Kittens from this litter have all gone to their forever homes.

Updates on how these kittens have matured are on our Where Are They Now? page.

  Grainne's Kitten Diary Summer 2015
This reads from the bottom up. New entries are added at the top so its easy to follow as they grow.
The music used on this page is Let Them Be Little by Billy Dean 
These kittens are the progeny of our sire Polo and  dam  Grainne
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Closing Stats

#1Bugatti is now Queen Pensri and lives in Essex, MA. She is at home with a wonderful little girl who will love her to peaces.

#2 Lotus  is now  Alakai and lives in Shirley, MA He began his takeover and training of his family soon after arriving home :)

#3 Aston Martin is now Ming and lives in Bolton, MA. He is at home with his new buddies two German Shepard dogs.  

#4 Ferrari is now Nyssa  to honor a much loved and missed family member and her Siamese. Nyssa lives in Waltham, MA  She is at home with Nelson (Merlin from Fenya's spring 2012 litter).  

#5 Mach 5 is now Mini-Cooper  and lives in Wells, ME. Much adored she and her owner quickly became best buddies.

Bugatti

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5

July 31st - Bugatti was picked up this morning. It was reported back to us that she was also quiet during her ride home. Quite at home too until it was bed time then she wanted to know why her owner was wanting to sleep when she wanted to have a slumber party and stay up all night talking, lol.

Grainne was ready for her last kitten to go on its way. She was starting to be irritated by it and on the last day was smacking poor Bugatti on the nose. Fenya is now back with Grainne, She spent the morning grooming Grainne. 


July 23rd afternoon - We sent Aston Martin off this afternoon. After his surgery he howled all the way home so I warned his owner he might cry in the car. She sent me video of him sitting quietly in his carrier while stuck in rush hour traffic. He's doing very well in his new home. Not to be left out of the daily routine he's becoming one of the dogs, lol

July 23rd - We said good bye to Mach 5 this afternoon. It was a long ride to her new home in Maine. Her owner said she cried much of the way and didn't want to be in her carrier.

Momma is time for us to go now

Aston Martin and momma Grainne

Bugatti at nap time

Bugatti

After Lotus left us Mach 5 took up his place on my lap

Mach 5

Saying good bye to Mach 5 in her carrier


July 22nd - tweleve weeks old - It's been a busy week for the kittens. Lots of running about and driving their momma crazy, lol. On Tuesday Aston Martin went in to be neutered and the girls enjoyed their all girls day of play.

Bugatti on top of the play tent.

Video of the girls playing https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153186057037917/?type=2&theater

I received this photo of Aston Martin at Apple Country Animal Hospital, the doctors pocket assistant.

Aston Martin cried and howled the whole way home from the hospital.

In the afternoon we said good bye to Ferrari. Her family was very excited to pick her up.

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Video of Mach 5 purring  and making biscuits https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153177816452917/?type=2&theater
Video of Aston Martin getting tummy rubs https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153177811922917/?type=2&theater

 

Bugatti and Momma Grainne


July 17th - Yesterday we went back to the animal Hospital and got some pretty tummy jewelry for Miss Bugatti. Our vet decided to be on the safe side we should put a couple surgical staples in her incision. We didn't want her to lick it open over the long weekend. Her incision looks great and so do the other girls. Miss Mach has a small suture bump and Miss Ferrari has a medium size one but it feels solid so its just inflammation from the sutures. They are all quite sure nothing happen to them. Lotus went home with his family last night. It was a quick last minute plan so I didn't get  a nice good bye photo of him. He was sleeping on the sofa while waiting when I snapped his photo. I took some back lit photos of Aston Martin and the girls this afternoon before they fell asleep. 

Lotus

Aston Martin

Bugatti

Bugatti's two pink stitches and three shiny silver staples.

