4 beautiful babies! Very lively and now having a good drink from mum. Mum is doing well and did an excellent job (yes, she sorted out the umbilcal cords !!)
For those awaiting kittens....here's how it all went for me - this may be of help to you...
2pm I heard loud meowing and noticed a white discharge coming from her. Within minutes, this was coupled with a watery liquid, slightly blood tinged.
I lead her to her nesting area and she started to arrange her nest, ripping up paper, moving the blankets.
She then came out the nest to tell Gizmo her brother "Hey something funny is happening, give me love" and they huddled together on my bed for a while, Gizmo licking her discharge clean! Then I could see her trying to push out a 'bubble-like' thing and decided that my bed was not the place for this and picked her and put her in her nest.
For a good 30 mins I could see what appeared to be a tail hanging out of her. Thats when my nerves kicked in big time! A breech baby as her first baby...I was worried. She was panting, meowing and pushing like crazy.
3.18pm - no 1 came along....its ginger with lovely brown marking on him.
3.30pm - no 2 - dark brown in colour...she/he
slipped out quite easy and appeared from no where! This one seems to have inherited the siamese from Tinkerbelle. It just has a different shape to it than the others. Anyway, time will tell.
4.30pm - no 3 - ginger and brown, but different pattern of markings to no 1
4.35pm - no 4 - again ginger and brown, and different pattern of markings to no 1 and 3.
As she is licking them clean, the fur looks beautiful..especially of the ginger/brown ones. Looks quite long and its 'honey blonde' as opposed to reddish ginger. Would you guys says that the dad must have been a ginger tom?
I'll take some pics once they have settled and post them.
She seems quite settled and is having a nap now, whilst they squirm around drinking milk (they look like rugrats!) So, I think that's it...4.
What an amazing afternoon. I've not had children myself...so I've never experienced anything like this.
So proud of her