Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday's Window Into My World




I'm a few hours shy of it actually being Wed...unfortunately I didn't have time to post before I went to work! But for this Wed, random window into my world I wanted to share the new addition to our family! We have newborn kittens! Our beautiful white cat Gabriella gave birth to a liter of 4 kittens March 16th. We have one orange and white kitten who I have nick named Jack Jr. since he looks like our orange cat (who is fixed and not the daddy)...two dark grey and white ones who I call the twins, since I can't tell them apart yet, and the runt who is Calico. The runt unfortunately didn't survive long, so we only have 3 now. I found out last night that she had passed away. I obviously didn't want to tell Isaiah today BEFORE school, because I knew he wouldn't have been able to go to school if I did, but I did tell him I thought one was sick...so tonight when he got home, Rob broke it to him. He took it worse than I thought, he was devastated. Rob said Tierra held him while he cried for about 20 minutes. He is sooooooo in love with these kittens! I don't know HOW we're going to be able to give any away with as attached as he is! I've never had a pet that had a liter before (well since I was very little anyway) so this is new for me, and it's pretty remarkable! It's amazing to watch Gabby taking care of them! A mother's instincts are amazing! For instance, she hasn't minded if we come in and look at the kittens or even touch them, but when the neighbor boy came in, a person she didn't know, she covered them up w/ her paws. When they nurse she purrs, it's neat...I wonder if she lays there looking at them admiring how adorable they are, like I did when my babies were born....I remember I felt like I couldn't look at them enough, I wonder if she feels like that.

6 comments:

Bridgett said...

Oh, they're so cute! I hate that the calico died...it was the cutest one. :(

I've never had a litter of anything either...I bet it is fascinating watching the momma kitty.

XOXO

Maddy said...

Pets, any kind, there is such a bond. It's wonderful to see the children blossom and show so much deep care. A whole litter. Can't even imagine what I'd do in the same situation.
Best wishes

Christina said...

Aww that is so sweet!! How cute! Sorry for the loss of one of them. :-(

Domestic Superhero said...

Awww...I'm so not a cat person, but awwwwwwwwww.....

Holly said...

Oh how adorable.

Deanna said...

awwww Michelle ! My cat gace birth to 4 Feb 18th! It was my first time too! It is a wonderful experience isn't it? =)
I am sorry you lost one.
it is coming time next week or so to look for homes-( The vet said around 7 8 weeks. We are keeping 1... Brooklyn also loves them and is going to cry giving the other 3 away. I want to send you pics of my babies too! lol