Seal, Chocolate, Blue & Lilac possible
14 November 2008
DB GD CH MINOSA RICH N BOSSY
NSW SV DB GD CH and SA CH SHIKI JUSTA CELTIC RONAN
Lexi looks like she has swallowed a balloon - fully inflated! LOL
Not long to go now and we should have bubs. She is happy and healthy
and doing so much better with this pregnancy than last time. I'm
still a little nervous and have everything crossed that things will
go smoothly for her and the bubs this time. By the end of this week
I'm hoping to be able to feel them moving around inside her. Her
tummy is hard and it's getting more difficult each day for her to
walk and clean herself. She has that definite pregnant waddle happening!
Lexi has just under 1 week to go - she has the biggest, hardest
tummy I have ever seen!
1 more - this really sums up how she's feeling right now.
girl just can't get comfortable - and can't reach to clean herself!
I wish I could report that I had been up all night delivering
babies! She still hasn't had them! She spent most of the night
in her nesting box, then this morning was just happily laying
in a donut bed......she better have them soon or they will be
fully grown and ready to leave home when they get here! LOL
do you keep an idiot in suspense??...................................................................................ASK
asked nicely and Lexi said "yes - sure you can take another
photo of my fat tummy!"
not like she was busy doing anything else at the time! LOL
What a night! At about 10:20pm last night Lexi started having
contractions.......within the hour she was "showing" and had about
half a fluid sac emerging. She continued to push at varying intervals
and got as far as about 3/4 of the sac out - but it wouldn't budge!
She was getting quite aggitated too. Just before 1am I contacted
a fellow breeder and we decided it was best to call my vet - it
seemed a kitten was stuck! I was on the phone to the vet when
Lexi shot out of her box and across the room - with a kitten hanging
behind her! The little bugger had dislodged - it must have heard
my plan of getting the vet involved! LOL
Lexi was exhausted by this stage (as was I) - after 2 and a half
hours kitten #1 had arrived! All 122g of chubby bubby! - suprisingly
still alive and very strong! About 1 hour later kitten #2 came
- another big one also 122g. By this time it was after 2am and
Lexi and I were fading fast - but not done yet. Lexi took time
out to feed the 2 bubs and fell asleep using my hand as her pillow
- cheeky girl! About 3:30am I woke Lexi and encouraged her to
keep going - kitten #3 finally emerged but Lexi was not happy
- she growled at me throughout the delivery and wanted nothing
to do with the kitten. I cleaned it up and warmed it - it was
struggling a bit. Another good size at 118g. Just over half hour
later #4 arrived and again Lexi didn't attend to it.......and
at 5:30am as the sun was coming up the damn placenta still hadn't
passed - leaving the poor bub on a bungee! I ended up breaking
it so I could get the bub warm and dry and feeding. The "baby"
of the group at 94g - still a decent size!
is now quite happily sleeping with 4 bubs plugged in and feeding
strongly. I have no idea if there are more.....and there are deffinitely
placentas missing! I guess a trip to the vet will be needed this
morning to help those placentas along and to check for any more
bubs. This has got to have been the slowest delivery of all time!
I am SOOOOO tired, having not slept at all yet - I will update
again later today after I have had a sleep...and of course pics
from vet - 4 is the final head count - looking like 2m/2f - all
me now introduce..... Furkidz "E" Litter
now I must sleep! LOL
These bubs are big and healthy and strong and Lexi is a very calm
and relaxed, happy mummy. Weights today are still climbing with
the little one at 129g and the biggest one at 159g already! Not
bad for 3 day old bubs :-)
this age they are either drinking or sleeping - here they are
a cute tangle of arms and legs!
What a cheeky lot these are! They are almost 2 weeks old now -
all eyes are open and the world is becoming interesting....
are up to 297, 296, 270 264g and rising. Noses are starting to
colour up - still too early to guess exact colours, but there
looks to be 3 different shades, so possibly a rainbow litter!
is being an excellent mum and doesn't even mind that Diva breaks
into her pen every night to keep her company!
