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I am a new Granny, at the age of 18!

post #1 of 29
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My gorgeous little Tabby, Twitch, just had her first litter! Only two surviving kittens , and one stillborn It seems like that is all we are going to get.
She is only 8 months old herself, and her pregnancy came as quite a shock. We came home to find a strange cat in our house. It seems he had broken in our window screen!!!

I knew my cat was pretty, but...jumping through a window?

I have some pictures, but they are dim, as I didn't want to use flash around the little furbabies. I will post some later!
post #2 of 29
I'd love to see some photos. Enjoy the little kittens.
post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jessix
My gorgeous little Tabby, Twitch, just had her first litter! Only two surviving kittens , and one stillborn It seems like that is all we are going to get.
She is only 8 months old herself, and her pregnancy came as quite a shock. We came home to find a strange cat in our house. It seems he had broken in our window screen!!!

I knew my cat was pretty, but...jumping through a window?

I have some pictures, but they are dim, as I didn't want to use flash around the little furbabies. I will post some later!
Jessix...welcome to TCS...I hope you have fixed the window so that no other males can come in. Also, I do hope you plan to have Twitch fixed after this litter is weaned. Make sure you keep her indoors only and away from intact males and cats can become pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth.

Katie
post #4 of 29
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Here is Twitch, about a month ago... not a great one though.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...8/58dff4df.jpg



This is Twitch last night, before we even knew babies would be coming today!
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...8/100_0176.jpg



This one is of Twitch and her first born, even though you can't really see the little one...a teeny black catlet
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...8/100_0182.jpg



This is the second and last surviving baby, a tabby with a cute black stripe! I had to wait for the baby to turn, so the focus light wouldn't shine on them.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...8/100_0184.jpg
post #5 of 29
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Oh, I definetly fixed the window.
I have no intention of ever letting her outside, and the babies will be safe here, too. We now only keep the window open a tiny bit, so no chance of cats breaking and entering.

Things are going well, and we planned on spaying her, only to take her to the vet and discovering she was pregnant! So, when the little ones are weaned, we will continue with our plans!
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jessix
Oh, I definetly fixed the window.
I have no intention of ever letting her outside, and the babies will be safe here, too. We now only keep the window open a tiny bit, so no chance of cats breaking and entering.

Things are going well, and we planned on spaying her, only to take her to the vet and discovering she was pregnant! So, when the little ones are weaned, we will continue with our plans!
It's great to hear that...and if you enjoy the process of taking care of Twitch's litter..then perhaps after she is spayed, you can foster a cat from your local shelter.

BTW..very nice pictures.

Katie
post #7 of 29
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Thank you, Katie. I have looked into fostering before, because in the past my family fostered german shepard dogs.
My mother has already said she claims one of the babies, she has yet to come visit. That will happen in the next few days.
I look forward to helping Twitch with these babies, and I will ensure she doesn't have any more! My tiny little cat doesn't need MORE tiny kittens to care for!
post #8 of 29
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I LOVE the colors of the 2nd one!
post #9 of 29
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I do, too! Gorgeous little babies, they are.
Is there anyway to tell if there is anymore? She had her stillborn last, and I tried to feel for more, but its hard, as she just had the third about an hour ago...
post #10 of 29
It is possible that she could have more. When our girl Angie had hers she started in the evening and gave birth to four all about an hour apart. I swore she was done and I sat with her about three an a half hours after the last before leaving for the day. Then when I got home the next evening she had given birth to a fifth kitty. I thought for sure she was done. Same thing happened with Blaze who showed up on our porch recently. Sometimes they just love to surprise ya.
post #11 of 29
Stormysmom, so TRUE!

They are darling babies. I too love the tabby...what a sweetheart. It's always so fun after the birth to see what sex they are, what colors they are...it's like waiting for little presents, and not really knowing for sure what you're going to get!
post #12 of 29
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Well, at this point it looks like I have two little girls!!!!

I am keeping the little tabby! I love her little stripe, so cute.
post #13 of 29
WOW Twitch hide her pregnancy very welll... Congrads new mom and grandma
post #14 of 29
What beauties!!
post #15 of 29
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Thanks for all the responses!

I had a sad night, though.
She gave birth to two more stillborns in the night.
They were HUGE, about the size of both her surviving babies put together. They were also a different colour, a chocolate brown with white patches on their noses and tails.

Can anyone tell me why this could have happened? Two healthy (but teeny) babies, and three stillborn huge babies?
It was really heartbreaking, because we removed them from Twitch's little box, and now she is looking for them, and meowing at us.

PS...about her hiding her pregnancy well: Not at all! That was just a good angle. She looked like she ate a football!!!!
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jessix
Thanks for all the responses!

I had a sad night, though.
She gave birth to two more stillborns in the night.
They were HUGE, about the size of both her surviving babies put together. They were also a different colour, a chocolate brown with white patches on their noses and tails.

Can anyone tell me why this could have happened? Two healthy (but teeny) babies, and three stillborn huge babies?
It was really heartbreaking, because we removed them from Twitch's little box, and now she is looking for them, and meowing at us.

PS...about her hiding her pregnancy well: Not at all! That was just a good angle. She looked like she ate a football!!!!
Cats can mate several times with different fathers...so it could be entirely possible that the stillborns had a different dad then the smaller ones that survived.

Katie
post #17 of 29
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That could be possible, but there was only one male cat, and he was a deep reddish black colour....
post #18 of 29
So sorry about the stillborns, but at least you have two little bundles of joy. Congrats. It was nice to take such a flattering picture of Twitch. I know alot of women who would appreciate your photography.
post #19 of 29
Congrats! sorry about the 3 stillborns but WOOHOO for the 2 surviving ones! And wow you can't even tell she is preg. in the first one about a mo. before she had them (thanks for posting that since I am wondering if my kitty is preg. or what, and she is about 4-5 weeks from being due, if she is, and isn't really showing yet either just a teeny pouch).

do you remember how long before she had the babies you took her to the vet and found out she was preg? Could the vet tell by feeling her abdomen? sorry for so many que. LOL
post #20 of 29
Skittles had 13 kittens 5 stillborn 1 was gone with cleft palate. I have to say it was just nature we have no control, But to except the ones that are alive... Be there for m,om also GL
post #21 of 29
Congrats on two healthy babies. And sorry about the ones that were stillborn. It does seem odd that the larger ones didn't make it...maybe because she is so tiny, the deliveries were difficult, and they died as they were born? Or something may be wrong with them inside...like Momof (Jenny) said, you just need to focus on the two that survived.

I must admit...I was a little afraid to read the post of an 18 y/o with kittens...I am glad I did! Your maturity in knowing your girl needs to be protected from males, and needs to be spayed is like a breath of fresh air!

Congrats on the cute babies!
post #22 of 29
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I was a little worried posting as an 18 year old.
I know that I will most likely get looked down apon, due to my age. Believe me, I am mature.
Twitch and babies are great, she is an awesome mommy! She has been doing everything right, and she still takes the time to cuddle me
I am really proud of her!
Thanks for all the advice, and the congrats I have been receiving. I will post more photos soon, as the babies grow
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jessix
That could be possible, but there was only one male cat, and he was a deep reddish black colour....
Is he owned?? If not, it would be a good thing for him to be trapped and neutered so he cannot father anymnore litters.

Katie
post #24 of 29
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He didn't have any ID, and I haven't seen him around here before.
He hasn't been around for us to get him, though.
post #25 of 29
Might be worth borrowing a trap and seeing if you can trap him.

Katie
post #26 of 29
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I'll talk to the other half about it
post #27 of 29
Congratulations on your two little babies. It must have been so shocking to take her to be spayed and hear she's pregnant! Since you're new-- please when finding a home for the one you are rehoming charge at least 25$ fee and get it spayed or neutered before it leaves you. A really good way to do both at once is to have the surgery done and then charge the price of the surgery as an adoption fee.
They're so adorable! Have fun with your grandkids! It makes me want to foster some from the shelter so bad!
post #28 of 29
Congratulations they are so sweet hope all goes well and keep us updated with lots of pictures! i LOVE pictures.
post #29 of 29
Lol I was a grandma at 16.

Congrats on the 2 kittens! there very pretty, and so is the mother! I love her colouring
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