|2007: first Choupette and Charlie, then Calisson and Chabichou|
Arakis is a chocolate somali, carrier of both cinnamon and dilution
Alaska is a sorrel silver somali, carrier of non-silver and dilution (pedigree).
So this mating gave 8 possible colours of kittens !
Among the (2) babies, they have managed to produce a male and a female,
a silver kitten and a non-silver kitten,
a dilute-coloured kitten and an intense-coloured kitten...
I'll let you discover Choupette and Charlie in pictures :
How did he do it ?...
During this time, his sister was becoming a star on TV
Here they are, 3 months (minus 3 days) old:
They will go on living together in a sweet home, together with their older cousins : Amos (see my 2005 litter page),
Bret Som de Kismayou, Venus and Alias de la Vallée aux Loups, later joined by Cajun Som de Kismayou.
Here they are, 9 months old :
You can see later pictures on the very nice blog that their owners have prepared for their cats.
The more we love them, the greater the sadness when they leave us:
Charlie left much too early for the other side of the rainbow (october 2012),
where the legend says Cajun was waiting for him for endless games...
During all this time, Une Pomponnette was thinking that cuddling others' kittens is fine,
but that cuddling hers would be even better.
Let's Bucci Kid tell you himself of their encounter in the Summer 2007 romantic picture story.
Following this, two kittens were born on September 17th :
a lilac silver male and a fawn silver male.
Pompon and her two new-born kittens, 17th September
At one week old, the two babies already have their eyes wide open on the world !
At three weeks old, they start to really answer when I talk to them, and want to explore everything around the nest
At six weeks old, no corner of the rooms holds any secret for them.
Chabichou even discovered what a bike is...
Here are Chabichou (fawn silver, left on the pictures) and Calisson (lilac silver, right on the pictures) on the eve of their 3 months.
The difference between their coat colour is subtle
but very visible when they are side by side in the real world.
(fawn gives an orangy tinge to the beige, lilac gives a dove-grey tinge to the beige).
Compare for instance at their nose leather (close-ups below)
Here are a few Christmas pictures... children at play !
I have had both Calisson and Chabichou genetically tested for their coat colour,
and this has confirmed that Chabichou is fawn silver whereas Calisson is lilac silver.
Here are a few pics at 4.5 months old :
And here they are again (left: Chabichou ; right: Calisson)
At 7 months old, both Calisson and Chabichou have developed a magnificent white panache
which they proudly display in the shape of a question mark.
They are now neutered, and they discovered the garden for a picture session :
Chabichou and Calisson have found their new home, where they can live together !
Chabichou feels home at once, Calisson is more shy and lets his brother do his own experiences before daring do the same..
Here is a first picture of Chabichou in their new home :
And here they are after two years, both together : "pals for life" !
Their human mom has written a poem in their honor (click on the poem to read it, in French)
(picture M. Carré)
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Last page update: 13.10.2012