sasha had her kittens about 3 weeks ago. they are doing great and sasha is a great mother. the only time we are ever worried about them is when she plays with catnip. i am not even sure she is suppose to be playing with catnip but we let her roam the house and the other cat's catnip toys are out. anyways she seems to get a little frisky with them. sometimes when they are close to her and she wants them to be closer, and she is laying down, she will reach with her 2 paws and grab them by the neck and try and pull them to her. that itself doesnt really bother me bc it is pretty gentle. what bothers us is sometimes they will be tryin to nurse and she will sort of grab them and use her hind legs kicking at them, like playful when u rub a cat's belly. i never see any claws out, but im afraid she is going to hurt them. i dont see why she would be holding them and using her hind legs to kick them, i dont see the point in it. also when she was playing (she brought a catnip toy in the kittens room) i brought a kitten to her bc it was crying and she turned and looked at it and tried to bite its head off. i couldnt tell if she didnt realize it was one of her kittens right away or if she was trying to get it from me but i put it on the ground and she kept playing. she just really scares me when she acts like that! is the catnip making her a little more hostile and messing up her thinking a little? btw the kittens are not around the catnip toys themselves and we are not going to let her play with anymore until the kittens are done nursing. any input would be greatly appreciated!
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3/26/06 at 9:52pm