Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Welcome To Earth!

Hey Little Fuzzy Kittens,
Today is your first day here on Earth. I hope you like it! I hope you like me... I will do my best to help Measle care for you. I will do my best to keep Mowgli off of you. He is very curious. I will buy you toys and delicious food! I will give you snuggles and kisses, and try my very best to find you good homes!
Love Rachael
I never officially announced Measle was expecting. I was planning on it, I just figured she wasn't getting fat enough for pregnancy pictures.  A few days ago I thought about when she was supposed to have her babies.. It seems as if she has been pregnant for so long! I figured she would have them on Tuesday.
She did.
It all started with Mowgli being a monster and trying to play rough with her. She seemed extra annoyed. I decided to put her in our big closet. (Trust me, it's huge) So I put her in there with her litter box, her food and water and a box full of towels. Just in case.
Right before bed we started to hear some tiny kitty voices.
I went in to see two tiny kitties mewing with their mom. How darling.
Then I noticed one little guy on the other side of the closet. All alone.
I scooped him up, he was ice cold. I looked around and saw that he had fallen into the water dish! While the other kittens had been nursing this little one was freezing to death! I quickly became bossy and told Taylor to get me a bottle of warm water, throw a towel in the dryer and get me a warm rag. I cleaned the little guy up and did my best to warm him. He wasn't moving very much and I was very scared for him.
Measle wouldn't feed him, she kept pushing him away. He couldn't eat! I sat with him until 4:30 in the morning trying to keep him warm, trying to convince Measle that he was indeed alive and hungry. Finally he began to eat. Measle started snuggling him. I went to bed feeling hopeful.
I woke up several times and checked on my new little friend to make sure he was warm and eating.
He was.
They are all doing good.
This is the "Get out. I jut gave birth, I am breast feeding. Get that camera out of here." face
This is the kitten's daddy. Aint he a charmer?
Oh how I love little furry creatures. I just might keep the little guy who almost didn't make it. I have a soft spot for the underdogs...er undercats?
I will keep you updated!


  1. haha! wow! i love baby animals!

  2. Haha they're absolutely adorable!
    I'm so happy for you that you saved the other kitten!
    Take more photos soon. :)

  3. oh my, what a cute coincidence this was! have fun! this is the best thing ever!!!

  4. awwwwwwwwwww. (that's me trying to make a "look how cute noise" but it's also probably the noise measle was making when she was birthing those adorable kittens. convenient.)

  5. Congrats on the new family members! And poor little guy, I'm rooting for him! I'd keep him, I have a thing for underdogs too. That's why I kept ace after he got sick and lost patches of fur off his face and was all swollen. Give them lots of snuggle time!

  6. Kitties!! Oh they are so cute! Congrats to the hard-working mama, I'm glad she accepted the little guy! If I lived closer I would come and pick one up... but I think I may have to wait until my little girl gets out of her "sit-on-kitties" phase.. :) So cute!

  7. oh they are so sweet! And thank goodness you opened the door just in time to save the little kitten.

  8. Yay for the babycats!! Such a cuties <3
    And i always fall in love with the "undercats" too..i've got 4cats and they were all undercats in some way!

  9. Oh my gosh, I just love them! I remember when Shado had puppies, one of them wasn't breathing and your mom came over and was able to clean out his nose and get him breathing again. I hope your babies do well!

  10. How sweet! Congratulations Measle!

  11. oh they are wonderful!! i am in love with cats!

  12. How cute! I love kittens!

    (However, as a person worried about animals and the earth, you should really know to get your cats spayed and neutered . . . just saying)

    Congratulations on the new additions :)

  13. She has always been a wild cat who would come and go. She got pregnant at such an early age we didn't want to get her spayed while she had kittens inside her! I wouldn't want to kill the baby kitties. Now that the pregnancy is over we do plan to get spayed though. Thanks!

  14. so so so precious!!

    I really hope you continue to post pictures of them growing up!

  15. If you can get the dad cat neutered, that would be good too. That can help prevent unwanted litters with other cats you don't even know about.

    I volunteered with animal welfare organizations for 20 years and I've seen the tragedy of unwanted animals put to death for no reason, so I have a strong bias in favor of spay/neuter. (Spay/neuter can also help reduce the incidence of hormone-related cancers developing later on in life.)


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