Monday, May 14, 2012

New Momma on Mother's Day

Remember that stray cat that my daughter Sara adopted a month or so ago?  Well, on Mother's Day she became a new Momma.

 Sara has been staying at my place since Friday recovering from surgery.  Her children's nanny, Rachel, called last night around 8 pm all excited because Climber was finally having the kittens.  I went right over (cat people are like that!) and found Rachel and the three oldest kids crowded into the bathroom watching the poor cat as she labored to birth the kittens.  They were fascinated with the whole process.

After a couple of hours there were three new little kittens in the laundry basket with Climber.  It's amazing how animal instinct takes over and she knew exactly what she had to do with her babies and everything else concerned with the birthing process.  The kids were very excited to be there and see the new babies.  The first one was black,

 followed by a grey striped one

 and finally by a brown one.

It'll be fun watching them for the next few weeks.  The plan is to give them away when they're eight weeks old.  That might be difficult since each child has claimed one of the kittens for his/her own and is in the process of naming them.  Elly's is Minnie, since they already have a Mickey.  The other two remain nameless but Max is considering Nightmare or Midnight for the black one.

Stay tuned for future updates.

PS.  Sara is doing fine and should be back at home with Quincey and the kids in a couple of days.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How adorable those kittens are. I've never seen any kind of animal give birth. It would be wonderful to see. Glad mama cat and kittens are doing well and that your daughter is recovering nicely too.

Mickey said...

What a special event for the kids to particate in. She must be a very easy going cat to not mind the crowd! It will be difficult to part with them after two months! I wonder how the other cats doing with all this?

Magpie said...

Kittens and puppies...they can sure steal your heart. The brown one is unusual.

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Ellie said...

Awe, how lovely is that what cute wee kittens. Quite exciting for the children to see the birth too.
Good to hear that Sara is progressing well.

Granny Annie said...

My guess would be that the kittens are here to stay. LOL And my poor old cat had to have her kittens in a chicken nest box. I'm not sure I could have got her into a nice clean laundry basket. How exciting this must have been for the children and adults.


Poor mama with an audience as she labored. LOL But seeing the kittens born is a wonderful experience for the children. Something they will never forget. I am kind of partial to the grey-striped one myself. We once had a cat named MIDNIGHT, too. It's going to be hard for the kids to part with them, I know. What a terrific mother's day gift to witness life. Take care.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Oh oh!! I think their family just multiplied....forever!
Will be interesting to see what the brown kitty looks like when its older.
Loooove kitties!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh how sweet.

Lovely lovely kittens