Mach 5 and Ferrari


July 15th - eleven weeks old - The kittens went in for their alter surgery yesterday, except Aston Martin who is being held to see how he matures as a possible breeding cat for another cattery. The kittens did really well and came out of anestic very quickly. The doctor was surprised how quickly they became active after surgery. She said Lotus was done last but was the most demanding. He was climbing the cage and hanging from the top. He just doesn't like to be crated. He would cry to them and they would take him out and hold him and he would purr and then want to be back with his siblings and as soon as he was back in he wanted out. He kept the staff busy taking him out to hold, I'm sure this was not a difficult decision on their part. Who doesn't want to hold a kitten, lol. Ferrari and Mach 5's surgeries went very well. They have resorbing sutures in the muscle wall and surgical skin glue closing their tiny skin incisions. Bugatti had a little complication. She had a slight knick that caused some very minor bleeding. Because of this her incision is a little bit bigger then the micro incision on the other girls.  She had resorbing sutures in her muscle wall to but has regular sutures (stitches) for her incision. The doctor wanted her incision to be able to drain if needed. Glue doesn't allow for that. I don't like sutures. The kitten pull at the knots and end up removing them. As soon as she got home we used a cotton sock to make a tube to cover her incision. She did have some very minor fluid that showed on the tube. She had 4 or 5 tiny stitches. This morning she has two left. and after breakfast just before she knapped she figured out how to remove the tube. I suspect we may be back at the vet  if she removes the last two sutures. Everyone incision look great this morning. Ferrari has a bit of swelling, a reaction to the internal suture material. This will resolve as the suture material is resorbed by her body.

The girls resting after surgery this afternoon hence the missing cotton tube on Ferrari's belly

Lotus stretched out resting. Sorry for the weird camera angle.

Lotus' tiny incision closed with surgical glue.

Mach 5's incision this morning. Looks great. Its red because blood is trapped in the glue and stays red.

Ferrari's incision with her bump. She is laid out on her back so she not stretched out like Mach 5 above.

Bugatti also laid out on her back. It looks really good no swelling.

Two sutures left but the top is still closed at this point. :)

Comfy and resting together


July 10th - a few photos of Aston Martin

July 9th - A few photos from this morning. Unfortunately the sun was often behind clouds so eye color is not great. You can tell in which photos the sun was out by the better color, lol. The kittens personalities are coming out more. Lotus is being a bit of a rascal. We are working on him not jumping and grabbing my leg when I wear my pajamas. I'm sure the billows of the fabric are what is so enticing to him. We are also working with several of the kittens on not hanging from the lace curtain in the dining room, lol. Its just at the right level for when they stretch up and hook claws into it. They are learning the word. "No".

Bugatti

Ferrari and Bugatti

Aston Martin with his tail puffed

Lotus

Lotus

Lotus

The whole family. Aston Martin in back with da bird,

 Mach 5 watching him. Left front Momma Grainne, Ferrari, Bugatti, and Lotus.

Mach 5

Mach 5

Mach 5

Mach 5, She was so good with the lace curtin.

Left chocolate is Aston Martin, right chocolate is Mach 5. I think that is Ferrari in the center.


July 8th - ten weeks old - Its time for kittens to leave when they cause their momma to lose her mind, lol. Last night they were running about and intentionally challenging each other. Lots of puffing, hissing, and crazy running nails on the floor. Momma lost her mind and thought they had a enemy after them. She targeted poor Fenya. Fen understood and kept her distance. We calmed momma down and they reintroduced and were fine together until the next crazy game started and she went after Fen again. We tried to separate and reintroduce but Momma wasn't having it. So fen and Grainne are separated for the time being until the perceived threat with these kittens is past.

Monday night the kittens went to their first wellness exam with our Vet. They road the the office quietly. Lotus didn't like being in the carrier and wanted out right away. Dr. Schaefer said they are all in excellent health and each got their first vaccination (FVRCP). Dr. Gould stopped in with her children to see the kittens. Each kitten got to be loved on making this doctor visit special for them.

Their current weights are:

Lotus 3 lbs 5.5 ounces

Aston Martin 3 lbs 3 ounces

Ferrari 3 lbs 2 ounces

Mach 5 2 lbs 15.5 ounces

Bugatti 2 lbs 10 ounces

All the kittens were a bit sleepy on Tuesday from their vaccines as their bodies made antibodies to protect them. Bugatti was hit harder by this then the other kittens. She was obviously more droopy and just wanted to rest all day. They all are back to their normal energetic kitten state today. They decided this morning was play upstairs in the media room day. I'll try to get some better birthday close up photos today.

