The Kittens are Here!

They are here!

Monday night about 10:00 we were watching TV while Luna lounged on the chair beside us. Suddenly she tensed and gave me a wild eyed look. I knew immediately that she was going into labor and whisked her off to her nest in our bedroom closet. James was still awake so called him into the bedroom and we all watched as she had her babies. The first one was the most difficult, so we quietly calmed and soothed her through it. I double anyone wants to see pictures of a cat actually giving birth, so I won't blog them. Father and James both have weak stomachs but were able to handle watching the whole process from birth to clean up to Luna cutting off the umbilical cord and dealing with the placenta.

James went off to bed after the 4th baby was born at 11:58. Baby #5 arrived at 12:45 and we all hoped that was the last one (which is was) because we were all exhausted. Luna fell asleep while the babies nursed and we climbed into bed to sleep around 1:30.

Luna woke us up around 5:00 basically just wanting loves and trying to snuggle up with me, while the babies slept. Since she had the kittens on Monday, she has had a personality change. Generally she won't lay in our laps and will only accept be cuddled a few minutes before wanting to get down. When she isn't with the kittens, she now wants to be snuggled and held. Father said she slept in his lap for a while and even crawled into James lap to be cuddled. We are making sure she is getting as much attention as the kittens, plus making sure the kittens are getting enough mama time.

We have two orange kitties, two grayish kitties and one looks just like Luna. They are all adorable.

Soap Box Moment: Lack of professionalism

Soap Box Moment: Lack of professionalism

The shopping center where our business is located is in the process of being sold. We received legal documents from our landlord to sign. The document contained some erroneous information, plus a few misspellings. Such as lased for leased and ay for any. Being the perfectionist that I am (which comes from working as a secretary for 20 years and experience as a paralegal) I circled the items to be corrected and advised Father to fax it back to the landlord to be corrected. In all my years working in the corporate world, it was considered an embarrassment if any document contained any type of misspelling. Also in the legal world, lawyers demanded and required that every document be perfect.

I have held to that standard all my life and expect no less from any business we are involved with. We once received an interesting email from a salesperson wanting our business. The email contained numerous misspellings and grammar errors. Did we want someone who couldn't be bothered to present himself in a professional fashion representing us. NO! He lost our business and the opportunity due to his lack of professionalism.

I can't tell you how many books I have read or professional websites I have visited that contain misspellings. What has happened to the proofreaders and editors of the publishing business. Has the standard been dropped so low that no one cares anymore. What has happened to professionalism?

Pregnant Luna

Luna is just about ready to have her babies. She is due any time now and we are waiting and watching. It has been interesting to watch as her tummy ripples and the babies move about. She has started spending more time indoors and keeping close to us. Whenever I look at her, she gives me googoo eye looks - which is basically loving blinking looks and requests for nose nuzzles. Stayed tuned for the baby sagas.