Desiree has been taking great care of them, and we’re happy to report that her own strength is returning too. The babies eyes are open now, but they’re still teenies.
Cats in Need estimates that the littles will be ready for the adoptions around July 4, and as such, they have been dubbed “The All-American Kitties” and named after some of our presidents!
Kennedy and Regan are girls, while Garfield and Jackson are boys. Our foster is having some trouble telling if we have a little Monroe (boy) or Madison (girl) but hopes to have that question answered at the babies first vet check up.
Desiree has been keeping a little diary (besides sleeping, there’s not too much to do in Under-the-Sink) and we have a small excerpt from the day of birth to share here:
Today I went into labor. Mom checked on me at 7am this morning, and I was resting quietly in Under-the-Sink, and I said “meow” to her. I wanted to let her know today was the day, but she didn’t really understand, just made sure I had food and water and was comfortable. She’s good to me.
Later that morning, I had a surprise for her: My first two babies had arrived! Just before noon, at 11:52, with Mom right there with me, I delivered my third kitten. After that, I had a bit of trouble delivering the placenta from #3, and Mom was really worried about me. She sent out SOS’s and called the vet, but she didn’t need to worry, as I delivered the placenta shortly after she sent out her calls. At 2:30pm I delivered my 4th baby and at 3:05 my last baby.
I was exhausted! Five babies, but all of them were doing well. I made sure I cleaned them, and that they nursed. Mom was with me every bit of the afternoon, rubbing my back and helping me stay comfortable, changing the bedding, and keeping things clean. She also keep up my spirits, telling me what a good girl I was, and how I was doing a good job.
I’ve decided to name her godmother to my babies. She’s taken good care of me, and she’s just the right human to help my babies find their forever homes.”
She wants to thank those that have sent gifts, money, and well-wishes for her and the little ones.