Yesterday afternoon I picked up a pregnant mama cat from the shelter (and also dropped off Primrose and the four 8 week old kittens to go to another foster as well). The shelter had estimated that the kittens would be born sometime next week. But to my surprise, a few hours after mama arrived to my house and settled down, she started having contractions! Yesterday night, mama cat gave birth to 4 healthy kittens. Mama cat is exhausted but really really sweet and attentive to her babies.
Mama and kittens need names! (For the kittens, I think that there are 3 boys and 1 girl). I usually like to have an overall theme when it comes to kitten names. So if you have any suggestions, leave them down below! @fosteringlove.pdx said.
First up, meet EMBER! He was the first one born yesterday night at 10:05pm. He is the biggest kitten out of the four, weighing at around 105 grams. @fosteringlove.pdx said.
was born yesterday night at 10:19pm weighing 99 grams. @fosteringlove.pdx said.
WILLOW is the only girl kitten of the four. She was born third at 10:39pm yesterday night. She is smaller than all three of her brothers, weighing at only 88 grams. @fosteringlove.pdx said.
The last kitten born was COMET , at 10:53pm. He weighed 99 grams. @fosteringlove.pdx said.
Finally, meet IRIS. Mama Iris is very affectionate (sound up for purrs!) and she does a good job at taking care of her kittens as well. Iris looks to be very young. She’s a small cat and the shelter thinks that she’s just a kitten herself. @fosteringlove.pdx said.
Here’s a pile of squeaky one-day-old kittens!
(Mama Iris went to go eat.) @fosteringlove.pdx said.