Monday, 28 November 2011

Grooming lessons

Yati, Ej and Ejam came over on Sunday to show us how to groom a show cat. Suffice to say, after a belly full of cheese cakes from Secret Recipe and cream caramel from Yati, I was game for anything (read : too much sugar)
Sara had earlier bought some "salon" stuffs for Putra which had me rolling my eyes like "Hello! I use the all in one shampoo with conditioner, why do we need to spend so much for something on something and after bath and what nots for one little cat!. Including a very expensive comb and slicker brush! As if we don't have enough already". And Sara said (also rolling her eyes to me), it is for Putra. And that was that. So we ended up with stuff which we don't know how to use and which was why Yati, Ej and Ejam came to the rescue.

The model anxiously waiting for our guests to arrive
Shampoo stage
Sara's turn
Putra getting a kiss for being a brave boy
First rinse
The something on something shampoo
Putra - the not so brave after all
Final product - Conclusion : he's a bit pink. He he he
Yes we know darling. Night night......

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kittens @ 2 weeks

The babies have started trying to stand on their own feet and walk. Muezza, being the biggest, was the first one to stop trembling long enough to walk a few steps before his legs gave away, bless the boy. We tried a group photo but the above was the best out of more than 50 shots, we couldn't get them to look forward long enough to take the shot. Thank god for digital camera!

Baby 1 : Brown Tabby and White Male, 345g
Baby 2 : Brown Tabby and White Male, 335g
Baby 3 : Tortie Girl, 305g
Baby 4 : Black and White Male, 345g
Baby 5 : Muezza, 380g

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Talk on CFA Mechanism

Thanks to Jimmy and Adilah, a group of newbies were given an introductory talk on the judging mechanism by the CFA. Suffice to say, we now understand how to calculate our cat's points based on the various colour coded "ribbons" given out by judges. We had a wonderful time especially the chit chat session after the class. And we hope that Jimmy and Adilah will organise more talks for the benefits of us newbies. Once again, thanks guys.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Kittens Day 7

We have tried several names but only one stuck, Muezza our high white boy. The others have yet to be named. Sigh, we had a long list of girls' names but very short list for boys. Happily, despite not being able to name them yet, our babies have survived their first week on this earth and am happy to share that THEY HAVE OPENED THEIR EYES at the age of 5 days old. The harassed mum is also healthy and eating well and so are the baby sitters.

Baby 1 : Brown Tabby and White Male, 235g. Sleepy head couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to be photographed.
Baby 2 : Brown Tabby and White Male, 235g.  He opened his eyes just long enough to take this shot.
Baby 3 : Tortie Female, 210g. She's a feisty girl and holds her own at the milking station. You should  have seen her fiercely defending her right to milk, screaming and hitting anyone who tries to take her spot. :) so proud of her.

Baby 4 : Black and White Male, 240g. He opened his eyes slightly but decided that the world was not worth the effort to remain awake LOL.
Baby 5 : Muezza, 255g.  He is still the biggest in the litter and he was the first to open his eyes

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Kitten Photos : Day 3

Yes, like every proud parents, we took pictures of our babies on daily basis. So here's sharing some of the more memorable ones.
Baby 1 : Brown Tabby and White Boy, 200g
Baby 2 : Brown Tabby and White Boy, 180g
Baby 3 : Tortie Girl, 160g
Baby 4 : Black and White Boy, 205g
Baby 5 : Brown and White Boy, 200g

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Our very first litter

We recently had our very own first litter from the union of Citrus and Putra. She mated on 2 September 2011 and was due on 4 November (63 days) so I took leave from 3rd until 8th November. Suffice to say, Citrus decided that she will deliver when mummy is not around to fuss over her on the 68th day on 9 November instead. :(( I was at a meeting the whole day and got only second hand news from my daughter who was by Citrus side from start to end.
A very tired and very pregnant Citrus
To confirm her pregnancy, we went to the vet and did an ultra sound when she was approximately 3 weeks pregnant. We saw two foetus with one more empty sac. We went home happy with the idea that there's going to be two only. He he he, NOT!
As the weeks went by, Citrus grew bigger and bigger and she kept eating everything that we placed in front of her. We gave her three to four portions of boiled chicken mixed with canned food on daily basis, together with kibbles on 24 hours. The canned food was varied between four flavours to keep her palate interested. I bet if she could talk, she would be demanding for ice creams, cookies and what nots!
And now, introducing the new addition to the Merican family and with their own Lagenda prefix:

Baby 1 : Brown Tabby and White Boy, 130g
Baby 2 : Brown Tabby and White Boy, 115g
Baby 3 : Tortie Girl, 105g
Baby 4 : Black and White Boy, 130g
Baby 5 : Brown and White Boy, 145g

More pictures will be added soon. :))