Monday, March 12, 2012
I've also learned something new about her recently. She doesn't mind one iota if I hold the kittens.. she does get a little disturbed if they complain too loudly about being alone, but she tends to just groom the kittens around her. However, she does object if I turn my back to the nest while I have a kitten in my hands. I was checking over the kittens and I turned around to show my husband the little tortie, and Meira came over and grabbed the kitten from my hand and returned her to the nest. I found it so odd as I hadn't made the connection about turning my back, but the next day I did something similar with the gray cat, and she did the same thing. It was the first time I saw her move the kittens. It is often disconcerting to watch a mother cat pick up her kittens, because they are not very graceful when they do it. There is no set point they all grab. Sometimes it is the neck, but often it is the head, or an arm.. I can see why someone who doesn't know what is happening to think the mom is trying to hurt the kitten..