Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Night Report From the Hospital Bed

The doctors promised they could put this humpty dumpty back together again, Well there is enough tape and gauze holding me intact; I get out of here tomorrow late afternoon.

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

Joan Back in Hospital

Hello Again,

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.


Rob Redding

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Home Saturay afternoon, and straight to bed. Will get started on emails and phonecalls today. I am so very sorry to have left you all wondering what was happening with your little kittens. By the way, Pat stepped up to the plate, and did a marvelous job of keeping all cats fed, talked to, ears scratched, and of course, litters changed. He carted Panzy's 7 to the vets for their surgeries and checked them eveyday to make sure there were no complications. All came through with flying colours ....... better than I did. After 7 days in the hospital, I came home with a phantom pain still in my tummy whenever I attempt to eat. Even sipping water sets it off. On a liquid diet, two new meds, and 'go home and take it easy'.

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

Out of Comission!

I was asked by Joan's husband Pat to post a note letting people know that Joan will be in the hospital for the next 3-4 days. Everything is fine. She will get to all her emails when she is able.


Rob Redding
(Joan's Website Man)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


SMILING FACES ALL AROUND. 13 Little Ones made their first trip in an automobile to the Vet yesterday. Not to say that everything was happy go lucky at first, but they soon relaxed in the big cage in the back of my CRV. Each kitten underwent a thorough physical examination before getting their first set of shots: 2 needles in the scruff of the neck. Only a couple objected loudly, but soon forgot all about it and were purring loudly again.

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


This is always a bittersweet moment when I realize that another batch of kittens will be venturing forth into their new exciting lives with their new families. Yes, I know, that is why I breed Ragdolls, but it is still a little sad for me to admit that they are no longer "my" precious babies.

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


This morning I finished sending out to everyone photos taken yesterday afternoon. If you have not received yours by now, please email me right away. I used a new software program and do not feel totally confident it worked for me.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Battery is on the charger. Today and tomorrow will work on getting updated photos to all new moms, dads, & families. Hotmail is still not compressing photos and allowing multiple uploads. Really slows down my output.

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.