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Old 03-18-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hi I live on the 5th floor of a streetside appartment with essentially knife edge window sills and a cat just walked in my window, there is only one place she could have come from which is the building next door. The lights are on but no is home.

I think she is having kittens, she is looking desperately for somewhere to clawl into or under. I have thrown everything possible at the neighbours windows and put the cat back out on the ledge but she wont go.


If she is going to have kittens in my house, what should I do?

There is no way of me getting into the next house without a code for the door and its 1.30 am here in Paris

help, wiil she be ok, I am mental and have built a kind of house out of pillows etc...

AHHHHH
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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Harper, please don't worry too much, animals know what they need to do. You just need to be a witness of the event if she allows you to do so. Have a towel or something soft where she can rest her body and she will do all the work by herself, perhaps next day you can get a cardboard box or something similar to make some class of enclosure for the babies.
Also, in a few days she will take her babies to her home one by one. I do hope you like cats and this is not disturbing for you.
Good look and if possible look after the mother!!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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If she is to have kittens, she would appreciate a carton or basket with a towell on bottom. This would be best put in a closet, or perhaps in the bathroom with lights low.
Good luck.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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a mother cat, know eXactly how to have kittens
it's quite a natural process, for them
once, they start birthing them,
you likely, can't move her,
or, she'll get real mad at you,
so, maybe, get an old blanket/or towel
(baby kittens, look pretty wet, when born)
and, she will clean up; all the messes,
that are created, so, don't get upset,
if it appears, she is eating 'after-birth' etc.,
apparently, they do that
~perhaps; a good box ? or, something to place her in
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:48 AM   #5
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yes, they like, a private space / good suggestion

i once, had a cat, have her kittens in bed with me,
in the middle of the night, when, i was about 12
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:50 AM   #6
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thank you so much for responding, I love cats and only dont have one because of where I live, uo in the sky in a small appartment.

Ok thanks, this is like some 911 call by a child, if it wa sin the countryside where I live I could handle it, but she is going wild inside a tiny appartment.

sorry
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:51 AM   #7
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That's so beautiful, so kind of you, please don't throw her out and away...they are quite self-sufficient, she knows how to care of herself and babies , don't worry, follow your instincts .

A safe box in quiet corner or under the table even would do with some clean towels you can miss . Bowl of water and watch for her .

You can always move them later if they don't belong to you or call to vet for advice .

Tomorrow is a day, it may not come immediately , hope the cat is not ill.

What kind of cat is it ?

If it's kittens you'll be delighted and see how thankful she will be to you .

Please keep us updated . Documentary picture would do


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Old 03-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #8
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AWWWWW

mes chatons Parisiens petits!


i love this thread! you're doing such a nice thing!
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:01 AM   #9
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Oh jesus, Im not going to throw her away, planty - my strange plant, is not doing too well but he will be with me till he chooses to leave, I put a sort of bed in the bathroom with the lights off and that seems to be better....thank you


Im not afraid of kittens, just dont want her to be frightened....

sorry for being dramatic, if you saw where I lived you would be wonderin too
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:04 AM   #10
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I just read article to refresh memory: suggests several newspapers in the box for her which can be removed carefully as each one becomes soiled. Later can put mother and kittens on clean towell in same box. But I like idea of not disturbing her because of her not being familiar with you. She may not necessarily settle where you want her too. She may be determined to select her place for this event.
You could have box with shredded newspaper or paper towells available for her also in case she needs to relieve herself.

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:31 AM   #11
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Thank you all, after an hour an a half, I decided to shout from the windows and a frantic and now delighted couple have their kitty back and they will have the kittens in the morning.

Honestly if you could imagine it is unlikely for that to happen and how more unlikely it is to shout at the correct people in the middle of a big city and have them hear and find you.

Oh kitty, reminded me of life
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:36 AM   #12
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Oh, great, Harper. That was the best outcome for all. I guess what she needed you for was to help her get back in to her home. Good job.
Good night. You'll be counting kitties instead of sheep?

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:44 AM   #13
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oh cos it the last days en all, I will be completely off off topic
She didnt like smoked salmon or reaally good anchoives from spain, Im so relieved she and her flatmates are happy, just kiddin for relief....

Thank you you were all so human

Best evening in a while, despite my worries....
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:48 AM   #14
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They usually don't want food at such a time. Don't be surprised if she pays a call on you another time to accept your gourmet offerings !!! I am sure she will remember you fondly. What colour is she? Trying to picture her...
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:53 AM   #15
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A beautiful tabby but dark and like tortoise shell all the stripes met up in circles on her back..... a beaute
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:57 AM   #16
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If she chose your house you'll have the luck of a cat!

Thank you for your kindness!
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:19 AM   #17
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A beautiful tabby but dark and like tortoise shell all the stripes met up in circles on her back..... a beaute
Well the mother chose you for a reason, most likely your neighbor won't need "all" the kittens and she'd rather have one or two stay close to home...

see if you can at least get a picture to share with all of us...

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:30 AM   #18
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if she is still in the birthing process - she might want a small bowl of milk to replenish her strength... just be sure to go in slowly, and scoot it next to her head (from a distance- so she doesn't get nervous), and talk soothingly to her- she obviously picked your place because of the good (safe) vibes...
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:54 AM   #19
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Thanks for sharing Harper. Good to know everything worked out. May be you could ask the happy couple to name one of the kittens Avalon
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:58 AM   #20
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Yip or patrick, it was saint pi day today.

Thank you sincerely for all you wonderful smashingness!
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:53 AM   #21
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I wish I would've have seen your thread earlier. Here's an old b&w silent film from 1944 about a couple of cats rearing kittens.

http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/pri...e_of_a_cat.php


"A male cat courts a female cat and they raise a family together. We see the kittens being born and nurtured by mother, while an interested and proud dad lends his support. Beautifully photographed and executed. With subtitles, no dialog, and a refreshing absence of human beings onscreen. Very touchingly realized by Alexander Hammid, whose collaborations with Maya Deren I had prior acquaintance with, and also highly recommend." -imdb.com
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:23 AM   #22
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Yip or patrick, it was saint pi day today.

Thank you sincerely for all you wonderful smashingness!
Congratulations you wonderful Scor pi O... maybe the kitty dropped by to let you know you could be receiving gifts and secrets of the Universe.



And maybe some color ah ha moments.

Maybe the secrets of the Sphinx even.

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Old 03-18-2010, 11:06 AM   #23
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There must be some hidden meaning to it...
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:35 AM   #24
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There must be some hidden meaning to it...
Who knows?

Also, when a cat becomes more affectionate than usual, is that a sign as well? That perhaps they have truly connected with you?
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:31 PM   #25
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I think I dreamt about your kittens last night, Harper. I got to keep one!
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