I'm a novice at the whole pregnant cat things. I have now wittnessed 3 cats givng birth (I am a volunteer at a cat shelter, I have never owned a cat that was not spayed or neutered so this is still very new and exciting to me). I assisted the last cat with one that came out feet first and a was stuck. These cats we knew were pregnant and just let them give birth when ready. Well yesterday at the shelter I looked at a cat and thought, boy has she put on a bunch of weight. Then I picked her up and noticed her mamories felt very full. Felt her belly and sure enough it was hard and I could feel one of the babies (I only know this from the previous cats that had babies this spring). SO I called the director and said "Ahh, I think Angel is pregnant, her mamaries feel full of milk and she looks like she swallowed a beach ball. She said yeah we noticed her tummy yesterday, but no one said anything about her mamories. So I had to do some quick cage juggling to make sure she was in a kitten safe cage. (Our adoption cages have wide spaces and would not be safe for baby kittens.) The director said the mamories don't fill up until they are ready to give birth. I would love to be there for the birth, but won't be there until next Saturday. If her milk is already in, how much longer?
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8/4/08 at 5:56am