Look everyone! Flame had her kittens!
Congratulations to "Ritz-o-cats Flame of Rarebreed" on her first full litter of kittens! Last year flame birthed her first litter and only produced one lonely kitten. This year, Flame is the proud mommy of six beautiful purebreed Exotics! Flame went into labor on June 9th, 2004 and when the first kitten was about to arrive, Flame came to me and cried at me until I followed her to her birthing box. Once I got the hint and followed, she jumped into the box, layed on her side, and began pushing. She was not jarred by my presence and allowed me to assist with the births and to share this wonderful experience with her. And who said that cats aren't smart? Flame was in labor for a total of 4 hours and it was worth every minute. Aren't they darling? Thank you to Ritz-o-cats for helping Flame breed a beautiful litter! We, here at Rarebreed Cattery, are very thankful for your efforts and very proud of our new additions!
Check back on June 16th for our next litter! The one lonely kitten birthed by Flame is now a spunky teenager and her name is "Rarebreed Lucy." According to our vet, Lucy is expecting 5 kittens and we couldn't be more excited. Please keep Lucy in your thoughts and prayers as she has a bit of an attitude (we call it tortie-tude becasue she's a tortie) and I am worried about her reactions to her first litter. Hopefully all will go well!