I quickly removed the bathroom rugs & our pile o' laundry, and put a laundry basket in the corner with some clean, old towels. And boy did she get busy! In the space of about 90 minutes she had all four kittens, cleaned them up, and was purring as they nursed. Everyone looks perfectly healthy! Matilda is tired, but happy - it's so sweet to hear her purring as she cleans her babies! She has let me handle all of the kittens and has taken them back with no problems.
I'm not sure yet how long I'll keep them all in the bathroom, but probably at least a week. We'll re-evaluate everything then, and see how everyone is doing. And if you live in middle Tennessee and are considering getting a kitten, these sweeties will all need homes around Memorial Day! :-)
This little girl is Glenda. She's named after an e-friend of mine who has a birthday today. She's a dilute calico, so I know she's a girl. The other three are still TBA.
This is Charlie. Just look at that face. The teeny pink nose and stubbly whiskers, the squinched up eyes and tiny, misplaced ears...love it.