if you've been reading the rest of the kitten diary, you'll know
that I didn't quite make it to week 24 - work and just the time
needed to look after the babies meant that I simply couldn't keep
updating the kitten diary. Enough is enough! So this page is just
for the occasional update: It's time for someone else to do their
own diary, and I'm glad to say that many people have picked up
the idea and done their own.
The show was brilliant, people around the kittens' pen like bees
around a honeypot (well, any litter of kittens would do that!),
and the kittens were completely laid back about it all, though
perhaps a little subdued (understandably). I only took six of
them sadly, as Podge (Amelie) got a poke in the eye from someone
a couple of days ago, so I left Piglet at home to keep her company.
Even though there were only six of them, they made quite an impression.
One lady looked at them and then said to a friend that only one
was the right colour. I was a bit sad as though I know their type
is not showy, their coats should be excellent colour as they are
a warm brown, and not black on the points. However I was only
down in the dumps for five minutes, as one of the judges came
around the side of the pens bringing two stewards with her: she
pointed at the kittens and said, "that's the colour seals
should be". It made my day! Quite apart from that, the club
table was very busy, though people kept coming over to ask if
they could buy one of the kittens!
Rebecca and Jacqueline with our Club table - I couldn't have done
it without their help - you should have seen the fun trying to
vet-in six kittens!
Our pens: the kittens on the left - a spare pen in the middle
with photos in, and Teddy (my big-headed Tonkinese) on the right,
complete with his Best of Breed Rosettes.
Here are the kittens lying about. They spent most of the day like
this (when they weren't eating).
And here's Teddy enjoying a short rest from demanding my attention!
The trouble is, when he can see me (which he could most of the
day), he shouts for me to come and take him out and cuddle him!
This is pretty much how the pen looked all afternoon, with a constant
stream of visitors trying to get a look in!
Two of the babies went today: Pickle and Piper. Things seem much
quieter already, and three more are due to go tomorrow. I wonder
how I will feel...
Here's Piper leaving home for the last time.
Today I also have more news of Ellie, who is beginning to come
out of herself a bit at last:
pleased to tell you that things have improved much more over the
last week.... she isn't meowing at night time now.. so I think
feel more settled... at night time she sometimes sleeps under
but the other morning when I woke up she was asleep on the sofa
is coming out of herself a bit more....
isn't a big lap cat but she does sit on your lap for a little
so I make the most of it and hope she will more and more as she
more used to me... she is so affectionate at times like you said
likes to have lots of cuddles and kisses on her head... She loves
brush that I bought her and goes mad when I brush her, she rolls
her tummy and stretches out... she has also taken to licking me
chewing my fingers in a playful way which is ever so funny...
Nicky was over last night and she was sitting on her lap for a
licking her hand, it was really funny to watch... The cat litter
is great and keeps everything odour free in the flat and is easy
clean out which is good.... I have found a pet shop in Worcester
that stock it which is really handy and saves money on the delivery
charge...and its only two minutes down the road if I run out..
dear! more departures...
I have had lots of calls from the new parents of my babies, and
they all seem to be fine, and settling in well. I still have three
here, so I haven't found it too much of a wrench yet.
Subject: Hi from Tiger lily (aka Pickle)
it's not Lily emailing you, it's me, but she says to send her
to you and her mum and brothers and sisters. And to Ellis, Pumpkin
et al. I
think I've remembered everyone she said...
my great delight she and my tonk Ming have bonded immediately
and love to
play and snuggle up together. They seemed to 'recognise' each
immediately. My other two cats are glumly philosophical about
had a slight problem with the litter tray as she was amazed by
of the clay litter and after much deliberation had her first wee
towel in the cat basket. But we got over that difficulty after
demonstrated what to do.
does NOT want to eat much. Everything is too exciting. She grabs
kitten kibble and that's it. I've tried roast chicken from M&S,
the tins you gave me (she won't touch those). She's drinking a
of water and likes to drink out of your glass. Fortunately I don't
go in for
also keen to investigate your plate.
Any suggestions for anything she would definitely not turn her
nose up at?
She has been out in the cat run, but her favourite occupation
She is very very sweet. Thank you so much for letting me have
Subject: Amelie (aka Podge) growing up
just incase you thought I had disappeared - things have been a
at work and elsewhere so I haven't been able to sit down and catch
with my mail. Amelie is fine and dandy, growing fast and is really
prettiest little thing. There are lots of galloping games morning,
night - she and Cecil are always lying like two sausages by the
door when we
get home with their tails entwined and paws all mingled. I have
pics but they are all real and I don't have a scanner to use so
may send you
some prints instead.
She did pee on the bed three days running for no reason at all
but seems to
have stopped that, thankfully - I think she might not have liked
but there was a tray upstairs and down...she got soaked herself
couldn't have been nice for her either! Anyway that was the only
her cuteness outweighs anything else.
Have all the others gone now? Hope there were no problems eye
is fine - she has little eyelashes that I have never seen on another