Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Babies have arrived!



With a sigh of both relief, and sadness, that I gratefully announce the arrival of Coco's babies! It was a worrisome week, waiting for these babies to arrive--not wanting them to come too early but fearing something might be wrong, when Coco had a spot of discharge one day about 10 days ago.

But the tests we did on her were normal and even this morning, our vet could hear heartbeats and we could still feel movement, and I am happy we have two live little boycats and Coco is a very good mom and we have our fingers crossed they will grow into sweet Mancats!

She was carrying 4 kittens, but the first two were stillborn, a red tabby boy and a black girl. Then she delivered two live kittens, a red tabby boy and a cream tabby boy. They all weighed in at pretty good weights and the two stillborn kittens looked normal, but the girl very small at 51 grams, but the boy was bigger, 70 grams. I will have them necropsied so I know if there was a cause for their deaths. It will take about 2-3 weeks to get those test results back.

The cream boy weighs 84 grams--a good weight, and the red tabby boy weighs 61 grams--small but vigorous! (60 grams is about 2 ounces, so you have an idea of how tiny they are). All the kittens were born within an hour and Coco had an easy delivery with each one. The two boys have nursed and are strong and Coco seems relaxed and has eaten, so I can relax a little now and have a good nights sleep tonight, and hope that Coco has a good night, too and by the morning has settled into caring for her new babies.

Now I have the difficult decision to make, choosing the families the last two Furrydance kittens will share their lives with. Each of them are experienced Cornish Rex 'servants' so that's a 'plus'. All of them have other kitties, some of just one, and I think a Cornish Rex needs at least one kitty to keep it happy and entertained. Most of them have recently lost a special Cornish Rex and even with other cats in the house, are missing their presence. Two of them also have dogs and I know Cornish Rex and dogs are often the best of friends! Two of them would like a show quality kitten, too and for all of them, their cats are your 'kids'...

Over the next few months, I will get to know all the people on my waiting list better, get to meet all of them--some traveling to meet me and others living nearby who I have already met. When possible, I also like to visit their homes and meet their pets and those who live far away--photos of their home and other pets will help me 'see' where one of my kittens may live. And of course, these expectant parents can ask of me any and all questions and we can talk by phone frequently over the next few months, too.

And of course, I am good about taking photos and will be watching as their personalities develop to also guide me in choosing the best fit for both kitten and families, too. And here's one more photo of the newborns!

32 comments:

  1. Concatulations to you and Coco for having two boy kittens! That is sad about the two stillborns. How many potential families are hoping to be chosen for these little guys?

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  2. Awww, they are so small!. I am sorry the other two did not survive!. This may sound dumb, but does Coco know the other two were stillborn? can she sense it? Also, does the mother cat know their litter is being given? Just asking since I've never gone thru this..

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  3. Our congratulations to Coco and also our condolences. We are so glad about the two lively boys and of course sad about the two who did not make it. May the two boys grow strong and naughty!

    Purrs, Woofs and Hugs,
    The Chans, Tommy and #1

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  4. Oh. Wow. Oh my stars!!! Oh beautiful wonderful Coco!! Oh you adorable sweetheart!! Me and Charlie are so happy for you but we are also very sad for the two little ones who were stillborn. We are so sorry.

    We wish these two little ones all the best - they are super duper duper gorgeous and so fragile!! Hugs to Coco and her babies! Take care
    x

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  5. OH TERI! we are so glad Coco is finally a mommy again! With sadness she also gave birth to ready made angel kitties...we are so sorry about this. Two babies will be well taken care of by this wonderful mommy Coco...she is a proven champion. Now get some sleep and bust some buttons with pride!!

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  6. Congrats Mom Coco, and I am so sorry to hear about the little ones who didn't make it. Purrs & hugs.

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  7. Congratulations on the new arrivals!

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  8. OMG... :3 i'm sorry to hear about the stillborns, but glad to hear that two are doing well. :)) i'm sure they will grow up to be wonderful mancats! i wish the best to all of the families on the waiting list and to you with deciding the proud new parents. :)

    *is jealous*

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  9. two tiny little cousin boys.
    We are bonkful that everything went well for mommie Coco. Miles and I are sad for the stillborns. Poor mommie Coco.

    So, now we need names for the orange curly boys, born just over a year from Miles' date of birthitude.
    I hope your neighbor girls can think of some cutie names, or perhaps let Unkle Diskers decide this time.

    We are very relieved and happy for all of you there at the Curlieswirlie household. we hope today is a day of quiet and rest for every one.
    bonks and love from all of us here.

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  10. Precious new babies and mama Coco is doing well too. Sadness about the two babies who didn't make it. Pets and kissies to the babies and mama.
    xox

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  11. Congratulation to Coco on her new babies. We're very sorry two were stillborn, bur are glad these two are doing well.


    Purrs for them all and hugs to the human!

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  12. Oh Terry such mixed news! I am joyful that you were able to welcome two beautiful kittens into the world but so very sad that two did not make it. Thankfully Coco had a good delivery and is relaxed and happy :-)

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  13. welcome to the world sweet babies. we are so sorry that your brother and sister went right to the bridge. you have a wonderful mommycat who will make shur that you grow up strong and playful and sweet and a little norghty.

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  14. Such tiny little babies but oh so cute - we are so sorry that Coco lost the other two babies. We know that she will take good care of her babies as always.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  15. SSSQQQUUUUEEEEeeeeee! and sniffles :(. They are simply charming! Two red curly boys! We are all in heaven.

    BIG loves & purrs & bonks to Coco and the new babes.

    Sexie eyebrow raise from Ms. S to Mr. D

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan
    Stacy

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  16. Hugs and purrs. Concats on the newborns but we are sad with you about the ones that didn't make it. We will be purring for the boys!!

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  17. Congratulations! They are precious. I would be interested in the necropsy results if they show anything. Sorry to hear about the two that didn't make it. :(

    Molly

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  18. We are so glad that Coco had her kittens, but sad 2 were stillborn. We know Coco will be a good Mom! They sure are tiny little things...

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  19. Congratulations on the two bebbehs! I am sorry about the two stillborn kittens.

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  20. Congratulations their adorable.

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  21. Hi Missie Tericurlymom, we are back to look at our cousins, They are soooo cutie cute and adorabibble.
    We hope they had a good day and that Cococurliemommy did too.
    bonks and bronks

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  22. Congrats to Coco on her 2 new additions. But we are sad that the other two were not meant to be. I hope Coco enjoys her last mommy duties with these cute little guys!

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  23. Awh drat, poor babies. We will cross our toes, paws, curls, fingers and eyes for them Furrydance cats. Hope Coco is ok.

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  24. Oh such sweet little babies! Concats to Coco and to you Teri. We are sad two didn't make it.

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  25. Mixed news; so sad for those two that didn't make it. These fur-balls look sweet.

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  26. Concatulations to Coco on your new adorable baby kittens! We're sorry about the stillborns but glad the other two and you are both okay. Purrs to you!

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  27. How sweet! Sad about the two lost babies, but glad the two boys!

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  28. Glad the two babies made it, but sorry for the two that didn't.

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  29. We are very glad that Coco is doing well along with the two little guys. (And we are very sorry about the two little ones who didn't make it.) We send you all purrs and good thoughts.

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  30. I am so glad all went well but sad two did not make it. Sending lots of love to all of you.

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  31. Wow! I am relieved that the two are healthy and sad for those who died.
    They are very healthy because they are already very loved.
    A very strong hug to you all.

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