Baby Pool: Kitten edition

Juno2Yesterday I got an email through the Animal Rescue League foster group that a pregnant young cat had come in. She needed a foster home, stat, for the delivery and early weeks. We’ve fostered 3 rounds of kittens, starting at about 5 weeks of age, but never been fortunate enough to get the brass ring: the chance to be present for a birth and the early newborn experience. 

I called Tom. The other end of the line went silent, then a wry laugh. “You’re serious.” To his credit, always to his credit, he shrugs and says yes to bringing on more crazy. He didn’t start off as a cat person, and the past year’s revolving door of kittens is not what he signed on for. But he carried the dog’s crate and a whelping box upstairs while I drove with the little boys to pick her up at the shelter.

She’s a sweet anxious youngster and ready to go any time now. Naturally, we named her Juno.

Here’s the skinny (or not so skinny) for the baby pool: she’s a petite pixie with a rock-solid middle but not overly wide. She’s walking around but doesn’t seem agitated. She’s eating and drinking a little.

Person who most closely guesses the:

a) size of litter
b) date/hour, and
c) ratio of boys/girls

wins the paperback of their choice. I’ll buy it from Wellesley Books (http://www NULL.wellesleybooks and mail it to you (within the US). Game on!

In the meantime, keep this sweet girl in your thoughts. She’s got an adventure ahead of her, and she’s gotta do it by herself.



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17 Responses to Baby Pool: Kitten edition

  1. Sandy Warner says:

    4 boys / 2 girls

  2. Kim Woodruff says:

    Size of litter: 5
    Date/hour: March 3rd, 3:30 a.m.
    Ratio of boys/girls: 3 boys, 2 girls

  3. Samantha Shapiro says:

    4 boys and 1 girl
    Time: 7:30a ( or 5 min before the school bus arrives cause
    that is how these thing go right?)
    March 6th
    You are one brave woman!

  4. Jean Moore says:

    4, 7pm, 3girls 1 boy

    • NicholeBernier says:

      Ok Jean, I have you down for 3/11, as requested via email. I hope for her sake it’s before that!

  5. Sarah Wilcox-Adelman says:

    4 kits
    3 females/ 1 male
    March 3 @ 1:30 am ( but is it when she starts or when she finishs)

    • NicholeBernier says:

      Said like a true scientist. I’ll log the time the first kitten comes out (if I can) and we’ll go with that. If not, it’ll be when I discover them.

  6. Stephen Dorneman says:

    4 kittens
    March 4th at 4:44 AM
    2 boys, 2 girls.

  7. Kathy Crowley says:

    March 17 at 12:01 am
    All girls

  8. Michelle James (http://www NULL.michelleclementsjames says:

    5 kittens
    3 males/2 females
    11:32 pm March 5

  9. Mary Moellenhoff (whoa mary) says:

    Size of litter: 3
    Date/hour: March 4th, 2 a.m.
    Ratio: 2 girls, 1 boy

  10. Mary Quackenbush says:

    5 kittens
    March 4, 4:44 AM
    3 males, 2 females

  11. Linda Spear says:

    3 kitties, one male 2 female
    March 4th 11:11 pm

    I have never forgotten two kittens born on my bed long ago! Hope Juno has an easy delivery!

  12. Tom Ahern says:

    I’d really appreciate it if everyone would stop predicting the middle of the night. 6:30pm seems like a fine time, no?

  13. Nicole Stanton says:

    5 kittens
    3 female 2 male March 5
    11 p.m.

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