Monday, June 22, 2009

The babies eyes are open

Our babies are now 10 days old  and their eyes are almost completely open.  They are growing quickly and have more than doubled their birthweights - no longer the tiny little newborns of just last week.  
Bye for now


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

5 Days Old

"Big" - 5 days

"Little" -5 days
Aren't they adorable! They both seem to be getting bigger and rounder by the minute! They really enjoy Mama's milk bar - and spend the rest of their time sleeping. Not a bad life at all for a kitten or a cat for that matter.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Little and Big are.....girls!!

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And beautiful girls they are! The typist says they are lacking the necessary male accoutrement (I think she means the boy bits). Whatever!!! They are absolutely perfect to their mother and I. "Little" is a real firecracker - hissing and taking off as soon as she is placed down for a photo. The typist complains that's she just like me- ruining photos by coming straight towards the camera as fast as she can! I think that's pretty smart - it means she has control of the situation. "Big "is more demure but also she's not pushover - she lets everyone know what she wants.......

See how the nice warm brown color is starting to come out in both their coats. They should have the lovely brown coats of myself and the siblings.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Arrival of "Little" and "Big"

I'm proud to announce that "Little and Big" arrived last night by c-section. Mother Anya and babies are doing fine. Their interim names come from their birth weights - Big was 127 gms and Little was 106 gms (this is a pretty average weight for a kitten - so Big is pretty big). Today on a different scale at 12 hours old they were 137 and 118 gms respectively - both of them are growing quickly. Big is the dark mackerel Tabby in the first picture and Little in the second picture takes after me and is a classic tabby. The pictures really don't do them justice but hopefully as they get bigger the typist will improve in her photographic skills. The typist and vets think they are boys but its a bit early to know for sure.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tazmin keeps tormenting me

Can you believe the nerve of some cats - I work hard with the Boss to create a beautiful retaining wall and Tazmin uses the wall to sit on top of my outdoor run....
This city cat really likes to take advantage when ever she can.

Counting the days till Tazmin goes back to Victoria.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

In my last post some people felt I was being too hard on Tazmin because she just lounges around all day. So I thought I show what I've been up to. The Boss and I built these retaining walls while Tazmin slept in the sun. The Boss actually did most of the work - but he couldn't have done without my supervision and encouragement. So you can see we hard working mountain cats just aren't beautiful - we're productive too

On the kitten front - we're all still waiting and waiting and waiting some more. Anya is quite calm about it all - while the typist and I are eager for them to be born.

Now that it's summer and the deer fence is completed Sasha and I have been helping in the garden. The deer fence keeps the deer and other predators out and keeps we cats safely inside. So we're eager to get outside our regular pens every morning. Here's Sasha begging for his turn in the garden.

Sasha has also been checking on the household faucets - one of his favorite activities. So you can see we mountain cats do work hard!