a little rain must fall.
When I got home today, the first thing I noticed is the little black Mommo kitty was slack sided. That means she’s had her kittens…she’s a tiny, tiny little girl and has been wild as a March hare. No catching her to be spayed.
I followed her into the greenhouse to find her nested in the winter buckets with 5 babies. Sadly, 2 didn’t survive.
This little wad of black, grey fur is the remaining 3 babies. They’re tiny. Almost skin and bones. I hope she is making milk to feed them.
Mommo is a first time Mommy and not terribly wise in the ways of Mommyhood. I’ll take her a little milky water later to help with her milk production. I’m running a little turbo fan on low in the greenhouse with the window open. Hoping that will keep it from being so stifling. Maybe she’ll move them to a cooler place during the night. We certainly don’t need any more kitties, but I hate to think they would suffer and die. I’m way too soft hearted.
On a postitive note, she has let me pet her, so maybe we’ll be able to prevent another litter.
Susan ~ Patchkat