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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Baby Mama and Her Kittens

Meet Little Flash 2

This Story Tells the Vital Importance of Preparing A Box
For Mama Cats Days Before They Give Birth!!

(and introducing it to them)
My mother's neighbor has a woman and her daughter renting the back bedroom and basement of her house. They have a very little kitty girl who had six kittens on Monday. A box wasn't prepared ahead of time for Mama and her babies. (Note: I had been in touch with the neighbor about the kitty but didn't give enough advice about having a box ready nor brought one over yet.)

Monday morning, when they found her giving birth in the litter box in the cold basement, they put her in a kennel without any blankets... poor little ones did not nurse immediately and after she gave birth to them all, Katie huddled in the opposite corner from her little ones, rejecting her babies.

My mother's neighbor called me, that Katie was rejecting her babies. By the time I arrived to help (I had to run to pet store to get formula and syringes), someone had finally placed mama and babies on a blanket in a shallow box. 

Sweet little Katie curled around her babies, trying to get them warm. Luckily she had eaten all but one of the placentas to gain back her strength.

Katie huddled around five of her kittens, yet one of the kittens was alone, wet from birth, cold and unresponsive. I picked up the lone kitten and fed him milk replacement with syringe, stimulated his tummy. Took lots of gentle rubbing with a towel before he finally made a sound and squirmed in my hand. I placed him with her other kittens. Yet they too were not very warm and I couldn't tell if all her mammary glands had milk... I checked the other kittens and gave the colder ones some milk by syringe and placed them back with mama. I also fed Katie milk from the syringe. She drank two half syringes full and then settled down with her babies.

Little Flash 2
I went across the street to my mother's home for a better box with high ends. When I returned, the babies were dry and warmer with fuller tummies.
I checked on the little one that I saved... he was doing well. Three boys and three girls. Three are smoky black and three are grey and white. One of the kitties has a "G" or a "C" shape on her back. And the little one I saved has a white mark on his back, just like Flash who went OTRB two weeks ago.

Please keep these little ones and their Mama in your purrz and prayers...

Katie will need help taking care of her six little ones. I may end up looking after mama and her babies very soon if they are all going to survive. This many babies - little Katie and her six children are going to need lots of nutrition and attention. 

 May 31 Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday Hop


  1. Sending purrs.

    Just an aside, not all mothers will use a box if given one. If she is scared and confused it might seem like too much of a trap for her. I am glad she has settled and they all seem to be doing well.

    1. That makes sense some kitties may see a box as a trap yet still need something to create a nest for the kitten. This kitty needed a blanket at least or something to make a nest. Years ago Daisy May had her kittens on my bed. I used an old sheet underneath her. But all the neighbors gave this cat was a cold kennel cage.

  2. We are sending healing and growing and loving purrs to Mommy cat and her six babies we hope they all do well.

  3. kPurrs and prayers to those sweeties from all of us too.

  4. awwwwww.......big time blessings to ewe all ...wee ones and mom two from R pal St Francis ♥♥♥♥♥

  5. Dear little sweeties.
    We send lots of purrs that they all thrive.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  6. Sending big purrs and prayers for Mommy and her precious babies.

  7. Oh, wow Katie - thank goodness you were able to get there and help them especially with such a young mom cat. Karen Lucas and Jane Henry & Lily send hugs and prayers and purrs for the whole family

  8. I am glad you were able to save thm. I will add the mama and babies to my prayer list.

  9. Holy smokes, I never thought about this before. I'll certainly keep it in mind from now on. It's not terribly often that I encounter moms about to give birth, but it does happen. Thanks for the good advice!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  10. We're glad all da babies and mommy are doin' well. Peeps just don't think, and they're not respawnsible enuff to spay and neuter. We're sendin' purrayers. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena


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