Waiting for the Stork …22 July, 2009
Here is Ananda, my Maine Coon queen, waiting for the arrival of the stork sometime later tonight or tomorrow. Knowing what cats are like, the kittens will most likely arrive sometime in the wee hours of the morning.
Here is a close-up of Ananda’s belly, to show how, 24 hours before delivery, a queen’s nipples get swollen and engorged with milk in preparation for the kittens. Ananda has been restless today, occasionally panting, and very clingy.
The kitten box is ready with the bedding and the rest of the pregnancy kit. I’ve re-read my kittening notes, I know it’s not the first time, but each time has been different so I’m feeling anxious. All I can do is wait … .