On Wednesday evening Sylvia and her kittens spent just over an hour at our veterinary practice in Chipping Norton – they were much admired and underwent a thorough examination before each receiving their first round of vaccinations. The girls took this in their stride as did Corelli, until it was time for his injection – he was not a happy kitten – but recovered his composure soon enough to be admired by an entire waiting room whilst we paid the bill!
This weekend we had a family visit with three younger but very cat-friendly children – so the kittens had a lovely time on Saturday getting more time to experience new people and showing off their prowess with toys, tunnels and towers. We’ve also been getting used to stairs this week (under close supervision) and learning what happens when you run down stairs and encounter slippery floors – the rest we’ll leave up to your imagination, but the thunder of tiny paws was quite something.
First vaccinations remind us that kittens are going to be ready to leave in just over 4 weeks, which is exciting for the kittens and for their new families, but a reminder to us of how little time there is left to enjoy their company. It’s also time to begin sorting out all their paperwork – so I was very pleased to learn whilst I was updating their pedigrees that Ecco (their dad) is now Champion Chocolatedot Rameses Ecco having won his third challenge certificate at a show in Swindon on Saturday.
Please click on any of the pictures in the gallery below to get a closer look at their antics this week!
Best wishes, Mike & Lizzi