Something very exciting has happened - Kittens!!!! Soft, Fluffy utterly marvelous kittens!
This little fellow is Cherry Pop - He is already an ounce bigger than he should be at just 1 week old. He arrived along with his sister Marshmallow (She's a little shy)
Their Mama Sweet Pea is doing fine - and is by far the most natural and amazing mother I could have imaginec. She is just so gentle and patient with the babies and knows exactly how to care for them.
The birth was pretty horrific - we were too late to save one (We are calling him Toast) and little Marshmallow we found freezing cold but softly mewing, it took us an hour to bring her back to life and finally Sweat Pea took it into her own paws and got her drinking and feeding.
Marshy is a bit smaller than Pop so we were a bit worried about them! It turns out Marshy is normal sized and Cherry Pop is massive :-)
The house smells like milk and little kitten mews and sucks are the most prevalent sound - but it is very contented and happy.
The challenge for the next couple of weeks? Moving back across to Edinburgh!