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post #31 of 47
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Came home from work -- no kitties, came home from Sign Language Class -- no kitties

It's getting close, I just know it!

Took another pic... have a side-by-side, but dont think I notice a big difference in size Although, it does look like the hair around her nipples is receding some.


..........................Sunday................................................ Today............................

What do ya think?
post #32 of 47
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update # 974

No kittens yet.

Although we did have a much better night last night. Spring just may well be here after all. Funny to walk outside in 70 degree weather and look to the piles of snow laying on the ground fro days past.

At any rate, last night was warm enough that we slept with the window open and Willow just loved it! She only woke me once, but it t'werent because of kitties....

That's okay though, I know she's just holding out so I can be home with her during the day

I am loving her increased affection! She's actually coming to be to be held and petted now, with her tiny little "mews" Hoping it's her general personality after these babes are born too!

Oh well -- thanks for reading if you're still hanging in there too!
post #33 of 47
Sorry I did not read back through ALL the past threads and if I read it already I don't remember; Did you ever take her to the vet to confirm she is definately pregnant? Just curious...
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jen
Sorry I did not read back through ALL the past threads and if I read it already I don't remember; Did you ever take her to the vet to confirm she is definately pregnant? Just curious...
Yes, and it was money well spent for peace of mind alone, she went last Thursday (the day before our initial spay date). The vet confirmed her pregnancy, but opted not to have her radiographed, due to her size she would have had to have two done and she hardly even remained still enough for the vet to do his exam! He estimated that the kittens would be due end of this week, but really, from what I read in another post somewhere, the cat had the x-ray and the vet was still over a week off.

As it goes with us humans too... Oh well. My guess is this weekend. I first felt the babies move on Easter night, though I never checked before this date, and the movements have only been getting stronger and more prominant. However; I have yet to *see* them move, and I think this is partly because she is a long-haired cat and also that she is always purring when near me, so it is so hard to see.

Last night they werent as active as they have been, either they were very tired or their hunkerin' down for the long journey!

Also her teats really are filling out.

Counting the days...
post #35 of 47
Hi! Willow is such a gorgeous little girl .....I am glad you rescued her! I hope the kittens come tonight. I can't wait to see them.

I can't believe I didn't find this thread sooner!

Pat and Megan

post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by PassiquePersian
Hi! Willow is such a gorgeous little girl .....I am glad you rescued her! I hope the kittens come tonight. I can't wait to see them.

I can't believe I didn't find this thread sooner!

Pat and Megan

Oh Pat! thank you so very much, I fell in love with her the minute I seen her. I had to fight with my daughters to persuade them my way. They had their eyes on the younger cats there. I love all cats, but I have to admit, there is a soft spot in my heart for the longer-haired breeds -- even mutts

I had to take a look at your web-site. Nice job and gorgeous cats you have yourself! April 22nd will be here before you know it! Hopefully Willow will have had her own litter before then
post #37 of 47
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Yesterday was a big day, but still -- no kitties

My oldest daughter and I were upstairs last night cleanig the bathroom when Willow came in meowing for affection and litterally plopped down on the floor, and rolled over so I could rub her tummy! And she let me. Up until she would get aggitated if you touched her belly (aside from the sneaks I would get in pretending to just hold her whilst I scratched her head)

She laid there letting me rub her for quite some time and my daughter even commented on her tail wagging. She said she never realized a cat wagged it's tail like a dog

OH! I seen her kittens move!!! After I was done rubbing her belly, she remained in the bath and seen the distinct 'kick' despite her purring! Actually seen it a couple times and tried to get Kaitlynn to witness my madness, but she missed it. Doh!

So anyway, she slept in our room with us last night and she slept quietly and contently on our window sill her new favorite spot...

I did add another nesting box to our room, just in case. I was reading another thread somewhere and seen some of the suggestions. Although, she has yet to nervously pace around the house. So now she has a cave-like nesting box and an open-topped box. I cleared a spot under my bed (removing hubby's shoe drawers ), and placed a blanket in the corner behind the chair in my room... who knows, she's more-n-likely to have these kits when and where I least expect it!

One thing funny. Last night before bed, DH was trying to play with her. He was wiggling his hands under the covers trying to entice her -- back and forth across the bed they went. I was surprised how much she played and for a very-preggo momma, she was pretty fast!

