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we're having kittens on mothers day!!!!! *update....no action yet* Update2!!!!! *day after mothers day kittens are completely acceptable as well*

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She played on me and her butt was all wet and slimy. No kittens just yet, but I put her in this basket with some blankets and we are just waiting now :) totally made my day!!




Update ----no babies yet. Yoko still has that sticky looking discharge, but hasn't shown any more signs that she is having her.kittens. she has
Laid in her basket most of the day, no contractions or panting etc. I think she lost her mucous plug, so we are definitely having.kittens, not sure how long this is going to take though. I'll update as soon as we have some kittens :)

And to all of you "responsible" pet owners, thanks so much for your concern. I know she should have been spayed but she is an only cat-child. She never gets out or is around male cats. My mother took care of her for a few months while we got settled into our new apt and brought a stray male cat in. She didn't realize he was old enough to do the deed, and well the deed was done. No excuse really, but we are taking steps to.make sure each kitten has a good home and that Yoko gets fixed as soon as she is done nursing.







*update 2*
Yoko started labor around 9:30 am yesterday. She had the first kitten at about 11 am. She stopped doing anything, and I started to get nervous when I noticed a piece of placenta hanging out. I Googled, and Googled, and googled some more and I tried to gently tug on it. It wasn't budging. She seemed comfortable and was very loveable so I left her be. DH sat with her while I took dd to school, and when I got back, still no progress. I nervously waited by her side, called the vet, then the emergency vet and was reassured that she was OK, as long as she wasn't lethargic or bleeding heavily. 4pm came, nothing. 5,6, and 7 pm nothing. By then I was freaking and said I was
Giving her another hour and if she didn't have that kitten I was going to the vet. I called the emergency vet again and they said she was probably laboring with a stillborn, and again no excessive bleeding so she was OK. In that time she was still following.me around, like she had done all day, so I thought I would try to get her to eat. I gave her some tuna and she chowed down. Eating must have given her some energy because
Within 15 minutes she gave birth to the still born. It was sad, she licked it a little like she was saying goodbye, then got back to business. 4 more kittens followed. All cute and fuzzy and meowing their little heads off. She nursed them right away and settled into her.nest with her little family. We have 5 healthy kittens and one loving mama, and I am so proud of her. Heading to the vet Friday to get the babies checked to ensure their health :)

Pics of adorable babies in replies.
by on May. 12, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Replies (21-30):
goddess99
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM

bump

OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on May. 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Oh, I know :(
I still have the image of the freezer at the animal shelter here burned into my brain where it shall remain forever. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Damn skippy, OwlNuggets- at least I didn't post a pic!

Reality is- mixed little kittens are cute and adorable and people LOVE them as little fluffs of baby puffs, but we have to be responsible for what we bring into this world. That includes accidental kittens and puppies. The shelters are full of adorable mutts and mixed breed kitties- they don't need more.


Quoting OwlNuggets:

THIS LOVELY IMAGERY WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HALLMARK.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Quoting Anonymous:

Congrats.

Now, is Mom getting spayed after this? Because what's not cute is litte kittens getting a pink injection and then tossed into a plastic trash bag.





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DEJavu17
by on May. 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM
I'll be worrying about that after they are actually
Born. Right now I'm worrying about being here and loving my cat while she labors. At this precise moment, no I'm not thinking about what to do do with the kittens. I will look into it all after we are done having kittens. This post was made as a happy post, not for spay/neuter activism. Thanks so much for your concern though.


Quoting Anonymous:

That is awesome! Now are you going to get these little bundles spayed/neutered before they go home too? Otherwise- same issue. I'd highly recommend talking to a few rescues- they may be able to get them in for free spay/neuters or very low cost (such as $30 for a male neuter).



Quoting DEJavu17:

Yes she is getting spayed as soon as she is done nursing.



Quoting Anonymous:

Congrats.

Now, is Mom getting spayed after this? Because what's not cute is litte kittens getting a pink injection and then tossed into a plastic trash bag.




notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on May. 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Aww... Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 12, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Your post was the exact reason why states/counties/cities enact spay/neuter laws.

While some people are asinine to plan to breed their mixed breed cats and dogs- it isn't positive at all.

The babies will be beautiful- but ALL baby kittens/puppies are beautiful. NONE of them deserve to be put to sleep.

RESPONSIBLE pet owners are fantastic- being responsible if you have an accidental litter is wonderful too. In that case, you fix the parents and you fix the kittens.

I guess- on CafeMom- people are supposed to blow rainbows out of their asses whenever someone posts? Oh wait- that must be another site.


Quoting BestestMom11:

It doesn't necessarily follow that these kittens will become strays/homeless.

Some people actually PLAN on their cats having one litter before spaying.

I understand that it is sad that many cats, on a daily basis, are put to death, and for the most part people should spay and neuter (we always have, but then again our cats are always indoors only), but can you not have a little happiness that she is looking forward to baby kittens?


Quoting Anonymous:

Spay and neuter!! Do you realize how many cats are euthanized every single day???????



DEJavu17
by on May. 12, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Don't like it....there's a little thing called a back button....you can click away and go be joyful elsewhere if you wish.



