Does this now mean I'm a grandmother?

As some of you who follow me on Facebook know, earlier this week our 2 cats had kittens within 24 hours of each other.

It was quite an interesting two days.

Grab a snack, a drink, sit back and let me tell you all about it.

Piper was the first to have her babies, and did so at the wonderful hour of 3:30 AM this past Thursday.  

I heard her meowing in the hallway & really didn't think much of it.  Sean usually gets up for work about that time and lets her out to lay on the patio (how she got in this predicament to begin with!) and if he gets up late, she will meow to be let in to R & D's room.  

Suddenly that meow turned into a sound I had never before heard come out of a cat.  I jumped out of bed & ran to the hall to see if maybe Canon suddenly decided to eat her!  She was still in the hall & I saw a small wet spot by the girls' door & she was eating something off the floor.  


Yeah, Genus, she's having a baby!  She wanted to get into the girls' room and have the kittens under R's bed.  

Thank goodness they remembered to keep their door closed!

Piper then walked down the hall to the kitchen with the kitten hanging out of her and the sac still in her.  At this point I knew I had to help direct her to the box I had set up for her to give birth in.  After the sac was out, I had her come over to the kitten (that was on the kitchen floor) and see that I was picking it up and bringing it to the box.  She followed, and not too long after, she had 4 more kittens.

I knew ET was going to have her kittens within the next day or two.  Sure enough, she had them the next morning.

She came into my room very early in the morning to sleep with me and all I could think was "Please don't have any babies on my bed."  She wanted me to constantly pet her, so I knew her time was coming.  Soon.  Very soon.

I caught a few zzzz's with my hand on her belly so if she had contractions, I could feel them and take her to her box.

Lucky for me she waited until about 7:00-7:30 to have the first one.  Which she decided to have on the floor!  Then she kept wanting to get into the box with Piper!  I kept her in her box for the next kitten, then the third one took her a really long time to deliver.  I think it was noon or later by the time she had the next one.  Unfortunately, it was stillborn.  By this time I had moved ET's box next to Piper's, but ET still wanted to get into Piper's box.  While ET was cleaning off one kitten the other one began crying and Piper couldn't stand it, so she took that one to care for.  I decided it's probably best if I just put them all in one big box.

So I dragged out a big storage box from the garage and got all the kittens and the mamas into it and ET promptly popped out two more kittens, one right after the other.

Now we have (and by we, I mean me) 9 adorable kittens to care for for the next 8-10 weeks before we have to find them all good homes.


  1. The kitten pictures are the cutest thing in the world!!! WHY, WHY do animals have to grow up? They are so ADORABLE as babies!! btw - do the kittens have "kitten breath" like puppies have "puppy breath"? I never remember smelling the kittens breath..........

  2. I don't know if they have "kitten breath". Unlike puppies they do not bite or pant, so I really haven't been able to smell it. I've heard it's the mother's sweet milk that makes puppies breath smell, so maybe it's the same for kittens.

    Now I want to go smell their breath to see!!