|2003: Ukko, U-dream and Ushuaïa then U'Lylla, U-nik, Unzo and Une Pomponnette|
Bouboule had her second litter sired by Reza Chah des Hauts d'Arcangues, sorrel somali (pedigree).
Their 4 babies were born on November 1st, 2003. A little male did not survive (diaphragm defect), so three kittens remained, all sorrel silver:
- Ukko (when spelled, it sounds like "U-cacao", let's remain in a chocolate realm...), the male ;
- Ukemochi no kami, dite Ushuaïa (yes, all of this !) ;
Bouboule and her kittens aged 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 2 months (from left to right, Ukko, Ushuaïa and U-dream)
Ukko,the male is now neutered and lives close to Paris.
Well, difficult to hide the fact that Ukko did like full fat soft cheese...
U-dream (also called U-dee), the quietest of the three, is also neutered and lives South-West of Paris.
U-dee as a kitten, then for her first Christmas in her new family (picture by Marcel Fauré)
Ushuaïa, who has a mind to explore everything, is also neutered and lives in a Paris apartment where I'm sure she visited every single corner!
Ushuaïa between 2 and 3 months old
Ushuaïa (pictures by Fabrice and Laure Bouchard)
A few weeks after the birth of Bouboule's litter, it was time for her mom Mila to give birth to kittens sired by Roller.
A female was born, then contractions stopped. No time to loose! An ultrasound completed by an X-ray indicated that a kitten was not on the right track, and it was decided to do a C-section, which saved the life of the 3 kittens still in Mila's womb. One of them, instead of taking the right way out, was blocked in the fork between the two uterus horns, blocking the rest of the birth process.
As soon as Mila was awake, still on the surgery table, we put the kittens to nurse, which had been reanimated in the meantime (despite a minimal level of anesthaetic and less than 6 minutes between the injection and the getting out of all three kittens, they still got somewhat "anesthaesized"). This was important so that the kittens and mom get acquainted to each other, and to stimulate their suckling behaviour. My heartful thanks to Dr Hervé, veterinary surgeon in Arcueil, for his time on this day where he should normally not have been in his clinic!
So here are our 4 little ones:
- U-nik, fawn silver aby variant female ;
- U'Lylla, aka"Lylla", fawn silver somali female, first believed to be lilac non-silver, then lilac silver...
- Unzo, fawn silver somali male ;
- Une Pomponnette, aka "Pompon", fawn silver somali.
Mila is happy with her babies.
From left to right : the band of 4, 8 weeks old: U-nik, Unzo, Pompon and Lylla.
U-nik, in consistency with the reputation of the short-hair gene, was the most active of the 4, always the first one to try new experiences. She has now gone to live in Burgundy.
U-nik discovers the world outside the nest... and (much later) finds a lot of places to try out for a siesta (second picture by Stéphane Huppé)
Unzo, a sweet boy, has gone to live with Valérie Bourel (la Cornaline cattery, in Rennes) and her abys and somalis,
where he has been a dad a few times before being neutered to go on living his in-house cat life.
Unzo as a baby and Unzo 7 weeks old.
Unzo, 15 months old (picture by Valérie Bourel),
then Unzo as a young (3 years old) retired guy (pictures by Marion Tange)
Lylla went to live with Agathe Kern-Zahn (Waldo's Sweet Lullaby cattery, in Alsace),
where she has been a mom in 2005, then was neutered and placed.
Lylla and her brother Unzo, then Lylla with her son Berlioz
She now lives happy days in her new home :
(pictures by C. Gyss)
La Pomponnette stayed with us and you may enjoy more pics of her on her own page.
Pompon (right) and U-nik (left) 3 weeks old, then Pompon 7 weeks old.
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