Thursday Thirteen - WARNING - What I've Learned

There are a number of kitties and woofies whose mommies are expecting blurpy things. I thoughts I'd compile a short, but helpful, list of what I've learned. Please feel free to add any of your thoughts and/or anything you've learned to my comments.

Thirteen Things I’ve learned about Pregnant Mommies
1. Keep them fed. If they get hungry, they get cranky.

2. Keep them cool, or warm. If they get to cold, or to hot, they get cranky

3. They get swollen feet and ankles. Do not laugh at this, it makes them cranky

4. They have to pee a lot so they don’t get a lot of sleep, don’t walk across their bladder, this makes them cranky

5. They tend to get a bit “larger” but not necessarily softer. Do not try to “fluff” them when you’re getting comfy in bed, this makes them cranky

6. They get a bit, ahem, gassy toward the end. Do NOT sleep by this area. That will make YOU cranky.

7. They cannot drink booze. This makes them cranky, especially when everyone else around them is enjoying a cold one.

8. They have a lot of things they “want” to do but are to “tired” to do, this makes them cranky.

9. The impending blurpy thing kicks them from the inside, especially in the ribs. This makes them cranky.

10. They can’t seem to remember even the smallest thing (like my Sunday catnip fix). This makes them cranky.

11. Since they are tired, hungry, heavy and can’t remember stuff, it does NOT help to be demanding. It only makes them cranky.

12. They cannot eat a lot at one time because the blurpy thing makes their tummy curve funny, this can cause acid reflux and lotsa “not kitty friendly leftovers”. This makes them cranky…especially when a yummy yummy Chipotle burrito is involved.

13. Keep them FED! A hungry pregnant woman is scary thing. I can NOT stress enough the importance of keeping them FED.

What does NOT make them cranky? A warm, purring kitty…as long as it isn’t on their lap when they have to get up 5 times to pee, or walking on their “girly chests”, or get between them and the fridge.

I have also learned that us kitties get more leeway than the daddies. After all, it is all their fault.

Sorry sorry sorry we've been bad bloggers lately. Mommy and daddy painted and decorated the nursery and also "clutter cleared" the house for this weekend's garage sale. It was in the 80s with high humidity so mommy spend her "down time" resting (and whining shhhhhhhhh don't tell her I said that!)

Since she can't put the laptop on her lap and spends a lot of time with her Jabba the Hut feet propped up, we can't visit much, but we are thinking of you all and missing you!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Mr. Hendrix, you summed it up very well. I am sure all teh kitties who's Mom's are expecting will agree!

The Creek Cats said...

You sure have learned a lot Mr Hendrix!!

We've missed you too!!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Very indepth list, Mr. Hendrix.

I also found that you should not act too cute lest your mom burst into tears for no apparent reason.

We are excited for you guys!!!

Max said...

Oh, you forgot...DON'T feed them after midnight, and don't get them wet.

Or something like that ;)

And you're allowed to be lax in your blogging. After all, keeping an eye on a human who is in the end stretch of gestating a future sticky person is hard work. I hope you're getting lots of crunchy treats...

Jans Funny Farm said...

Wow, you are a fountain of information, Hendrix. Sounds like everything makes these humans expecting a blurpy CRANKY. Would it help to send her to an air conditioned cave in the desert until after it's all over? You'd just have to be sure to ship her with a TON of food.

Other than being cranky, we hope your mom is doing great!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


I hate to tell woo this BUT



Reese =^..^= said...

Very good advice!

The Island Cats said...

Wow...lots of stuff makes pregnant mommies cranky! Keep purring, Hendrix!

Chrissie said...

My mom said you are RIGHT ON, Hendrix. And she also said it might be a really baaaaad idea to getcher Bendrix on when there's a blurpy on the way, cuz'....it'll make her cranky.

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

That is a very good lesson. So most everything makes a pregnant Mom cranky. We hope you are having fun loving on her and being a good helper.

edda said...

and after they have the blurpies, don't walk across their tummy scars. it makes them cranky.

Hansel said...

wat a gud fing ta post! warning: do not let mommeh's haf blurpies!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You can come over anytime to escape the Mommy stuff.

Cory said...

You have learned a whole lot Mr. Hendrix...we have missed you!

My Littel Island said...

hahahahahahah hahahahah thanks fur making my day i loved benging cranky love it when i was young lol

SophieKitty said...

Sounds like you've learned some of these lessons the hard way! Keep purring on her Mr. Hendrix, and she'll be less cranky.

Quill and Greyson said...

We miss you too, sorry about cranky town. Hope that doesn't happen here.

Ivan from WMD said...

Oh, Hendrix, this sounds pretty bad. All I know is that my cat mom was a real troll when she was pregnant and she never quite snapped out of it. I sure hope this doesn't happen with your true mom!

Teddy Westlife said...

What a list. I will remember that just in case my mum gets any ideas.

Huffle Mawson

My Two Best Friends said...

Meow Meow Mr Hendrix

Wow - are you so so smart! We don't know how you learned all of these cranky things!

Mama and MrSippi

Simba and Jazzi said...

We have a lot to learn from you.

Have a great weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Zeus said...

So overall, the goal is not to make them cranky. I will print this list out in the future should the human pet ever fall into this pregnacy category. Thank you, Mr. Hendrix!

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!! That is a lot of things that make your Mom cranky! heehee Though there was one that would make you cranky ;) hahahaha
Hope you are having fun with your Mom :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia and Tillie

Mouchois said...

Hahaha. Sounds like a lot of cranky!

But putting up with all this crankiness is worth it when the blurpy thing comes out and you have a great new play friend. :D

Thank you for coming over and saying hello! Melvin and I are super happy to hear from you.

Monty Q. Kat said...

And if you hear the 'preggo has to pee!' get the hell out of the way!

Anonymous said...

Oh yea yoo need to tell the whole CB bout dis one. Man pregnant mom beans are furry crazy. Yer mom must be ready to hatch that baby soon? What? Ooooooo bean moms dun hatch the stork sends da baby to be hatched. Got it!!