Kitty Stars of the Week for July 28 - Aug. 3, 2002.
This week we feature a new cat family! First their story from their
person dad. He writes,
"Here are a couple of pictures of my new kittens, born on Mother's Day
this year. I just got their mother about 5 weeks before they were born and
she is my first cat. I've never considered myself a 'cat person' and was
suprised how quickly I fell in love with Pepper, the mamma cat.
Pepper is a beautiful "torbie" I think. I'm not an expert about these
cat colors and combinations.
"On Mother's Day, Pepper went into labor around 3:30pm. She decided to
have her kittens at my feet while I was using the computer. Not sure of
exactly how to handle this, I logged into my favorite chat room on Yahoo where
I knew there would be plenty of cat owners with advice. The next three
hours became quite an adventure for me, Pepper, and the chatters. They gave
me advice on what to do, and I gave them updates along the way. Kitten
number two was a breach presentation. I didn't know what to do but my chat
friends said just help Pepper get it out. I finally took a deep breath and when
Pepper had a contraction I gently pulled on #2 and it popped out nicely. It was
somewhat distressed but recovered quickly.... Kitty #4, the final
arrival, also presented breach and was very large. The poor thing was
very stuck, and I had some trouble getting it to come on out. Finally
Pepper pushed and I pulled and #4 arrived, appearing lifeless.
Pepper seemed to ignore this one and I was afraid it was dead...
I decided to rub its tummy and chest just to see if it would respond.
Soon it began to struggle to breathe. After it showed some signs of
life, Pepper took over and cleaned it up. After about 45 mins, #4 was
on its way to its first meal!! I was so delighted that this poor
kitten that appeared so lifeless, looked like it would make it.
Well to make a long story longer, they all made it!"
The kittens at 12 hours old
The two white ones were the two breach babies. They now have
Siamese-type markings. The kitties person-dad continues,
"Scooter is already my little buddy....I'm not sure what sex it is yet
but he/she is the most rambuncious of the litter and the most agressive.
Seems this kitten is the first to try anything new. Scooter is already
running, climbing and pouncing on things, mostly its siblings which is always
fun to watch. Scooter enjoys biting my fingers and sleeping on my chest in the
"Muffin is the most loving of all the kittens and enjoys sleeping on my
chest and having his/her neck and head rubbed. Muffin loves to lick my hair
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