Being a midwife for the night

To one of the farm cats, the vet said she was near end of term and it would have been too risky to do anything with her and let her go full term.
We had set up a cage with a birthing box in it in the spare bedroom in the stables that she shared with Eric and a couple of other of the farm cats.
Went in at 9pm to feed them and was met with the sound of mewing, she was in labour. Spent the night with her as she had trouble with one of the kittens coming out but it looks like there are 5 of them.
The last one she didn’t seem bothered about and was left in the corner and was getting very cold so I took it out and got it into a blanket on top of the oil fired radiator and got some warm milk and wiped it’s bum to get it to do the toilet, it responded and started moving and mewing loudly so I reintroduce it back to mum and it is suckling at the moment, I will just have to keep an eye on them all today and OH can take over duties when she gets up.

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Félicitations…

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Going in to the vets today to book two of the other females in for sterilisation, one male is getting friendlier so he will be done soon, just really leaves the older Tom who is too sly and clever at the moment to get.

Big kittens for such a wee cat, she was huge towards the end, almost as wide as she was long, she just waddled everywhere.

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Lucky cat to get such care.

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Beautiful, Colin :heart_eyes:

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:heart_eyes::heart_eyes::cat::cat::heart_eyes:

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