Zach shot this picture two nights ago. This is Fixie with mommy Lucy Lou. Fixie is always crying and fussing. She is the biggest kitten of the litter. She must be closest to her mom's face and she must have the nipple closest to her mom's face too. She's big she's bossy and she gets her way. Ahhh Nature. She happens to be very very cute too. Lucy babies her. I'm glad. Fixie was the first born and Lucy ignored her.
Lucy had labored long and hard and had 5 more kittens to deliver.
I was her kitty-natal nurse and had to dry, stimulate and tear her cord from the placenta. Good thing she was fiesty.
Lucy actually just dropped each baby kitten and walked away after a few minutes licking them.
It wasn't until after number 4 that she laid down by them and nursed.
When Pippa had her litter, the first one I witnessed, she was a kitten birthing machine. She did it all and she did it well and I just watched.
Probably TMI for some of you, but now its recorded here and I can pull it up for reference in the future with another foster if need be.
Blogs are great for unintended references.
I cast on for Zach's new hat. He wants to wear his headphones with the hat on, so I'm designing a hat.
Don't laugh too hard. I'm hardly a designer.
I'm giving it a go and will be showing it to you soon.
Basically, I'm knitting a hat and putting vertical slits at the ear mark so his speakers will rest over the openings.
He can be pretty particular, so this may just be the first prototype of a couple....
Gotta go watch those kittens.....This is the best part.....
Lucy does all the work and I just marvel at Nature.