Katie’s kittens are growing well, both having sailed past their double-birth-weight one-week target at about five days old. As of this morning, they are a good bit over 200g, and the boy’s eyes were just starting to open in the inner corners. He is hilarious when he’s eating, because he does the same sort of huge ‘star-jump’ motion that his half-sister Lainni did last year!
I haven’t actually checked genders again since I first decided on them, so I really ought to have another look now to make sure we do have one boy and one girl. I haven’t the faintest clue whether they are Asians or Tiffanies at this stage, only that they both look to have about the same length of coat, though I could be completely wrong there!
Kia is now very close to her due date – I’m thinking either tonight or tomorrow night. Jinny is in with her at the moment, and the two of them seem to be best mates at the moment.
Kia has started to move into her birthing box, though she prefers if one of us climbs in there with her. I turned her heat pad on the other day, and then spent about half-an-hour hunched up in the box with her to keep her company whilst she rolled around on it. Her box has a lid on it, because she quite likes caves, but at least it’s a good bit bigger than Katie’s, otherwise we’d never fit!
We collected Dàrna from Ally and Arty on Monday, and she is definitely still looking pregnant, and eating lots, so fingers crossed there, too.
We were down at the Humberside and Lincolnshire double show on Saturday. The two clubs hold their all-breed shows in the same hall, and cats can therefore enter both shows. We had only taken Fi, but she did us proud, winning not only our first Cagaran CC (Challenge Certificate), but also the second – taking the certificate in both shows! She now only needs one more to become a champion, so fingers crossed she can do that the next time she’s out…