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Hello! Welcome to a new Follow the Litter! We’d like to introduce you to our new Follow the Litter momma, Crystal! Crystal was transported from a Los Angeles rescue partner in early March and has been in the loving care of a foster family since then. These were the first pictures taken of Crystal in her new foster home. Crystal’s foster mom says she was a little shy (that hiding place by the basket was her favorite place) but has been getting used to her temporary family and enjoying their company.
Crystal’s belly has been growing and growing since she’s been in our care. Crystal’s foster mom says all she pretty much does nowadays is try to lay in comfortable positions!
And getting in a comfortable position can be hard for a pregnant mom
Crystal’s new place seems to be a leather ottoman! “Can you please pass the remote? I need to see what’s on Animal Planet!”
And her other new place? On the couch, a nice comfy place to rest!
Still a lot of resting going on for soon-to-be-mommy, Crystal. Crystal’s foster mom says it’s been hard for her to get into comfortable positions with such a big pregnant tummy!
Yay! Crystal had her babies! She had six beautiful kittens – all seem to look very different!
Crystal’s foster mom says Crystal is doing a great job of caring for her babies. At last she can get into a comfy position!
Close-up on the babies now. Do we spy… A COW KITTEN?!
It’s been two days since the kittens have been born and Crystal’s foster mom says every kitten is eating and sleeping regularly. Great job, Crystal!
Since their birth a week ago, the babies have been doing great. All have been gaining weight and nursing like normal, healthy kittens. Crystal’s been a good mom, too!
It’s time to meet all the babies, one at a time! “Hi, I’m Cracker! I’m mostly gray, except for some markings on my face.”
“I’m Crackle! I’m the biggest kitten of the bunch and I am mostly white. My fosters call me the ‘cow kitten.’”
“My name is Cranberry. My foster mom says I have very neat stripes.”
“I’m Crayon! I have a white stripe down my face and am a dark tiger color. I am the smallest kitten of the bunch.”
“My name is Cricket! I am also a tiger striped color and like my sibling, Crayon, I also have a white face.”
“I am Cruiser and I’m also ‘tiger striped.’ But look at my beautiful tan markings on my face.”
The kittens are super cute up close! Look at how different everyone looks!
Time for a Kitten Nap Pile. Shhhh, looks like everyone’s getting ready for bed!
All good things to report today! Crystal’s been a good mom nursing and cleaning the kittens every day and night. Her foster mom says she does get some “girl time” alone. She loves to spend it being brushed by her foster family!
Who doesn’t love a kitten pile?
They’re almost arranged in a star pattern. Awww!
The kittens have started opening their eyes! It’s slow at first, but they’re trying! This is Cracker peeking…
Crackle’s trying out the “pirate peek” out. Arrrrrr!
And Cricket’s opening her eyes, too! She’s so teeny, we think she looks more like a mouse than a kitten!
Hey there, pretty momma! Crystal is still nursing her babies and this is still the kittens’ favorite activity… nom nom!
Eyes open! The kittens’ ears have also started to unfold so their world is opening up around them. Very soon now they will begin exploring. However, they still enjoy huddling up for nap time.
Take a guess… how many boys? How many girls? We’ll tell you! Five of these kittens are boys and only one is a girl. We’ll reveal who is the loud and proud girl next week!
You’ve made it to the ‘Only Girl of the Litter’ Reveal Day. Was your guess right? The only girl is Crackle, the black and white kitten! (aka Cow Kitten) The other five siblings are male. Posing with Crackle is brother Cruiser (brown face) and brother Cricket (white face).
The kittens’ foster mom says that Cracker, the little grey kitten, wins the Most Adventurous Award so far! He’s always up and investigating everything around him.
The kittens will start to eat kitten food soon, they still love to nurse on their mom, Crystal. Although Crystal is starting to feel it’s time for the kittens to eat their own food! (What is Cricket doing there on his mom’s back??)
Adventure Time! It’s Indiana Kitten and the Great Cat Scratcher!
A tisket, a tasket, cute kittens find the basket.