Goodnight little colourpointed girl

Opal’s litter has been a real rollercoaster for us.  It just goes to prove how tough breeding can be and that there are a lot of hard decisions and heartbreak that goes with the joy of the babies.

I realised today that Opal’s colourpointed girl wasn’t thriving.  Although she lined up with the others on Opal she wasn’t drinking.  Later she was lying away from the litter – always a bad sign.  Despite trying to keep her going with milk and tlc it was not to be and she slipped away this evening.

Opal has 4 lovely boys and a girl left to look after and fingers crossed things are plain sailing from here.

Poor Opal

This weekend was rather a traumatic one for us and Opal.  Opal showed signs of going into labour on Saturday and started pushing on Sunday.  It became clear after a while that things weren’t going to plan and we rushed her off to see Catherine and Erin at Park Hill Vets in Tiverton (http://parkhillvets.moonfruit.com/).  Unfortunately Opal needed a caesarian to get the remaining babies out.  I cannot praise Catherine and Erin enough, they were efficient, caring and devoted to the job in hand.

We were thrilled to bring home Opal if a little dazed and confused with her 6 little bundles.  She is being a good girl nursing while she recuperates and looking after her babies with a little help from us.

Opal and her kits

Opal and her kits

Meanwhile, Kizzy’s kittens are 2 weeks old and are doing really well.

Kizzy kittens - 2 weeks old

Kizzy kittens – 2 weeks old

Kizzy kittens - 2 weeks old

Kizzy kittens – 2 weeks old

Kizzy kittens - 2 weeks old

Kizzy kittens – 2 weeks old

First kittens of 2014

We are thrilled to welcome to Amiryck our first litter of kittens  in 2014.  Kizzy is the proud mum of 5 gorgeous little babies.  She is a first time mum who has taken to her babies amazingly.

Kizzy with her newborn kittens

Kizzy with her newborn kittens

Kizzy with her newborn kittens

Kizzy with her newborn kittens