Blinkin nora cats just had kittens!

(70 Posts)
cjdamoo Wed 11-Dec-13 18:34:40

We did the responsible thing and rehomed a cat from the rescue in July. Was assured it was vaccinated and desexed and given the certifactes to prove this. I let it in at midnight and it went and climbed in bed with my 11 year old. Kid came flying through at 3am shouting there was blood all over his bed and a kitten. Well now there are 3. Where do I stand with the recue? Can I insist they pay for her to be desexed and rehome the kittens?

bzoo Wed 11-Dec-13 18:39:47

Hey CJ! what a surprise!

Erm, definitely call the rescue for advice! Blimey shock

cjdamoo Wed 11-Dec-13 18:45:16

make that 4 kittens another has just emerged Bloody hell its been a long night (im in Australia) Looks like ds will need a new freaking mattress too

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 11-Dec-13 18:58:08

Is she usually very fat though? I mean a full term cat looks like a barrell with a tail.

cjdamoo Wed 11-Dec-13 19:00:39

she had put on a bit of weight but she was desexed im staring at the certifacte so I just thought some other family was doubing up on her food
and now we have 5 gah

TheBunsOfPanettone Wed 11-Dec-13 19:01:52

Oh my!!!

I don't know what the legal situation would be but I hope the rescue will be willing to support you here re. neutering and rehoming kittens! Do you have any correspondence from them saying she's been neutered?

Thing is, it will be bad for the kittens to leave their mum too young so can you keep them with her until they're old enough to be rehomed? I think that's about 12 weeks hmm .

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 11-Dec-13 19:03:23

I have seen several cats where rescue vet hasn't been able to find uterus - didn't look hard enough as I have found it.

shock I hope the rescue agree to take the kits off you when the time comes.

cjdamoo Wed 11-Dec-13 19:13:10

yeah we are good to keep them till they can be rehomed but as we are now at 5 they best help sort this mess out. Im so cross we went through a rescue as it seemed the responsible thing to do we picked an older cat or rather she picked us because again responsible thing to do and they provided us with all the paperwork for microchipping desexing vaxinating and the like. Im actually rather angry atm how soon can I move her somewhere safe? I need to get her somewhere my 2 year old cant

I think I would be angry/confused/surprised/worried TBH.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 11-Dec-13 19:18:46

She can't go out again until she's neutered either because she can get pg again fairly quickly.

Fontofnowt Wed 11-Dec-13 19:21:17

We had a spayed cat who had an 11 baby gift for us!
She was supposed to have had neutering done by the vets and they provided full courses of vacs and bedding as an apology.
We put her in a dog cage because we also have a very broody poodle who stole the kits at every chance.
Be careful in a few days when they bewitch you with charm and fluffyness.
I cried with every kitten before they left .......

cjdamoo Wed 11-Dec-13 19:24:41

Dont Fonto, The kids are already trying to name them are Granny to kittenses. I'll have one, can you ship to Cornwall?

Fontofnowt Wed 11-Dec-13 19:30:11

Oh they will be named.
And the names will be cute.
Then their little characters will shine through and they get nicknames.
You will be in love before a week passes.

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 11-Dec-13 19:35:22

We had the same thing. Although only two kittens appeared. Adamant that we would not keep them.

Obviously we ended up keeping them.

( unfortunatley they died at 6 months bit they were the loveliest little things!)

cjdamoo Thu 12-Dec-13 05:05:24

the runt died sad other 4 seem to be doing really well. They are cuter now already.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 12-Dec-13 07:09:34

How's mum doing?

kitsmummy Thu 12-Dec-13 07:35:25

So, how many are you going to keep then? grin

lljkk Thu 12-Dec-13 08:02:47

piccies, we demand piccies!!

lljkk Thu 12-Dec-13 08:03:01

ps: maybe not the bloody bits, bit cute kits, deffo

sashh Thu 12-Dec-13 13:30:39

Aw I had a catt give birth on my bed as a child. She obviously trusts your dc.

CrazyHamstersbigbaubles Thu 12-Dec-13 18:39:13

Bloody hell id be furious with the Rescue centre .
I bet your rather confused at the moment , I certainly would be .

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 01:23:34

Rescue center are so apologetic. They are going to cover all costs of kittens including vetwork and Mumma cats Re desexing and rehome kittens when the time comes.

