When It All Goes Right

RagaMuffin kitten

Author- Cristen Dillard         Magnolia Rags
As a breeder, we hope everything will always go right. We plan. We test. We think and pray. Our beloved girls get pregnant, and we anticipate the arrival. Closer to due date, we pamper the girls more. Make sure they eat plenty. Rub their backs, and never fall for the “rub my belly” pose. Lol.
The due date comes. We plan to never leave the house for days until the little ones are safely here. Behind the scenes in a good cattery, theres so much worry and stress!
But we cant let on about that!
This week my girl, Della, was due. The last three births with my girls had been traumatic in one way or another. It tested my grit beyond measure. I even thought about quitting because my heart was broken.
So to say I was nervous is putting it mildly. Della woke me up at 7:30 Dec 21, and let me know it was time. Before noon, we had three beautiful, perfectly healthy looking classic tabbies. Each birth was simple and straight forward. No scares. No resuscitations. No vigorous rubbing needed. Della did it all while I waited to see if any help was needed. What a blessing it was that it was uneventful! We just cant ever take that for granted. Everything working as it should. Plenty of milk. And everyone is happy. I guess these moments are what keeps us going as we try to preserve this wonderful breed.