Monday, August 19, 2013

Momma is holding her own


With a little help.

Since the vomiting episode this weekend she has been nibbling on food and her weight has been stable, so I put an email in to the shelter and we'll see what they want to do. When I go see her at 8 if she is still holding her own and still nibbling on food I'll wait for an email reply. If she weighs less or hasn't eaten anything I'll just bring her into the shelter before heading to work.. if she's eating then I will wait and see what they want to do.  This is why I am still really concerned... (well besides she is little more than fur and bones)


I haven't seen her lay down and nurse since Thursday.

She is starting to trust me. She still hasn't been in the nursing box when I have walked in the room, but last night shortly after I started checking on the kittens I saw this


And as I finished taking all of the kittens out of the nest, she started climbing in on her own, I was so pleased with her progress!! Up until now if I wanted to put my hands on her I would have to force her from behind the couch.


Speaking of the kittens, they are doing very well.  They are kinda gross since mom isn't taking care of their 'output' but they are cute and take formula very well. Momma hasn't stopped making milk, so they are getting a good bulk of their nutrients from her, but just about all of them now take some from me as well... which I can't complain about because it does help them understand how good people are a bit sooner.

I also got a couple of videos for those of you who like the mews.. the shorter video of them in the basket is chocked full of them - it even made some of my kitties look for the kittens.. The one of them in the box has more purrs than mews..




14 comments:

  1. That second picture is perfection. So cute.

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  2. We have never seen a mother cat nurse sitting up like that. It looks like it wouldn't be comfortable for her or the kittens. We hope she feels better soon!

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  3. These cats are so lucky to have you taking care of them!

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  4. What a good little Momma she is and those kittens -- oh my there is nothing that does a heart good than seeing kittens.

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  5. Poor mama....I hope she finds comfort soon. It's amazing how she still looks after her babies....what a good mama! As for those babies....SO cute!!!

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  6. Poor Mama--could she have something broken or dislocated that makes reclining uncomfortable? What a dedicated mom she is.

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  7. cuteness.....we hope the momma cat feels better soon and keeps eating!!

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  8. hope she feels better soon poor thing,xx Rachel

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  9. My crazy human always puts the kitten videos on extra loud to get my attention! 'Cause I always look around, wondering where the kittens are.

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  10. Can't believe that we have gotten so far behind in our visiting that we missed the arrival of this beautiful mother and her kittens. Hope things turn out well for all of them. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  11. Hope Mom is feeling better and friendlier soon.

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  12. Awww...those kittens are so cute. Glad to hear mom is holding her own, I hope she continues to improve. Poor girl, if I had 7 babies at once I'd be feeling a little overwhelmed too!

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  13. We're purring for Momma and hope she continues to improve.

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  14. Her nursing siting up is truly unique--but she's such a baby herself! I can't believe how small she is! Mimi was only six pounds when she came here with the Four, but she was three years old and an experienced mom. How can you keep your hands off those kittens?

    Last year a local person found nine orphaned neonatal kittens in a city back yard, it was rumored there had been a tenth, but no one found that one. I gave the person who ended up fostering them advice on feeding and on fundraising to help with the cost of all that formula, and all I could figure was that the mother was injured or killed after she had moved them to that spot, or the birth and early care had exhausted her and she had simply collapsed or possibly suffered some post-natal condition. Perhaps the "tenth kitten" had actually been the mother cat. Good thing they caught this little girl!

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