Yesterday I witnessed a miracle…
Back in October, when we found out about Antonis’s illness, I found a beautiful cat. She was his birthday present. She was gray and she had perfect green eyes. She must have been 4 months old? While we were away in one of the hospitals, she got out of the house and pregnant.
So, yeaterday, she brought her kittens to the light.
I was ready, did my research o the internet, saw the videos on you tube, knew what I had to expect…
While Antonis was still alive, we made her a box on the floor filled with fabric and dark enough for her. But today she was restless and did not want to go in the box. She was talking to me. And I felt it was the time.
I put a big carton box on the couch and fabrics inside. She calmed down. I think she wanted a place high up so her kittens did not get disturbed by Freeda. Fair enough. Contractions started and she behaved like a veteran. The kitten came out in its sack and she licked it open. I was very anxious to see it the kitten was breathing. And it was! Soon after, the second one appeared! Does it breathe??? Yes. Ooof! It’s alive! I tried not to disturb them too much, but I couldn’t stop taking pictures!
The process stopped and the kittens had time to find the nipples and drank like mad! When I felt it was ok, I touched her belly. Told her she was a brave girl and she was doing ok. I could feel more babies inside. And I knew that the process can take up to 24 hours. So I waited. Until two more came after an hour or so. Both alive.
They were all cleaned by their mother and found their way to the nipple. What a miracle!
Nature knows, it does not worry, it does not stress. It just knows. Even I knew what to do. (not that Grizannah needed my help anyway!) I never saw anything like this in my life! The process started at 2 and finished at 6 in the afternoon. They are all sleeping now, they are cute, they are love, they are the universe that knows.
Antonis dies and the cat gives birth. The circle of life.
And I realize how much I love animals. Freeda has helped me in so many ways, she makes me walk on the mountain everyday… She looks at me with these big brown loving eyes… She wags her tail to greet me when I get home… And Grizannah, she jumps on my lap and purrs…
I am not alone. They are here with me. And I should not forget Michelangelo the canary. He sings every day. He is going to get adopted soon because I am not very much into birds. Maybe because I can’t touch them. And he was Antonis’s bird.
PS, I could not have taken any photos, unless I had a new camera! Yes, I finally got it! Thanks to everyone that helped!