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29 June 2003 @ 02:38 am
Still two kittens  
But I did end up taking her over to Adobe, because she started straining again and didn't produce a kitten within the half hour, as the cat pregnancy site suggested she should. They x-rayed her and found one last huge kitten, which they helped her deliver. Also stillborn :(

I'm not feeling too adequate as a kitten foster mother! Though I couldn't have done anything for the first two, as they were born while I wasn't there; I rubbed them down and cleared their mouths, just in case, but they were pretty clearly beyond help. Maybe the last one, if I had taken her in before she tried to deliver it.

The grey and black kittens were pronounced healthy and vigorous, however, and she's in a box in the spare room with them.
Monicarani23 on June 29th, 2003 05:42 am (UTC)
Sweetie, no fretting. There wasn't anything you could do. Sometimes things just happen. *hugs*
Lauratavella on June 29th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! They are such little scraps of things, you feel bad you couldn't do anything for them.
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on June 29th, 2003 06:04 am (UTC)
One of the reasons cats have litters instead of single spawn is so that they can have a still born or three and still have spawns to survive the rigors of kittenhood to one day spread their genes again indisciminately. :)
Lauratavella on June 29th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)
This is true. And it will certainly be easier to find homes for two kittens instead of five.
Cat: Empathy or hopewillowisp on June 29th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
I sometimes wonder what Gail's litter would have been like. She was only a kitten as well, six months at most when we adopted her. They didn't tell us how far along the kittens were, though.

And now for the fun part -- I recommend "Ashes" and "Soot" for names.
Lauratavella on June 29th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
ooh, those are good choices! I'll have to think about it.
Loligololigo on June 29th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to mom and foster mom!
Lauratavella on June 29th, 2003 10:03 pm (UTC)
NBK did the hard part! I really do need to name her, I was thinking Chimney or Chimneysweep if I name the kittens Ashes and Soot.