The process of labouring a newborn kittens

My cat just laboured to 5 beautiful kittens. This is my first time witnessing the labouring process of a cat. To be honest, ever since I realised my female cat tummy have grew bigger, I kept counting down the days and do up my research on the things that I needed  to know and prepare myself for that special moment. Therefore here I would like to share some points and information that I experience during this process and after the process. 

Trust me I understand how worried and excited you are when u know your beloved female cat is pregnant and about to labour at any moment. 

OK firstly, from the research I’ve done female cat will give labour around 60 days and so after they Mating. I know who the hell will know if the Mating is a success or not. Haha. Never mind  not to worry allow me to guide you through. 

Signs of a pregnant cat

  • The female cat will tend to eat more and rest more. 
  • The tummy tend to get bigger than normal, as for my cat it is so obvious because my female cat is not a chubby type. 
  • You will notice the nipple get pinkish than usual. 
  • She will tend to seek attention from you more. 

OK so after you noticed all the possible signs, you just gotta be patience and wait for the time. Only God knows when she will deliver the babies. At this time you will need to prepare the bedding for her, you might want to use the newspaper or bedding pad that easy for u to clean up after the whole process

Signs of labouring

  • She will tend to suddenly stop eating and rest more. 
  • She will find a dark and comfortable place to labour the kittens. 
  • She will meow to you to tell you that she’s about to deliver the babies. 
  • You will notice there’s a contraction on the tummy area as if like she’s feel uncomfortable and in pain. 

At this moment if you’re close with your female cat, she will expecting you to pet her and calm her down. Btw the male cat will just hack care to her so don’t even bother to finding answers why your male cat acted that way. 

Now the moment has come where you will see new kittens popping out. As for me, at this moment I start to feel excited and panicked. Many questions thons comes to my mind such as, what if the mommy cat not strong to push out the kittens during the labouring? ., how does the kittens looks like?, what if the mommy eat the babies?, do I have to help her cut off the placenta and whatever cords that connected with the kittens? Basically it’s a mix feeling of worried and excited. 

Please bear in mind, stop worrying! Your female cat can sense that you are worried and that will make the process to be not smooth. 

Just be patience. As for myself I play the calm music for pregnant cat in YouTube in order to make the cat and myself feels calm. 

During this process, do not worry on anything let the mommy cat do her job. She just need you to give her the moral support and show her some love that’s all. You don’t really have to care on what you need to do.

 https://youtu.be/dd-73NJ5E44 

I have attached the link for you to watch how the labouring process looks like.  Trust me she will do everything by herself. Oh unless if you noticed like something doesn’t look right then you can act on it as for me I noticed the 4th kitten got stuck by the head  so I actually slowly pull it out. Please do not rush. And please note down the time and day of every kitten so you know how long she delivered the babies. As for my cat she delivered with an interval of half an hour for each babies. She started around 1pm and ends around 4pm. Let me repeat this let her do her job she will clean the babies and eat the placenta and whatever that comes out with the kittens and just leave the cords with babies for few days till it drops by itself. 

After she successfully delivered all the kittens, I advice you to leave the mother and kittens alone. At this moment the mother deserves some rest. Look how shag she looks after the labouring.

Please put the food and drinks somewhere near her so she wouldn’t need to walk a long distance just to fill her stomach and get hydrated. 

You know I actually lost one of the kitten because I didn’t know that I shouldn’t touch or carry the baby too much for the first few weeks.  The mother somehow will be over protective and may loose interest to the kitten that you touch. I think he is dead because the mother have lost interest to him and nvr feed him or cleanse him or something like that. Honestly I also not sure what is the cause for the death. Anyways just a reminder, try not to change the bedding for the first two weeks as the mother would prefer the scent and will feel lost and she might kill all the kittens. Hahaha just joking but really do not change the bedding and leave it at least the first week. At this moment the mother cat is very sensitive to everything. 

I hope my sharing might be useful to some you and may give you some ideas what will happen. If you have any comments please feel free to write it to me.  Cheers. 

Another year of blessed

Without realizing much the time past really fast,  we are nearer to the end of 2016. 

This year I was blessed with a good job,  good people I know,  a good memories and a good way to end my 2016 by understand myself better and get nearer to the one and only, the almighty,  Allah.  

He has given me many opportunity such as get a chance to do my solo backpacking,  meet up and making  with a lot of friends from all around the world,  given me a chance to understand what’s a designer’s life really like,  given me a challenging test that could make me instant myself better and knows who’s there for me and who’s not.  

