Friday, December 10, 2010

They Have Arrived!

Mew Mew Mew!!  The babies have arrived!

Meow-Me went into active labour early Thursday morning and the kittens arrived at 1:10am (Kitten 1), 1:37am (Kitten 2) and 2:14am (Kitten 3).

Kitten 1 was ginger coloured but was rather weak and it could be because it was born breech.  Although it was nursing when I left them at 3am, I found that it did not make it through the morning.  RIP little one...

At one day young.....

Kitten 2 was a fiesty little one.  It's tri-coloured which makes me think it may be a female.  Kitten 3 is pure white with a black tail (similar to the cat that I think may be Meow-Me's father).  Perhaps she was tired, but Meow-Me pretty much ignored this kitten immediately after giving birth.  The poor little thing was trying to reach the nipples but couldn't do so as Meow-Me had her legs on the cord which was still attached to the placenta.....

I decided to move the placenta closer to Meow-Me and she looked in disbelief that there was more!  But she prompty ate it and proceeded to clean Kitten 3.

Hey you two!  Mummy needs a break!!
Thank you everyone, for the positive vibes.  The birth went smoothly and Meow-Me is a good mummy to her 2 babies.

Whisky, Cosmo and Ling have been very curious about the newcomers and have pushed open the main door to visit Meow-Me and her babies in the cage.  Everytime I try to take a photo of this, they run back into the house!

12 comments:

Admiral Hestorb said...

I was coming by to see if she had had her sweet babies. I am so sorry the ginger on did not make it. Poor baby. But I am glad that the mommy and her two babies are all right now. What a joy to have them. I wish I could see the babies.

Admiral's Mom

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were sorry to hear that the ginger babe didn't make it. Still the mum has two little ones to look after and we think they'll keep her busy.

Brian said...

I'm so very sorry that one of the little ones did not make it. I think she will be a very good Mommy!

Katnip Lounge said...

We are happy things are all OK! Purrs for the tiny ginger babe, he'll grow up big and strong over the bridge.
Meow-Me looks a little thinner--MOL!

Au and Target said...

2 out of 3 isn't bad. They look nice and round. Talk soon?

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear one of the kittens didn't make it but we're so glad the other two and mama are doing well! They are cuties!

Gattina said...

Congratulations ! you were the perfect midwife !
How cute they are. I am curious to see the little white one with a black tail, that must be unic, lol ! My Arthur only has a black tail when he had "worked" under a car !

lupie said...

Meow-Me ???

Oh gosh I missed so much of your posts!
I gotta catch-up!
Meow-Me is gorgeous! The little ones too.
Catch that bully responsible and snip! heheehe

That's what I did to most of the samseng in our alley ...

Lucy the Cat said...

Oh, a huge congrats on everything going so well. I'm sorry to hear about the one little one but so glad that the other two look so good. Many purrs to all of you!!

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so sorry for Ginger
I'm so happy with the little two cuty kittens : )

Kay said...

Lots of purrs for mummy Meow-Me, her babes and not forgetting, the foster surrvants! keep us posted on how they are doing!

Oskar said...

I am sad about the baby ginger, but glad that the other 2 are thriving.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar