Monday, January 14, 2008

Susy & Kittens

This is a case of a kitten having kittens. A nice couple adopted Susy and her brother from a box of kittens being given away outside a grocery store when they were about six weeks old. They were going to have her spayed and her brother neutered but had heard that that should be done when kittens are about six months old. This little girl was brought to the veterinary hospital where I work because the owners thought she was constipated. Actually, she was in labor with kittens she couldn't deliver because her pelvis was too small and immature. She was less than six months old and since she had never been outside the house, the father had to be her brother. We did an emergency C-section and saved three of the kittens, though it was very difficult to resuscitate the little calico female. The poor mother, just a kitten herself, woke up to find these strange little things trying to snuggle up to her. She didn't know what they were or what to do with them, and she had no milk. Things were touch-and-go for a day, then her milk came in and she figured out that these were kittens and they were hers, and she turned into an excellent doting mother. All three kittens have good homes -- the vet tech who worked so hard to get the calico to breathe adopted her. The mama was spayed at the C-section, and her brother has been neutered. -Kay in Oregon

16 comments:

Emilyrose said...

Good Morning!
Awww, little Susy! I nearly had a similar situation with Brutus and Marigold! Some vets either won't do "pediatric neutering" or aren't equipped to. I think Momma Grace was about the same age as Susy when she had her litter, so much for that "Old Vet's Tale"!
She's a LOVELY young mother! So happy they have their forever homes!

DEBRA said...

Suzy is indeed a lovely kitty Mom. What a wonderful ending to the story. We are all glad that all the of kitties got adopted into forever homes.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What an ordeal for little Suzy. We are glad that all the kits got such good homes!

Tybalt said...

Poor Susy. That was a lot for her to go through. She's a great kitty to have made it through and to be a good mum to her kits!

jenianddean said...

Bless her kitten heart! Glad to hear she and her kittens are doing well and all have good homes.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Julie said...

How scary for all involved..So glad to hear she had people like you there to help her through all of this..

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh my what a heart wrenching story..but I am so happy it has a happy ending.Poor little Suzie. My heart goes out to her and her little ones xx

Artsy Catsy said...

Aww, what a touching story. And those sweet little kitties look like .... ME! I'd better not let my mom see them.

Rocky

Shohom67 said...

I agree, an very touching story!

caspersmom said...

My what a story. Poor Susy, having babies when she was a baby herself. I honestly didn't think they could have kittens that young. Boy, I sure learned something today. So very glad they all found good forever homes.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a beautiful little mommie with her babies. So glad it turned out good and she got the help of a vet.
That's very much like Momma Dinah with her 6 kittens, except she managed to have them all about 6 hours before the scheduled C-section.
So glad she had someone like Kaye to care for her. And aren't those kittens gorgeous.
ML

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LOA said...

know i story like this My Steppa was 11 mo old and he bro got her day befor he went to get fixd She had 4 babys SHMOO MUS JR MAN AND TT and they ar all fixt now and living furever w/ me AMEN so now i have 7fur babys

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Poor little Susy! I have heard this happens alot. I'm glad she is being a good Mum.

Jess said...

i tried to comment here yesterday but i see it did not post...hmm...
anyway, i think Susy and her babies are just gorgeous. i didn't realize they could get pregnant that young. i'm lucky it didn't happen here since i kept Princess and her babies (now 2 yrs.old) but my vet wouldn't fix them til 6 months either.

i hope Susy is getting the chance to be a kitten now ;) she is such a cutie.

Mo said...

Wow - what a story!
I got all teary when I read that the tech who resuscitated the calico adopted her!
I can't imagine Little Isis having babies! So glad that this story had a happy ending.
Thanks for sharing it.
Not The Mama