Emby from Walking an Unknown Path asked about my kitty and how she’s adjusting. My cat has had a pretty cush life. She’s a princess! Up until the babies arrived, she slept with me. I showered her with constant affection. She’s so soft so I loooove petting her. I smooch her on her head. I pick her up and carry her like a baby. I scratch her under her chin. I love her!
I really didn’t want to disrupt her life more than necessary so we tried hard to prepare her for two babies. We played sounds of newborn babies crying to try to get her used to the idea. We also brought home blankets that were swaddled around the babies for her to smell before we brought them home. And none of it really truly prepared her. Poor thing! When we brought the babies home, she did a quick sniff of their heads and that was it. She kept her distance. I felt awful because I couldn’t really pick her up or spend time with her because I was caring for two new little ones.
She ended up being so stressed out that she gave herself FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease)! She was peeing blood all over the place! All in one day we had to take the babies to the doctor for their 2 week check-up and take the cat to the vet because she was so sick! I actually cried so hard because I thought she was going to die. Thankfully she just needed some pain meds and a course of antibiotics.
She’s fine now. She’s still keeping her distance but she’s much happier. We have our private time when I’m pumping. Every time, she’ll come over and talk to me and purr and I pet her like crazy. She does seem more maternal over the babies now. If they’re crying, she’ll come stand guard. It’s sweet. She doesn’t get closer than that, though. It’s probably a good thing since the babies are so small but I hope one day she snuggles up to them.