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post #31 of 50
Congrats to you and Houdini....they are super cute!!! Now come on Dill and Sophie.
post #32 of 50
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When did you think they were due? It seems like you thought you had a couple of weeks left, is that right? Just wondering, because I was kind of gauging when Pennie is due by others on this board. Did she have all of the typical symptoms before delivery? Sorry to sound nosy, just waiting, myself!!
I was expecting them around the 15th of the month. This was just an estimate from our vet since she showed up on our doorstep pregnant so we have no idea when she conceived.

The weird thing is, I just started feeling the kittens move only a week ago and their activity was nothing like Dill's or Sophie's...so I thought we had at least another week to go.

And she had no signs of impending birth like some of the other cats described here-- No discharge, no enlarging of the birth canal, no aggressive behavior. She was just meowing a lot this morning and following me around. She was only content when I would sit right next to her while she was in her birthing box (inside a closet in her room which has a toddler gate on the door to keep out the dog and kids).

I couldn't sit there all day, so I made up a little bed (with no top) and put it under my computer table in the kitchen. I kept petting her with my foot (I thought she was sleeping) then I heard a little mew and looked in the box and saw a kitten!! She proceeded to have the rest right under the table with the dog snooping in from time to time. Also there was a long time in between kittens (from 20 minutes to 1 hour).

She's just sleeping right now and all the kittens are nursing.
post #33 of 50
look at those beautiful things!! for them so they grow up to be big strong healthy cats. Any idea on the sexes yet?
post #34 of 50
The last picture is my favorite!
The picture with the dog peeping in is cute too, and is my next favorite.
post #35 of 50
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look at those beautiful things!! for them so they grow up to be big strong healthy cats. Any idea on the sexes yet?
I haven't even checked! This is my first experience with a cat giving birth, so I'm a little reluctant to pick up the kittens just yet since they are all latched on. Right now Houdini is sleeping, but when she gets up to eat or use the litter box, I will change her bedding and try to sex the kittens. Is it obvious which is a boy and which is a girl at this stage?
post #36 of 50
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I haven't even checked! This is my first experience with a cat giving birth, so I'm a little reluctant to pick up the kittens just yet since they are all latched on. Right now Houdini is sleeping, but when she gets up to eat or use the litter box, I will change her bedding and try to sex the kittens. Is it obvious which is a boy and which is a girl at this stage?
Here is a link to help you determine gender... it can be really difficult, especially the first few weeks of their lives.

http://www.thepetcenter.com/exa/kitx.html
post #37 of 50
With both of the litters Twix had it was very easy to tell and I got them all right (two girls, four boys in the first litter, two girls, three boy in the second). That was about the third day or so. However, it might have been since I hadn't read up on sexing them and didn't have any information in my head...who knows if I could still do that now
post #38 of 50
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everyones cats are delivering before mine...hurumph
I didn't even SEE this little comment when I read it during Houdini's delivery! LOL!!!!
post #39 of 50
I'm still waiting, too.
post #40 of 50
Congratulations!! Thats so exciting!! Im glad to see a litter of kittens! (still waiting on dill!!)
post #41 of 50
I'm still waiting, too. Houdini is an inspiration to us all!!
post #42 of 50
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I didn't even SEE this little comment when I read it during Houdini's delivery! LOL!!!!
You like that eh....lmao
post #43 of 50
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Well the kittens are doing great today. When Houdini got up to eat and use the litterbox, I changed her bedding. But the kittens started mewing loudly and she came rushing back and seemed to be counting them.

I thought she might move them to the dark hidden birthing box inside the closet, but she seems content to just stay right under the table in the middle of everything. She also has no problem letting the dog poke his head in and lick the kittens!

Right now the kittens are nursing, but when the time is right, I'll get some good pics of them and post them. They are so cute!!!
post #44 of 50
She sounds like such a good momma...and wow, that's pretty big for her let the dog lick them...she must trust it a lot. At least you can be pretty sure you wont have any of the cat/dog fighting issues with these kittens!

I can't wait for the pictures!!
post #45 of 50
Aww, I'm so sorry I missed this yesterday. I got sidetracked by other mundane stuff. Anyways, a big congratulations to you & Houdini! What an awesome momma kitty and such beautiful babies.
post #46 of 50
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Awwwww!!!!!! This is my favorite pic.
post #47 of 50
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Houdini is so sweet and loving, but for some reason she always looks angry in pictures...



post #48 of 50
AWW!! Cute! I get that a lot with cat pictures. They sometimes have an angry look.
post #49 of 50
Those kittens are so Cute, gives me an idea how Dill's kittens may look, what does the dad look like???DO you know???
post #50 of 50
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Those kittens are so Cute, gives me an idea how Dill's kittens may look, what does the dad look like???DO you know???
I'm not sure who dad is, but I did see a black and white Tom in the yard a few months ago, so he might be the dad. Actually based on the kittens' coloring I think he IS the dad.

Klucheta also has an all black cat and had a wide variety of kitten colors in the litter (8 kittens!!!), but she thinks Elsa's litter had 2 fathers.

But I can't wait to see Dill's kittens...
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