I'm sleepy

Yawn, me too

Upstairs

We've got the turtle by the flippers and we're taking it down!

Momma, you can't kill a protected turtle. Settle down now.


 July 1st - nine weeks old -This week has been a very busy kitten week and  I mean they are busy little balls of fur. :) Lots of racing going on with thundering paws. Its amazing how much noise those little paws can make on a wood floor. I've been taking hundreds of photos but most of them end up looking like this...just a blurrrrr. Here are the best of what I was able to capture and some that just show what the kittens are up to. Sleepy kitten purring video on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153142070067917/?type=2&theater

Bugatti

Lotus

Lotus

Bugatti, Mach 5, & Ferrari

Momma just raced up the stairs....oh my! (Aston Martin)

I was trying to get a nice photo of Fenya but she would look everywhere but at me.

Then the toy I was trying to get her to look at was just too enticing, lol

The kittens in this litter are all so pretty its hard for me to tell who is who in these photos.

This next series is playing on the kitchen cat tree. They love this because they can hang from their back feet and go down head first while pushing their body against the corner wall. They zip up and down doing this over and over. Its not unusual to just see little brown toe pads on the top edge, lol.


June 24th - eight weeks old - Its been a busy week with families visiting and the kitten embracing their ability to go everywhere in the house. They are driving their momma crazy. She wants them to all play in one room where she can watch them....its just not happening, lol. Every so often we will hear a kitten yelling and will discover momma is trying to scruff and drag them back to the living room. They are much to big for that. They're pretty much being rebellious teens. They are really enjoying running at top speed. Momma loves this game and wants them to chase her.

The three girls - Mach 5 , Bugatti, & Ferrari

and Aston Martin  joining them in the center

Ferrari, Bugatti, Aston Martin, & Lotus

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Bugatti

Bugatti

Bugatti

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Lotus

Lotus

Lotus

Mach 5 was sleepy and every time I took her picture she blinked her eyes closed

Mach 5

Mach 5

That's Mach 5 sitting up on the corner. Ferrari is in front of her. In front of Ferarri is Lotus, Aston Martin, & Bugatti.


June 18th - Ferrari was so cute today. She was sleeping in a nest on the cat tree and all the other kittens went to sleep in the corner family nest behind the sofa. I was sitting on the sofa when I hear a loud "mew?" followed by a second "mew?" I answered, "I'm here baby" and looked over at her. He head popped up over the rim and looked at me, mew mew mew. I talked to her more and she kept calling to me. I got up and went over to her to pet her and she started purring like crazy and stared at me locking eyes, then she curled up and went back to sleep. :), too sweet. Bugatti is our really big purrer its nice when I hear the other kittens purring too.
This morning after remarking the kittens colors in preparation for family visits all the kittens ran back to the family nest except Ferrari who went to her cat tree nest and Lotus who chose to crawl up onto my lap and fall asleep. Mach 5 is doing really well with gaining her confidence. She still has moments when she is a bit too concerned. We need to make her aware when we are near her so we don't startle her. Its her startle response that shakes her confidence. She likes to play rough with her siblings. Were working on teaching her "no bite" she doesn't bite really but she does use her mouth on fingers the way cats do because their mouth is like a hand. She will put her mouth on my fingers to stop me from tickling her tummy. A tactic I find acceptable given what I'm doing to her, lol. We just want her to know its not acceptable to apply any pressure. Just like children consistent repetition of training is really important to the success of training.
We had a wonderful family visit and all the kitten enjoyed being entertained. Lotus chose his family as much as they chose him. 

We didn't have enough strong light to get good photos, sorry. We will work on better ones this week when the sun decides to come out again.

Mach 5 started a toy collection behind the sofa. She kept picking up toys and hauling them away.

I need a special toy for my collection - Mach 5

I need this one too

We need more toys!

Ferrari

Bugatti

Scoping out the new toy - Aston Martin

The boys - This is pretty cool.