I feel blessed that he has given me this chances to make me realise and to believe  in him.  I am happy that through the struggle I faced my family always there for me.  I really thank those friends that able to understand what I’m going through and supported me.  My bosses and colleagues that always make move forward and to think positively.  

I hope next year, 2017 will be another adventurous year as we the humans won’t live in this old world forever so let us prepared ourself for the worse to come and trust in him that every single thing that happens and every single person that passed through our life were meant to be.  Thanks God for everything.  May God bless everyone. 

My thought on the  ablutions before prayers for muslims

Ok I am not that knowledgeable in my religion that I’m practicing  which is Islam.  However this is just my thought on the ablutions before prayers.  

There’s few areas that we need to clean and wash through  and all the steps might have the reason why we doing it.  Like I said this is just my thought so judge me if you think you’re knowledgeable Hahaha.  

Firstly we wash our hands.  The reason for this I think because we always touch things and sometimes we even forget to clean our hands.  

Secondly we gargle in order to clean the interior of our mouth.  And for this i feel that due to our hectic lifestyle we sometimes  forgot to drink enough water and to be self conscious  in our hygiene. So I think in order to pray we need to make sure we smell good and do have some self respect.  

Thirdly,  we wash our nose.  As for this I feel that sometimes it’s not proper for us to dig our nose and clean in public therefore maybe this is part of the reason why we clean our nose.  

Forth,  we wash through our face.  Again due to our hectic  lifestyle we might forget to notice how oily and dirty our face so I think this might support the reason. Haha

Fifth,  we wash through our hands till the elbow area.  As for this I feel that it helps us to cleanse the sweat and dirt that were on our hands. 

Sixth,  we wash our front hair or head.  Ok maybe we do this because it cleanse off the sweat and the oiliness that are on our head and somehow I feel it helps me to feel relaxed. 

Seventh,  we wash our ears.  Maybe becauseit helps to cleanse the dirt…hmmmm..

And lastly,  we washed our feet this is because  we didn’t really notice how dirty our feet so maybe this might  support the reason. 

Bottom line I believe we do all this in order to cleanse ourself from dirt,  sweat and for our hygienic purposes.  It may sound troublesome but somehow whenever  I do all the steps properly I feel relaxed and peace and I’m not sure why.  So yup that’s I feel about today’s topic

My purpose in life

Let me drop down few purpose in life that I can think of as to reminds me when I feel down and get emotional and unmotivated. 

  • Live happily and do things because of Allah not for people. 
  • Make my parents happy and proud of me. 
  • Achieve my goals to be an artist or designer, eventhough I am one but lots more of things for to learn and exposed to. As knowledge is never enough. 
  • Give back o the society. 
  • Be financially stable so that I won’t have debt in life. 
  • Retire happily. 
  • Have a beautiful family, wife and children, maybe at least 4 children. 
  • Travel the world and discover the unknown.
  •  Be kind and respect to people and bring inspiration to others. 

That’s what I can think as for now. I’m going with the flow to the plans that God has set and do it right and work hard to achieve it.  May God always guide me through and open up opportunities for me to grow and be successful. Amin. 

Expressing through art

Earlier I had an art session which needed me to decorate a box to show or express my feelings.  We were told to decorate the outer box as to represent how people see us and the inner box as to show how we feel about our self And the attached picture above was my creation. We were given 1hr to decorate it and another hour to explained on our creation. 

Subconsciously,  I just do as what I feel and paste whatever that my mind wanted me to paste on the box.

Let me explained on the outer side first.  

Living in this fast pace society humans tend to be competitive and sometimes we do something without thinking much of the consequences. 

As for the top of the box  you noticed I paste a colourful flowery silhouette of a person with the word  special.  That figure is representing me with  my colourful, loud and bold character and personality.  The colours basically representing my jovial,  go with the flow type of person and always do something to make myself feels good.  Through experiences Ive leant in order to make your life beautiful you have to change how you portray yourself and the way you think about yourself.   

As far as I know,  some  people that knows me able to accept my character but some just can’t. If you ask me why I don’t think I know why.  Lol.  

I never feel sad if a person can’t click with me as I believe I am special and there’s other people that will appreciate me as a friend or a human being.  

