A stray cat spent some time exploring a barn close to Lake Chelan in Washington. She didn’t appear to think they may not pick her up, but everyone was walking past. The first person to approach the cat and start feeding her was a kind neighbor. The mother understood she should soon anticipate children as she observed how distinctively the cat’s tummy grew.
It is bad for kittens to be born in the open, so she resorted to the Internet community in the hopes of finding a volunteer animal activist. A Seattle, Washington animal rights advocate named Ashley Morrison answered her phone and volunteered to pick up the pregnant mother.
“The cat was not microchipped and no one was looking for her. She was a little scared when we first met,” says Ashley.
In order for the fluffy savage to relax, Ashley settled her in a quiet room for the time being. Slowly but surely, the striped beauty thawed out in relation to people and began to accept affection, especially she liked it when her forehead was scratched.
As soon as she moved into her personal room, the kitty ran to the window to watch the birds. She liked the new abode, and especially the presence of such truly cat-like entertainment in it. In honor of this predilection, she was named the Poultry Girl.
The birdkeeper eventually felt emancipated and wanted to play after a few days. She was enthralled by Ashley’s array of toys that were scattered about, and she also enjoyed being able to eat as much as she wanted and lounge on various soft surfaces.
Two weeks later, the sweetest surprise was waiting for Ashley in the cat’s room, brightening her morning. “At night, the hen delivered birth. In this instance, I left a blanket basket in the restroom. She feels at ease in quiet, gloomy areas, so it only makes sense that I discovered them there when I woke up, explains Ashley.
Five strong cubs (Finch, Hawk, Raven, Robin and Dove) were born, all with an endless appetite.
For the first week, they drank milk around the clock, without sticking to their mother, being distracted only by sleep. The poultry keeper kept them well fed and washed, thus showing motherly love.
The kittens practically doubled in size within a week of birth. Although their eyes have not yet opened, the snide lumps of fluff have already mastered the hiss, which reveals their stubborn, arrogant personalities.
In particular, Hawk and Dove enjoyed hissing. At this age, kittens cannot see or hear, so they hiss to defend themselves.
Raven, black kitten, pioneer. He first saw the light of the surrounding world on the eighth day. When both of his eyes were already wide open, the brothers and sisters were just beginning to see clearly.
“Kittens’ eyes open at around six days of age, but it can take up to two weeks,” adds Ashley.
She has a strong sense of self-preservation because the poultry house was housed in a barn. She only feels secure in locations with an emergency exit and an escape strategy, according to Ashley.
She peacefully leaves her chicks in the nest in the bathroom while she goes to feed and stretch since she doesn’t like too much light streaming in through the open shutters on the windows.
At home, things have improved at the Poultry House. She now dives into a collection of toys and plays in them like a kitten whenever she takes a break from being a mother.
She is a wonderful mother, but too young. She wouldn’t raise kids; she would be a child herself. When she gets a permanent home where she can play and be loved, I will be delighted for her when her mission as a mother is completed.
Thanks to a kind passer-by and a network of rescuers, the mother cat and her children have a bright future. In the meantime, the kittens have to grow and grow, absorbing cat skills from their mother.
Malinovka has one eye fully opened, and the other is still in the process.
At the age of two weeks, the hawk finally peered out and saw the world.
Once the kittens start to hear, the small floppy ears will pop up.
Mother Birder loves it when Ashley comes to babysit the kittens, and she goes home with peace of mind to play until she’s exhausted.
All six fluffies enjoy life in overexposure, in home comfort and coziness.