Oh well, another night down and that much closer to the big event!

Thanks for reading!!!
post #38 of 47
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No kittens yet. Yeah, Willow, holding out for the weekend

She was so finicky last night. Dont know if she even knew what she wanted. Didnt know if she wanted water or wanted to eat, didnt know if she wanted me to pet her or not. Ate a WHOLE can of food herself... usually she leaves left-overs for the dog. He sat by patiently waiting for left-overs... He was so disappointed

One thing though... and this is strange... when she'd walk up to me to be petted, she seemed to want me to do her hind end.... ho boy... not even going there But I did try to check it out some. Her hiney is yucky. Poor girl's hygeine is lacking some in the rear end division. Good thing she is so fluffy you cant see it unless you look for it! Was going to break out the baby wipes but then she decided she was done with me. BUT I noticed she had dried 'something' also on her "who-who" It was deep red. And was just a bit on each side stuck to her fur.

Even had my hubby look to make sure I wasnt imagining things... which I probably am.....

Had a dream last night that she had two lone kittens. Only it wasnt her it was my male dog. And I had to call a visiting vet to come in cuz the poor kittens couldnt eat, and had to explain to him how my male dog could have kittens. We put them there, like a surrogate transplant... Am I demented or what? The vet gave Chewy a shot to help him lactate. I think I am reading too many other threads

So here we are, still hanging in there hopefully it will be this weekend.
post #39 of 47
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... but still not holding my breath on these kits!

Watched in anticipation and jealousy as CJ birthed her kits last night and my only hope, through all of Willow's procrastination my only hope is that I am home and awake for it.

Almost ready to send DH and the kids (dog included on a little vacation to give Willow and I a little peace and quiet )

So anyway, no new news really. Willow seems to follow me to the floor I am on when I'm home, but still stay out of way of traffic. When I am downstairs, she likes to lay under the breakfast nook table. When I'm upstairs she likes to lay on the bench in my hallway or in the bathroom.

Last night around 4 in the morning... she kept visiting her litter box, digging around, straining, with nothing. She went on like this for about an hour and a half. I thought for sure maybe this was it But after 5, she had a movement.

Oh well, sooner or later, but so wish it was sooner so we could get some sleep again

My mom told me I was nuts and just to leave the house for a while and I would come home to a litter of kits. Maybe this is true, but I still hope to be home for her...
post #40 of 47
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one more thing I just noticed,and I swear I am not a leech shadowing my Willow's every move... but I just noticed that she isnt sitting on her hind end anymore.

I walked into the kitchen and thought she was getting ready to pee on the middle of the floor as I noticed her squatting. Well, she was just getting something to drink, but looks as if she isnt putting any weight on her hind end.

Maybe this is good news!

post #41 of 47
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Welp, I was sitting down petting Willow when she rolled to her back so I could rub her belly. We got milk!
post #42 of 47
How is Willow? Any babies yet???
post #43 of 47
any joy yet ??

i sat here waiting for my cat bonnie to go but shes still hanging on

at mo shes in her box so i hope it won't be long
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by gailail
any joy yet ??

i sat here waiting for my cat bonnie to go but shes still hanging on

at mo shes in her box so i hope it won't be long
Ugh, she's sleeping at the foot of my bed, but she's still so restless and finicky. One minute she wants me to rub her belly, the next she's biting me. In and out of her box and now catching a cat-nap Thought it was perfect time to sneak out again.

So how's Bonnie?

post #45 of 47
Sounds like Willow is very close.....I can hardly stand the wait....
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by PassiquePersian
Sounds like Willow is very close.....I can hardly stand the wait....
I can hardly stand it either. I have been upstairs in my room since, this afternoon. I came down a few times briefly. I think this is the longest I've been out yet, and am surprised I havent heard her meowing yet. Maybe she's settling in now... I gotta admit though, I dont mind a bit, I'm glad she trusts me so much. I was worried with us just getting her that she'd go and hide. She likes me, she really likes me
I'll try to keep you guys posted, if nothing else, I've shown my daughter how to post. Still no discharge yet, maybe a long night, huh?
post #47 of 47
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Ok guys, I made the mistake of starting another thread about Willow - it's going to be too hard to keep up with both, so if you're looking for news, go to the "Willow may be in labor thread" I'll try to keep everybody updated!
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