Another all black pregnant queen! Though short-haired, she is also a small, solid little cat. Apparently sweet Jasmine is the first TCR queen of the 2017 kitten season. As so often happens with known cat lovers, she was rescued from the streets and turned over to my fellow volunteer Jen, store coordinator extraordinaire! Jen can’t foster but she still took this sweetie and cared for her in her garage. A vet exam confirmed she’s about halfway through her pregnancy. At least we won’t (I hope!!) have the uncertainty that I had with Oprah.
Jen gets first dibs on naming rights. But, yes, I’ll entertain name suggestions, though no princess/prince themes, I think. Maybe flowers? Are there masculine flower names? 😉 Maybe scents? Definitely want to stay away from these:
Knowing Jasmine is healthy and having the approximate due date are both nice changes from Oprah! I’m saying March 7th, Jen says March 6th — and five kittens. Jen’s husband says March 7th and four kittens. Anyone else? She’s quite small — for now. Any guesses? I’m not guessing on numbers.
So far, Jasmine seems happy, though she was sad to see Jen and her husband leave. On Jen’s suggestion I’m crating her until she’s comfortable with me. She seems very content to just hang out in the crate, though she LOVES the cardboard scratcher (with just a hint of catnip) that I put in with her. Jen told me she insisted on lying on the bare floor of the crate and/or the cement floor of the garage. I set her up with a nice bed and, of course, same thing here – she staked out the bare floor of the crate. But then last night:
I suspect the catnip “kicker” at her feet had something to do with her change of … heart?