Izzy had her litter this week. Two brown tabby boys with white, and one red tabby girl with white. The girl is under assessment for possibly staying here with us. The boys wont be optioned until we get to two weeks. The people on our waiting list will be contacted first.
Well the last couple of weeks have been quite hard. Sadly, we lost the brown and white boy so now there are just the two kittens. Thankfully, both are strapping babies, and gaining weight rapidly.
We had another shot at taking Menemsha out for her fifth Imperial certificate, but sadly, the hormones have kicked in big time, and she wasnt happy to be handled by the judges so she has been retired from the show bench for now, and once she calls again she will be off to visit her boyfriend Paddy so that she can have babies.
We expect Izzy’s litter to be born sometime towards the end of this week. She is happily settled into the bedroom and awaiting the big event. News on here once we know what she has had.
Meanwhile, some photos of Lalique’s babies at 4 weeks.
Apologies for late update but Lalique had her kittens prematurely last week (Friday 6th). Sadly some didnt make it, and one needed extra care but we are pleased to say that we now have 3 babies, all doing really well.
Brown tabby and white male/Red tabby and white male/Tortie tabby and white female.
The Brown boy and tortie girl are both optioned. The red tabby with white boy is AVAILABLE. Please contact us if you are interested.
We hope that the next litters, (expected in May from Izzie, Zeta and Pascali) are less dramatic in their arrival!
Lalique is now settled in the kitten room, awaiting the birth of her first litter, due early next week. Izzy and Zeta are both due kittens to George, and both due in mid-May, and today we discovered that Walter obviously succeeded with Pascali at their second meeting, as she will be expecting kittens the week after Izzy and Zeta! Looks like May through to september are going to be busy here!
Poppy, Menemsha and Jazz are all going to have to wait until later in the summer before visiting their planned studs, hopefully for litters late summer/autumn.
We will update on here when Lalique’s kittens are safely with us.
Took Menemsha, Jazz and Satchmo to the joint Bobcats and Camcats show on Saturday. Wasnt expecting much for the youngsters at only 3 days into being old enough to try for certificates, but Jazz got both CC’s and BOB in both shows, plus red card day in one and highly placed in side classes in the other show. Satchmo was awarded both PC’s but is going to find it hard to achieve BOB when there are so many lovely older neuters in his colour class I think! Menemsha received One Imperial certificate, and BOB, but by the time the other judge got to her, she had been wound up by the boy in the next pen and wouldnt come out, so has yet to achieve that final certificate for the title.
Only gripe is that all three cats share their dad’s bad travelling habits sadly!
Lalique’s litter to Walter is due around 9th -10th April.
Pascali’s litter to Walter is due around 21st April. (not confirmed).
We have started a small waiting list for these litters, but it is already fairly full, and of course, no idea how many kittens will be here. Further litters are planned this year, (scroll down for plans and possible colour combinations). Feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered for a kitten and are happy to wait until later this summer.
A nice local show this time, at Warwick Show ground so only around half an hour’s drive for the Coventry and Leicester Club show. Pleased to say Menemsha won her third Imperial certificate (only two to go now!) and Best of Breed. She was also up for Best in Show, but was beaten by the cat that won the Reserve Imperial – go figure!
Satchmo won his open too, and also Best of Breed, and as usual, charmed all the judges with his laid back personality.
Sadly our Polish lady, Zeta, really, really, hated it! She curled up in a small ball under her blanket and refused to come out all day, so her wishes have been noted and we wont take her again. A shame, as she is looking so lovely, but not all cats like being shown. As we were taking Zeta, we left Jazz at home so her next outing will be as an adult, rather than a kitten.
Some photos here of the three kittens….
Next outing will be to TICA mid march, when we will take Izzy out to try to gain more points towards her Double Grand Champion certificate.