S is for So Sleepy….Zzzzzz

I have had a sleepless week.
Last Tuesday, we discovered our barn cat Polo, was moving her latest batch of kittens. 3 of the 7 were missing, but, with her being the Mama she is, we weren’t worried about it. We were sure she’d come back and get everyone together.

Wednesday, she came up to the house in the morning as usual, for her morning cream and crunchies. For some reason, I really don’t know why, I thought I’d go check where she had the kittens before moving them. There I found 4 little bodies, splayed out and ice cold. I didn’t realize Mama had followed me over, and when she saw them, she started crying and washing them. I was crying, because I was sure they were gone, and then, the tiniest sound came from one little body…I held my breath and then, saw the tiniest movement.

Well, I scooped those babies up, popped them into my jacket, grabbed Mama and headed to the house. Polo was having none of coming inside, so I left her with some extra cream, and took babies in to warm them ever so slowly.

As they warmed, I saw more movement, heard more cries, and finally, they were warm enough from my body heat, to put down in a box with a heating pad and warmed towels.

Over the day, I checked on them repeatedly, made sure they were warming up, and then, offered some formula. Everyone ate a little, everyone peed. And then…while snuggled with The Kid, we lost the little black and white one. 😥 Baby had just been too cold for too long, and hir little body just couldn’t recover. We buried Baby under one of the treelings that was ready to plant.

So far, though, the other 3 have been doing well. Eating, sleeping, eliminating, growing…they’ve nearly doubled in size, eyes are opening, and baby teeth are coming in. But, that comes at a price…they need to be fed every 2 hours. Well, at the beginning, it was that, now we’re up to nearly every 4 hours. I have to wake them to eat, or they go longer, and those little bodies need all the energy they can get! Needless to say, Ima lil’ bit tired! lol! At least I don’t normally sleep much anyways, so being short isn’t too bad.

Wanna see?

From left to right... Nancy, Robin and Sophie

From left to right…
Nancy, Robin and Sophie

No, I don’t know sexes. They’re way too young for that! Those names just seemed to stick…and I think Nancy might be a boy. 😛

Robin

Robin

Nancy chewing on me.

Nancy chewing on me.

It feels kinda neat, having them chew on me. At least until those sharp little teeth come in!

Nancy, Robin, and Sophie...that's Sophie on hir back, being smothered by Robin.

Nancy, Robin, and Sophie…that’s Sophie on hir back, being smothered by Robin.

S is for So Sleepy.

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11 thoughts on “S is for So Sleepy….Zzzzzz

  1. artmusedog says:

    Oh ~ so precious ~ such loving post and photos for S

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  2. Rocky Mountain Woman says:

    They are so cute… What a great story, sorry about your sleep, but it went to a wonderful cause!!

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  3. jesh stg says:

    love the stripes of the fur of these two little ones curled up against each other!

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  4. So so so sorry to hear you lost Baby, thank goodness you were able to save the rest and help Mama out! Amazing work 🙂

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    Sarah-Beth

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  5. Toosh says:

    To the rescue!! You’ve all done good. 🙂

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  6. You are a wonderful, generous loving woman. Thank you for sharing your story and photos.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  7. Aw how sweet! That’s really hard work, I can see where it just seems overwhelming. Good for you, and them, that you took it on. They’re very lucky. Sweet, sweet story!
    Not much longer now and they may be able to sleep more than 5 hours at night. We’d hope 🙂

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  8. WolfSong says:

    Thanks everyone!
    It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but so, so worth it!
    Every life deserves to have a chance to blossom, and as sad as we are to have lost the one kitten (who I did name Baby as we buried hir), these 3 are doing very well, and growing like weeds!
    I’ll have more pictures to share later on in the week…
    We also have friends coming out for a meet and greet with Sophie and Robin on Sunday.
    I’m planning on keeping Nancy as my 3rd indoor kitty. 🙂

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  9. […] If you missed how we ended up with these 3 in the house, you can find that post here. […]

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  10. kittiesblue says:

    How absolutely precious they are. So sorry you lost one, but saving three of these little angels must make you so happy even though sleepy.

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  11. createwithjoy says:

    Wow – so sorry for the loss of the precious one – but kudos for the rescue of the other precious kittens! I am rooting for them and looking forward to seeing them grow and prosper!

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