With the Supreme show out the way I can get back to regular updates of the babies, they are all doing very well indeed. Here they are resting after a hard afternoon playing. The pens have been taken down and they have the lounge to play in all day and night, I have the baby monitor plugged in so I can hear them when I am in bed and so far they are very good and it's not long after lights go out they are all settled.
I feed them once or twice with wet food, it's not a set in stone thing as I like them to be mainly eating Royal Canin biscuits, but as you can see they are all tucking in to the food.
and it's not long before the plates look like this............
Time for a play before bedtime and Theodore shows them how to kill the mouse, with Helga lending a helping hand they all eagerly watch.
With full belly's and the hunt over, it's time for a catnap with Mom Nahla and Auntie Simba
Well I left it to the last minute, too much playtime with babies and not enough prep for the show. I've done what I can and will finish off tomorrow and then I'll just look forward to having a lovely day on Saturday. Thank you to my Son Robert for helping me today we had fun with cardboard and a gluegun!!
Luna did her bit to help, more like hinder but she had fun too, Eeva just tried to eat everything - strange girl lol. The babies have been quite well behaved, having unsupervised run of the lounge all day
Anyone wishing to come and say hello this Saturday, I will be at the Supreme Cat Show held at the NEC Birmingham. There will be loads of stalls and hundreds of cats of all breeds there. Doors open to the public at 9:30am. Make sure you have your comfy shoes on.
Don't even ask me about the pen decorating because if I told how far I have got with it you wouldn't believe me - lets just say I like a challenge and working under pressure!!!
So if you see a pen that looks a bit thrown together you'll know it's mine and that it's all the kittens fault.
I am just looking forward to a great day out meeting up with friends and chatting to anyone interested in Devons. Paula Simms has done a beautiful cross stitch of a Devon Rex that has been raising money for the Rex rehome I believe, a very worthy cause. The draw will be on Saturday so don't miss out, I was so lucky last year and won the Sphynx cross stitch, I love it - wouldn't it be funny if I won again.
Kittens are having great fun running around the lounge during the day. So far no ill effects from the vaccinations including Peskipiksi the tiniest kitten here. Quibbler is quite vocal, letting us know when he needs attention, his sister Nargle is quite a character and I'm certain she will soon be flying with those ears. Honeyduke took a liking to my small cuddly Eeyore and dragged it into the kitten pen, he is a gentle boy as are Eeva's babies who love to be cuddled, Rolanda Hooch is asleep on my shoulder and Filius Flitwick is napping on my knee. Goblet of fire escaped the room earlier and was up the stairs running around my bedroom, when I called him he flew down the stairs all full of excitement at his adventure, Madam Puddifoot and Time Turner love playing with the catit toy and Helga loves to join in too. With Nahla racing from one end of the room to the other I get worn out just watching them. Hermoine Granger has started to sit on my lap on her own which is great and as I type Peskipiksi is hanging from the pen door with Crookshanks biting her legs, Ginny Weasley has shown up with tail fluffed and ready for trouble, Rolanda is still on my shoulder. Halfblood Prince is a lovebug who just lays in your hands to have a fuss, he just loves to hang off my trouser legs along with his brother Goblet of fire. The babies are a joy to have. Picture shows them having a treat of Royal Canin Instinctive with a tablespoon of pure pureed pumpkin and 1g of taurine. The plates were empty within minutes!!!
Kimba, Nowa and their babies along with Nahla's babies, Mia, Simba, Tigga and Oliva all went to the vets for their vaccinations today, all 8 babies passed their health check and were so brave having their vaccinations. Poor Mia will have to be booked in for a dental and I have to have a go at teeth cleaning with the others, so I will need a toothbrush for each, well we don't share toothbrushes - yuk - so why should they. Mia also needs to go on a diet - I did say she is big boned but the lovely vet was having none of it - so it's rations for Mia!
I had a few comments from people at the vets who were eager to see the kittens in the carrier, and the comment 'how many!!' was said several times. I was commended again for how healthy my kittens are and the adults too and they always say what excellent condition Kimba is in after a litter.
Appointments have been made and babies of Kimba and Nahla will be going to the vets tomorrow for their first health check and vaccination, also taking 6 adults for their boosters, it's very important to keep upto date with the boosters. Will post an update tomorrow.
Every evening the babies have free run of the lounge which is such fun, there have been no toilet accidents (none that I have found anyway) for about a week now so I am quite happy for them to be out the pens. They run around like nutters for a few hours, and then they either go back to the heated bed or pile up on my lap for sleeptime. They were all wormed a few days ago, not impressed with that at all, but the food treat after was much appreciated.
I am happy to say that the babies reserved so far are all going to lovely people. Vaccinations begin this week, always a stressful time for me, you never know if a kitten will react to the vaccine in a bad way but thankfully this is rare. I have finally named with the help of my Daughter all of the kittens, some of them may change again if I'm not 100% happy with it, but most names fit them perfectly.
Here's a video of poor Nahla escaping from the ever growing kitten pile trying to get some milk from her.
One more cute video featuring Nargle & Filus Flitwick
What a lovely day I had, the venue though was very small and there were not as many entrants as I thought there would be. The show was very friendly and I think most people left feeling happy. The judges were all friendly, I have had a super report from Anne Gregory on Luna Lovegood and on Helga Huflepuff whom Anne judged in a side class, so I was very pleased with what she said about Helga too. Check out the reports here.
I enjoyed chatting to everyone at the show and we had plenty of laughs too. My Son Alex looked after the babies at home so I didn't have to worry. My other Son Rob drove me to the show and collected me.
Luna gained her first Imperial certificate, 4 more to go before she gains the title Imperial Grand Champion and she is only 20 months old. I came home with lots of rosettes and a very proud feeling.