Callie aka Twiggy was rescued just in time to deliver her huge family (8 kittens!) in a safe foster home.
Throughout the day yesterday, starting in the morning, updates were sent as at first foster caregivers thought there were 4 kittens then 5 kittens and finally late afternoon 8 kittens.
The latest this morning from Twiggy's foster family:
There are still 8 kittens. 5 calicos, 2 orange and white, 1 gray and white (who might end up being calico - haven't had the chance to examine closely). When I looked in this morning they were all in a giant kitten pile sleeping, which I assume means they've been well fed.
Momma ate quite a bit yesterday after it was all over - 1 6oz can of food and 1 3oz can, however she is uninterested in eating this morning. I even tried turkey baby food which in my household is usually a sure thing - she licked at that but didn't finish. She also sat in my lap this morning for the first time ever.
I don't know if it's possible for a cat to feel overwhelmed, but if it is I'm pretty sure that's what she is feeling.
We've been calling momma "Twiggy" since she is SO thin. I'm hoping once the whole kitten rearing thing is over she's able to gain some weight.
Quite the colorful group of kittens, we'll be posting more photos as these babies grow and become available for adoption when they are 3 months old.
Please spay and neuter your pets to prevent unwanted litters.