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Hi! I'm a complete amateur in picture taking who's been introduced to moblog by a great friend. I love the feel of this place and I'd like to be a part of it. That's it. Have a great day! :)

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Hi everyone :D

Sorry I've been away for so long, lots has happened. These definitely deserve a post, though. Promise to come more often!

Fluffy, our 'kitten' has had some kittens of her own. Presenting the lucky seven - dob 23/08/09
24th Aug 2009, 20:17  

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mumscat says:

Ahhh--they look so cute --- meow from mums cat

24th Aug 2009, 20:21

mumscat says:

forgot to say --- you are taking some great photos, you are a natural, you seemed to say you were an amature, maybe you should have been a photographer

24th Aug 2009, 20:23

winespy says:

thank you mumscat :)

meow 2 u 2 x

24th Aug 2009, 20:25

Dhamaka says:

these are gorgeous

did you get my response to your email? Just in case of chemo-brain (mine not yours) I'll say it again... Go with your heart.. it knows...

xx

24th Aug 2009, 20:45

winespy says:

thanks, D

...for everything

xx

24th Aug 2009, 20:54

Twiglet says:

Awwww!

24th Aug 2009, 21:14

Caine says:

Awww, for sweet!

24th Aug 2009, 21:27

Spiderbaby says:

Very cute! And welcome back :)

24th Aug 2009, 22:59

Kostika says:

Sooooo cuuuute!! I want them all.

25th Aug 2009, 02:41

winespy says:

thank u everyone, they're already proving a handful - although mainly for the mum :D

spiderbaby - a special thanks :)

25th Aug 2009, 08:05

hildegard says:

Blimey. Cute as. :)

Er, you may very well know all this, so excuse any redundancy here, but that's a lot for her to feed. The dominant kits will be feeding on her rear teats because those produce most milk. You can try gently swapping the runts onto those teats for a few feeds each day - you want each kit to be gaining at least 10g per day (but not much over 15g). If they don't all gain at that rate, your vet can suggest a cat-specific infant feed as a supplement.

With such a big litter, you'll need to keep a careful eye on the queen for symptoms of mastitis or of eclampsia, AKA milk fever/ puerperal fever. Mastistis is painful, starves the kits & needs rapid veterinary attention but eclampsia can kill a queen with spectacular rapidity & is a real emergency - get your vet out of bed if need be.

Sorry to bang on but I used to work for a vet & there are few sights more heartbreaking than a queen with eclampsia. As in humans, it's so easy to fix if you catch it in time & simply fatal if you can't...

25th Aug 2009, 17:30

winespy says:

hildegard - thank you for all your advice, it's really appreciated :)

can you please let me know what symptoms to look out for with the things you've listed - at the moment, and with my finances being what they are - aka non-existent - as much as i'd want to take Fluff, a trip to the vet is not really likely :(

25th Aug 2009, 18:34

hildegard says:

Maybe you could try a quick email around a few animal charities, to ask if they know of any help available in your area? Some charities will call your nearest vet in serious emergencies to make a contribution to fees in advance, there may be a local pro-bono vet clinic... Your local rescue centre might also be good people to point you at affordable veterinary help.

In any case, it's always worth knowing what's out there when finances are tight. It's never good to be researching that stuff when you're sick with worry over a sick pet, as I know from experience. Kittens are brave & foolish things & are surprisingly prone to fractures until they get the hang of the whole feline grace palaver, so it's best to be prepared for all eventualities. ;)

Mastitis is easy-peasy to spot - hot, swollen, hard teats, reddened above the teat itself & causing her discomfort; kittens mewling incessantly for food, queen won't let them suckle. It's simple antibiotics - very cheap, very effective.

Eclampsia is rare, can't stress that enough before you get all worrit but owners need to be aware because deterioration can be rapid.
List of symptoms here; http://www.cat-world.com.au/EclampsiaInCats.htm

Keep her on a good-quality nursing diet, restrain the dominant kits from hogging all the milk & really, the most likely outcome is that everyone's completely fine. :)

26th Aug 2009, 00:34

winespy says:

hildegard - thank u very much

whenever you find yourself round my part of the world - south Lincs - you are very welcome to come for a tipple (that brings me to something else - i'd love to meet more moblog minds :) have to organise something...

xx

26th Aug 2009, 07:58

FilbertFox says:

cute! They look like they are wearing white gloves.

And is there anything Hildegard doesn't know? Impressive knowledge

29th Aug 2009, 16:29

hildegard says:

Not impressive at all FF - mere biography; do a lot of temping & you're left with a head full of cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse* & so forth. ;)

* If, gentle reader, you don't recognise that line, may I pretty please, direct you to the Major General's patter song from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major-General%27s_Song

(There is also a singalong version on YouTube, should one's pianist ever beome incapacitated...)

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