Here are 12 hour old kittens

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 13-Dec-13 07:04:50

Clicky link.

Mum looks very relaxed, I wonder if she's had kittens before.

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 07:18:49

According to the rescue no, They got her at 4 months after she scratched the 2 year old she had been bought for. I was shown the surrender form. She was constanty over looked in the rescue as she was past the cute kitten stage and black cats are not popular atm according to the recue and judging by the amount they had she was right.

Im gonna sound like a right pillock now but Im sure shes fed up of been shut in the bathroom with the kittens she must be missing her cuddles on the lounge but I dare not leave the door open so she can come and go yet as they are still so teeny

Could you get some sort of large box that the kits can't get out of by Mum can IYKWIM?

They are so sweet, brilliant the rescue are doing the right thing.

DoctorTwoTurtleDoves Fri 13-Dec-13 07:25:47

Agree with Sparkling re the box. They're contained and safe and she can come and go as she pleases.

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 07:27:26

We tried the box thing with a bit cut out at the front but she kept getting out paniky, shes never liked confined spaces

Maybe something like this would work. I wonder if the rescue place could lend you one?

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 07:36:57

We have a pet cage, I bought it hoping she would sleep in it. No she refuses to enter it. The children however have great fun it hmm

TheBunsOfPanettone Fri 13-Dec-13 08:49:33

Glad the rescue will be helping you cjdamoo and good on you for adopting an overlooked cat who had such a tough start in life - really, can't believe someone gets a kitten for a TWO year old and then sacks her for scratching! Hope whoever it was engages their brain next time they go looking for a pet.

Thanks for the video - I love black cats and wish I could home a couple of kits for you but I'm on the other side of the world and currently not working.....

Hoping you can solve the problem of a safe place for the litter to sleep that mum can get in and out of easily!

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 09:01:25

weve had a brain wave toddler gate across the bathroom door! That way mum can come and go but terrible toddler cannot wander in and gain acsess to teeny babies it will work until they start to become mobile at least!

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 09:12:16

Good thinking. Here's hoping it works well.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 09:13:39

Oh - and what a gorgeous sprawl of kittens.

tobiasfunke Fri 13-Dec-13 09:18:14

They are so sweet- Kittens for Christmas. Same thing happened to my SIL - told her the rescue cat had worms and gave her worming tablets. Turned out to be 5 kittens. We took one and he was the fluffy joy of our lives.
Maybe you'll be tempted to keep one.

BertieBowtiesAreCool Fri 13-Dec-13 09:23:39

Oh please keep one smile My mum had two black cats when I was little and one was the mum of the other.

So adorable grin

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 10:02:37

Strangely 2 are virtually identical in markings white feet white tummy and a white stripe on the face apart from one has a black toe. We have named the one without the black toe Scamp as he is a bit lively already and shoves everyone else aside to get at her milk. Then theres a black with a little white on its belly and one that is bluey grey.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 10:07:10

Ah - you've started to name them, eh? grin

cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 10:36:51

its a slippery slope I know but we didnt mean to.... It just happened.

TheNightIsDark Fri 13-Dec-13 10:40:27

grin You're not rehoming any of them are you?! They have names now and personalities.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 10:46:18

......It just happened......

I knew I was in trouble with the lodger not when he moved into the workshop and acquired a blanket and a bowl or two but when he also acquired a name.


cjdamoo Fri 13-Dec-13 11:22:45

45 minutes dh has been sat watching them, sat on the bathroom floor i might add and they dont do anything yet

eurochick Fri 13-Dec-13 11:27:50


Showy Fri 13-Dec-13 11:38:27

My parents looked after some kittens after their mother was killed a few days after they were born. They weren't going to keep them. Nope. No way. They would be rehomed asap.

They of course adopted them... they are spoilt rotten.

paneer Fri 13-Dec-13 22:01:23

I am so shocked about this.

My cheesycat (rescue) is looking a LOT bigger than when she first came to live with us. I keep telling myself there is no way she could be. This post is scaring me.

IThoughtThat Fri 13-Dec-13 22:08:07

Great video! I can see how you could have missed the pregnancy with such a fluffy cat.

