|Luna when we first got her.|
Yeah, I bet that title grabbed your attention, didn’t it? I’m sneaky that way.
If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you no doubt know from the episode “The Zazzy Substitution” that a grouping of cats is called a clowder. (It’s also called a pounce.) A group of kittens, however, besides being called a litter, is also called an intrigue or a kindle. (See?)
Momma cat-to-be Luna is highly pissed off at me today. I ran her over to the vet this morning to get bloodwork done. Fortunately, she was negative for a couple of nasties that I don’t even want to contemplate what our option would have been had she been positive.
(For those of you who don’t follow my Facebook feed, Luna was an outdoor cat, she showed up pregnant in February, and we finally caught her and brought her inside three weeks ago, where she’s now in residence in Grimmy’s old crate until after she pops.)
|Luna’s “please kill me now” look.|
The vet microchipped her for me, and we dewormed her, but her vaccinations will have to wait until after she delivers. Which is fine, because the other cats are up to date, and Grimmy will get another booster when he goes in on Friday to get neutered.
The poor thing is HUGE. I feel so sorry for her. She barely moves around now. She just lays there with this, “Please, get these things OUT of me NOW!” look on her face. She actually did great at the vet, considering it was her first time in a cat carrier, her first time in a car, and her first trip to the vet.
So now it’s just a matter of waiting until she finally has the little devils. I’m thinking about starting a kitten pool. LOL Why not? I don’t do March Madness brackets. Might as well. LOL
Actually, just for fun, if you want to participate, in the comments toss in your guess of date, number of kittens, and if you really want to get fancy, the gender ratios. If anyone gets really close, I’ll send you a little care package. And a kitten… (Just kidding! LOL)