You have all been following the saga of Tama-Chan's late pregnancy. The birthing itself turned out to be a real epic, and basically occupied our household all of this week. She showed first signs on Monday, which turned out to be false alarms. Much stronger signs started on Thursday afternoon, but it became clear by Friday afternoon that things were not going smoothly. So she was bundled into the car and taken to Dr. C who immediately did a caesarian section and delivered FOUR KITTENS, three boys and one girl, all ruddy in colouring, like both of their parents! The kittens were all a good size at birth (100 grammes and over) and very active. There is a little problem, however, in that Tama-Chan has so far refused to have anything to do with them. The poor darling did go through some very uncomfortable moments and is still dealing with post-op stress. We are crossing all our paws that she will fall in love with them imminently, and hope you will join us in purring for her. If that does not happen, Yuu-Chan and I have offered to kitten-sit!
Anyway, you are probably all clamouring for pictures. Let us start with our Tama-Chan:
Here are the kittens last night, when they first came home. They were about seven hours old. #1 added her hand so you could get an idea of their size.
And here are individual shots of the "Fabulous Four" taken this morning:
Tama-Chan has asked me to say a special thank you to her boyfriend, Misha, for being so supportive and generally fabulous!
Last but most definitely not least, I am enclosing a photo of ME, the very essence of who is SEIturday!