Usually when we look at the x-ray of an expectant mother it’s a challenge to figure out exactly how many kittens to expect. You try to count the skulls or the spines, but with a bunch of kittens crammed in there it’s hard to be absolutely sure.
But sometimes you look at an x-ray and it’s pretty easy. So, yes, Fiona is expecting two kittens later this week!
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Ashley “helping” with some sewing,
Update: Ashley is very happy in her new home!
After a difficult delivery left Ashley with a single uterine horn, we decided to spay and retire her. She is a beautiful, playful 3-year old girl who has never gotten it into her head that she isn’t a kitten anymore. That said, she wants to be alpha female, so she would be best placed in a home on her own or with a very laid-back male.
If you are interested in adopting Ashley, please fill out a placement application.
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Jackie Blue’s kittens took to solid food quickly and mastered the litter box in record time. These are some very smart kittens! So, we decided to name them after inventors and scientists. Here they are!
All of these kittens are reserved.
Thomas Edison (boy)
Nikola Tesla (boy)
Ada Lovelace (girl)
Marie Curie (girl)
Grace Hopper (girl)
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Jackie Blue’s kittens are growing nicely, no doubt due to their well-developed appetites. When do they eat? Pretty much whenever they want. Jackie will jump out of the nest and hang out with us, but after a while she’ll hear a chorus of “meeps!” and she’s back with the kittens. I imagine that “meep” translates to something like Oliver Twist saying, “Please, may I have some more?”
Would you like the (Jackie) Blue Plate Special?
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We decided to name Pippi’s kittens after characters in Harry Potter because someone picked up their kitten recently and was naming their kitten based on that. Why didn’t we think of that?
All of these kittens are reserved. And yes, we are having a hard time telling Harry and Ron apart. Today Harry is a little chunkier, but that can change. We’ll figure it out. We may just have to wait and see what kind of Patronus they can each produce.
(For those who didn’t get that, it’s a Harry Potter joke, not some weird anatomical thing. Just ignore it and look at the kitten pictures).
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Update: Jelia has found a new home and is no longer available!
Well, we thought Jelia was spoken for, but the folks who said they wanted her seem to have fallen off the end of the Earth. That means she’s available again!
Jelia is a fun girl who likes romantic dinners, sunset walks on the beach, and.. oh, sorry. I mixed that up with something else.
Jelia is a fun girl who likes to play, but when playtime is done wants to hang out and sleep next to her people. Are those people you? If you are interested please fill out a placement application.
Show you my good side? All my sides are good.
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Jackie gave birth to five beautiful kittens on Friday night! Also, Saturday morning, technically. She takes about an hour between kittens, just long enough to make you worry that something might be wrong… But, oh, wait, she’s pushing again and here’s another one!
All of the kittens are doing well and are very, very noisy.
Five noisy kittens!
All of these kittens are reserved.
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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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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 we are!
The ever-popular kitten cluster
“Grrrrrrrr! Get away from my babies!”
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