My daughter's little female just had a little of kittens--not her first--and out of the 6 she gave birth to, one was stillborn. My husband, hurrying off to work, peeked in at them and noticed one was off to the side while the mother nursed the others. When my daughter stopped home in between jobs (I was working a 12 hour shift so I wasn't home), she noticed the kitten over to one side also but was late and didn't have time to dispose of it until she got off work later in the evening. I got home before her and checked in on them. All I counted was 5. The stillborn was missing! When my daughter got home, we checked all through the blankets in the whelping box and all we found was a severed tail. I am horrified! I know that our other 3 cats are not allowed in my daughter's living quarters so the only conclusion we've all drawn is that she consumed her dead kitten! Has anyone heard of such a thing happening?? The other babies are just fine and mommy is very attentive. I'd love to hear some feedback! Thanks so much!
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3/1/05 at 5:09pm