XO...... I thought I had told you.....????
Remember before we moved
when Juan took cow to the vet to get her fixed they told him she was pregnant... Vet also told him he would fix her but if any kittens survived we would have to bring them home?
And Juan brought cow home. He could not abort the babies and then bring them home.........wondering if they would live or not.
We discussed it and decided to feed her and keep her inside and let her have the babies and at least make them as healthy as we could. It just seemed a little too much to take to bring home cat fetuses to see if they life.. Seemed pretty cruel to t even think about. After we moved, Tulip and Snoopy were born.... Plus three others that did not make it. We have them buried out back. Cow was fixed after they were born and while they were still nursing.
She must have instantly gotten pregnant or close to it. She had them about 4 months after we brought hank, minnie pearl and honey in the house.
Cow is through with her baby days. She is a little bitty girl cat and most of her kittens at less than a year old are larger than her already.
Hank is much bigger than cow. Honey is small. Princess Minnie is larger than her. Snoppy is bigger than her or about the same size. And Tulip is a little smaller but nearly the same size as cow.
Cow, fixed and wormed with all her shots has never gotten big. She has never filled out but she has been through a lot. I am constantly trying to give her kitty snacks that are high calorie.
Snoopy and Tulip are still nursing.
Just checked my calendar.We brought her first litter in the house on May 16th.
We moved Sept 15th.
This litter was born on Sept 17th two days after the move .
We knew she was close and we had to guard the door as she kept trying to run away. I had her a spot fixed but she hated it. After we moved..... I fixed her a new place. We went to town and came home and she had given birth on the couch. At that time only two kittens were born. Ironically enough, it was Snoopy and Tulip. They were born first and they were both snow white. They had absolutly no color at all. I put her in her birthing area and she had three more. A black/white kitten, a tabby and one nearly solid black. The black white kitten lived the longest. We named her tulip and she lived close to a month. It was horrible when she passed away. We had been nursing her on a bottle to help cow out and had become very attached to her.. They were just all weak. Snoopy and Tulip were always the strong kittens. We gave cow the KMR milk when there were no more kittens to bottle feed. She got a couple of bowls a day to supplement her milk and to make her stronger. She had a hard time with two litters this close together.
She is fine now and Snoopy and Tulip are healthy..... She is just still small. I am thinking of asking the vet about high calorie supplements for her. She is not bone thin but she is just not big enough.... she probaby weighs only about 6-7 lbs. Maybe 8.. She is a little girl. I just feel she needs to weigh 9-10 lbs.
Here is a pic of her I just took a sec ago........ She just has no extra meat on her at all... I know she is healthy. If she could wean Snoopy and Tulip, she would probably gain.
I disturbed her........ Here's a rear view.
She is just a little thin........