Monday Mischief: Holy Smokey

Somebody was busy overnight Sunday.Smokey and her kittens

A couple of days ago she halved the amount that she was eating, which is apparently a sign that they’re getting ready to give birth, so I sorted the nesting box out again in the wardrobe and put some fresh towels in there.  Hey presto, this morning I woke up to five beautiful kittens.  I have no idea what flavour they are; someone who knows more about these things than I do is coming tomorrow to check them all!

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She did it all by herself, no help required.  Which was just as well since I slept through the whole thing.

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They all seem to be healthy; one has a slightly funny back foot – it’s tucked under but it seems to be able to move it fine and I suspect that it may well sort itself out.  Smokey is being a great mum.  She doesn’t mind me being in there and handling her little babies at all, which is fabulous.  It meant that I was able to put fresh bedding in and weigh them.  The smallest is 85g and the largest is a bruising 120g.  Having done some internet research, 85g is about the smallest you would want to have a kitten otherwise their survival is doubtful.  I’m keeping a close eye on that one.

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As 60% of her litter are black with white bits on their tummies, I’m thinking dad may have been a black cat… just a hunch.

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I would keep them all.  Crazy cat lady.

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16 Responses to Monday Mischief: Holy Smokey

  1. Declan Greyhound says:

    Oh God. Me Mum has gone all gaga again. She’d run a mile if you showed her pictures of a new born human….. Maybe you could keep just one…….or two…….. ahem.

    • Flo says:

      I’m with mum on the human thing but these kittens… they’re SO snuggly. Must. not. keep. any. Have. enough. legs. in. house. already.

  2. Rose says:

    Double WOW H, these photos are mag. You outdid yourself. Isn’t she the clever young Mum?!
    They are adorable and I’m not a cat-person! Huge difference in those 2 weights, funny isn’t it…
    The photos alone that you took should secure these cuties a furever home surely!
    xx

    • Flo says:

      Thanks Rose. They’ve all put on weight this morning. The littlest one is now a touch under 100g and the biggest ones are 140g! I’m sure they’ll all find homes without too much trouble. I hope Smokey does too; she’s a gorgeous little thing. Today we find out what flavour they are so we can start naming them!

  3. Oh they are beautiful! Congratulations to Smokey, and best of luck with the kittens!

  4. Well done, Smokey! What a fabulous looking litter. Those are really good birth weights, even the littlest ones. We look forward to seeing how they evolve over the coming days and weeks.

    • Flo says:

      Thanks Gang. I can’t believe how quickly they’re putting on weight as well – little 85g kitten is now 110g and the 120g bruiser is now 160g… in 36 hours. Good old Smokey! The others have all put on 35g to 40g as well.

  5. barkandchatter says:

    Congratulations to the kitty-mama! What a beautiful bunch! She looks worn out though, and no wonder!

  6. FleaByte says:

    You’re right. That’s a heck of a lot of legs. BUT THEY’RE SO CUTE.

  7. oh my thanks for sharing this has put a huge smile on my face as they are just gorgeous photos x

  8. Pawsome pics and kittens =^.^= Concats to the Mom Cat!
    Purrs

  9. They are so adorable! We’re sending
    our congrats to you and the mama.

  10. i could see why you’d want to keep them all. 🙂 They are amazing and Smokey looks quite content!

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