Video of them playing published on our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153113922997917/?type=2&theater

Lotus

Lotus falling alseep


June 17th  - seven weeks old - Today was our last weigh in. All the kitten have reached 2 pounds except our petite princess Bugatti and she is very close to 2 lbs. The qualification for alter surgery is 8 weeks / 2 pounds. We hit our 2 pounds and are on track. We don't alter our kittens until 10 weeks after they have their vaccine at 9 weeks. Lotus is a big solid boy I am curious to see how large an adult he becomes compared to his brother Aston Martin who has a leaner build by comparison. They are very close in weight. Aston Martin is a more active kitten. He is a first awake and last to sleep type of cat.

bi-weekly weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1 lb 14.25 ounces =  861 grams - up 95.5 grams

Lotus is 2 lb  5 ounces = 1053 grams - up 142 grams 

Aston Martin is 2 lb  2.25 ounces = 975 grams - up 107 grams

Ferrari is 2 lb .75 ounces = 932 grams - up 71 grams

Mach 5 is 2 lb 1.5 ounces = 954 grams - up 78 grams

Left to right starting with the kitten hanging over the edge of the nest,

Lotus. Ferrari, Aston Martin with his paw on Mach 5's head and Bugatti.


June 13th - Now that Aston Martin is occupied with the important business of play he spends less time on my lap. He still comes to me and walks on me but he is quickly off to chase and play. With an open lap Lotus has been climbing in and the girls are also eyeing my lap, lol  Lotus is so cute he follows me about and likes to be right at my feet. I have to be careful when I move. The kittens had their first family visit this weekend. They did very well. Ferrari, Bugatti, and Aston Martin enjoyed playing while Lotus and Mach 5 decided to nap with momma. Bugatti's family brought her the blanket shown in today's photos. She's sharing it with her family.

Video of the kittens published to facebook https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153104270612917/?type=2&theater

Bugatti in her blanket

Bugatti & Mach 5

Bugatti

 

Lotus

Lotus & Aston Martin

Lotus

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Mach 5

Bugatti, Mach 5, & Aston Martin

Momma

Lotus attacking the fox

All the kittens grab these toys and carry them around and attack them.


June 13th - The kittens are getting harder to weigh. No one wants to stay still long enough for the scale to settle to a weight, lol. Lotus reached 2 lbs today. The others are not far behind. I think the next weigh in will be our last. The kittens are doing very well eating on their own.

bi-weekly weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1lb 11 ounces =  769 grams - up 71 grams

Lotus is 2 lb  0 ounces = 911 grams - up 64 grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  14.5 ounces = 888 grams - up 57 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 14.25 ounces = 861 grams - up 92.5 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 14.75 ounces = 875.5 grams - up 92.5 grams


June 10th - six weeks old -

bi-weekly weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1lb 8.5 ounces =  697.5 grams - up 78.3 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  13.75 ounces = 847 grams - up 92.5 grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  12.5 ounces = 811 grams - up 71 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 11 ounces = 769 grams - up 89 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 11.5 ounces = 783 grams - up 64 grams

Sleepy Kittens

Bugatti and Lotus

Mach 5

Ferrari

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

That's silly Bugatti sleeping on her back, tummy up.


June 8-9th - The kittens are working on overcoming their instinct of fearing things they don't know well. Momma is still hauling them into the living room when they don't come fast enough for her taste,*sigh*. They need to do this on their own to build their confidence. They are now coming out to play with each other and we are introducing moving toys. Ferrari found her growl today, lol. They have not yet learned to go back to the kitten room to use the litter box so we watch them closely and make sure everyone goes back at nap time. Today we allowed them to be out extra long and to nap in the living room. As they began to wake up Ferrari came out and became crying. She was saying, "I have to pee". I took her back into the kitten room and she went in the litter. The we walked together back into the living room. They are learning slowly with each positive experience.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin & Lotus

Lotus

Bugatti

Bugatti

Ferrari

Mach 5

Mach 5

Mach 5


June 6th -

bi-weekly weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1lb 6.5 ounces =  640.5 grams - up 78.3 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  10.5 ounces = 754.5 grams - up 99.6 grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  10.5 ounces = 754.5 grams - up 71 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 8.5 ounces = 697.5 grams - up 89 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 9.25 ounces = 719 grams - up 82 grams


