it is very windy today. mommy came home from church and errands with her hair blown in every direction. i am glad that i am not an outdoor cat because i might be blown away.
i asked mommy about the questions you all have and she suggested i interview her so she can answer all my questions at once. here's a picture of the two of us. mommy says to forgive her for the messy hair -- it hasn't been the same since the wind blew it around. her comments are the slanty-typed ones.
-my friends online have questions about the kitten in your belly. will you answer some of them?
-sure. let me turn the space heater on first so you can have your black cat sauna time.
-everyone wants to know what it is. do you know yet?
-nope. we won't know until around february 15th at the earliest when i go have a picture taken of the kitten in my belly by a special machine called an ultrasound. are you hoping for a brother or a sister?
-khyra asked me that last question. i think i want a sister but i will be happy with whatever comes out. what are you and daddy going to call the kitten?
-if it is a tomkitten, it will definitely be "daniel james". if it is a little girl, we like "kathleen moira" or "katie" for short. we also might just name her "cady moira".
-huffle's mommy wanted to know how your vet appointments have been. huffle said you can scratch the vet if you don't like what is being done.
-i wish i could scratch my doctor (what we call the human vet) if i didn't like what was being done! actually, i like my doctor. her name is michelle and she is wonderful. she is happy with how i am doing. when i go in, they take a urine sample to make sure things are ok and they listen to my heart/lungs. they also have taken blood to make sure that certain things are at appropriate levels. i am excited for the next appointment because we might be able to hear the kitten's heartbeat.
-will i have to bathe the kitten?
-no. daddy and i will give it baths in the sink like we did with you when you were much smaller.
-will i have to feed it? will it give me tuna?
-no. daddy and i will feed it, mostly me. i don't think it will be able to give you tuna until it is much bigger. you only get tuna on special occasions anyway.
-how big is the kitten right now?
-it is the size of a jelly bean. oh wait... in cat terms, it is about the size of one of your paw pads.
-yes, that small. it will get much bigger very quickly though.
-when does the kitten come out of your belly?
-the estimated due date is june 20th. it could be before or after that date though.
-will it love me? will you still love me?
-of course you will still be loved by daddy and i. you are our love panther!!! the baby will learn to love you as it grows up and we will try very hard to teach it not to pull your tail.
-will there be lots of visitors when it comes?
-there probably will. the only ones you have to be nice to are your grandmothers (who will probably give you tuna to make them like you -- the rest you can ignore or hide during their visits.
-i think that is the end of my questions. thank you mommy!
-no problem, sweetheart. if your friends have any other questions, they can go to my pregnancy blog.
here is the t-shirt mommy was wearing today: