Foster mom, Jen, took in a pregnant cat from a shelter a couple weeks ago. An x-ray showed possibly eight kittens, probably within two or three days. She looked ready to pop. She was way bigger than Elsa was with her eight kittens. No way would she make it two days longer. Well, mama Hope didn't get the email because she went over a week longer and had her kittens Saturday night. Jen hadn't seen kittens being delivered and was looking forward to the experience. Aunt Barb was on standby, and standby, and standby.
Jen checked on Hope about 6pm on Saturday night, and all was fine. She checked again at 10pm and there were eight kittens in the box! Jen was changing the towels and heard a slurping sound as #9 came out. She changed towels again and #10 came out.
I've never heard of a cat having 10 kittens. I'm sure they have, many times. I've just never heard of it. I had a litter of eight kittens here two months ago. Now Jen has 10. Heartland sure does like to grow them big.