Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
FINALLY, I AM HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND BACK PLAYING WITH MY 10 LITTLE ANGELS. OH, HOW I MISSED THEM.
1. All 10 Kittens visited the Vet on Dec. 16th for their first set of innoculations and physical examinations. Completely weaned from their mommies.
2. Due to my hospitalization, they are behind on their schedule for second set of innoculations and neutering/spaying. Will be done during the week of Jan. 10th. Further notices will be posted as soon as appointments are booked.
3. People On Waiting List will be making their choices soon. That page was updated tonight.
4. Definitely planning to update photos tomorrow.
Thank you everyone for being so patient with me while I struggled to get over two separate surgeries. Each day now I am getting stronger. The highlight of my day is sitting in an easy chair, in the kitchen, with all 10 little imps scampering over my lap. All my aches and pains fade away. They are the best medicine I can take for my recovery. Bye for now.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Individual photos are being taken and uploaded onto the Kittens Available page during the next couple of days.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Life goes on!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Will let you know when they arrive. Bye for now.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Herein after, I do so solemnly swear to be good to my gallbladder and pancreas and eat no fat or dairy again, until such time this insidious gland is removed. So, please my friends, do not invite me out for lunch or dinner. Restaurants frown upon serving up porridge or cheerios midday.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Just a quick note to say "Hi". Feeling weak as a kitten, and not bouncing back quickly. Thankfully, life goes on at JFRH. Hubby Patrick still my # 1 CAT WRANGLER.
- 90% sure both Opal and Crystal are in kitten. Due dates are Oct. 11th (Crystal) and Oct. 15th (Opal).
- Francina has completed her regimen of antibiotics, and is with Beau Jade now. Let's hope she is able to conceive and carry full term.
- Tatiana will cycle within the next two weeks, and at that time will visit Honeybear.
- Both Panzy and Sapphire are resting, and will be bred in the New Year.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
FINISHED ANTIBIOTICS TWO DAYS AGO ......... FINALLY COMING OUT OF THE NAUSEOUS FOG OF PAST THREE WEEKS.
Only two little kittens remain with us. Little "Freckles" travels to Cornwall on the 19th, and wee "Prince" flies to Montreal on the 29th. All others are adjusting to their new family's lives.
Francina has again not carried to term. Such a sad time. She will undergo blood tests and scoping to see if we can help her.
Perhaps the Good Lord is watching over me, and forcing a break from kittens to allow me time for surgery and healing. Still have further dental surgery to undergo in Oct-Nov. By Christmas, I should be hunky dorey. Till next time ...........................
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Health update is that in four weeks (barring emergency returns) I will be getting my gallbladder removed. If I wasn't going to be asleep at the time, I would want to be the one to personally throw it into the garbage. The acute pancreaititis is subsiding and infection in the gallbladder is under control. Anyone who has been through this understands when I say "Damn, that hurt!"
Already contacted a few folk to arrange kitten delivery on Friday. Will be emailing, phoning, everyone else tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 2nd.
Whew, there goes that burst of energy. Back to bed for this people. Nighty Nite.
Monday, August 31, 2009
This will give me sometime to be with the kittens during their last week at JFRH. Talk to all new families in the next couple of days.
Heart felt gratitude for your understanding during this emergency hospital stay of 2.5 weeks.
posted by Rob
Monday, August 24, 2009
I have been asked again by Joan to let you all know that she is back in the hospital. Not sure what is going on. We will keep you posted. She wants everyone to know that she will get to her emails once she is returned home.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Over the next couple of days, I will be contacting everyone to arrange the pickup schedule.
Pat and I are attempting to co-ordinate a van trip for September 4th to transport kittens. Normally we do not deliver, but encourage people to come see the Cattery and know where their kittens grew up. With my prognosis being rather unsettled, perhaps this will ensure their getting to their new homes without it counting on me being here. Pat and a friend will deliver to Hamilton, Toronto area, and on up to Barrie that day. It is estimated that the cost for gasoline will vary from $25.00 to $45.00. I'll be contacting the people it could affect to see if arrangements can be made for a local pickup point.
Please bear with us through this burp (pun intended) in our summer plans. Hopefully, all will return to normal in a few weeks of 'gut rest'. Talk to everyone individually A.S.A.P. Bye for now.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Next week, August 18th, all of Panzy's kittens go in for their spay/neutering surgery.
August 27th will be Sapphire's kittens appointment for spaying/neutering.