June 3-4th - five weeks old - The kittens are making slow progress with exploring. Its just too much fun to play with the sibling next to you then to go sneaking about the house. They are being brought into the living room though. Momma really wants them in here. She keeps scruffing and hauling them herself. She will get Aston Martin or one of the seals to follow her then she can't wait and will carry in a couple more. Then whoever is left will start calling out. I go talk to them and they run out to me and walk right next to my feet into the living room. Its so cute. They are working on figuring it out tonight. Momma keeps running from room to room as each kitten yells out. Maybe they're playing Marco Polo. Bugatti is my model always ready to pose nicely for a photo. Lotus is a big calm playful kitten. She comes to me when I talk to her and she is alone. Aston Martin is my lap boy. If I am sitting on the floor he is on me. I think he thinks he's human lol.  He is very people oriented. Ferrari is the pixie kitten of the litter. A goofy girl that's always into something. The comic. Mach five is our elegant girl. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn...no scratch that she's more Kate Hepburn when you see her play with the other kittens. She really gets into the fray, just like Kate would, but elegant when not playing tough.

Mach 5, Ferrari, & Lotus

bi-weekly weigh in...... Wednesday

Bugatti  is 1lb 3.75 ounces =  562 grams - up 60.5 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  7 ounces = 655 grams - up 99.6 grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  8 ounces = 683 grams - up 96 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 5.4 ounces = 608.5 grams - up 85 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 6.4 ounces = 637 grams - up 71 grams

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Ferrari and Lotus

Mach 5, Ferrari, & Lotus

Bugatti

Bugatti

Bugatti

Bugatti

Mach 5 showing off her scratching post ability

Mach 5 getting sleepy

Mach 5

Mach 5

Lotus

Lotus

Aston Martin & Ferrari 

Aston Martin

May 31st -  This morning I decided to allow everyone to go into the living room so I could steam clean the floor without traumatizing anyone with my hissing shark steamer. Momma was sooo happy to take her kits into the larger world. Even if it was just to the bed behind the corner of the sofa, lol. This afternoon I opened the office door again to allow them to explore. Aston Martin came right out as if he had been doing this for weeks. Momma hauled two more, Mach 5 and Bugatti. Then she grabbed Ferrari leaving Lotus alone. Within a few minutes I heard the Lotus alarm going off, lol Mew...mew...mew...mew. I walked to the front hall outside the door and said, "Come on kitty", and Lotus cam running to me and followed me to the living room. We will allow them to explore several times a day for short periods until we are sure they are using the litter box well and can find their way back to it.

May 30th - Litter box use has begun. The kittens are learning what it feels like to have to go on their own and where they should go.

Bugatti

Bugatti

Lotus

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5

Mach 5

bi-weekly weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1lb 1.6 ounces =  502 grams - up 46 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  3.5 ounces = 498 grams - up 57  grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  4.6 ounces = 587 grams - up 85 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 2.4ounces = 523 grams - up 60.5 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 3.9 ounces = 586 grams - up 64 grams


May 27th - four weeks old. All of the kittens have now reached one pound. We expanded the run a bit more so they have more room to play and run.

Bugatti

Aston Martin

Lotus

Ferrari

I think this was Bugatti

Ferrari

Mach 5

I messed up the focus on Mach 5's photos. I'll have to work on getting some better ones for her.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 1lb 0 ounces =  455.5 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  1.5 ounces = 498 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  1.6 ounces = 502 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 1 lb 0.25ounces = 463 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 1.6 ounces = 502 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 26th - You can see from the weights the last few days why we now switch to weighing the kitten twice a week. I will weigh them tomorrow for their birthday then begin bi-weekly checks. I offered baby cat kibble today and every kitten ate some. We are adding in the training litter box also. This seems to be a very talkative litter and they all seem pretty confident at this stage. They are climbing up on top of the cubby beds. It won't be long before we see them going up the cat tree at this rate.
Good Morning Toes... https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153052975112917/?type=2&theater

Ferrari

Aston Martin

Aston Martin was sitting so pretty but the minute I snapped the photo he leaped.

