Two days old…
Orange Tabby became familiar with Newton’s Laws today as he discovered that what goes up and over Mama Pippa must come down again.
Pippa, who has always lived outdoors, received a brand new bed today and she now believes herself to be a queen. (She was named after Kate Middleton’s stylish sister, as Pippa the Cat knows exactly how beautiful she is and uses it to her advantage) White Kitten prefers to stay near Mama Pippa, but here you can see Pippa in her new bed, and five mews of approval from Orange Tabby.
Day 1: 24 hours old
Pippa and her babies are doing extremely well. They’re still living the life in my shower…
The White Kitten, born first, is a lot quieter than the boisterous Orange Tabby, who likes to make its presence known to the world. Orange Tabby likes to voice opinions about everything and be seen rolling around while White Kitten prefers to snuggle with Mom.
I came home tonight to see one of the neighborhood stray cats run across the street to greet me. She has always loved me and I have been planning to adopt her once I knew she was healthy and wouldn’t my indoor cats sick. I call her Pippa. But tonight I realized that something was going on.
Pippa was either in heat, or she was about to have kittens.
I have always had male animals and I had no idea what to do, but I knew she couldn’t stay outside so I grabbed her up in a box and put her in my shower. (I had no idea how messy things might become) I also knew that me fainting was a real possibility. Not that I’m squeamish, but, you know…life. (Sex Ed was clearly a traumatic experience…)
At 9:40pm this little creature (above) popped out. The second kitten came at 10:22. The first one wass white and the second was orange. Clearly, as you can see from the picture, Mama Pippa is gorgeous and there’s no question her babies will be as well.
Pippa and her babies are doing great. For an outdoor stray, she has taken to her box and purred all through her delivery. She loves the attention she’s getting and my boys (ie my cats and the German Shepherd) are very eager to meet her in a few weeks once the babies are older.
I will be keeping you all posted as we move forward on this journey
(And no, I didn’t faint!)
Well, it’s finally here. In a few short days I’ll be making the short drive up the 5 Freeway to Anaheim, CA, to the Star Wars Celebration.
We’re already getting emails from the event planners talking about the queue procedures on Thursday. Thursday at 10am, you see, is when JJ Abrams is doing his panel presentation on the newest incarnation of the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. And that’s where everyone will be.
From amazing cosplay and the full complement of the 501st Legion to panels to out of this world merchandise, Star Wars Celebration is the place to be next weekend.
For full coverage, keep an eye on my blog!