Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Look what Rainbow did!

She waited another nine whole days after the pics I took for my other post showing how big she was! But she did a great job yesterday. There are six of them!

That little whitish one reminds me of Annabelle. There are also two black-and-white, two orange, and one calico. Can you pick 'em all out?

After I cleaned things up for them last night, I tried to get better pics, but she was pretty intent on wrapping herself around them to keep them warm. She's a great mama.

They're in the garage, by the way. I've been feeding her in there because the other cats pick on her and she won't eat with them. She's always been ready to go back outside, but yesterday morning I had to gently push her out. I figured she was about ready to "hatch", and I hoped she'd go to the machine shed or someplace. Later on I looked out the kitchen window, and there she was under the LP gas tank looking like she might be getting started. Since it was raining and only in the 40's, I couldn't leave her out there, so I opened the door and invited her back in. She didn't hesitate to come in, find a back corner and get to work. I provided her a box, which she happily got into.

So there she is. For how long remains to be seen. But at least for now her babies are safe from any tomcats or other predators.

I'll try for better photos soon. And the little smacking sounds of them nursing is so cute. I'll have to try to get a video, too.

Courtney will be thrilled when she gets here this afternoon!


annie dee said...

Kitties!! Ooh how wonderful. Congrats Rainbow! Love the way she has her back feet around the pile.

Grandma G said...

And it's a good thing she's in the garage... I just looked out the window and saw that it's SNOWING! The ground is turning white. 34 degrees... ugh. :((((