Sunday, December 14, 2008

Three Babies!!!!!

Noooooo! Not THOSE babies! Gotcha, didn't I? But, who knows? Maybe!

Nope, the three babies that I'm talking about are of the feline persuasion. We rescued three kittens in June. I put them up for adoption on Craig's List and found a home for one of them. The little Tom of the three ran away in August and I fell in love with the frisky one of the group (who we THOUGHT was a male) and so we named HIM Charlie. Well, it turns out that Charlie is a little girl kitty and not only that, but is apparently a little hussy as well. We actually figured out that Charlie was a girl and I was planning on getting her spayed. I thought I had at least another month or so. NOT! She is an outside cat (husband doesn't like cats) but she mostly lives in the garage. Several weeks ago I noticed two huge puncture wounds on her neck. I was doctoring them with peroxide and antibiotic ointment. Things weren't getting any better so we started her on some Clindamycin antb. drops and I continued daily BID antibiotic ointment treatments. Her neck is waaaay better. I noticed, though, that as her neck was improving her girth was expanding. Could it be? Yes! It was! She was pregnant. Then I figured out that her neck was injured during the mating process. After some reading on the Internet I discovered that the male cat often holds the female down by biting her neck. (Aren't ya glad you're not a cat?!!!) Dang Tom Cat!!!

When I was feeding her yesterday and cleaning out her litter box I suspected that the babies were going to make their appearance in the next day or two. Well, today was the day. They weren't there this morning late, but around 3:00 there they were! I'm so sorry I missed the birth. I would have loved for Austin to have been able to witness it.

They are so cute and she is such a good Mama. I'm finding it really hard to leave her alone with them. And darn it, I know what is going to happen. I'm going to get so attached in the next few weeks and it's going to be very hard for me to part with them. But, part with them I must. And as soon as is possible, Charlie is going to be having a little surgery.

















18 comments:

LIZ said...

AAAAAAAWWWWWW...baby kitty's!!! I love cats!!!

Have a great week....Liz

Monica said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww baby kitty's! I'm so glad I don't live close to you or I would be in trouble wanting to bring one home. As it is, we have two little guys here - both fixed. One belongs to my daughter, the other we found when he was so small he fit in the palm of my hand. He's a big boy now - and he's still a kitten like your Charlie. :-)

Monica

Paula said...

All black, they look like the tom cat that hangs around here stealing my Susie's food.

Lisa said...

We had kittens last year... I keep saying the same thing... must get the cat fixed soon.... thanks for sharing the pictures... they are so cute!
Lisa

Robyn said...

Oh man are they cute or what?? I love kitty's and puppies! I am also so happy for your daughter and her pregnancy! I am really behind on entries and trying to catch up! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!
Robyn

Remo said...

I'm laughing over the fact a nurse didn't know if her cat was a girl or boy. LOL

Who doesn't love kittens?

Becky said...

awww...Momma cat looks like a momma cat we used to ahve ....

garnett109 said...

Good luck on your new family members!

kbear's heart 2 said...

Congrats to Charlie! the kitties are adorable. i love cats too although i just have dogs at the moment. enjoy them while you can. hugz~kbear

Beth said...

They're adorable! I love that last picture of Charlie and her kittens. It looks like she's giving them hugs. Awww!

Jeannette said...

The pictures of Charlie and her kittens are adorable. I am also glad I do not live near you because I would want all three of them. Yes, mating is very rough on the female cat, poor things. What a lovely early Christmas present.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Awww :o)

Cindi said...

OMGoodness...our Sylvester was born right in front of our eyes...his mom we named...George!..."Charlie" is a doing a great job..nice early Christmas presents...thx for sharing

Janie said...

Awww they are sooo cute. Know what you mean about not liking cats. It was the other way around here... I was the one who was not fond of cats (liked them but just didn't want to pick up and cuddle) UNTIL we got a mamma cat and 3 one day old kittens. They became my babies. lol They are sooo spoiled. Poor little socks got killed when the guy cut our prairie hay. :( He was hiding and they guy did not see him. Saw the photo of the babies on the dashboard. lol Hugs, Janie

Missie said...

Just in time for people to want them for Christmas gifts! They are so cute. Who doesn't love a kitten?

Terri said...

How adorable!!!!

Hugs
Terri

Chris said...

Uh oh.....more cats for craigs list:)

Leslie said...

Awwwwwwwww.... fur babies, love all fur babies.