We humanely trapped Persephone so she could have babies safe in the basement. I arranged a little commune area for her with two boxes as options for having her kittens, litter box- which she never used, catnip- that she never liked and cat food. I played Enya and other relaxing music, visited, petting and socializing and waiting and waiting .......... and waiting. It is an old house, basement is a little rickety so I made sure I could see behind or under everything, blocked off any potential escape routes- her previous litter was killed by Tom cat or raccoon.
So, here I was hoping I\'d at least get to see the new kittens, if not actually witnessed their birth. I had no idea a cat as small and as pregnant as she could get where she is right now.
I couldn\'t find her and we looked everywhere. Finally I saw a hole for tubing to a bathroom near the ceiling. I can only just see her if I tip toe and twist just right using a flash light.
Here is where she is- or you can click on her page and see the photo
It doesn\'t drop down, the floor of that space is level with the bottom of the hole, but she\'s way back there cradled behind a large pipe.
Should I let her proceed? I don\'t know what else I can do. Will the kittens fall? I put her food and water up there in case she gets hungry.