Waiting for kittens to be born is boring! It’d be nice if there was some way to spread out the work. Nothing to do while waiting. Little or nothing to do the first three – four weeks (if all goes well). LOTS to do in weeks four to eight!
Waiting is especially boring with a mama-to-be like Jasmine. (I know, careful what I wish for!) She’s so calm and placid. All she wants when I go in her room are pets and treats. Nice, but would it kill her to bat a toy once in a while? It also means fewer photo ops. Even I can only take so many pictures of her stretched out on the floor! 😉
I found a nest box I liked and brought it home for her. My favourite are the heavy produce boxes from the grocery store. And it’s recyclable after the kittens are finished with it. I took down the crates and set up the room for kittens:
She was NOT impressed for the first few hours and hid under the desk all day. But later in the evening I looked in and she was lying in the nest box!
I posted on the Foster Parents Page about her inactivity and refusal to play. Oprah was such an active, playful mom-to-be I wanted some reassurance. Our resident experts assured me her “laziness” is very normal. They then went on to advise me to look up videos on helping to cut the cord! Wait … what?? And that dental floss and a clean pair of scissors are my friends. ??? Please, please, Jasmine, be like Oprah. Oprah popped those little suckers out like it was nothing.