Yeah I am resigned to the fact that more than 2 kittens are coming. Hopefully not more than 5. I really hope I can be here for the birth because I have to work a lot this week (I am an attorney and we have some huge deadlines). Reading the other thread made me think that because pregnant kitty is a young cat, she might not realize she has to lick the kittens faces so they can breath.
She is getting very protective of her belly and backside (when I try to check her for discharge).
For a pregnant cat, she is very strong and I have given up trying to mess with her back there to try and see what is going on. When it happens, it will happen.
A guy at work told me he might take 2 of the kittens because he had just put his 12 year old cat to sleep the day before (poor think died of cancer) and he has a 5 year old daughter who really wants a kitten. I let him know it will be at least 6-8 weeks from birth so they can be weaned.
I cannot reiterate how much you guys have helped me on these forums. Without your advice, I probably would have just let her live outside and the kittens would have been in danger. And honestly, now I realize its not that hard to do and the risk of her giving my other cats any diseases is very low since they are separated.
Thanks guys, if you are ever in Houston let me know and I will buy you lunch or make a donation to your favorite animal type charity.
Also, my wife came up with the name "Pixie" which I think fits her very well. What do you guys think?