Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kitten watch 2013


So "Ginger" is still not birthing those babies.  She does love it when I pat her belly, and I think I might feel a flutter.. if so we are going to be doing this for a while - and OMG I bet she is going to have a huge litter because she's already quite large belly wise.

She is doing better in her fear / trust issues.  The first few times I went in it took forever for her to come out and she had to see my face first.  Last night she came out pretty much on her own.  She mewed at me first, and I called to her and she came out.

She really likes sitting on the couch, so I decided to put a tarp on the couch under the covering so if she does happen to give birth on the couch it won't ruin it.  I tried to re-introduce her to the box I bought in hopes that it would be used as a birthing box, but she still doesn't like it.  Maybe she just wants to avoid it until it is time to keep the smell of her to a minimum.. (if her scent builds up it is like a calling card to predators.. it is also why they eat their placenta and the waste of the kittens)

Looking at her I noticed she looks a bit like a Sphynx.  Since I know some times Sphynx kitties have hair.. since it was a genetic mutation that took it way, I'm guessing a genetic mutation might put it back?  I don't know, I'm sure someone much more versed in these things can tell me I'm way off course..

from http://hairlesscatblog.com/cute-mexican-hairless-cats
OK fine, I have crappy photos of her,
but she does have that Bull Terrier look about her

Seriously, tell me you can't see the resemblance.. check out this photo of a Sphynx with hair.. it's at a stock image agency.  Oddly enough finding another photo was near impossible.. (OK fine, it was impossible because I don't want to look beyond the first page of google results) I have to say I REALLY hope there aren't hairless kittens growing in there.  I know people think they are really cute, but I have absolutely NO idea what to do with them.. I suppose I can learn..




12 comments:

  1. 'Ginger' is gorgeous! I bet she's got some pretty babies growing in her belly!
    At least you have something exciting to keep you occupied now Miss Odilia has gone to her forever home. It would be one hell of a come-down otherwise.

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  2. She looks like she's got a really slender build otherwise, so that kitten belly must be really distinct on her. You're right about her face and ear shape. Funny how few ends of the gene pool there are, isn't it?

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  3. Ginger does look like the other cat. Hoping she stays comfy during the last days before having her litter.

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  4. She has such huge ears! Can't wait to see her babies.

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  5. I'm excited to follow Ginger's story! I just love her big ears.

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  6. I'm excited to follow Ginger's story! I just love her big ears.

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  7. Wow - those faces are similar. Guess if you get nekkid kittens you will have to email Teri at Curlz and Swirlz..... Cat genetics - gotta love them. :)

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  8. Yes absolutely there is a resemblance but also check out pics of Rex's - she also looks similar to them. My Rocky has those huge ears and a pointy face too although not as much as Ginger. I can't wait to see what these kittens look like - hairless or not, I'm sure they are going to be absolutely adorable!!

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  9. Could be,pretty little thing though,xx

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  10. Nekkid kits! That would be a first for you. Although I would say that even though Ginger may share some common DNA with Sphynxes, her babies will probably be furred... but you never know!

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  11. Not a clue, but there is definitely a similarity in the pictures. Perhaps her name should be Cleo(patra)?

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  12. Mom says that she guesses Ginger might look a little like the furry sphinx on the left, but her eyes seem way too round and lots of kitties have big ears. Mom's with you in hoping that she doesn't have any nekkid babies. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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