23 July 2009- Kittens 12 weeks old
Little Bella left use to her new home with Rebecca on Monday. Rebecca brought with her this funky new carry cage.. Gosh I couldnt believe it when I saw it. It looked it a space shuttle. Anyway, I am sure she will be spoilt rotten.
Mia on the other hand has been very clingy. I am sure she is missing her litter mate. Both Fuji and Holly are in season so they have gone outside with Dinky. So no playmate for poor Mia. Mia now sleeps with me at night but I must confess that I haven't been sleeping that well as she likes to eat my hair, chew my bauble earrings, lick my face, paw me when I just manage to fall asleep etc etc. But she is loads of fun and she is so affectionate so I am enjoying my playtime with her.
18 July 2009- Kittens 11 weeks old
The kittens went to the Western District Cat Club Show today. Bella won 2nd Best In Show and Mia 4th Best In Show. So we certainly didnt go home empty handed.
12 July 2009- Kittens 10 weeks old
The kittens went to the St George Cat Club Show today and did really well. We won Best Litter in Show and the babies won a new cat bed and a cat tunnel.
Bella did really well beating another Spay kitten 6 months older than her for Best of Breed twice. She was also awared Best In Show twice and Reserve Best In Show in the remaining ring.
Mia was competing against a lot more kittens but I was proud of her in getting a 5th Best In Show in one ring judged by Wendy Hamilton.
Shame that when you need a camera you never have one. Daddy Dinky and Mummy Lotus both won some serious top 5 awards and both of them were awarded placings in the special semi longhair ring where they competed against 45 other exhibits. If you are interested in their updates, please check their invidual pages.
1 July 2009- Kittens 8 weeks old
After a week of computer crashing, server dying etc etc, I am finally back online. My old computer has been pronounced dead so I am not building my website on my Mac. The colours are beautiful but the website building software just doesnt feel right. Anyway stop the complaining and below are some new photos and videos of the girls.
I have finally allocated my one brown girl for sale to Rebecca who has been patiently waiting since 2008. She has named her beautiful kitten Princess Isabella (Bella for short). I have decided to keep the other brown girl and have named her Magnolia (Mia for short). Both Bella and Mia will be appearing in the next coming St George District Cat Show.
Mia killing her mouse toy
Bella looking smashing
Everyone wants to play
Mia in front and Bella behind
Bella left and Mia right
Bella not impressed with mum's cleaning protocol
13 June 2009- Kittens 6 weeks old
I have finally finished all my Master projects so I found some time on Thursday to take photos of the girls and Ochi (one of Fuji's kittens).
The kittens are now eating solids but have started to pee on the floor. So I took out the plastic trough again and in they went. It's been 3 days now and it all looks good. All the wee and poo seem to have gone into the right place. I will probably let them lose again next week once I am convinced that they've got the message about the litter tray.
Here are some photos of the kittens from Thurs. I might make some of these into greeting cards and perhaps put a few in the 2010 Aaralyn Burmillas calendar.
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2 June 2009- Kittens 4 weeks old, goodbye beautiful Black Dalia
I am sorry that I haven't been updating the website but I have been so busy with stuff and the black kitten was not feeling well on Sunday. I weighed the kittens on Saturday night and found that the black kitten hasnt been gaining weight for a few days then on Sunday she went flat and I rushed her to the vet straight away. Vet Bryant and vet nurse Nicole nursed her for 2 nights and I got her back today but she just wouldn't take any food. Then I came home tonight and she had already gone, peacefully lying on her heat pad.
The other 2 kittens are doing very well. They have started to eat solids and are very affectionate.
I am glad that I had a chance to say goodbye to my beautiful Black Dalia. She has now gone to join her other sisters in kitten heaven.
21 May 2009- Kittens 3 weeks old
The kittens are now 3 weeks. Very very cute. They are now starting to respond to me and ask for tummy rubs. Lotus is a very good mum but I know she gets bored in the room by herself so now she gets to spend time in my bedroom with the other cats and kittens.
3 little "fat fats"
"Dot" - Brown tipped kitten 1
Black shaded kitten
Brown tipped kitten 2
15 May 2009- Kittens 2 weeks old
Lotus and her kittens have been doing very well. The remaining kittens have been gaining weight at a phenomenal rate.
The little black kitten's eyes are completely open now, the brown ones are still catching up.
week 2 video
11 May 2009- Kittens 10 days old
Unfortunatley the little black shaded kitten didnt make it. He left us yesterday peacefully by his mother. I guess I had a feeling that he was going to go as he had been struggling with weight gain for a week now. The others are doing very well. they are all approx 200g which is really good for babies of this age. Lotus is a great mother and is producing a lot of milk for her young.
Kitten first video
2 brown kittens on the left and one black on the right
I think this is the brown kitten "Dot"
Mummy Lotus a bit stunned by the flash... sorry!
5 May 2009- quick update
I've had quite a few people emailing me about how the kittens are going so I thought I'd put a public post up here to let everyone know that they are doing well. In fact 3 of them are gaining an amazing amount of weight but there is one little black one that is just on the edge all the time.
I had a very hard time telling them apart at the beginning, especailly the 2 blacks as they are really similar. Now the only way I can tell them apart is because one is quite a bit smaller than the other. I am now supplementing the smallest baby twice a day in hope that he oir she will thrive.
I am still not sure re the sex. I probably wont try and look again until a few weeks later if I can help it.
I am a bit snowed under this week so will prost some new photos up as soon as I get a minute to take some.
1 May 2009- 4 beautiful kittens born today
I am very happy to announce that our beautiful Lotus has given birth to her second litter. Dinky and Lotus are now proud parents of 4 young kittens - 2 brown shaded and 2 black shaded.
Lotus had a rough start this morning. She pushed for about 30 mins with nothing coming out. Then finally she relaxed and let nature does its work. Each kitten was born after a 30 min interval. There was actually a 5th kitten but unfortunately he didnt make it. It seems that he was quite a lot smaller than the others, possibily didnt receive enough nutrients in the womb.
in any case, Lotus is happy with her 4 bubs and is now resting with them happily. I do not want to disturb them at this stage so I will find out what sex they are a little later.
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