This ball of fluff and cuteness just entered our lives one day. Chaperoned by the infamous Ghost Cat (see Ruby Tuesday #1 « Oh, Nicola Joy! ). She was meowing constantly and very hungry. Clark, being a self proclaimed cat expert, (I was raised with
wolves dogs) declared that it was a girl and pregnant. After she did a smelly poo in the kitchen this all changed. He named him Oscar and administered worm tablets. Meanwhile, I was working funny shifts, coming home at weird times and suggesting that maybe he/her should see a vet.
Oscar saw a vet and is in good health, around two years old… but actually a female and pregnant. She could give birth any time in the next week or two. She has her own collar with our phone number in a locket because we are going to take care of her now.
It turns out that its not rare for owners to abandon female cats once they get pregnant. This may be what Rosie/Poppy/Daisy’s back story is but we don’t know. She won’t talk about it.
She is too fat to get out of the cat flap now, so has a litter tray, which she used straight away (more evidence of having a previous owner) .She has an appointment to get spayed in three months time, otherwise, she will just keep on getting pregnant ( she is hot stuff). Positioned around the house are baskets lined with shredded paper and sheets of paper on top, plus drawers have been emptied and lined with the same. She is looking for a safe place to give birth and we have made sure there are plenty of options for her.
We are also providing a lot of extra food because she is so hungry now and her belly is so big with kittens. I’m so exited for the day when the kittens pop out. Its going to be a cuteness overload.
Ruby is not so happy about there being a new addition to the household. She has to be given lots of fuss to show that she is still loved. She is horrible to Daisy/Rosie/Poppy, so we try to keep them apart. Also , she likes to decorate the birthing boxes with her urine if we are not careful. She is such an angry, bitter, unfriendly creature but that really is part of her charm, bless her.
Also, nothing has been seen of Ghost Cat since the night he showed up with Rosie. I like to imagine that he is the father and helped his kittens by showing the way to a good home. lets not forget he was a bit of a fatty, so probably had a home of his own.
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