On September 3rd, all 13 kittens will go back to the vet for their final booster shots plus rabies.
ATTENTION PANZY KITTENS OWNERS: This delay for Panzy's kittens to receive their final shots is due to the fact the Vet's Office was closed for 2 weeks, and that was when their shots were due. They had to be postponed for a week. The earliest they are ready to go home is the LATE AFTERNOON of September 3rd onwards.
ATTENTION ALL 13 KITTEN OWNERS: Please email me to schedule your pickup date & time after 4:00 PM on September 3rd. I will be available any afternoon or evening from then on. Their suitcases will be packed and they will be anxiously awaiting the beginning of their lives with you and your family.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Crystal and Opal are presently being rebred for Winter kittens. Francina shows all signs of carrying to term her kids, fathered this time by Honeybear. I am already preparing the nursery in my bedroom, looking forward to that event.
Panzy and Sapphire are both settled back into the Queens' Quarters, enjoying the sunshine and chasing flies.
Not much else is happening. Summer heat is upon us, and everyone has switched into 'lazy' mode. Just wish the grass would quit growing so Pat could catch a break from that chore. Keep cool and talk soon. Bye for now.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I am trying to get a photo of 13 kittens eating, but of course, one is always out of range. It is such a hoot when I call them with a bell. They know exactly what that means, and there is a stampede of kittens, each trying to get their heads in the dishes first. This twice daily treat is a combination of Kitten Milk Replacer Stage Two, wet chicken food, dry kibble and enough water to make it stewish. To even spoil them more, I heat the mixture up in the micro, and serve it to them warm. I'll keep trying to capture the sheer bedlam of those first few moments.
Start of a new week. Have a great one Everybody.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sapphire and her little cherubs will move into those Nurseries next week. At the end of their weaning time, they will join Panzy's in the Kitchen. In case you have lost track of the numbers: 7 + 6 = 13 little tornadoes whirling around the table and chair legs, climbing the cat tree, and stampeding into the bathroom when any human attempts to sneak in their alone.
Love it. Love it. Love it.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
7 KITTENS HAVE RUN OF KITCHEN WHILE 6 KITTENS HAVE RUN OF BATHROOM : PAT & I GET LIVING ROOM. SEEMS FAIR!!!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Tomorrow I am back to being a Gardener. Today I spent the entire day playing with Kittens.
LOVE WHAT I DO.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Pure Innocence of Kittens : Here pictured sound asleep, dreaming and twitching, so totally unaware of the World around them.
Red Ribbon Boy and Baby Shower Ribbon Girl snuggle together, whispering secrets before drifting off.
Watching them is absolutely mesmerizing: like looking into a campfire. I can sit beside their playpen, and let the time slip by. Stress just melts away. When I was at the Doctor's a week ago, my blood pressure registered the lowest it has been in years and years (124/74). When asked what I was doing to cause such a significant drop, the only answer I could come up with was "Playing with the Kittens".
Hopefully tomorrow I can get decent individual photos of Sapphire's kittens to post, as well as updates of Panzy's kids. Watch KITTENS AVAILABLE page for them.
Now, I am off to bed. Wouldn't it wonderful to be able to Sleep the Sleep of these Kittens ? ! Nighty Night.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Will Update Photos By Weekend. Should see Panzy's babies colours/patterns by then. Sapphires kittens are showing patterns already. Lots of pink noses and toes. Bi's, Mitts, Points ..... All Unique & Interesting. Certainly not a boring selection.
Back to you in a few days. Bye for now.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Opal met with Beau Jade for four days. Being her first time bred, I cannot guess whether she caught or not. We'll know within a month. Crystal is now with Beau. Time will tell whether these two girls have their babies close together or not. They are such closely bonded girlfriends, I really would like that for them.
Francina is still dead in heat, but it is too early to try her again. She needs a few months to heal up from her stillbirth. Likely July or early August. Now, if I could only explain that to her!
Looking forward to some fresh air and gardening this weekend. Been stuck in the maternity ward for two days and feel the need for a big big breath of Summer air.
Till next time, .................
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Weaning commences immediately, with Tati being removed from their presence for 8 hours at a stretch. She then visits for a couple of hours to relieve her mammary glands, and reassure the little ones that all is well. This 8 hours away and 2 hours with continues for about a week. By then, Tati is quite happy to say "Have a great life kids; I am out of here!" She will go back to her private condo, and bask in the sunshine.
