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So with the help of [personal profile] drakonlily and [personal profile] crankyoldman and some other friends, we have collectively rescued a mama cat and five babies from the wilds of a porch in Columbus. One of the babies was adopted out; the other 4 came to live with me until they are old enough to leave mama.

Mama is 1-2 years and incredibly smol. The 4 babies are around 3-4 weeks old. I know it's gonna go quickly, so I'm gonna keep a record here of what we do each day that's cute and noteworthy. I've been up there maybe 6-7 times today, making sure mama has enough food, making sure everyone is adjusting. Here are today's benchmarks:

- all the kids run to greet me when I come in the room, with tiny squeaks
- I had four amazed and confused kittens breathlessly watching me scoop their poops
- mama realized she could get away from the kittens by jumping on the bed; she then proceeded to take a half-hour breather-nap while I babysat
- for the first time since they've been here, mama lay down by me and let them nurse. I've never been able to actually watch a mama and litter nursing from that close and for that long before. The purring as the kittens feed reaches incredible volumes, and mom alternated between dozing and giving me this worn-upon look that's the cat equivalent of rolling eyes. I was just surprised and impressed that in the short time she's been here she came to trust me enough to feed the kids less than a foot from me. <333333


Tomorrow we start clipping kitty claws, and introduce some new toys. As for tonight, I'm curled up on the couch (where I've been sleeping bc my bed is covered in stuff, but that's another story) with my cats on and near me, and we're off to bed. They aren't mad yet, just a bit needy and kind of resigned.


Obviously pics will be coming -- it's hard to get great shots in that room, but I'll manage. :3

Date: 2017-05-22 11:43 am (UTC)
alwaysbeenasmiler: (Maleficient☆Prick your finger on a)
From: [personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler
Oh!

When I had my cat Lala (a stray I rescued) and she had her children, she would put her babies in my bed while I was sleeping and then wander off to do her thing. So I would wake up with little beans snuggled up close to me (luckily I don't move much in my sleep). It was like "Okay, your time to babysit them"

When a cat trusts you, its' the most amazing thing ever-- there is nothing that can replicate that feeling

Date: 2017-05-22 01:22 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
SO KITTTTTTTTIES YESSSSSS.

Date: 2017-05-24 12:36 pm (UTC)
novel_machinist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] novel_machinist
I'm SO glad we managed to get Rosa. She's such a darling little lady

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