Saturday, April 23, 2016

No Selfies Today

Gus:  We had planned to have a HUGE post today for Sunday Selfie Day to announce the birth of our new students.  The babies were born Monday.  We thought we would have lots of selfies by now of three to five kittens and their proud Mom, Tawny.

Unfortunately, someone (glares at Jaq) tried to get a sneak peek of the babies.  Tawny wasn't too happy about it.  There was a slight altercation.

The next time the Mama went into the room Tawny came charging at her and bit her leg.  The Mama is just fine but it scared her.  Now if Tawny is in the box with her babies (which is in a corner behind a bed hidden from view of the door) there is only growling. If Tawny is taking a break from the demanding youngsters, she charges at the Mama as soon as she sees her.  Unfortunately, the Mama never knows what is going to happen when she opens the door.

Needless to say, we haven't been able to take any selfies of the babies.  We aren't even positive how many babies there are.  (We think there are four.)

The shelter's Feline Behaviorist is coming to the house next week to assess the situation.  We know Tawny is a very protective mom and possibly a bit hormonal.  We think she may have been traumatized by the incident with Jaq.  The Behaviorist will determine what is best for Tawny and the babies.  It may be moving them to a new home that doesn't have such a negative association.  We'll keep you posted.

Here is the only photo we've been able to get of the babies.


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Even though we don't have any selfies today, we are still joining The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  Please check out the other entries.

18 comments :

  1. How sad that Mom Tawny was traumatized. Hopefully she will calm down and can stay with y'all so you can help raise those kittens up properly. Please keep us posted. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  2. Hopefully Tawny will soon relax. Hope you have a great Sunday & a happy National Pet Parent Day.

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  3. OOh no! I hope she will be OK. Every mum wants to defend their babies - send them all our beest love!

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  4. We're sorry to read this ! We hope Tawny will soon be back to her calm self with your mom. Purrs

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  5. Well, that's too bad...but you know how new moms can be. We sure hope everything is okay and Tawny calms down.

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  6. I look forward to when you do get some photos- good luck.

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  7. We hope Tawny will settle once her hormones settle! Time and patience should allow her to hopefully come around :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  8. We know you will do what is best for her

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  9. Hopefully Tawny will begin to trust soon. And hopefully her babies are doing just fine!

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  10. Poor Mom Tawny! We can't wait to see more of those precious babies when she's ready for the world to admire them :)

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  11. Nothing like an overprotective mom! Hopefully she will show them off so!

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  12. That is one cute Family,I'm sure Mama will settle down a bit more soon,xx Speedy

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  13. Oh No, dat's not good. We sure hope dat Tawny gets over it soon and everythin' works out well. We'll be sendin' lots of purrayers. We wish ya'll were close by so we could adopt a kitty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  14. Poor, sweet momma. It's hard to raise little ones in new environments. Here's hoping she accepts your help really soon. And thanks for this. I've on the list to foster kittens this year, and I've been wondering if taking in a momma makes things easier or harder. Sounds like a little of both! I may just stick to the singletons.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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    1. Normally, having a mom makes things easier. She does all the work! Tawny is not your normal mom. Kitten season is long, I would try with a mom and without a mom to see what you like best.

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  15. We hope everything will work out fine for the mommy. Healing Pawkisses :) <3

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  16. Thanks for visiting my birthday party! - Devi

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