Hello, Frida!

We’re overjoyed to have Frida join our cattery!  Thanks so much to Marikoons in Mystic, Connecticut for allowing us to have her! She is a beautiful girl and we’re sure she’ll make a great impression at the cat shows  as well as make lovely kittens.

Frida

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It’s a feminine day in the neighborhood

Nikki and Buster’s kids (the Mister Rogers litter) all turned out to be girls! Last year Buster sired boys by a wide margin, so I guess this evens things out a bit. On the downside, we didn’t get to name a kitten Mister McFeely. On the other hand, any day that you can name a grumpy-looking kitten “Anna Platypus” is a good day.

Speaking of grumpy-looking kittens, that’s just the luck of the photo shoot. We take a lot of pictures but the kids are super-mobile and not used to sitting in one place. Sometimes the only head-forward, tongue-not-out, non-blurry picture is the one where a kitten looks grumpy, surprised, or weird. In person they are curious little meepers who will  climb up your leg given half a chance.

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Queen Sara Saturday (girl) – Just wants to pose perfectly. 

Lady Aberlin (girl) – No one told her there’d be pictures.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde (girl) – Likes to pose coquettishly.

Anna Platypus (girl) – Not a morning cat.

Collette (girl) – Ready for action.

Harriett Elizabeth Cow (girl) – Not a cow. 

Henrietta Pussycat (girl) – Something over there looks interesting.

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Good morning, kittens!

Starry Night gave birth to four beautiful kittens early this morning! Mom is doing well and the kittens have shown the usual affinity for nursing and sleeping.

Diggy, the father, was too busy passing out catnip cigars to comment.

All of these kittens are reserved.

All together now. “Awwwwwwww.”

Update: We lost the smallest kitten  two days later.  We knew that it was dicey for him/her given his size relative to the others, but the first day he /she was nursing and taking supplemental feedings well. The next day, not so much.

Meanwhile, Starry decided that the net was not to her liking and kept moving the kittens to the bed or into the corner. In the interest of sleep they’ve been moved to the kitten room next door. Starry still insisted on moving them out of the nest, but at least they’re not wedged into a tiny space between the wall and the nightstand!

Chunkers

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Diggy will be a daddy!

Somewhere around August 28th Starry Night will give birth to four kittens.  This was Diggy’s first time as a sire and he seems very proud of himself. He might not have understood 100% of what we were telling him but he looked like he was paying attention.

The fourth kitten is upside down so we fully expect to them to the black sheep who will run off to work on a catnip farm in California in order to support their career as a sculptor.

There’s four!

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Escape!

We opened up the nest last week so Nikki’s kittens could start to stretch their legs. Now, normally at this age their a little tentative about leaving their safe space, but not this bunch! Within a minute they were out and roaming the room, much to Nikki’s bemusement.

The funniest thing is that as the horde came out of the nest they gathered at my feet and meeped as if I were their Great Kitten God. Sensing my benevolence they then moved on to explore the rest of the room. Sadly, they have not yet heeded my commandment that the poop goes in the box and not on the floor, but I know that understanding will come soon.

All of these kittens are reserved.

Looks safe enough.

We’re  out!

Quick! Before he changes his mind!

This way!

WE’RE FREE!

Kids. They grow so fast.

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Walk like an Egyptian

Jackie’s kittens are out of the nest and posing for pictures! We decided to name them after Egyptian Pharaohs and they’re ready to take over the world!

All of these kittens are reserved.

Ramesses (boy)

Cleopatra (girl)

Nefertiti (girl)

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Meanwhile, in the room next door…

Jackie’s kittens have just woken up from a nap. They are in what is technically called the “pudgemuffin phase.”

Also known as the “walking potato” phase.

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Speedy Delivery

Nikki gave birth to eight beautiful kittens in a little less than two hours this afternoon! Her grandmother, Nutmeg also delivered litters so quickly that we nicknamed her “Machine Gun Megs.” Nikki is earning a nickname of her own. Nanosecond Nikki?

All of these kittens are reserved.

Update: Unfortunately, one of the kittens passed away late in the morning of June 16th. We knew this was more of a possibility with such a large litter, but they all seemed to be doing so well that it came as a surprise.

We’re going to have fun trying to tell them apart!

No, not THAT kind of Speedy Delivery! Mr. McFeely does not deliver kittens.

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Eight is enough

Well, now we know why Nikki is as big as a house. She’s got eight kittens inside of her!

The dad, Buster, was quite proud of himself until we told him about the child support payments.

It’s crowded in there.

I have kittens in mah belleh!

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Has anyone seen our basketball?

Nikki is due mid-July, but she already looks ready to pop!

Full of kittens!

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