Fiona gave birth to four huge kittens today! What they lack in quantity they make up for in sheer mass. Mother and kids are doing well. More pictures and updates to come!
Update 10/2/17: Unfortunately we lost one of the kittens last night. One of them wasn’t gaining weight as fast as the others and last night Fiona had pushed him to the back of the nest (never a good sign). He was cold and we tried to warm him up but within an hour he stopped breathing. We know this happens sometimes but you never get used to it.
Two of these kittens are reserved.
Four big kittens!
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/little-monsters/
Fiona will give birth to four kittens next week!
The first time that Fiona and Buster mated in 2016 they only had two kittens (Yin and Yang). We were worried that either Fiona was winding down her time as a mom or Buster’s swimmers weren’t working. However, it was his first time so maybe he wasn’t quite ready yet (and he has since proven himself to be quite adept at becoming a dad).
We’re happy to see that this time around they’re having twice as many! This is probably Fiona’s last litter so we’re glad she’s going out on a high note.
Two of these kittens are reserved.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/twice-as-good/
When Starry Night gave birth to a big litter of kittens it reminded us of a constellation (because she’s a star and now there are a lot of stars and… oh, never mind). Anyway, we decided to name the kittens after constellations (and being us we had to pick mostly obscure ones).
The kittens are running around, learning how to use the litter boxes, and succeeding much of the time. It’s a process. By the time they get their first vaccinations they’ll be experts.
All of these kittens are reserved.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/like-little-pooping-stars-in-the-sky/
Thanks to Marikoons Maine Coons for allowing this beautiful girl Eureka to join our household. Eureka will spend some exciting weekends on the cat show circuit (alongside Lola and Diggy) until she’s old enough to make babies.
As you can see from the pictures below Eureka is still full of kitten energy. She is super-outgoing, purrs just because she’s near you, and is kinetically excited when you enter the room. Eventually she’ll nestle into your lap. Or on your head. It depends. We’re glad to have her and hope that she’ll pass these qualities on to her kids.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/eureka/
Update: Umbra is a girl!
What did the sun say when the moon leaned in for a kiss?
That will also be Marie’s reaction to me for the rest of the week now that I’ve made that joke.
Because Nikki and Starry had their litter’s so close together people putting down deposits are choosing from both litters. So while we can’t say for certain if all of Nikki’s kittens are reserved, we can say that 9 of the 12 kittens in the combined litters are reserved. Make sense? I hope so!
Meanwhile, here are picture’s of Nikki’s kittens (Starry’s coming soon!):
Al of these kittens are reserved.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/the-eclipse-litter-has-their-day-in-the-sun/
Update: Alexis has gone to her forever home!
Every once in a while a kitten needs a few more weeks with us to become properly socialized. Maybe they were lowest kitten on the totem pole and once the other kittens are gone they blossom. That’s our Alexis! Now that all of Georgette and Jackie’s kittens have gone to their new homes (except for Diggy, who we’re keeping) she has really come into her own. She is very playful and once she gets to know you she will gladly accept your belly rubs and purr with appreciation.
If you’re interested in Alexis please fill out our placement application.
You may pet me now!
This is my spot!
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/alexis-is-available/
…she was a show cat. Or she will be, anyway (and mother to future kittens!).
Thanks to GGLegacy Maine Coon Cattery for allowing us to add Lola to our home! She is a lovely and outgoing girl who is very active, purrs like crazy, and has a chirp that sounds like a squeaky toy. It is super cute!
What was that sound?
Okay, one more picture! But it will be blurry!
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/her-name-was-lola/
The kittens keep growing! Nikki’s kids are getting mobile and have started trying to explore outside the nest (though you wouldn’t know it from the picture below). We’ve adjusted things so they can’t get out of nest just yet (it’s a little too soon) but before we know it they’ll be scampering around like crazy.
Nikki’s kids: Getting plump!
Meanwhile, Starry is dealing well with the Suckling Seven. They are very hungry, so Starry is very hungry. She will polish off every plate of wet food we put in front of her, so much so that we’ve nicknamed her, “The mouth that moves” or “Miss Mouth” for short.
Please… help… me…
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/the-mouth-that-moves/
Starry Night gave birth to eight beautiful kittens today! We were only expecting six or seven so #8 was a welcome surprise.
The kittens are doing great, though the sound of eight simultaneous sucklers might keep us awake tonight. Starry is naturally protective of her kids but welcomes a chin rub or any opportunity to eat.
Update: One of the kittens didn’t make it after a few days. All of the others are doing fine. Starry was pushing her away from the others and she wasn’t gaining weight. We kept her warm and supplemented her feeding but it didn’t help. We know this happens sometimes, but it saddens us nonetheless.
Buster, the father, has become rather accustomed to his success as a mate. “The ladies love The Buster,” he said, winking as he passed out catnip cigars.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/a-constellation-of-kittens/
Ha, now you have that song in your head!
Darling Nikki gave birth to five kittens today, her first litter! They were expected the day of the eclipse and we’re going to stick with that theme even though it’s a day later. Close enough!
Buster, the father, noting that all of the kittens are black or smoke and white, nodded smugly at the confirmation of his fatherhood until we told him about the child support payments. There aren’t any, but he doesn’t know that.
Permanent link to this article: http://atlastcats.com/total-eclipse-of-the-heart/