Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cats On Tuesday, Susie







Susie had a miserable daySaturday. She was in labor all day. All she did was follow me around and asked for a belly rub! Any pregnant woman can tell that a belly rub feels good! She would follow me outside, into the bathroom, even when I gave the hated dog a bath. She stayed right by my side! I was her midwife and she was not going to let me out of her sight! Bedtime finally came for me and I was ready! I had been up since 6:30 and I wanted my pillow! This was not to be. Susie was NOT going to let me sleep! She was on the bed and off the bed. She was crying and flipping and there was to be no peace! Finally I got up and went to her box and she promptly hopped in. Around 3 am she finally gave birth to a baby. Not in the box though. I had gotten up and gone to the bathroom, obliviously bad timing on my part! She popped that baby out in the bathroom doorway! She grabbed it up and ran back to her box. She was a proud mama. Her purring while she cleaned her baby was a sound to behold. I thought this is good I can get some sleep now. I mean after all this was not her first rodeo! She has had kittens before. WRONG! After a few minutes she got out of her box and got on the bed, panting in my face. So this time I got a blanket and laid on the floor next to her box. I fell asleep for a bit and woke to Susie laying on my chest panting. She got back in her box and stayed there. About 6 am I got up and went to bed. She was nursing her baby. I thoght that somehow she had lost the rest of the babies. I knew there had been more than 1 because of all the rubbing I had done to her belly! 9 am I am up again. I felt like I had been run over by a mack truck. I had to get up because Scampi needed to go potty outside. I looked in her box and she had 3 tiny babies: black, white, and gray striped. I think that these are the biggest babies she has ever had. These will be her last liter of babies. She is happiest when she has babies. She is a mama thru and thru. She will defend her babies even after they are grown and can easily defend for themselves. LOL She walked into the kitchen last evening and some of the other cats were in there eating and she cleaned house! She beat on 6 cats and 1 dog and made them all leave! 2 were at one door, 2 were at the other door wanting out and 2 were in the highest place they could get to on the couch! Scampi had ran and hide under Pat's feet! LOL I am tired today and will take it easy, maybe. LOL

10 comments:

FelineFrisky said...

Babies!! Oh, how wonderful! The sound of little mews! Such beauties they are! Just love babies! I know what next week will be about! LOL D :)

Deana said...

Bless your heart! I love the experience of having kittens though I doubt we will ever get to do that again....they are so sweet! What a good little mama she is! Congrats to you guys!

Dragonheart said...

Congratulations on your babies Susie! :) You are a very good Mama cat. :) I've been fixed, so that I can't be a dad.

Gattina said...

Cats are the best mothers amongst all animals (humans included) that's proved scientifically ! Very cute story ! But what do you do with these babies now ? My cats are all spayed and never had babies, because knowing me, I would have kept them all !

srp said...

Susie looks like a great momma. Such pretty kittens you have there. Susie must be very proud indeed.

Damozel said...

Baby kittens! Wow, and you stayed awake and helped with the birth. Back when I had cats that were breedable, they always used to find some way to go off and have their kittens somewhere where I couldn't see them.

Damozel said...

As usual, I managed to screw up my link. You can read about my cat's miserable, blogless existence here.

meeyauw said...

Congratulations! And goodie for us! We get to see photos for weeks now as they grow! This is exciting.

Luna said...

WOW, B A B I E S, Congratulation !!!This is great ,and the kitties are so sweet.

Karen said...

Awww, how cute!