Lotus in the hole in my folded legs...lotus position lol

Mach 5

Nursing is getting more and more difficult so....

Lets eat kibble

Tracking and stalking toys...and each other

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 15.5 ounces =  441 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  1 ounces = 484 grams - up 28.5  grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  1.1 ounces = 487.5 grams - up 32 grams

Ferrari is 15.9 ounces = 452 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 1 lb 1.1 ounces = 487 grams - up 35.5 grams


May 25th

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 15 ounces =  427 grams - up 7.1 grams

Lotus is 1 lb  0 ounces = 455.5 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 1 lb  0 ounces = 455.5 grams - up 7.1 grams

Ferrari is 15.25 ounces = 434 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 15.9 ounces = 452 grams - up 3.5 grams


May 24th

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 14.75 ounces =  420 grams - up 7.1 grams

Lotus is 15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 15.75 ounces = 448 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 14.75 ounces = 420 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 15.75 ounces = 448 grams - up 7.1 grams


May 23rd

Bugatti

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5

A video from last nights outing.... https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153045572187917/?type=2&theater

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 14.5 ounces =  413 grams - up 21 grams

Lotus is 15 ounces = 427 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 15.4 ounces = 438 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 14.4 ounces = 409 grams - up 7.1 grams

Mach 5 is 15.5 ounces = 441 grams - up 7.1 grams


May 22nd - Tonight two kittens walked out into the room. Lotus was first but Aston Martin quickly followed and he went exploring more and further. We brought everyone one to look around together. Miss Mach 5 needs to find her confidence. She was exploring but had her tail tucked under showing she was not completely confident in where she was.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 13.75 ounces =  391.5 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 14.5 ounces = 413 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 15 ounces = 427 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 14.1 ounces = 402 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 15.25 ounces = 434 grams - up 17.8 grams


May 21st

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 13.25 ounces =  377 grams - up 25 grams

Lotus is 14 ounces = 398.5 grams - up 10.6  grams 

Aston Martin is 14.5 ounces = 413 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 13.5 ounces = 384 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 14.6 ounces = 416 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 20th - three weeks old - No one has ventured out of the safety of the nest yet. Momma sits out in front when they are being really active. They have little tooth nubs now and are starting to bite when they wrestle. Nobody's teeth are in far enough to cause any pain yet. They are getting strong enough that we should see them venturing out to explore in the next week or so. I'm better it will be Aston Martin or Ferrari that will break out first. :)

Left to right - Ferrari, Mach 5, Bugatti, Aston Martin, and Lotus.

Bugatti 3 weeks of age

Lotus 3 weeks of age

Aston Martin 3 weeks of age

Ferrari 3 weeks of age

Ferrari

Mach 5 3 weeks of age

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti is 13.75 ounces = 391.5 grams - up 14.2  grams

Lotus is 13.6 ounces = 388 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 14 ounces = 399 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 13 ounces = 370 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 14.1 ounces = 402 grams - up 25 grams...I think Mack 5 ate Bugatti's supper.


May 19th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 12.25 ounces =  349 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 13.1 ounces = 374 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 13.6 ounces = 388 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 12.6 ounces = 359 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 13.25 ounces = 377 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 18th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 11.75 ounces =  345 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 12.6 ounces = 359 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 13 ounces = 370 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 12 ounces = 341 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 12.75 ounces = 363 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 17th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 11.4 ounces =  324 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 12.1 ounces = 345 grams - up 10.7  grams 

Aston Martin is 12.4 ounces = 352 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 11.5 ounces = 327 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 12.25 ounces = 349 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 16th -  A video of them this morning that a posted to facebook  

https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153025256957917/?type=1&theater

Hey, I'm nursing here. Don't interrupt me.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 11 ounces =  313 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 11.75 ounces = 334.5 grams - up 17.9  grams 

Aston Martin is 12 ounces = 342 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 11 ounces = 313 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 11.9 ounces = 338 grams - up 17.9 grams


May 15th -  I couldn't ask for cuter or better kittens. They are entering the curious, funny stage. Not quite self aware yet.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 10.5 ounces =  290 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 11.1 ounces = 317 grams - up 3.5  grams somebody was goofing off instead of eating.

