Sunday, January 17, 2010


One little, two little, three little kittens!
four little, five little, six little kittens!
seven little, seven little, seven little kittens!
And one proud pop and mama!
I was out until about 11:45 when I came home, Frannie was making odd little purring like sounds. I put her in her box and rubbed her oh so big belly, and she really liked that. Then when I tried to leave her she would follow me. Also.. figgy would not leave her side. I wasnt sure she was in labor, so I thought I'd just go to bed. well, she decided she was going to bed too, and climbed in under the covers right against my side. she wasnt having any contractions that I could see or feel, but kept making those short little purr sounds, then figgy got under the blankets and kept (probably more info then you want here.. just a warning.. ) anyways, he kept licking her butt.. then I realized that she was panting.. so I very quickly jumped out of bed and put her in her box again. I kept sending figgy away, but everytime I put him out, she would try to go with him.. finally when it was time for the first kitten to come out, she ran out of the box.. she was scared and in pain, and the sack was hanging. she ended up having it the floor before I could get her back in her box. After that, she stayed in the box, and figgy stayed with her.. the first kitty came about 2:00 am. This was soooo weird. I didnt think it was a good idea to have figgy there, but he wanted to be there and she obviously wanted him there. He cleaned each of those kittens and her as she had them! amazing! after she had the first 5 , it was a little after 4:00 am and I had to lie down. I got in bed and then I heard her crying while she had the 6th. I got up and checked it out. But Figgy seriously had everything under control! I thought she was probably done at that point, and went to sleep, about 4:30 or so. When I woke up at 7:30 and went to look, there were 7!!!! and , figgy was in there with them all. washing Frannie and all of the kittens! I am amazed.

I am also very tired, as not only was I up all night last night, but I also didnt sleep well the night before!
well, Im off.. I need to go to the store and find a much bigger box. this one just isnt going to work if Figgy's moving in and once those 7 little pumkin heads grow.. there will really be no room! I think I'm going to buy (yeah, I know spending freeze.. ) a movie and I'm crashing for the next two days.. Im going to hang out, clean, work on some projects and watch movies! oh yes.. and of course eat.. (but only with in my weight watchers points!)

Figgys a "family man!"
have a great sunday!
oh.. you have to click on these pictures to see the whole thing, they must be too big for my blogger template.
are ya just dying here????


Merci-Notes said...

Yea Figgy and Frannie! And To you also Viv! What a couple, love and devotion. Say you have your own little romantic movie right there.

Have a good rejuvenating few days!


icandy... said...

OMG! Yippee!!!!
She WAS ready to pop! They are so precious, Vivian~ I don't think that there is anything sweeter than a kitten! (except for my children, of course! :) )
Congrats and I can't wait to keep up with them! You and momma must be tired...

Sandy Michelle said...

Awww the pix and music just set the mood and brought a tear to my eyes! Congrats to the new parents! The kittys are so cute and I'm so impressed that Figgy stepped up to the plate. Get some rest!!!


Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh how lovely. I just love cats, but I have never heard of a Daddy cat being so wonderful.
Congratulations to one and all.
The pictures are adorable.

Pixie said...

congrats! We had a male cat once who so loved his babies, that he often tried to nurse them himself!

Zan Asha said...

Such a CUTE family!! Congrats, "Grandma!" :)

kathy said...

VIV - How wonderful -- amazing -7 little sweet balls of fluff --Oh the face is too too sweet --and the little pink nose too dear !!
Congrats -- get some rest -- how sweet the Daddy is too cute !-kathy - ga ♥

Kai said...

HOLY KITTY CATS, BATMAN! Seven babies! And all BEAUTIES!!! Congratulations to mama, daddy, and Mama Viv on the VERY extended family! Can't WAIT to see them when they are wandering around age! Seven adorable little balls of fur!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh how excited that you are a new Grammy to all these wee ones! Figgy is definitely a sweetheart for taking such good care of Frannie and the new babies.

I am back up and running since my old Gateway Notebook caught that nasty "Storm Worm Virus" last week and it ate my entire hard drive. I lost everything. I now have a new Dell Studio 17 laptop, new Internet Security and a huge supply of data sticks to put my work on so this never happens again. If you don't have your work backed up, please get some data sticks and do so. I would hate to have this happen to anyone.

I am back in the saddle and catching up on Blog visits this morning!


martha brown said...

oh, so cute, Viv! They will be so fun! (I'd ask you for one of your adorable puffballs, but I'm severely allergic to cats -- in a puff up and die sort of way!) now go and get some rest!

deltamiss said...

How exciting! SEVEN!! Congratulations to Figgy and Frannie and you! :D

Diane said...

Congratulations!! What a darling Kitty family you have oh my we are sure going to have fun following their growth! Relax today and now the fun begins. Hugs, Diane


TOO CUTE and I haven't heard of a "dad" being so hands on during birth...
Very nice family of kitties and I love how he is holding her.
Deb :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I have never heard of a male cat helping out with the birth of kittens. Amazing! I wish I could hold and kiss them all! Very precious!

I have seen people use wading pools as nesting boxes for their animals... but I imagine those are hard to come by this time of year~

CupcakeSugar said...

*********Franny & Figgy
and 7 baby Kittens "WELCOME TO THE WORLD"**********
SOOOOOOO C.U.T.E.!!!! Adorableness, Cuteness, Loving, Sweet Family!!! xxxooo always,

Laurie said...

Yay! This reminds me of our farm cat having kittens every year, only we'd have to go hunting for them, as she would try to hide them. Your Figgy is probably more fatherly because he is so attatched to Frannie. On the farm, the male cat was just a one night stand, and never hung around. Any way, they are so cute!! :)

Puddle of Grace said...

Congrats to the whole clan! The babies are adorable and I cant wait to seem more pics of them! Frannie youre an awesome mama and hi five to Figgy for hanging in there and helping out!

Tammy said...

So sweet. What a good daddy! Congrats on the babies. I am sure they are so adorable!

Dawn said...

Hi Viv and congrats grandma!

omg! I can so hear you saying that. :D

They're adorable! And what a good daddy Figgy is. ♥

Lori said...

hooray!!! how exciting Viv:) those babies are just as cute as can be...what a good daddy Figgy was, i can't believe how he was taking care of Frannie and the babies, that is the sweetest thing i have ever heard of...and now you are a proud grandma Viv...LOL!!!

Fran said...

OOOOOO! MY!!7 little kittens. WOW!
How sweet they are. CONGRATS!Grandma and CONGRATS to Mama Frannie and Daddy Figgy. Frannie and Figgy are so sweet together.
Love & Hugs

barncat said...

Oh! I've been watching your blog to see when these babies would be born, so exciting! As many times as I've watched our different cats having kittens, we've never had a dad stay with them like that, so cool! Congratulations!

Creative Breathing said...

OMG is right! OMG! Vivian! OMG! OMG! Happy day for you! So sweet! E

bojojoti said...


How sweet that Figgy wanted to be in on the action. What a darling little family. How will you ever be able to give up those cuties?

Jennifer Conway said...


Redneck Junkers said...

O how freakin swwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeet!
If you ever need a me!

Cathy said...


I read this post before I went to bed last night. How incredibly awesome. Those tiny kitties. OMG!!

BTW, I don't have a real pink poodle. I meant the fake one I had in the picture. I'm still giggling... lol

Have a great day.

xo Cathy

Nancy D said...

Such a beautiful family and helpful Daddy. I can't wait to see what happens when they all start running around!

Jacqueline said...

Viv...the music, the daddy, the momma and the babies...Oh what an adventure to behold. Thank you for all the details, birth is so amazing! I saw a calf born last summer and I'll never forget that old cow mooing giving birth and the farmers being so proud. Congrats to you, Granny Viv for standing by and doing your granny part you kitty granny you! Cheers to all!

natalea said...

OMG!! what a cute story how he wanted to be part of it - what a modern cat! HA!
They are "so freaking cute"! you must be completely consumed!
Have fun with them. Talk soon!
xo nat

AwtemNymf said...

Yayyyy Congrats Figgy ~ Frannie ~ & Viv!
I am so happy for you all!
Wow - Lucky 7


My Hats off to Figgy for being such a good Dad! Wow!


Maija said...

OMG! Yippe kay yay!!! So many little kitties, and kudos to Figgy for being a good dad!!

Whimsical Creations said...

OMG! What an amazing story!!