Our Kitty should be born any day!

Our kitten should be born any day now! We are all getting so excited. This picture is of the mom's last litter. I could just squeeze them all. Now to agree on a name......

12 comments:

Kris said...

*squeeee* I love Kittens! If we didnt't have such bad allergies we'd probably have 10 cats LOL!

barbara.montyj said...

Oh so cute! Squeeze squeeze!!

Post Grad said...

They are sooooo cute! Fluffy! I have two and couldn't imagine life without them. Congratulations! Good luck on the name.
:)

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG absolutely adorable!!!!!! What kind of kittens are those? Norwegian forest cats? Congrats and SO jealous here! LOL
Angie
one4earth

Lydia said...

Aw, sounds like fun! I especially love watching them play. :)

Bridget said...

I was just wondering if there is something special about these kittens? I don't mean to be rude I just would like to know why this cat keeps having kittens. Thousands of cats are euthanized in shelters every year; I think my kitties from the Humane Society are pretty special. I'm not passing judgement; I've just been wondering ever since you've written about getting a kitty. Do you show cats? I don't need people jumping on me saying I'm being judgemental; I'm just really trying to understand. Thanks.

Angela said...

Totally okay to ask! These are hypoallergenic siberian kittens. My husband and son are allergic to cats, and these are the only ones they were less reactive to. I agree that there are so many lovelies in the shelters and being euthanized (so very sad) and I would adopt them all if I could, but we can't.

LAR1975 said...

Hi. They are indeed adorable, but, then again, you didn't really answer Bridget's question. I worked at two different shelters and cats just like this--with papers or without; young, old; DSH, DLH, DMH; sick, well--were euthanized daily. I, too, would like to know if you are breeding these cats or purchasing them from a breeder.

(FWIW, my husband is deathly allergic to cats. I had a cat before I went to school and all my life before my husband came along. Now, we don't have cats, just a dog, so I do understand where you're coming from a bit.)

Yet I will be completely frank. It will color how I see your blog and whether I continue to visit it, if you espouse breeding pets or buying from breeders (and I know you don't need my readership, clearly, but there are others like me and Bridget; by the way, I don't know Bridget).

Something that Bridget alluded to also--many breed-specific rescue groups are out there and humane societies, even smaller ones, have at any one time 25% (maybe even more) purebred dogs, cats, other critters like guinea pigs or birds or reptiles even. Like Bridget, I'm not exactly trying to come down on you or draw the ire of people here, but I'm trying to understand the rationale, too, since you chose to mention that you are getting these kittens. I'm just very passionate about healthy and adoptable animals dying for no good reason while others breed out of control, which is a matter of educating who are the most part caring people like Angela. If you've ever had to assist in (or perform) an animal's euthanasia, especially a healthy, adoptable, and/or young animal, you will be forever changed. I have lived with that fact. Nevermind so-called no-kill shelters, which I'd be happy to chat with anyone about as well.

Thanks for answering Bridget's (and now my) question, Angela!
Leigh

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm not a cat breeder, lol. And I've been combing the shelters (online and locally in person) for our 5 neighboring states for the last year and half looking for a siberian cat. I was willing to drive up to 4 hours for a stray siberian. I didn't need a kitten, just a cat that would be low enough in allergens that we could own and love it. I have yet to find one.

I've asked shelter workers, called, made requests, and still hadn't found a single siberian. I'm sure they aren't the best at labeling breeds but they told me time and time again that they didn't have any or hadn't seen any come through.

I'm with you on the horrors of euthanasia. If you want even more gruesome info, you should read up on what happens to those poor animals after they've been euthanized. Most of them end up in animal (including cat and dog) feed. It sickens me to no end.

The breeder we are buying from has only one "mom" and she only breeds once a year. Which is why we've waited so long for a kitten. And will still be waiting even after she is born. She places almost all of her cats into allergic homes since they do have lower allergen levels.

My husband and son are still allergic but way less with these cats and we are so excited to have a cat to love.

Like I've said before, I'd buy a cat from the shelter if I could. We visit the animals at the shelter at least monthly. I'm always looking for a stray siberian and we love to give them some company. My son takes a benadryl before we enter, changes clothes on the way out, and washes his hands and face multiple times while we are there. But we like to play with the cats and get them out of the cages for awhile. We also make cat blankets for the cats in the shelter. :)

If it makes you feel any better, our cat (and all those sold by siberian breeders) legally has to be spayed. And we will spay her as soon as she's a few months old.

Bridget said...

Thanks for addressing our comments. I didn't mean to be a buzz-kill about your new kitty, but like Leigh, I'm a very strong proponent of spaying or neutering. I'm glad to hear your kitty is being fixed. I'm lucky that I don't have any allergies to any animals. I've just been disappointed ever since the Obama's dog came from a breeder rather than from a shelter as they had sort of promised. They too have allergies and sometimes I think people (not you, Angela, as it sounds like you've put quite a bit effort, and I don't know much about hypo-allergenic cats, although sometimes you can bathe them)too easily cite allergies as the reason for going to a breeder. I'd just like to get the word out to people to please adopt; shelters are full of dogs that are more hypo-allergenic. Leigh made a great case for all the kinds animals that can be found at shelters.Enjoy your new kitten and let's get the word out: Adopting good; breeding bad.

Midday Escapades said...

Beautiful!!!! Look at those pretty eyes. Wishing the mommy all the best.

Working Mommy said...

Oh yay!!! TOO CUTE!!

~WM

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Thank you for your comments! I appreciate all your tips, advice, and well wishes!

Angela

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