Tomorrow I hope to make the first educated (dumb luck?) guess what colour and pattern each of Panzy's kittens are. Some eyes are starting to open, and I see some signs that their hearing is becoming active. The next five days will make such an outstanding difference for them. Ears start to stand right up, away from their heads and they loose the "white mice" look.
Sapphire is really getting awkward and sooooooo close. She is so very anxious to have her own babies to look after, I wouldn't be surprised if she kittened a few days early (due 14th). But, as sure as I say that, she will go four days over. My girls constantly make me look foolish to all you people. As sure as I say one thing, they will purposely do the exact opposite.
Oh my God ... I sound like my Mother!!!!! On that note, I think I shall retire to my bed.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This photo could be entered into an ad for DUCT TAPE. Another use for this wonder product. Chantilly was not happy when she returned from the vets, with a wrap encasing her torso. She tore it off within an hour. Pat and I applied 4" wide tape around her neck, figure eighting it over her shoulders and chest, and then her complete tummy length. Still fighting our best efforts, Tilly again ripped most of the bandaging off. At our wits' end, we decided to wrap her in duct tape, being very very careful not to pull it toooooo tight. She looks like a knight in shining armour. Thankfully, this seems to have foiled her best efforts to remove the bandaging. We didn't put her in an Elizabethian Collar because of the stress it causes. Now that Tilly has given up trying to rip it off, she is quietly relaxing in her hammock.
Another example that Duct Tape can fix ANYTHING!!!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
John suggested I shake each kitten, and if it rattled, that was my proof it was a boy. We girls vetoed that idea. Panzy took all the fuss over her babies calmly in stride. Sapphire made sure all kittens had clean bottoms when we were finished inspecting them.
Quite a team effort all the way around I would say.
Have a look at the "Kittens Available" page for their photo at 4 days of age.
Sorry the "Waiting List" did not get updated today. Ran out of time. Will move that task to the top of my "To Do's" for tomorrow.
Toodles till then.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Pearl, P.C., Crystal and Opal got their boosters, much to their chagrin.
As soon as Crystal and Opal cycle this month, they will be introduced to Beau or Honeybear. At 15 months of age, their careers as stay at home moms shall begin.
Chantilly came home with us after a stay at the clinic. She went in to have a procedure which required her overnighting. She had a 'rogue follicle' within her abdominal cavity which caused her to come into heat, even though she was spayed last month. I swear, there is always something new to learn about in this breeding business. Who would'a thunk it?
Tomorrow is 'sexing' day for Panzy's kittens. Will be posting a photo of the brood on 'Kittens Available' page. What a wiggling pile they make when sleeping under the heat lamp. Incredible to see the daily changes.
"Waiting List" will also be updated tomorrow. Check it out if you are anxiously awaiting your turn to choose your kitten.
Now, I am off to bed. Nighty Night.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
My sole project for today is to get some photos and descriptions on the "Kittens Available" page. If by tonight they are still not there, please have a moment of silence for my mental acuity. It is likely shattered into a million pieces, with me blubbering all over my keyboard.
Update on Panzy and her 7 sweet wee ones. All are feisty, fighting for a spot at the dinner table, and hissing if they catch a whiff of my scent. They sleep in a heap, with me frantically counting heads to make sure all are accounted for. This morning I freaked when only 6 were in sight. Quick inspection of the bedding found the missing kitten tucked neatly under the flannel sheet. Sound asleep without a worry. Panzy was cool and relaxed. Only Gramma Joan showed concern.
Now, off with camera in hand to chase down Tati's 7 week old kids. Almost impossible to get them to stand still for a split second, before they are off again to tumble over each other, or just plain drive Tati nuts. They are the whirling phantoms I plan to capture in darling, loveable photos. Then upload into this unforgiving, techie Blog labyrinth I am assured is completely user friendly and 'dummy easy' to operate.
YEAH !!! RIGHT !!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Now, I shall get busy and do my part. All updated photos and descriptions of "Kittens Available" are my responsibility. Give me a couple of days to figure out the "blog" programs, and I promise to stay on top of this task.
Have fun getting to know your way around this site. Just hover your cursor over many of the photos, and they will 'pop' up for viewing.
Please accept my invitation to be a part of building this site. I am inviting all JFRH Kitten Owners to submit photos for inclusion on the "Gallery Page". It will be fun to view the adults these "Kittens Adopted" have become.
Check back here often for my latest 'blurbs on my blog'. Also, don't forget to 'bookmark' the new Homepage. Don't want to loose track of any of you.
Bye for now.