Frances with her babies, five in all, but one is tucked under her arm
Seems like just yesterday, Frances was a kitten herself, now she's all grown up and having babies! Yes, the little minx came in to her first heat and managed to skinny out the door for some fun. It wasn't too hard to figure out she was pregnant as her appetite and tummy began to grow and everyday she looked bigger than the day before. Not long after the vet confirmed it, we could feel the babies kicking around inside.
She gave birth early morning on Tuesday. I called "Auntie" around 2:30 am and told her I thought the kittens were on the way, so she woke the kids and they all came over to watch. With me and my four and Cassi and her three (my husband opted out of the fun, but was updated often by the kids), we had our own little version of the Discovery Channel as we watched our sweet Frances give birth to five beautiful kittens! Poor mama had a hard time with the first as it was breech, but with a few loud (understatement... actually bone-chilling, ear-piercing, screaming) yowls, she managed to get the kitten out and the next four went smoothly.
home-grown roses from Auntie for Frances
She has been such a good mama, purring constantly, licking and cleaning like a mad-woman and stretching her paws to cuddle her new babies.
I was able to get a few photos of a couple of the kittens, but I'll share more as I get them. Aren't they precious?