The Kittens Are Here!
We were watching TV on Sunday evening when Pip came in between us to 'sleep'. She covered herself with a blanket and purred exceedingly loudly. She looked like this:
Dutchman noticed something pink was coming out (it was the mucus plug) which means it's labour time! She did not want her box, she preferred to give birth in the middle of the living room so that's what we did. No one messes with Pip when she wants something!
Finally sometime after 11 (was starting to get worried), the first one (blue tortie) came out tail first. Pip cleans her but doesn't seem to notice the umbilical cord so we had to do it for her. 2nd (blue girl) and 3rd (blue tortie) came quite quickly after that. We thought that might be it but then an hour later, another beauty (blue tortie with a very cream face) came along. Again, nothing for over an hour. This time we knew she wasn't done because she wasn't relaxed and then finally, at about 2.30a.m., we saw a little bubble and hey, it's not a dark one;) She bit through and a little cream tail started wriggling. We have a cream boy (tail first also) as a final surprise!
By this time, Pip was quite exhausted. The other kittens were squeaking. She could barely move but the little boy's placenta was still in her. Everytime the other kittens squeaked, she would run to them with the little boy dangling. So finally, we helped her expel the placenta out and detached the umbilical cord.
Quite dramatic. Living room covered in fluids and blood but you know what, we don't care:D We are SO happy (sh*t, starting to sound 'American')!!! They are adorable and Pip looks incredibly satisfied. She is an amazing mum and the kittens look chubby and are active. Makes me want to keep them all;)
British Shorthair Cattery in Almere, The Netherlands