Quoting LaughCryLive:

Yay! I love the thought of unwanted animals being brought into the world to suffer! Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Yeah, it's pretty horriific.

I've done rescue for over 15 years now- gosh, that makes me very very old. I have seen it all. I've heard all of the excuses.

I also volunteered at the shelter until I was left alone, putting up the euthanasia cards on cages and cages of cats and kittens. NOT unadoptable animals. We are talking about 6 week old babies- because they were too young to spay/neuter and cats that simply weren't attractive or friendly enough to 'make the cut'.



Quoting OwlNuggets:

Oh, I know :(
I still have the image of the freezer at the animal shelter here burned into my brain where it shall remain forever. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Damn skippy, OwlNuggets- at least I didn't post a pic!

Reality is- mixed little kittens are cute and adorable and people LOVE them as little fluffs of baby puffs, but we have to be responsible for what we bring into this world. That includes accidental kittens and puppies. The shelters are full of adorable mutts and mixed breed kitties- they don't need more.


Quoting OwlNuggets:

THIS LOVELY IMAGERY WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HALLMARK.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Quoting Anonymous:

Congrats.

Now, is Mom getting spayed after this? Because what's not cute is litte kittens getting a pink injection and then tossed into a plastic trash bag.







BestestMom11
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2013 at 12:02 PM
It isn't asinine to plan a litter if you have the babies and mother/father fixed afterward.

No rainbows out of you @$$ needed, but less criticism would probably be appreciated, Anon.



Quoting Anonymous:

Your post was the exact reason why states/counties/cities enact spay/neuter laws.

While some people are asinine to plan to breed their mixed breed cats and dogs- it isn't positive at all.

The babies will be beautiful- but ALL baby kittens/puppies are beautiful. NONE of them deserve to be put to sleep.

RESPONSIBLE pet owners are fantastic- being responsible if you have an accidental litter is wonderful too. In that case, you fix the parents and you fix the kittens.

I guess- on CafeMom- people are supposed to blow rainbows out of their asses whenever someone posts? Oh wait- that must be another site.



Quoting BestestMom11:

It doesn't necessarily follow that these kittens will become strays/homeless.



Some people actually PLAN on their cats having one litter before spaying.



I understand that it is sad that many cats, on a daily basis, are put to death, and for the most part people should spay and neuter (we always have, but then again our cats are always indoors only), but can you not have a little happiness that she is looking forward to baby kittens?





Quoting Anonymous:

Spay and neuter!! Do you realize how many cats are euthanized every single day???????






Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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Hey, you brought up bringing in mixed breed kittens into the wold on Mother's Day. You don't get a 'choice' as to the responses it brings about. I'm not the only person thinking- hot damn, OP should have spayed her cat instead of putting her through the pain of labor and birthing kittens for... For what, exactly?

I hope- for your sake- the labor and delivery is smooth, she has a very very small litter and whomever takes on your responsiblity- aka- the kittens- that they are responsible enough to spay/neuter them.


Quoting DEJavu17:

I'll be worrying about that after they are actually
Born. Right now I'm worrying about being here and loving my cat while she labors. At this precise moment, no I'm not thinking about what to do do with the kittens. I will look into it all after we are done having kittens. This post was made as a happy post, not for spay/neuter activism. Thanks so much for your concern though.


Quoting Anonymous:

That is awesome! Now are you going to get these little bundles spayed/neutered before they go home too? Otherwise- same issue. I'd highly recommend talking to a few rescues- they may be able to get them in for free spay/neuters or very low cost (such as $30 for a male neuter).



Quoting DEJavu17:

Yes she is getting spayed as soon as she is done nursing.



Quoting Anonymous:

Congrats.

Now, is Mom getting spayed after this? Because what's not cute is litte kittens getting a pink injection and then tossed into a plastic trash bag.






OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on May. 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM

It just kills knowing how small a chance these animals gets for survival in a shelter :(
I'm actually a part of a national effort to only adopt black cats from shelters because they face the smallest chance of adoption and greatest risk of horrible abuse just because they're black cats. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Yeah, it's pretty horriific.

I've done rescue for over 15 years now- gosh, that makes me very very old. I have seen it all. I've heard all of the excuses.

I also volunteered at the shelter until I was left alone, putting up the euthanasia cards on cages and cages of cats and kittens. NOT unadoptable animals. We are talking about 6 week old babies- because they were too young to spay/neuter and cats that simply weren't attractive or friendly enough to 'make the cut'.



Quoting OwlNuggets:

Oh, I know :(
I still have the image of the freezer at the animal shelter here burned into my brain where it shall remain forever. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Damn skippy, OwlNuggets- at least I didn't post a pic!

Reality is- mixed little kittens are cute and adorable and people LOVE them as little fluffs of baby puffs, but we have to be responsible for what we bring into this world. That includes accidental kittens and puppies. The shelters are full of adorable mutts and mixed breed kitties- they don't need more.


Quoting OwlNuggets:

THIS LOVELY IMAGERY WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HALLMARK.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Quoting Anonymous:

Congrats.

Now, is Mom getting spayed after this? Because what's not cute is litte kittens getting a pink injection and then tossed into a plastic trash bag.








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