This morning, my grandson (who is staying here a few days) went downstairs to look for the mama cat. What a surprise he found - six newborn kittens.
Call me astounded to the nth degree! Mr. Kenju nearly had another stroke when he found out. None of us had any idea that cat was pregnant, having just given birth 13 weeks ago.
So, can you believe it, we went from 2 cats to 8 in one night.
I had invited my older daughter here for dinner tonight, along with the whole family, to celebrate her birthday, which was yesterday. I cooked pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, watermelon and cuke salad with hot rolls. I discovered about 4pm that I had forgotten to bake her birthday cake; after the kittens were found it was sort of hectic here, as you might imagine. Luckily, my younger daughter stopped at Sam's and bought a triple chocolate fudge cake and it was soooooo good!! The children had a good time going downstairs to see the new babies, and they played with the 13 week-old kitten all day. Poor thing is so tired now.
I think this day will stand out in all our memory books for a long time!! Now I have to find out how to care for a cat who is a new mama!