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!)
Izzy’s babies are now two weeks old. There are two brown classic tabby and white males, one of which might be available, and a red tabby and white girl, who is under assessment for possibly staying with us.
At the Suffolk and Norfolk show at the weekend, Satchmo gained his 3rd Premier certificate, and Jazz her 3rd Champion certificate so both now have new titles, in three straight shows. We are really proud of these two beautiful cats, and look forward to continuing to show Satchmo whilst Jazz has her first litter later this summer.
These are going to be large kittens. Already topping 2lbs at only 6 weeks old. Using the trays and now eating solids, and as you can see, nothing is out of bounds anymore – on the furniture and having fun!
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.