Aston Martin is 11.5 ounces = 327 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 10.5 ounces = 290 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 11.25 ounces = 320 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 14th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 10 ounces =  284.7 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 11 ounces = 313 grams - up 17.8  grams 

Aston Martin is 11 ounces = 313 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 10 ounces = 284.7 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 10.75 ounces = 306 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 13th - two weeks old -We are starting to see definition of the pupil and blue color as their eyes continue to finish developing. It also time for their first nail trim. Their ears are also open now. They all look up at me when I come to visit and talk to them. They are working on strengthening their legs and are very curious about what is beyond the edge of the nest.

Bugatti  - two weeks of age

Lotus  - two weeks of age 

Aston Martin - two weeks of age

Ferrari  - two weeks of age

  Mach 5 - two weeks of age

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 9.6 ounces =  274 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 10.3 ounces = 295 grams - up 17.8  grams 

Aston Martin is 10.5 ounces = 299 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 9.5 ounces = 270 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 10.25 ounces = 292 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 12th

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 9.25 ounces =  263 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 9.75 ounces = 277 grams - up 17.8  grams 

Aston Martin is 10.1 ounces = 288 grams - up 7.1 grams

Ferrari is 9 ounces = 256 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 9.9 ounces = 281 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 11th - This is a link to a video of the kittens on facebook.

 https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10153016374922917/?type=1&theater

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 8.9 ounces =  252 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 9.1 ounces = 260 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 9.9 ounces = 281 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 8.6 ounces = 245 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 9.4 ounces = 267 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 10th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 8.4 ounces =  238 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 8.6 ounces = 245.5 grams - up 17.8  grams 

Aston Martin is 9.25 ounces = 263 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 8.25 ounces = 235 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 8.9 ounces = 252 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 9th - The kittens are becoming more aware of us. Bugatti will come and look up at us when we visit. Both Bugatti and Lotus are very calm when held. They enjoy the interaction. All the kitten love being stroked on their faces and heads. They decided to use the same nipples so not everyone can nurse at the same time. It can lead to some fussy times and scrapping trying to push each other out of the way, lol.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 8 ounces =  228 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 8 ounces = 228 grams - up 7.1  grams 

Aston Martin is 8.75 ounces = 249 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 7.9 ounces = 224 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 8.5 ounces = 242 grams - up 17.8 grams


May 8th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 7.6 ounces =  217 grams - up 7.1 grams

Lotus is 7.75 ounces = 220.6 grams - up 7.1  grams 

Aston Martin is 8.25 ounces = 235 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 7.4 ounces = 210 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 7.9 ounces = 224 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 7th -

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 7.4 ounces =  210 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 7.5 ounces = 213.5 grams - up 10.7  grams 

Aston Martin is 7.75 ounces = 220.6 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 6.9 ounces = 196 grams - up 7.1 grams

Mach 5 is 7.4 ounces = 210 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 6th - one week old - The kittens have basically doubled their birth weight and are all developing well.

Bugatti at one week of age

Bugatti

Lotus at one week of age

Lotus

Aston Martin at one week of age

Aston Martin

Ferrari at one week of age.

Ferrari

Mach 5 at one week of age

Mach 5

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 6.9 ounces =  196 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 7.1 ounces = 203 grams - up 21.4  grams 

Aston Martin is 7.25 ounces = 206.4 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 6.6 ounces = 188.6 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 7 ounces = 199 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 5th - six days old -

 

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 6.4 ounces =  181.5 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 6.4 ounces = 181.5 grams - up 10.6  grams 

Aston Martin is 6.9 ounces = 195.7 grams - up 14.2 grams

Ferrari is 6.25 ounces = 178 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 6.5 ounces = 185 grams - up 14.2 grams


May 4th - five days old - 

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 5.9 ounces =  167 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 6 ounces = 170.8 grams - up 14.2  grams 

Aston Martin is 6.4 ounces = 181.5 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 5.6 ounces = 160 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 6 ounces = 170.8 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 3rd - four days old - Their nose leather is coloring up. Looks like we have three seals and two chocolates. The chocolate color comes in much more slowly so the kittens with the lighter noses are the chocolates and the ones with the darker noses are the seals. Aston Martin's eyes are being to peep open. Today was cord shedding day. Everyone's cord was shed. Weights continue to be consistent.

