So there we were. close to 2300...lights out, sheet pulled up to my shoulders and we are snuggled together and it's time to sleep.
Fast forward: Mom here. A really boisterous electrical storm ensued at three quarters of an hour after midnight while Katie and I slumbered. Impressive thunder claps and some continuous strobe effect lightening lit the room. Katie's back was still pressed into my chest and the sheet was still up to her shoulders. I was glad I was able to be there to keep her from being frightened. WELL. She slipped on out to the floor and gone! Leaving ME to fend for myself.
I laid there comfy and with more freedom so I settled in again nicely. I heard an announcement meowed out a little more loudly than usual. She always announces when she brings in her babies. Then I noticed she did not get into bed as she came into the room so I drifted off again. Another announcement. And three more times. Finally she slipped in and just laid in a fur circle near my arm. (I was on my side).
In the morning I saw 5 of her babies. A first, and two new ones were added to the usual ones. White mousie whose tartan was ripped off by fangs. And Red Heart Mousie finally came back to the fold. Of course, Donkey and floppy duckie and floppy mousie were there. So I am assuming she left the relative safety of the bed to get her little family in and safe with us.
Katie Here: I am getting tired of her complaining!