Well, the first vaccinations last week certainly didnt slow this lot down! All of these are now (at least provisionally) booked. Our next litter is due around 26th February, and we will post news on here when we have it.
Well, the new year has started off brilliantly for us. We took Poppy and two of her youngsters, Walter and Menemsha, out for this lovely friendly show. All three came home with excellent results. Poppy and Walter each achieved one IMPERIAL certificate and one RESERVE IMPERIAL certificate. Poppy had one Best of Breed, and was beaten to the other by her daughter! Walter had two Best of Breeds. Menemsha had one GRAND certificate and one RESERVE GRAND. She also had one Best of Breed. She came first in all 4 of her side classes too. In the Capital Show she was awarded Best in Show Semi Longhair Adult and we were thrilled when she went on to be overall Best in Show Semi Longhair Cat!
Remy and George’s youngsters are now coming up to their first set of vaccs and we will be starting to notify which ones are available on here. (see individual photos for further details). If you are interested, then please get in touch. All our kittens leave here fully vaccinated, wormed, registered with GCCF, and neutered unless previously arranged otherwise. Both parents are negative for HCM gene (as are all of our cats).
Menemsha at the recent Maidstone and Medway show held at Bracknell. She gained her 2nd Grand Certificate (one to go!) and was Best of Breed, too, beating her mother.
Remy and George’s babies are all doing really well now, eating, using the trays, and growing fast. They will be going for first vaccinations on 4th January, and I will then be making the decisions as to which are available, and will mark them on here as such. All of our kittens, unless going to breeder friends, will be neutered before leaving. If interested in any of them, please drop us an email.
Our next litter is expected around the 5th February. This will be Izzy (Gr Ch Mabalakat Northern Lights) to George. (UK & Imperial Gr Ch Alisika City-Slicker). Their last litter was in the spring of 2016, so these will be almost one year exactly on from then, and they were one stunning litter, so we are looking forward to their arrival.
Please excuse the grubby faces. They are still needing to be hand fed, though thankfully can get through the night now. Taking photos isnt easy – they are either so desperate for food they are climbing up my legs, or covered in milk from their feed, having reached the age where they dont want the nipple, but are reluctant to lap from a bowl! As for solid food? YUK! no thanks mum! sigh…… we will get there in time, Im sure.
Some of the kittens are under assessment as potential show neuters, and the girls for show/breeding, so we are making no decisions just yet as to which will be available.
We had a lovely day out on Saturday at the above show. Walter got his first Imperial Certificate (he needs 5 so 4 still to go!), he also received Best Of Breed, and it made our day when later on was awarded BEST IN SHOW Semi Longhair Adult! (see photo where his award is on top of his pen). He also had a red card day, with all firsts in his side classes.
Menemsha has finally re-grown her coat and looked magnificent but sadly I forgot to do any photos of her! She was awarded her first Grand certificate, (needs two more now) and also got Best of Breed. She lost out on Best Adult to her brother (these two are full brother/sister, but a year apart).
To add to our delight, their younger sister (again, same mating of Poppy and George), Mabalakat Astoria, owned by Jo and James Hastings, was awarded 1st in her open class, and again had a red card day, on her very first outing. More importantly, she really enjoyed her day out and was busy flirting with everyone! (Picture by her proud owner)
Mabalakat Astoria, tortie tabby and white. 6 months old.
Thank you to all who have been patient with us regarding news and photos of this litter. It has been a hard time. After a very prolonged labour, over 3 days, in which Remy gave birth to 8 kittens, sadly we have lost three and have had to hand rear the remaining five. Remy is being an excellent mum, looking after them well, and very protective of them, but isn’t producing enough milk, so we have been round-the-clock feeding to give her a hand. I’m pleased to say that all are doing well now, and we hope that they will soon start weaning, and we can start getting some sleep! These are the first photos, and more to come later on a weekly basis as they grow. If interested in any of the kittens, drop us an email (we arent answering many phone calls for obvious reasons at present). No final decisions will be made as to which will be available just yet as it is still early days. Three are under assessment for possible new owners. They may be made available later on.