Last night at about ten in the evening, Princess went into labor. I noticed it first, as she came over panting very heavily and squatting funny on the backdoor mat. I quickly put her in the box and for the first time, she didn’t get out. I quickly sounded the cry that the kittens were on the way. We went inside to wait, as your supposed to leave cats alone when they have their kittens. But she got out of the box and cried at the door for attention.
Mom and I sat outside the box with her and watched her having contractions for a while. She meowed and cried very loudly and than leapt out of the box, ran over the back door mat and delivered it there. It looked just like her. She cleaned it up and ate the sack and everything, than Mom and I put them back in the box. The second one came about fifteen minutes later and it was the spitting image of the father, Solo, with a completely black body outside of four white mittens. With each kitten, Princess got quicker at knowing what to do. In total, she had five kittens. I didn’t get to bed to 1:00 in the morning as I wanted to supervise and give her attention, considering she had climbed out of the box when we had left.
I’m quite tired this morning, and we’re battling the heat with her outside (it’s about 101 degrees out). Princess is still panting very heavily and we’re trying to keep her as cool as possible. All five kittens are strong and loud. We’re thankful for the relatively easy delivers; especially since this was Princess’s first time.
Pictures to come soon. 😀