Woot!! Flame threw her litter during the day sometime yesterday; there are eight very nice, fully articulate pinkies. they are nice and big, with good color and very, very full milk bellies. when I checked on her midafternoon yesteday she was hanging out in her nest, ignoring me completely, which i thought was significant as she always came to stand against the glass hoping for food.
I am so relieved not only because she's a first time mom, but I really wanted Firestarter's legacy preserved as he had a fabulous deep orange tan belly.