Jul 20

Meanwhile, in a nearby uterus

Jackie is due to give birth in about a week, and the X-ray reveals five (maybe six) little kitten skeletons in there. Onyx is the lucky dad. He is getting ready to pass out the catnip cigars, though I think he couldn’t help but “test one out” for “quality control.”

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Jul 20

One potato, two potato, three

Those of you who follow our Facebook page may have seen that one of Pippi’s torbie kittens wasn’t doing well and we were doing our best to keep her going. Unfortunately she passed away on Monday. Today we lost one of the red boys, as well. He was nursing but never gained weight like the others, even when we supplemented his diet with formula. We know this happens sometimes but it doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking.

Meanwhile, the remaining three kittens are growing like crazy and are rapidly entering what we call “mobile potato” stage. They are very active, which makes it hard to take pictures, but we managed to get in a few shots,

Two of these kittens are reserved.

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Jul 15

Bedtime kittens

We were pretty tired last night so we decided to turn in early. Just as we were about to settle in Pippi went into labor. So much for that idea! Luckily, she is a real pro and ejected six kittens like clockwork at 20-minute intervals. Sadly, the last one was stillborn.

This morning the kittens and Pippi are doing great. They are very squeaky and Pippi growls every time she hears a noise from another room. It was squeak, growl, squeal, growl all night. So yes, we’ll be drinking lots of coffee today.

However, Pippi did allow us to get some pictures this morning!

Here was are!

Here we are!

The ever-popular kitten cluster

The ever-popular kitten cluster

"Grrrrrrrr! Get away from my babies!"

“Grrrrrrrr! Get away from my babies!”

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Jul 09

Actually available

Update: Raspberry Beret has gone to his new home!

Things change.  People change their minds, have a family emergency, or don’t find the color kitten they’ve got their heart set on and decide to wait for another litter. That means that some kittens we previously listed as reserved are now available.  They are:

Raspberry Beret (boy)

Raspberry Beret (boy)

Billina (l) and Jelia Jamb (r) - girls

Jelia Jamb (l) and Billina (r) – girls

They are all very active and friendly. If you are interested please fill out a placement application. Thanks!

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Jul 09

Big as a house… full of kittens

Pippi and Onyx are expecting their first litter together late next week. Onyx is pacing around like a worried father. Okay, really, he’s not. He’s pacing around wondering when we’re going to let him woo another girl. Pippi, meanwhile, is getting bigger all the time. We were thinking that she must have eight kittens in there, but the X-Ray shows definitely five, maybe six:

Kittens and poop!

Kittens and poop!

Just for some perspective, here is a picture of Pippi from a few weeks ago showing off how wide she’s gotten!

I like big cats and I cannot lie...

Pippi Got Back

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Jun 18

We’re off to see the Wizard…

Georgette’s kittens are getting cuter by the day, especially since they’ve mastered the litter box. It was touch and go there for a while, but nothing helps your cuteness quotient like not pooping on the floor. It’s a phase kittens go through, but we’re glad it’s over!

So, although we were considering names like, “Poopypants” and “Stinky” we decided on an Oz Book theme instead. The movie is one thing, but you can’t beat the original books for sheer weirdness (and since we’re weird and raise cats so it all fits! Right? Right!).

Anyway, here are the little munchkins! (All of these kittens are reserved).

Dorothy (girl)

Dorothy (girl)

Toto (boy)

Toto (boy)

Glinda (girl)

Glinda (girl)

Professor Woggle-Bug (boy)

Professor Woggle-Bug (boy)

Jelia Jamb (girl)

Jelia Jamb (girl)

Billina (girl)

Billina (girl)

Tik-Tok (boy)

Tik-Tok (boy)

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May 17

Seven-Part Harmony

Georgette’s seven little monsters are doing wonderfully. Their eyes are open and they continue to show off their vocal skills by singing in seven-part harmony whenever Georgie leaves the nest. Well, calling it harmony may be exaggerating. Come to think of it, it’s not exactly singing, either.

After about a week Georgette caused a little drama by trying to move them out of the nest, but upgrading her to the super-deluxe kitten pen a week early solved that problem. (Technically, it’s sold as a puppy pen, but when you raise Maine Coons you end up buying dog-sized stuff most of the time).

Here’s looking at you!

All of these kittens are reserved.

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May 15

We’re gonna party like it’s 1999

Well maybe not. In 1999 we only had two cats. Well, Marie had two cats, I had no cats. What fun is that?

Ashley’s kittens are walking around, exploring, and generally looking cute (like that is hard). Like the Bowie litter before them we decided that this would be the Prince litter! Ugh, our music icons can stop dying, already.

If the names don’t match up with the genders exactly, they kind of match the colors. And hey, we resisted the temptation to name the dark boy “Batdance.”

Raspberry Beret (boy)

Raspberry Beret (boy)

Little Red Corvette (boy)

Little Red Corvette (boy)

Purple Rain (boy)

Purple Rain (boy)

Darling Nikki (girl)

Darling Nikki (girl)

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May 02

Noisemakers

There's seven there, really.

There’s seven there, really.

Georgette gave birth to seven very noisy kittens on Sunday morning (starting around 9:00AM and finishing up at 1:00PM… she took her time). All of the kittens have healthy appetites and really healthy lungs. There are times we question the wisdom of keeping the kitten nest in the bedroom. Like when we want to sleep.

As you can see, Georgette is very protective of her kids but we’ve submitted a petition to her highness and expect approval to take more pictures within a few days.

Al of these kittens are reserved.

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Apr 26

Looks crowded in there

Georgette is due to give birth in the next few days. She’s waddling around like she swallowed a basketball and now we know why. It looks like there are seven, maybe eight kittens in there. We’ll know for sure pretty soon!

"Let us out of here!"

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