RescueKitty2, congrats!!!!! I am so
glad everything went so well and that ALL the babies are doing so well.
I don't get to the Cat Lounge often these days (geez - this job just gets in the way!), so I don't know Softie's background. (It probably got discussed in an earlier thread).
I really don't want to detract from the excitement of the birth of these amazingly cute and wonderful creatures, but it is kitten season, and TCS gets so many visitors, that I just wanted to make sure that we mention somewhere in "kitten" threads that The Cat Site's official position is that unless someone is a professional breeder, that we ask everyone to please spay or neuter their cats before they reach sexual maturity (the age of 4 - 6 months). This enhances the cats' quality of life, improves their health, lowers the risk of certain diseases, and helps improve the behavior of male cats.
I know that many of us rescue, and so many cats arrive on our doorstep already pregnant. Whether or not to spay pregnant females is a very personal and emotional decision, but one that many long-time rescuers choose to make simply because of the tremendous cat overpopulation problem.
So I hope I haven't intruded too much on the festivities and happiness. But because this is a public forum and the site is dedicated to education as well as fun and sharing, I hope you don't mind that I took just a minute to interrupt everyone's appreciation of new life - and, of course, a job well done on the part of you AND Softie!
Again - congrats, Grandma! You should be proud.