August 29, 2015

Our little babies and some news about the girls

It has been a while since I have made any updates about our babies, but alot has happened since.

Misty gave birth to 5 babies, and lost 4 of them during the next 24 hours.
A remaining strong babyboy was left. He grew normally his first week.

Then Nikita got her 5 babies during 2 days.
I was so happy about them, especially for the two firstborn girls. A cinnamonspottet bico and a chocolatespottet bico girl.
But all the sadness was not over - it was just the beginning.
Day 3 after birth Nikita gave birth to a 185g big dead kitten! The kitten nr 6. It must have died someplace between day 1 and day 2, and was swollen up.
I found the baby on the bedroomfloor, a terrible moment it is hard to forget.
One thing is for sure, when Nikita will have another litter in future, we will defently have oxytocin shots in our home for her. Never a birth like this again with all that happend after.

I heard after it was just a miracle that Nikita did not get sick, even almost died because  the big dead baby was quite toxic.

Breeding is lots of ups and lots of downs, you never know from time to time, thankfully for that!
Because my nightmare was not over.
Misty had hardly enough milk this time, so she was not the best milkbar-helper in this case.
Because of the dead baby, Nikitas milkbar got toxic as well.
We did all we could to save the babies, but the two firstborn girls and their brother flew to heaven one by one.
It is just so sad and feels so unfair. They should have been 11 happy  babies running around us now.

Misty's boy did also drink from Nikita and did not gain anything on his own anymore.
So I feed day day and night and was  crossing fingers so hard.
One of Nikitas remaining babygirls needet also help, and one never needet any help at all.

But this week they started to eat solid food on their own. Earlier they were fed with a syringe, first only goatmilk, then also Hills AD when they was 3 weeks old.
I had tears in my eyes, I was so happy. All the struggle, and fighting against mother nature - and it seems we won this battle!

Now they are running around in our new kittenrun in the kitchen, using their litterboxes, eating and growing , and I can rest and use my energy only on couddling and kissing them.
I love them so much.

Nikitas girls are fawnspotted with white and lilacspottet with white.
Not my favorite colours, but I don't care. Both will probably stay in our breeding programme.

Misty's little boy is a redtabby SYS I think, can also be creme. He is of course also staying in our breeding programme.

We can not easily let any of these kitten go in a hurry after all we have been trough together all these terrible weeks.

Nikitas big girl : Attack's Daydreamer

Misty's boy , Attack's Kichiro :

Nikitas smaller babygirl together with her sister. She will be named Attack's Dreamcatcher - so these two girls are the dreamteam <3

We all love our new kittenrun from Animal-Nursery in Germany :

At the moment are Misty calling, so she is not with them until she is silent again.So afraid that Nikita will start too then.  So "auntie Mercy" is helping out with cosy company :

Cookie sees lots of temping food - she is a food-adictic puppy :D She did not like this plexi-run . Not puppy friendly at all!

Then we have some news about two oriental girls.

Mercy's sister, Secret Fantasy moved yesterday to Arendal.
There she will be having a forever home together with a new family, 2 new cats and 1 dog. She will be staying there as a host cat.
She loved her new mommy right away, so did our GSD boy King - he is very picky about who he likes, so listen to the animals :-)

We have also a "new lady" with us. (N) Attack's Flame of Love
Ozzie and Dinky's babygirl who was born here last year. You do remember the two colourful sisters?
She moved to Sweden. But they lost her best furry friend and she did not thrive after that.
Her 2.legged family was not ready for a new catfriend for her right now.
So she is back with us.
It takes some time to go back in to the catgroup, especially since there is two dogs here to now. So she has toilet,food and water upstairs in my bedroom. The door is open, so she can walk up and down when she wants :-)
She will be mated with Leo when she starts calling.
She has developed in to a amazing girl.
Her body is just muscles - just like her daddy. She is so elegant, and she got wonderful green eyes as well. And she got her mommy's voice and personality.

It will not be weekly updates about the babies this time.
You have read now about their hard first weeks.
I will have an operation in my left hand during next week, so my hand need some rest after.
But suddely I will be back with more updates again.