our female cat (the one at my mother's house and the only who is busy at being productive cat) gave birth a month ago. and she lost her babies after 3 weeks i guess.
would it be possible for mother cats to go through depression? she has been acting a bit weird lately. on the night she lost her kittens, she kept circli
ng our house, meowing as much as she can, looking for her kittens. it went for a week. then after a week, she went back into some kind of regress. she's pla
ying around like crazy, wrestling our other unwil
ling cats (except for one of her kids, who is now as big as her) and just being crazy.
and now, she is making her grown-up kitten a baby again. this morning, i saw this. she is treating her former kittens as her babies. in fact, she is voluntarily nursing him. and she is actually treating him like a kitten, bringing him wherever she goes. a bit weird, i must say.
aya, our cat, has always been weird. but it amazes me. even animals have motherly instincts. she's a cat but she knows and remembers she is a mother. poor her.