Eureka!

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.

Eureka!

She’s enthusiastic!

She’s active!

AAAAAaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

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The Eclipse litter has their day in the sun

Update: Umbra is a girl!

What did the sun say when the moon leaned in for a kiss?

Eeek! Lips!!

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.

Umbra (boy)

Saros (boy)

Corona (boy)

Solar (boy)

Lunar (boy)

 

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Alexis is available!

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.

Big stretch!

You may pet me now!

This is my spot!

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Her name was Lola…

…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?

Squeek!

Okay, one more picture! But it will be blurry!

Told ya!

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The mouth that moves

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…

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A constellation of kittens

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.

Eight!

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.

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Total eclipse of the heart

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.

Hungry!

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Kitten Supernova

Like the hot gasses of an exploding star, six or seven kittens will burst forth from the fiery uterus of Starry Night in about a week. Okay, we hope for a much more relaxing delivery than a supernova, but it’s Starry’s first litter so we’re a little excited.

Buster, the father, got similar news about Nikki’s litter last week, so now he’s looking all smug. “When you’re a virile guy like me, what else do you expect? Chicks dig me. Dogs want to be me.” he smirked.

I had no response to that, so here’s Starry’s x-ray:

Six or seven in there!

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First time’s the charm

In a week or so Nikki will give birth to five or six kittens! This is her first litter (and sometimes those are small) so we’re very happy!

Buster, the father, was pleased. “Great!” he meowed. “That means Nikki and I get to mate again next year!”

“That’s right, oh Buster-of-the-One-Track-Mind!”

“I resent that characterization,” Buster complained. “I also like long cuddles, food, and playing with your toes under the bed covers.”

Oh, wait, you wanted to see a kitten x-ray and not conversations with cats? Here it is!

The skulls say 5, the tails say 6.

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Something is fascinating out there

Mornings with kittens. Sometimes you’re trying to keep their faces out of your coffee mug, and sometimes they just overwhelm you with cuteness.

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