Lalique’s two had visits from their new “parents” last weekend, and tomorrow (Friday) they go in to be neutered. Not long now before they will be leaving us.
This week, it has all been about keeping everyone cool! Izzy’s three are growing quickly now, and are now 8 weeks old. The pics were taken last weekend.
Izzy’s kittens first:
Lalique’s two kittens are now 10 weeks old and had visits from their future owners this weekend.
At this point, the girl (Quin) is now reserved, and her brother (Loki) is optioned, pending reservation.
At the Herts/Kensington joint shows on Saturday 16th, Satchmo was awarded two GPC’s and both Best of Breeds. This means that he is now a Grand Premier – before a year old! His sister, Jazz, also won two GCC’s and both Best of Breeds and she now needs just one more to become a Grand Champion. We are so pleased with these two siblings.
We are now confident that Pascali, our lovely cream shaded and white girl, is expecting kittens from Walter at the end of June. We will post on here when they arrive, but males will all be some sort of red – red tabby, red silver tabby, red solid, red shaded, red smoke, and most likely with white. Girls will be tortie of some sort – tortie tabby, silver tortie tabby, tortie smoke, solid tortie or tortie shaded, again with white – will be interesting sorting that lot out!
Lalique’s kittens went for their first vaccinations today, and had a clean bill of health. (Both of these kittens are optioned). A little tired later when we took photos –
Izzy’s kittens are now 4 weeks old and we are pleased to say are now all eating solids. It was a bit touch and go for our little fella, but now that he is tucking in we are sure he will soon catch up with his bigger siblings. The red tabby girl is under assessment for possibly staying here, and the larger brown boy is optioned. The smaller boy will be given a chance to grow a bit before being made available.
Bristol and Cambria shows on Saturday 2nd June at Thornbury. Both Jazz and Satchmo were going for their first Grand certificates. It wasnt Jazz’s day, she won two Reserve certificates, which we were pleased with as she is really still a big kitten. She did well in her side classes though, with nearly all firsts (one second). But Satchmo (picture below) did us proud. Gained BOTH Grand Premier certificates, BOTH Best of Breeds, and then went on to win Best in Show Semi Longhair Neuter in the Bristol show. Wow… and at 11 months old. We are so proud of him. It was a really hot day, and all the cats were virtually wiped out, and fast asleep, but managed to get this shot of him (barely awake!)
Firstly Lalique and Walter’s little fatties…..
Both kittens are optioned.
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.
All three are gaining weight rapidly, and now have their eyes open, though still spending most of their time sleeping.
All three are optioned. Our next litter is from Izzy and George, and is due around May 10th.
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.