At long last, after what seems like forever, on Bank Holiday Monday,
Star gave birth to 5 gorgeous, fluffy, happy kittens.
I can't tell you what a nightmare it was with it being my first
Siamese litter, I was so terribly nervous that as the imminent delivery
approached, I felt physically sick!!! Luckily for me (and for Star!!)
I had my friend and fellow breeder, Lesley on hand, who talked me
through a lot of what was happening, managing to keep me 'relatively'
It all started on Sunday night when Star appeared to lose some
brown liquid.. I am still uncertain what this was.. if anyone knows
I would appreciate the feedback.... That night and the next morning
- Monday, Star was very restless and clambered on me purring at
every opportunity. I knew something was going to happen that day....
Neil made her a cozy little nest on the bed out of a baby quilt,
which when she had a 'twinge' she gave a startled look and shot
At 18.50 Star had a show and her waters appeared to break.. at
19.02 she had her first 'proper' contraction.. the poor thing didn't
know what was going on... At around 19.40 a baby started to appear.
Breech!!! I can't tell you how worried I was when I saw that it
was coming out the wrong way!! However I was reassured by Lesley
that this was perfectly okay... and it was... the 2nd kitten came
hot on the heels of the first, then there was time for Star to give
them a quick clean up before the next two 'appeared'.. at 21.25
the last gorgeous baby was born.. 5 in all!!!
We gave them around half an hour together undisturbed before we
changed the very messy bedding and gave them some lovely warm fresh
bedding to replace it.. reheated the microwave pad and encouraged
the little pink faces towards Star's tummy instead of in all other
directions!! Star greedily ate half a saucer full of chicken...
that was obviously dessert after a main course of 5 placentas!!!!