That ‘Fussy Mom’ would be me! SIGH.
I LOVE order. Give me something to organize and I’m in ‘hog heaven!’ I like things just so, and will often work myself into a frenzy attempting to attain that level of ‘just so,’ thereby forcing the world around me to conform whether or not it’s in anybody’s best interest. Yesterday the error of my ways came to roost when Sequoia staged a small kitty rebellion. Just as I was happy, too. I had her in the kennel out in the center of the room, with the sides open so I could visit and pester as necessary. Lots of light, of course. Who doesn’t like things light and airy? I bustled around and got my little heating pad situated under the nest so I wouldn’t be using up my air activated hand/body warmer thingies. I had the baby monitor situated and the KittyCam clamped and aimed just right on the little table I use. Oh, yes, and an additional nightlight lamp so all you folks in Great Britain can visit and see something while I’m sleeping. Naturally this required a lot of running of power cords, shifting of Sequoia’s nest and general obtrusive disruption. Oh, yes, and Sequoia was being restless and weird for some ungodly reason, and the baby was crying a lot which all put me into a panic so I was nipping in and out checking on them at every opportunity. Things escalated. I was oblivious. Fortunately Camstreams, and therefor KittyCam, went down shortly before Sequoia made her move and dragged little Jitterbug to safety away from the mayhem I’d created. I immediately came to my senses (more or less) and moved her nest back to the darker part of the room and made it into a safer feeling place for her. I did manage to sneak the monitor and cam under the flap on one end.
Sequoia did well for the rest of the evening and through the night and seems fine this morning, but I’m going to have to come to terms with the idea that *we* do this on Sequoia’s terms, not mine. I’m glad that she’s allowed the cam to peek in (at least for now) so that we can all watch little Jitterbug’s journey, hopefully she won’t change her mind if I behave myself.
Both mom and baby continue to do well. I was delighted this morning to see that Jitterbug had made a significant weight gain. She will be a week old tomorrow and should be opening her eyes in the next 3 – 5 days.