2009

All gone!

Well, Helena’s kittens had left me within 24 hours of arriving. Their fleeting visit was fun, but most of all enabled three lovely homes from the wrong side of the country for Helena to have a kitten (or two) from Helena. They are all happily in their new home and seem none the worse for their brief stay at Casa Rameses. It has got me all broody though: I have plans to mate both Baby Reckless and Marmite in January, which will mean (assuming they oblige and all goes well) that we will have kittens ready some time in June.

New kittens available

I am very happy to be able to announce that four lovely Chinktonks kittens will be coming to Oxford around 23 November 2009, so that I can help to find homes for them on behalf of their owner, Helena Barrow of Chinktonks. Helena lives in Devon, and many people don’t feel they can travel that far to visit her. The kittens will be ready to go to new homes when they come to me, so please contact me directly, or Helena, if you would be interested in giving a home to one (or more) of these lovely kittens. Go to my Kitten pages or Helena’s website for more details.

TygerTyger news

Sorry, TygerTyger is going to the home we had originally planned for him after all. We were hoping for an ideal tabby boy in the litter recently born to Jacleah Siamese and Tonkinese, but the little tabby boy in that litter is not going to be suitable, so we have gone back to plan A! Many apologies to those of you who were hoping to give him a home, but remember, there are other lovely kittens out there:
Helena Barrow
Jacqueline Leah

More Kittens!

Yes, more Tonkinese kittens! But this time not mine: these have been born to Marmite’s sister, and the father is the same boy as for my litter, Rameses Chaos. They were born on 26 September, and can be seen at Jacleah Old-style Siamese and Tonkinese. I should know within a couple of days whether my own TygerTyger is available again... watch this space!

Siamese and general Cat Books

The Siamese Cat Book page has now been added to the ‘Cat books for sale’ part of the website, as has the page of general books about cats, which also contains breed-specific books about Burmese and Tonkinese.

Kittens for sale again?

TygerTyger may still be available: we are waiting to hear whether another litter has any stripey boys before we know whether he is going to be available, so watch this space!

New page on the website

I have added a new page to the website where you can buy rare cat books from my collection. Put together mainly to research the Siamese breed in its early days in this country, the collection grew with the fun of finding rare things, but has had its day, and is now gathering dust. I’m hoping other collectors can fill some gaps in their collection from my treasure trove!

More video

Just a couple of films: one of everyone relaxing in the sunshine (it just makes me want to curl up with them) and another with four of the boys playing with a new toy that arrived this morning: TygerTyger, Perks, Augustine and John the Divine.

All chosen

The kittens have all been chosen. It has happened quite fast in the end: visitors yesterday and today, both satisfying me that they would provide lovely homes, and both having a pair, so now all six kittens have homes to go to. It’s a relief, as finding the right homes is hard, and often worrying, so now that is done all I have to do is watch and enjoy them for the last few weeks, and then they are off to terrorize someone else!

Goodies...

Many thanks to Holly at Pinky PawZ online pet supplies, who has given me a terrific discount on all sorts of toys to go with the kittens to their new home. I get very anxious about homing the kittens, and it helps ME to feel that I’m sending them with everything they could possibly need. I don’t feel such a heel for sending them away from their mummy that way.

More homes

Two more of the kittens have now found homes, Perks and John-the-Divine. They will go together, and the nicest thing is that they will be very close to home: only about 10 mins down the road, so I will be able to see them grow and develop. Lovely!

New photos and videos uploaded

I have put several new videos up on YouTube (which can also be seen via the link on my web page) and some new still pictures of the kittens. I’m not taking many pictures this year: they are darlings, and I can’t bear to get the camera between me and them!

They are getting lots of visitors, so lots of socialisation, but we haven’t yet fixed on homes for all of them.

Taurine and FCKS

A short piece of information has been added to the FCKS health page regarding the use of Taurine supplementation to treat flat-chested kittens. The mother, not the kitten, was supplemented, and the breeder has reported complete recovery with her litters, both with numbers of kittens affected, and single kittens. Please read the full information before proceeding with any treatment, and make sure you do this in consultation with your vet.

Homes for babies

We now have firm homes for TygerTyger and Augustine the Hippo, though Augustine is going to have to be given a more dignified name! There has been enormous interest in Beluga, the little blue girl, but so far we haven’t found the perfect home for her. I’m not hurrying, as I could happily keep her myself!

New babies

Marmite has had a lovely litter of 6 babies: 5 tabby boys (blue and brown) and one darling blue pointed girl. They are all doing well, and pictures and videos will go up on the website as they grow.