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!!|
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!