Thursday, 15 June 2017

A bit of a surprise

I'm sorry but I'm a bit late updating my blog, Tibbs finally went into labour on Tuesday afternoon, she produced her 1st kitten at about 6pm but although it looked perfect it was unfortunately stillborn. It was followed quite quickly by a 2nd kitten, this one was also stillborn but judging by its appearance it had been dead a little while, this did not bode well for the chances of Tibbs having any live kittens, but fortunately she then produced a strong and healthy little girl. I was so relieved for both her and myself, this is Tibbs' last litter and of course we lost Manuel just a few weeks ago so this girl was my last chance to keep their line going.

Tibbs was very content with her baby and completely settled into motherhood. A facebook friend christened the baby Tibblet, which has stuck. Today I had to go into work this evening. When I got home I checked in on Tibbs and Tibblet only to find they had been joined by a little blue and white girl, now known as Tiblate :)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Returned kitten seeks new home.

My blue kitten that had the stress hernia repair has not had the best time, she had the hernia repaired and was spayed a few weeks ago and having got the all clear from my vet she went to her new home. Unfortunately by the time she was checked by her new families vet there had been a partial breakdown in the repair which means that she is going to need another surgery, although this should be a very quick operation with 100% recovery her family made the very hard decision to return her to me. She arrived back yesterday and as can be seen she and Beetle wasted no time in starting up fast and furious play. She is still the most affectionate kitten and when she is not running at 100mph she wants nothing more than to be with people, and her purring is just non stop when she is settled with you. She is scheduled for surgery this week and once I am certain there is not going to be any further issue she will be looking for a new home. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more details about this delightful purr machine that Emily has named Floof :)












Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Anytime soon!

Tibbs is pregnant with her very last litter, she will be spayed after these babies as she is well into middle age now. So this litter is tinged with both anticipation and a certain amount of sadness as she and Manuel have produced some wonderful babies over the years and this marks the end of an era.

She has never produced more than 3 kittens in a litter, but she currently looks huge, of course this could simply be that she does have a bit of a problem with middle age spread. I suspect we will find out in the next 48hrs :)



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

R.I.P Manuel (Witchypuss Onefortheladies).

R.I.P Manuel (Witchypuss Onefortheladies). Manuel developed a health issue about 10 days ago, despite numerous trips to the vets, where he underwent blood tests, xrays, ultrasounds, fluid therapy and some pretty invasive treatments, we could not identify the cause of his problems and today I made the decision to let him go. I can't begin to say how much I will miss this bloody wonderful tatty cat.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Been a little while!

With all the puppies and kittens demanding so much attention I have just realised that I have neglected to update my blog!
All the pups are now in their new homes and all the reports so far are lovely. The 1st 2 kittens have left the building, 1 more should be leaving this afternoon. Unfortunately the blue girl is having to stay a little longer as she managed to damage herself whilst tearing around and ended up with a stress hernia, we were initially hopeful that this would repair itself but that was not to be, so on Tuesday she will have the hernia repaired and will be spayed at the same time. At no time has the hernia affected her so hopefully she will breeze through the surgery and be ready to go to meet her new owner, a young lady called Lily, very very soon where she will smother her with purrs and kisses.
Here are a collection of puppy and kitten pictures taken over the last few weeks.


















Tibbs definitely has middle age spread, but she now has an excuse as she is pregnant. This will be her last litter as she is an older lady now so she will be spayed after these babies. This in itself make the litter special, but it is even more special as Manuel is currently quite poorly. He has spent most of the last week at the vets and has had blood tests, xrays, ultrasound scans and has been on I/V fluid therapy. He is back home now and seems to be doing ok, but with no proper diagnosis we know that he may not be out of the woods yet, so please keep this special scruffy boy in your thoughts.



We also have chicks :)


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Madhouse!

Puppies and kittens everywhere, and I suspect they may all be on speed!! Just a few pics from the last week or so.