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Friday, July 17, 2009

Felicia - her first Birth

Felicia is a Cat of the Manx Breed.
In many ways very different from the normal Norwegian domestic Cats.
We have for the last 20 years learned to know these special cats, and they have
since then become our favourite ones.
We have both have had Cats in our families since born. Of different breeds.

Around Midnight Thursday to Friday, we realized Felicia at last would give birth to
her kittens.

Here is the first kitten arriving. BUT - feets first? How will this end?

It was really traumatic. We did observerve her Birth pang around Midnight.

The first one arrived around 2 am. After 2 hours. So beautiful. And you see, a Manx - tailless.

But: Dead when born. To large for it's Mother's first baby. Tragic. Felicia struggled for 2 hours.
And we did our best to help her and her first born. In vain.

The second arived around 4 am. Papa went to sleep.
Number 3 arrived around 13:30 am

and the 4th one around 4 pm the next Day. Here they are all the 4 of them.

Rosa had to look after her sister as well.

There will be upcoming stories about Felicia and her kittens


Maribeth said...

Oh beautiful babies, Tor! Felicia is a wonderful Mama and takes such good care of her babies. I can almost hear their sweet mewling voices over here!
Blessings to the little Mama and hugs to you and Anna!

jams o donnell said...

It was a shame that the first dies but she has four beautiful babies! Congratulations on having kittens in your life Tor!

Expat Traveler said...

So sad about that first beautiful one! But they are cute, and I like manx!

Som mine dager er said...

Congrats to Felicia and her beautiful 4 newborns. Let us be happy for them, even though one did not make it.


Anonymous said...

Oh så sorgligt med den första men tur det gick bra sedan. Verkar varit lite jobbigt för Felicia. Hoppas allt fungerar fint för alla framöver :)

Shammickite said...

Congratulations to Felicia and to you and Anna too.... four beautiful new babies in the family. I am so sorry to hear that the first baby died, but that's the way of Nature. Enjoy your new family, and I am hoping to see more pictures soon. I am so happy for Felicia. And how is Auntie Rosa tking the news?

Viola said...

Så hjerteskjærende! Trist at den første var dødfødt. Bra at de andre klarte seg! Det var så rørende å se.. Husker selv da jeg var barn, at kattene våre fødde. Noen måtte jeg hjelpe innimellom, var der og støttet dem.. Flott at dere var der og støttet opp! Lykke til med de små søte! :)

Siw Aina said...

Så utrolig trist med den førstefødte, men slik er naturensgang desverre. Men da er det jo ekstra flott at dere fikk 3 andre nydelige små. Ønsker dere masse lykke til, for nå blir det straks liv i heimen ;) Kattungen på min blogg er av rasen Sibirkatt, noen vakre skapninger.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a wonderful moment!Felicia is adorable and the babies so beautiful!
ConCATullations dear friend and thanks for sharing!
Wow you have fabulous blogs!
Many thanks for so kind visit and gentle comments in Luna's blog!
Have a great day!
purrs and love
mommy Léia and LUNA

linn kristine said...

Flott dokumentasjon. Nydelige små nøster. :D