I am glad the rescue is sorting everything out.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 22:17:24

Oh My, paneer. How old is she?


cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 22:18:41

PS Is she looking bigger overall - or only in one place?

paneer Fri 13-Dec-13 22:23:41

she was assumed to be 2 when I got her in May. My mum and sister on separate recent visits commented on how big she was.

I have noticed too. She looks longer and belly hangs more.

She can't be can she?? What do I look out for?

paneer Fri 13-Dec-13 22:25:28

She was as still bald where she was spayed when she came home.

cozietoesie Fri 13-Dec-13 22:29:53

Well did the vet confirm she was spayed?

paneer Fri 13-Dec-13 22:41:03

cozie I have pm-ed you.

TheBunsOfPanettone Fri 13-Dec-13 22:57:57

Paneer are her nipples swollen?

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Fri 13-Dec-13 23:06:08

Lovely video!
You have to keep at least one, OP!
Many years ago I was heartbroken after the unexpected death of our first cat. My friend persuaded me to get two kittens - they were fabulous fun together: DH and I spent hours watching them play. They cuddled up cutely together on the sofa and were very patient some years later when our long awaited only child became a toddler!
They were with us for many years, much loved and still very much missed.

cjdamoo Sat 14-Dec-13 07:15:23 Day three of kittens they are now in a suitcase

MinesAPintOfTea Sat 14-Dec-13 07:31:56

Oh they're gorgeous! I'm all kitten-broody now

cjdamoo Sat 14-Dec-13 08:31:14

We have been watching you tube videos of kittens at each stage. Cannot wait until they start becoming playful. My house is going to be chaos, 1 cat that is very demanding of cuddles and rubs, 4 kittens 1 broody teenager 3 primary aged boys and a toddler with a devilish streak. Not to mention they are off school until Febuary. Dh is delighted as he has holidays booked to coincide with school hols from Mid january when they will be at there worst best

my cat was spayed and got fat. yhen had three kittens!

I found homes for them in the first week.
five months on, two live with me and one at the mil!! I got let down om homes and by then they were just so lovely they had to stay grin

have to say I raise lovely kittens!!

lljkk Sat 14-Dec-13 09:39:26

awwww.... you're a good Cat Mummy, Cjdamoo. Thanks for the vids. Your Misty is a dead ringer for one of my boy cats (lost twins?).

LST Mon 16-Dec-13 06:51:42

Eeee kittens!

You're doing great op smile

Lemsy Tue 17-Dec-13 04:20:18

Oh how cute!

Same thing happened to us. Cat from rescue centre, definitely spayed, they said. Documents etc. Started getting fatter but obsessed with food. Told rescue centre, no, could not be pregnant. Came home from work one day, she was popping out 3 kittens (4- one didn't make it). We kept them for a lovely, sleep deprived, crazy three months and they were all re-homed together, where they still are. And mum is still with us smile

Good luck !!!

cjdamoo Fri 20-Dec-13 06:38:53

So the kittens are now 8 days old. All boys. They have been named Scamp, Gizmo, Ludo and Nookie. Rescue center has been fab so far with support answering my stupid questions calming me down when mumma cat escaped :D I have even digitised the rescues logo and embroidered it onto teatowels to help them with fundraising. Its like sinking sand I think I am been sucked in :D

cjdamoo I think this sums it up. grin

BettyMacdonald Fri 20-Dec-13 07:24:32

Lovely lovely thread! flowers for you (Granny) cj. My lovely cat died just before the summer holidays, I'd had Jim for 12 years, pre DH and DCs <wail>. We're getting a rescue kitten for Christmas and I'm beyond excited! I also had a rescue cat give birth on my bed when I was a teenager. Was wonderful not sure if my mum agreed grin

TheBunsOfPanettone Fri 20-Dec-13 09:11:26

fgrin cjdamoo

Tiptops Thu 26-Dec-13 16:57:33

Well done for looking after them cjdamoo they are beyond cute!

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Fri 27-Dec-13 13:22:41

grin at hopeless plan to rehome.

Also reading thread with fear. Got ToffeeGirlCat in May and she has got fatter. Also spayed by vet at RSPCA. Doesn't like to be touched much. Always hungry. <worried>

TheBunsOfPanettone Fri 27-Dec-13 22:06:11

Toffee are her nipples swollen hmm

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sat 28-Dec-13 16:50:04

She is playing out at the moment but I will look when she is back.

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