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Here's some more pictures of the new kittens. All of them have their eyes and ears open now! Sorry if some of the pics aren't great quality, it's hard to geta good one with all those bobbing heads :lol:

All together...

Curtains

Fleck

Spachino

Spot

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All of the kittens have lovely homes to go to, family and good friends. My mum is taking another one!! , my cousin (who lives next door to my mum) is taking one so there will be 3cats from the same family living next to each other :D I'm VERY happy about that, means I get to see them a lot more often. A friend who lives at the end of our street wants 2 but can only take 1 because she already has 2 cats at home and only has room for 1 more. A friend who took one from the last lot is taking another, and a friends mother who is on her own now is going to have a wee companion. :D

There were quite a few other homes to choose from but I wasn't entirely happy with them, I just didn't feel comfortable giving my babies to people I didn't really know. They could have given them away and I would never know. I like to keep an eye on them.
 

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Are the new owners planning to keep the names that you have given them? I love the little one that you are calling Curtains! ::)) What a cutie!!
 

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Thanks everyone! I'll be crying my eyes out when the time comes for them to leave, I had a hard job coping last time and we only had to give away 2 of 4. This time it's all 5 and although I know they're going to great homes, I'll be sad to see them go.

I don't know if the owners will keep the original names, they don't have to. My boyfriend and I just named them the first thing that came to mind as the were born.

This might sound bad but I'm particularly fond of Spot. She's so small and has this beauty spot at her mouth. I feel like I just want to protect that wee soul. Spike likes her too, he grooms her and even tried to play with her one day but I had to give him a row because she's just too small. he learned his lesson and now gives her nose kisses instead
 

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Yanikin, why did you decide not to keep any of the kittens? They are so adorable that I couldn't stand to part with them. Well, apparently Spike wants to keep one, too! Maybe Spot should stay--just for Spike! :D
 

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I REALLY want to keep another one but they've all been promised away. Also my boyfriend is trying to be realistic and says that 3 cats is enough. Pfft! What does he know? :p

There might still be a chance of keeping one... if I get my own way
 

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My friend has 4 cats in the house--she said that she felt like it would be too much, but she said that she doesn't notice any difference (of course, she doesn't clean the litterbox--her husband does). :D I have 3 cats and want to get another one. I actually have 4, but Yoda went to live with my mom because she doesn't like other animals at all. I feel like a bad mommy, but she is happier now that she has the house and all of the attention to herself. All of my other cats were declawed when I got them and Yoda isn't--so she got pretty rough with them. She is also like 23 pounds, so she is much bigger than the rest of them.
I think it would be great if you could keep Spot--for you and for Spike! :D
 

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Aww, you aint a bad mommy! I'm sure Yoda is much happier now but only because she sounds like a wee loner. One of my cats Saffron is a bit of a loner but the others just know when to leave her alone.

I think I've made my boyfriend feel guilty. He phoned me a minute ago and I mentioned keeping Spot. He felt really bad but still said no. He loves the kitties but he's never been much of a cat lover :(
 

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Yanikin, They're sweeter every time we see them. Please keep them with their mommy and littermates until they're 12 weeks. Your friends will understand if they know it's for the better of the kittens. The expert breeders and associations recommend this-even 12-14 weeks.
 

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Oh right! Thanks Jeanie!!! I've been told it's 6-8weeks but I did notice that one of the kittens (Chino) who went to my mum isn't as sociable as the other kittens who went away after 8weeks.

I feel terrible now! Do you think Chino will be ok once he's got a couple of friends?
 

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The public thinks 6-8 weeks is old enough, but mother and littermates teach the kittens quite a bit about socialization and life as a kitty! Often, a kitten taken from mother too soon will suck on anything it can. But, even if Mother cat has weaned the kittens it's best to wait. Just tell your friend to give the baby extra play and love time. It's a big shock for all kittens to leave home. That's why they sometimes hide or refuse to eat for a day or two. I didn't know this until I started breeding the Siamese. Don't feel bad, please.
 

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It's ok I feel better now. You should see the kittens now, they've started trying to groom themselves and fight off mummy when she tries to clean them. LOL!

Popeye seems to be developing really fast, when I go up to see them he comes toddling out the box squeeking with all his might and even gave me nose kiss! It's like...he knows :shock:
 
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