Last few month has been a rough months for me,  I learnt who is my true friends,  I’ve learnt on my mistakes,  and I realised that everything that happen to us have been planned by the almighty.  ‘He’  gave us challenges because he know we are strong and able to handle it and at the same time he want us to realised on our wrong doing.  If you noticed there’s many eyes were pasted on the cover of the box. Basically that representing people around us.  Humans can’t escape from making mistakes and we also have the right to judge and make an assumption on a situation we see.  Those eyes are my threat. Even though I know I don’t care on what others think about me but through the stares I somehow get insecure. Lol.  Does it sound contradicting?? Lol

We may think positively in every situation we faced but as humans we have a feeling that lead to ego,  insecure and so on to appear. 

Alright so now let’s move on to the side of the box.  Ok the sides basically showing my interest and goals in life.  I am a people-oriented and therefore I appreciate freedom. Family and friends that I can rely on are the pillars of motivation  for me.  I don’t like to be lock in a space,  I will get easily bored and i am nature person.  That’s somehow a summarize on the outer side of the box or my expression of how people see on me. 

OK the above are the back of the cover. The tiger represents myself and the butterfly representing my goals.  Yup,  it’s hard for me to chase my goals as there’s no such thing as smooth journey in life.  We have to fall,  injured, cry,  suffer before we achieved to what we want it to be.  And the word FABULOUS  Basically just shows my personality as I always try to  think positively in every situation I faced.  

And now the last part which is inner side of the box which expressing how I feel about myself. 

OK I realised our life is like a wave that goes up and down,  Even though we know we try our best to be cheerful and stay positive but there’s a corner of sadness and sorrow in us.  Today we may feel happy the next day we feel stressed up it’s uncertain.  The red colour representing my sadness and worries as I always tend to think too much and the blue representing my happiness.  The rest such as stars and shinning papers just representing my goals  that I have that Im still striving to achieve. 

 Ok so basically here’s my share on what I feel about my life.  Do tag me if you feel like you wanna share urs.  Let us share some love and learn from one another. 

Recycle of used materials 

Today I would like to share my new creation that I made by using used materials such as cardboard boxes, toilet roll, empty air freshener spray,  magazines and many more. 

Having a kitten/pet is not easy,  you have to make sure you are committed and financially stable to take care of them.  

As a pet lover,  we can’t bear to see our dearest pet just sit and loitering around at home doing nothing.  We will definitely  need to spend on things like cages, place for them to sleep and play,  food and many more.  

However money is not everything.  You just need a little skills and creativity to DIY some of the things yourself if possible. So here’s a few creation that I would like to share. 

 Firstly,  the  cat play house that I created which comes with sensor light and fake grass carpet. 

This playhouse was made of ;

  • two cartons of cat cans food that were tape together
  • an empty air freshener spray
  •  fake grass carpet
  • Toilet roll cardboard
  • And spray or paint

Here are more photos of the outcomes.  Let me know if you wanna know more on the steps. 

And then get your pet to test it!

Do now lets beautify it.!

Secondly, I create my pet hanging net. .  It is made up of ;

  • String
  • Bell ball/feathers/other cat toys 
  • 2 piece of pole

This is the easiest  but will take time to make the netting. Old

Lastly my cat’s sleeping basket.It is made up of;

The generation z

I just finished watching the cardboard boxer and it made me think and blog on this. 

I am greatful  that I got a shelter to live,   Job that allows me to be financially stable,  family that pours their true love and cares for me and a decent knowledge and qualification that allows me to keep moving and progressing. 

But am I doing some thing that I enjoy? That I love to do? Do I feel enough to what I have? Many more questions that plays through my mind.  

I am speaking on behalf of some generation Z,  we complaint, we whine, we easily got broke down,  we boot licking  and many more just to to keep up with life and to support ourself.  The world get very competitive and cruel.  Just because of power,  status and wealth ended us up to all this. Sometimes I wonder,  does the generation before us feel this way? 

We easily get influence by nonsense stuff we saw on YouTube which we think it’s ‘cool’,  we try hard to achieved our dreams to be a successful person but we are not doing things we love doing it.  Due to that we complain and whine.  We seldom practise basic manners such as thank you,  excuse me,  I’m sorry and many more due to the  fast paced society and environment we lived in.  We blame others for the mistakes we did. We forget about other people kindness after we get what we want.  

What is happening to us? Until when am I gonna live this way.  I gotta change this.  Lets look forward and act upon it to make a difference in our lives.