Fifteen days back, I came home from office to a beautiful and amazing surprise. My pet Hebe gave birth to nine cute little babies. I was excited as well as worried, because I wasn’t sure how Hebe will take care of the babies. She looked tired for the very first time. Otherwise my Hebe Jaan is always running and jumping. She is full of shenanigans and adventures. Be it climbing on curtains or dream catchers, she knows how to make grips and balance body. However, after giving birth to the team of little cuties, she was really calm and mostly sitting while feeding the babies.
During first two days, I controlled myself from touching the little babies, but on day three, I could not resist. So, while cleaning their bed I touched them. They looked translucent and fragile. I could even see the milk in their stomach. They were really adorable.
Their eyes were close, ears were not formed properly, hands and feet were really tiny and their tail was of the length of a rice grain. I can’t express the happiness I got when I touched them and held them in my hand.
On day four while I was cleaning their bed, I popped up with an idea of making a cradle for the kids and mumma Hebe. I took a small basket and filled it with scrapped paper a piece of fabric. I placed the babies in the small basket. The moment Hebe saw this, she picked up each of the babies and placed back to their bed. That was funny, but I later realized that she is more comfortable in the bed and she believes it is safe for all of them.
A week later, the little delights started crawling with close eyes and mouth wide open, looking for milk everywhere. They looked really adorable. Sadly, one of them died I don’t know how. He looked pale in the night and in the morning he was white and his limbs were not working. I feel sad for him.
Ten days after their birth, the little babies were still with close eyes however they started to move and looked more active. They were no longer looking for mumma Hebe all the time.
As cute as little balls of snow
They had a thin layer of fur by day twelve and their fully active whiskers. I could feel their soft and silky fur and that was a divine moment.
Their eyes were still close till day fourteen but they started to crawl more. My eight little bundles of joy and happiness looked really pretty and adorable.
Day fourteen, they opened their eyes and started to explore. They already know and remember my touch and voice. They were so curious to see and touch everything.
Today, they are fifteen days old and running after everything they see. I cannot stop myself from clicking them and touching them while they are playing and gnawing small toys in their pretty home. My bundle of joy and awesomeness are fifteen days old!!