Kittens are one week old now!

Well doesn't time fly? It's amazing to think that this time lst Saturday we were still waiting for Sassy to have her babies, and here I am a week later, posting the first update about how they're all getting on!There was great excitement on Thursday when I noticed that one of the browns had opened one of its eyes already. Tht's quite early; I wouldn't normally expect that to happen until they were
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New kittens arrive!

Hello everyone!It's been such a long time since I last posted a blog. So much has happened, especially with Pixie, the little brown kitten which I kept from Sassy's litter last year. She has been in a couple of shows, and won 1st and Best of Breed in both her Open classes, which was thrilling. She's now 10 months old... doesn't time fly! Anyway, Sassy has just given birth to her latest litter of kittens.
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Happy birthday Pickle!

Today is Pickle's 17th birthday! Sadly I wasn't at home much with him but we've had lots of cuddles this evening and he's played with some toys and had some posh chicken food. He might even get to snuggle up with me in the bed tonight too! The kittens are all over him but he just lets them play until he's fed up then he just moves away :-)I haven't blogged for a while but the kittens have grown so
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Quality kitten time

Well today I've got the day off work so it's nice to spend some quality time with the kittens. It's great to see how much they've developed and how much progress they're making. For example:the Weeny girl has started climbing into the dish of dry kitten food - intended for Sassy - and is attempting to eat it, so she seems to have bypassed the stage of trying it soft and squishy first! Perhaps that's
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Tragedy

Dear friendsI am very sad to announce that the choccie boy kitten died early this morning, Saturday 25 September aged 4 weeks and 2 days. Without a postmortem on him I don't know the cause, but from the symptoms I suspect pneumonia. To think that 24 hours ago he was eating and playing... he was in my arms snug and warm at his moment of crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Prayers please for this little life
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The kittens bid for freedom!

Hello everyone...well the kittens are 4 weeks old today. Yesterday when I got home and let Sassy out of the kitten pen, four of the kittens climbed out after her! They are now well into the exploratory phase and I will also be starting to wean them at the weekend. The littlest girl continues to put on weight, slowly but surely, although she is still only half the weight of her bigger sisters at just
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Kitten update

The kittens are now 2.5 weeks old. The one who had the tummy abcess is fully recovered and they are all putting weight on.I stillhave some concern over the weeniest girl; although she is very feisty she hasn't been putting as much weight on as I would like. But she is still fighting and I'm making sure she gets her fair share of the milk bar.Last week Sassy decided to give her kittens a tour. First
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Kitten emergency...

Well today has been rather a dramatic day. The small brown girl - and it is confirmed, there are 6 girls and one boy - developed an abcess around the umbilical cord site. It was a quick dash over to the vets, where Gerard kindly saw us just before his formal consulting hours began. The abcess was lanced and was very infected. The kitten then received an antibiotic injection, and I have antibiotic drops
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What a big world!

How exciting - one of the chocolate kittens has opened it's eyes today! That's very early - only 6 days old... would usually expect it from around a week to ten days.They are all doing very well and putting on weight steadily, even the very weeny one is progressing nicely. Sassy is very attentive and barely gets out of the kitten pen all day even though I leave it open for her to come and go. She will
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Kittens!

That's right - the class of 2010 has arrived! Sassy decided she couldn't wait any longer so at about 4am this morning she decided to have her babies. I've been in Budapest for work this week - she started about 12 hours before I got home. Luckily she was staying with Rosie and I can't say a big enough thank you to Rosie who was up with Sassy at that time and saw her through the whole thing.Not too
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