Bugatti

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 5.4 ounces =  153 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 5.5 ounces = 156 grams - up 10.7  grams 

Aston Martin is 6 ounces = 170.8 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 5 ounces = 142.4 grams - up 10.7 grams

Mach 5 is 5.6 ounces = 160 grams - up 10.7 grams


May 2nd - three days old - The kittens are gaining nicely. Its not surprising to see Lotus gain less today because of the BIG gain yesterday.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 5 ounces =  142 grams - up 14.2 grams

Lotus is 5.1 ounces = 146 grams - up 7.1  grams 

Aston Martin is 5.3 ounces = 153 grams - up 17.8 grams

Ferrari is 4.6 ounces = 131.7 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 5.25 ounces = 149.5 grams - up 21.4 grams


May 1st - two days old - 

Bugatti

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 4.5 ounces =  128 grams - up 10.7 grams

Lotus is 4.9 ounces = 139 grams - up 21.4  grams

Aston Martin is 4.75 ounces = 135 grams - up 10.7 grams

Ferrari is 4.1 ounces = 117.4 grams - up 17.8 grams

Mach 5 is 4.5 ounces = 128 grams - up 14.2 grams


April 30th - one day old - The kittens are nursing well. All is good. It looks like Bugatti is a seal point and Aston Martin and Mach 5 are chocolate but the remain two are too close to call yet. We will have to watch how their color comes in.

evening weigh in...... 

Bugatti  is 4.1 ounces = 117.4 grams - up 17.8  grams

Lotus is 4.1 ounces = 117.4 grams - up 17.8  grams

Aston Martin is 4.4 ounces = 124.5 grams - up 21.4  grams

Ferrari is 3.5 ounces = 99.7 grams - up 14.2 grams

Mach 5 is 4 ounces = 113.9 grams - up 17.8 grams

 

Are they boys or girls...what do you think?

Bugatti

Lotus

Aston Martin

Ferrari

Mach 5


April 29, 2015 - Birth Day!  Grainne went into labor at 4:35pm today and delivered all five kittens in a timely manner. The first three were in head first diving position and the last two came tail first. They were all active right away and all wanted to nurse right after birth. Everything about this litters delivery was perfect.

The first kitten at the time of birth

Fenya sitting on top of the box watching over Grainne

Working on cleaning three

Waiting for more

All five delivered, time for momma to rest while they fuss about and nurse

This link goes to is a video of them nursing soon after birth that I posted to our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/230400097916/videos/vb.230400097916/10152994734127917/?type=2&theater

The Stats at birth  

#1 4:45 pm  blue   Bugatti 99.645 grams (3.5 ounces) 

#2 4:58 pm  green Lotus  99.645 grams (3.5 ounces) 

#3 1:50 pm  purple  Aston Martin  103.204 grams (3.625 ounces)

#4 2:15 pm  red  Ferrari  85.410 grams (3.0 ounces) 

#5 - 3:30 pm white  Mach 5 96.086 grams (3.375 ounces)  if you don't get this name reference your too young, lol  Mach5 wiki

It may be I've seen to many episodes of Chasing Classic Cars, Wheeler Dealer, & Top Gear, we've named this litter after cars.

I have not determined sex of the kittens. Not going to guess now because I was wrong on my last litter, lol.  Their names and my calling them him, he, her or she is not a reflection of their true sex. It can be very difficult to determine sex at this age.


April 21, 2015 - Grainne went in for her kitten count. Based on skulls and spines, we can see four for sure. There  may be five or six there are areas that are just not clear enough. When the vet tech came out and said her guess was six I was shocked. Grainne just doesn't look that big. I figured  three until I saw this x-ray. We can see three clear heads but there are more spines here so a head or two are obscured.

Grainne trying to clean the hospital smell off. She wasn't happy with the kitten count visit.


 

           


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