Saturday, March 27, 2010

rinse cycle

within a couple hours i returned to
check in with (click for photo)
mama and babes and they were all rinsed, groomed and dry. mama cat had em all cleaned up with the use of her super-cycle kitty tongue and sheer determination.


they were so new that when i had originally looked i saw little umbilicles still attached, wet fur and a dampened mama. i must have literally walked up when the last was born. they immediately knew what to do as they drank from their mamas milk.  and she had that calm, sleepy look about her as she kneeded them to sleep.  we have since transfered the nursing bed into a more safe and sheltered enclosing which mama went right for; no objections whatsoever.  we wanted to make sure they stay safe and warm since this crappy indecisive weather wont make up its mind.  i'm sorry guys, it will be spring soon.  just hold on.  i checked in on them yesterday and they were all practicing calling for mama as she stepped out of the box for a meal. 

did i say awwwwwwwww yet : )

edited to add: i forgot some specifics. mama is one of the three outdoor neighborhood cats who adopted us during this last winter. she is a tortie color. a smaller cat. we bunkered down mama and her boys next to our stove all winter within a structure that human mom (me) attempted to make function as a tent baracade to wind. her two-in-tow sons also adopted us & are much bigger than her. so , the plan is to love on these six little newbies and then find them a good home, and have the mamas girlie parts fixed.


Angel and Kirby said...

They are so tiny and sweet. We are glad they have you to look after them.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Interesting... sweet babies!

Sweet Praline said...

I can't wait to see pictures. I hope you are able to find all of them homes.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

awww. our mewmie has lots of birthing experience and in caring for neonates, so email her if you have any questions. Important first things--they can't regulate their body temperature until they are about 2 weeks old, and need to be kept warm with pet safe heating pad, hot water bottles, snuggle safes. They should gain 10-15 grams a day. If mom lets you, weigh them on a food gram scale daily. Usually by the time you can see one is thinner, it's lost 50-75 grams.

kanishk said...

We are glad they have you to look after them.
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