As you can probably tell by the title of this Blog Post I am going to be talking our new kittens ! I hope you enjoy todays blog post and if you do don’t forget to like and share !
I know it has been a while since I have written a lifestyle Blog Post so I thought I would try it out and see how you guys like it.
About a month ago, one of my mum’s friends messaged her saying that there was a stray cat wandering around her garden and it looked pregnant. She said she had been feeding it for a couple weeks and she would of loved to take it in but she already had 5 cats. My mum said that she would be happy to look after the cat and give her somewhere safe to have her kittens.
For the first week she was really on edge and wouldn’t really come that close to us however by the second week she was wanting cuddles so we knew that was a good sign. The only person (or animal I should say) she didn’t like was Reggie, our English Bulldog.
One day she was sick and there were worms in her sick so we rushed her straight to the vets to be given the correct medicine to de-worm her. The doctor verified that she was pregnant and said it will probably be in two weeks time that she gives birth.
Two weeks later there was no sign of any kittens… three weeks later there was no sign, and finally after 2 weeks of anticipation she was starting to go off her food, that we had read online is a sign that they are close and no doubt about it later that night her waters broke.
She climbed into her birthing bed and started having contractions so we thought that she was getting ready to give birth and then we saw a sack but there was no baby inside… we were puzzled. We decided to do some quick research and we found out that cats have a sack that they birth out before they can birth their kittens. The website also said that it can be within 1-7 hours until they give birth I was getting really excited to be able to see new lives being born onto our planet.
After the water sack was birthed the cat (called lady pompadour) was showing no signs of contractions and by this point it was 10 o’clock so we decided to take it in turns to rest and then go check on the cat.
My mother woke me up at 7 o’clock and said there are two kittens down stairs ! We got down stairs and of course there were two little black and white kittens there. She was still contacting and before long she had had another and it felt really special to be able to witness its birth because you’re helping a new little creature into the world.
In the end she ended up having four kittens. They were all feeding well for the first 10 hours but then we realised that one of them was being rejected by the mother because it had breathing problems. Sadly the kitten passed away. We were all very sad but we were sort of knew that not every kitten makes it . We buried it in the garden and said a little prayer. It made me think how irresponsible people are how aren’t neutering their cats. There are millions of cats and kittens in Animal Rescue Centres across the world and people are still just letting their cats get pregnant.
Overall it was a very special experience to be able to witness the birth of a little creature and I am going to be able to raise these little kittens over the next eight weeks.
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