The pups were last checked at 3 30 when my husband went out, he yelled they all seemed fine.
I went out and fed the cats at 6.30 and went to check them. Two were dead and the other 4 very flat. Pretty was last observed feeding them this morning. Any time I have gone out there she has been out of the pen. She may have slept on them, I just do not know.
The weather has been hot but i also put hand in the box and it did not seem unreasonable in there at all. Many litters are bred on farms out here successfully at this time of year.
The remaining four were rushed back inside. They were too weak to suckle. I gave no thought then to the bottle I have but grabbed a syringe from my bird first aid kit. I got some water into them, they kind of lapped at it. I used a damp towel to wipe them down in case of over heating. I then, when they started movement tried again to put them to Pretty. They tried and gave up.
I then made up the formula I had that I have been feeding Pretty each day.
The pups (one is still sluggish) were then able to suck and seem to be ok.
Hubby is at a meeting and I rang him. Told him he will be back in the spare room and why. Wow, he is honestly upset about this too. I said to him that this lessens the amount we have to give away, doesn't it ( I wasn't very nice) He said that that wasn't the point though and did I want him home to help.
I can now start shaking.