Warning: Not for the faint of heart
How could a good unschooler resist documenting the birth of kittens? Not us! We decided to take in a pregnant mother cat that had been hanging around our church for a while now. She is really sweet, and a good mommy.
The children were SO excited to be able to witness the experience. It happened on Thursday, April 24, 2008, starting around 7:00 p.m., when Missy (the name we think we’ve chosen for the momma) started acting strange and headed for a tight place. Luckily, I was able to convince her to birth in a laundry basket with her bed in the tub.
So, here’s the entire experience of the birth of Kitten #2 (an orange like her mommy):
Cutting the Cord, and Taking care of the placenta:
The full litter of four beautiful kittens (one black with orange/white, one gray with orange, one orange, and one tan/white or light orange):