We are big kidz now! All over 300g and 2.5 weeks old already.
These bubs are very alert and active and can already climb out
of their big bed and crawl accross the floor! They still have
their wobbly boots on though!
looks like the sex change fairy might have visted us again....at
birth I thought there were 3m/1f, then my vet said 2m/2f - but
today we are back to 3m/1f! I really wanted to keep a girl from
this litter, so I plan to run the girl on and see how she develops.
If she looks to be breed/show quality then she will be staying.
are some pics I took of the little monsters yesterday:
All kittens are eating from the bowl now and they are starting
to use the litter tray too! About a week ago I started them with
a bottle twice a day - just to help top them up as Lexi had not
been well.....and they were hungry little mites! They took to
the milk so well I thought I'd try them on some cereal a few days
later and 2 of them went straight to the bowl without encouragement.
The other 2 took a few days to convince it was a good thing -
now they all fight over the food! (Very delicate when they step
in the bowl too! LOL)
are unstoppable! They play and wrestle and climb and the world
is theirs to explore. They are developing individual personalities
and they are such cute little monsters at this age.
of fun days ahead....I will add some more pics soon - if they
will stop still long enough!
Here are all 4 of Lexi's bubs together. They are growing up so
now quite certain I have 2 Blue/2 Lilac and 1 girl/3 boys.
This is Furkidz "E" Litter and the names I am thinking about are:
Furkidz Equally Elegant
Furkidz Elements of Eden
Furkidz Everything Elite
Furkidz Expect an Encore
Lexi has been happy to have my young girl Diva help her out with
the bubs. Diva thinks the kittens are the best toys ever! And
she protects them like they are her own. She cleans them, sleeps
with them and looks after them so well. What lucky kittens to
have 2 mothers! I think Diva will be a natural mother when her
bubs are now eating more solids every day and are really only
topping up at Mum's "milk bar". They are having very
few toileting accidents and now have free run of the back room.
On Christmas day they were cuddled by kids and swooned over by
aunties - no problems with socialisation here! They are also getting
used to the vacuum cleaner, the dog and thunderstorms.
are some random pics from the last week...
(status as at 15/1/09)
Point Female - On Hold
Blue Point Male - Deposit Paid
Lilac Point Male #1 - Deposit Paid
Lilac Point Male #2 - Deposit Paid
These kittens are growing up way too fast! They are all close
to or over 1kg in weight now and are unstoppable! Here
are some photos I managed to snap of each of them - before they
the 2 Lilac Boys:
lastly Ellie, the Blue Girl:
I can't believe that it's almost time for these guys to leave
home already! The whole litter is entered in a cat show this weekend,
then the boys go in for their little "snip snip" op
on Tuesday, then 2 of them will go to their new homes Friday night!
Ellie is staying on here for now and one of the lilac boys is
going to his new home in a few weeks time.
have been a delight and we will all miss them very much. Note
to new owners - you MUST send updates and photos - please!
are very busy and are hard to catch for photos, but here are a
few taken over the last few weeks:
next update will include their results from the cat show. This
is the first time I've entered a litter so it's pretty exciting.
I haven't told them yet but the kittens will be having a bath
later today! LOL
What well behaved kittens. The bubs handled the show bench like
pros and came home with a nice haul of prizes too! In one ring
they were awarded BEST LITTER! (yes, they beat the Persians!)
are a few pics of them taking it all in their stride:
Miss Ellie at home - growing bigger and more beautiful every day!
boys have all left home now - Emmett (lilac point) has gone to
live in Tamworth with my brother and his family, Mozart (blue
point) is being spoilt by Lilo and Bram at Belrose and Neko (lilac
point) lives with Emma and Alex at Chatswood. I can't wait to
get some photos of them in their new homes!
The boys are reported to have all settled into their new homes
and are training their humans nicely!
you can see from the photos below, Emmett sleeps wherever he wants!