I love every bit of it; it means strong, healthy kittens.

Here’s what I think we have (apologies for the blurry pics; I was rushing while Oprah was eating):

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Classic dark tabby — female

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Black and white — male

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Grey and white — male. This one is trouble already; if ever anyone is crying, it’s him — the other guy’s nipple is always better!

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All grey — male

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Dark tabby and white — female

As usual, some are easier to tell than others! I’ll check again later and do some comparisons. 😉 Everyone, especially the little ones, had nice gains in their first 12 hours!

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About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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8 Responses to First full day

  1. niasunset says:

    They are so lovely dear, and they are too little now, 🙂 I can imagine how they are. Blessing them, Thank you, Love, nia

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  2. Katie and Olivia says:

    So cute!! Olivia was wondering if you would consider tree names.

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  3. Elaine Burns says:

    Congratulations Oprah! The kittens are adorable. We are really happy everything went well.
    Elaine and Liz

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  4. Oh my goodness! A four hour old hiss? How incredibly cute! Oprah sounds like she’s being a great little momma!

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  5. Connie says:

    🙂 I have had a couple of mothers surprise me with a bonus kitten, the most recent was The Kraken..

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