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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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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Nikki is due mid-July, but she already looks ready to pop!
Full of kittens!
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When I fed Jackie lunch I thought I’d take the opportunity to get a better picture of the kittens. Jackie was on the other end of the nest eating from her bowl, but every time I got my camera close to the kittens she’d rush back and we’d have a standoff, like this:
What do you want, exactly?
Eventually, Jackie left the nest to say hello to Marie on the bed and I was able to get a good picture of the little ones!
There we go!
Yes, Jackie likes to move the fleece out of the way. We put the fleece back and she pushes it away again. Rinse and repeat. We have a heating pad under the nest so at least the kittens are warm and toasty!
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Jackie had three beautiful kittens this morning! It was a ten hour labor (starting around 1:00AM, of course) but mom and babies are doing fine. Some mother’s shoot them out like a machine gun, but Jackie decided that she’d relax and enjoy the experience of delivering her last litter before she retires.
All of these kittens are reserved. It’s too soon to tell reliably what the kitten’s genders are, but we’ll update everyone when we know for sure!
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Jackie will give birth to what looks like three large kittens next week! All of these kittens are reserved,
One… Two… Three…
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Diggy had a great time at the cat show in Cambridge, MA this weekend. He especially enjoyed entertaining the attendees. In fact, he won Spectator’s Choice First Place on Sunday!
He plans to put his good looks to use soon by wooing some of our girls and becoming a dad for the first time.
This is my heroic pose.
This is my sexy pose.
This is my casual pose.
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Update: Volans and Draco are very happy in their new home! and Dorothy will be leaving for her new home soon!
We have two 6-month old boys (Volans and Draco) and one adult (Dorothy) available!
If you are interested in adopting please fill out a placement application.
Volans loves to play but at the end of the day he wants his lap time.
Draco is also very active and personable. He wants to get to know everybody!
Dorothy is almost two years old and wants to spend time with her people.
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Update: Georgette will be going to her new home soon!
Georgette is retiring from making kittens! She will be five years old in May. We plan to spay her soon and she will be available for placement shortly thereafter.
Georgie is very affectionate with her people and likes her lap time. However, she also wants to be the Boss Cat and will probably fit in best in a home without any other pets.
If you are interested in adopting an adult, please fill out a placement application.
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Diggy, Euraka, and Lola are getting used to being show cats! The cat show in Natick, MA was their first one this year and they took to it like they’d never been away from the show hall. That may not sound like a heavy lift but when a cat is playful and interactive it helps them to show their best features to the judges.
At eight months old this was Diggy’s first time in the adult class and he did well enough to earn his Champion title. We’ll get to see how far he can go as he grows and fills out!
Eureka and Lola are still competing as kittens but we’re pretty sure their friendliness with the judges was enhanced by their reaction to being near so many boys. It’s hard to believe that later this year they’ll be making kittens themselves.
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