Howlyn Cattery - Our Kittens - February 14, 2003 Litter

February 14, 2003 Litter

February 14, 2003 was a busy day around the Howlyn Cattery. Rosebud ended a perfect 65 day pregnancy by giving birth to a litter of 6 kittens between 5:30 AM and 8:00 AM. We had the vet come over at 9:00 AM to check over Mom and the brood. Everyone was prounounced healthy and fit. Whew!

The funny part is what happens outside the nursery door. The litter's dad, Scooter, was patiently pacing back and forth there, hoping to pass out cigars to anyone he could. He was very interested in what he heard and otherwise sensed going on inside. And Seren, Lynn's 75 pound Chow Chow lapdog, kept a 24 by 7 vigal outside the door. But no on is allowed in. The newborn's have no immunity yet, other than that which they receive from their mother's milk. We can't chance getting them sick by meeting other creatures and the bugs that they carry. So no one, outside of Rosie and us, is allowed in the nursery for at least 6 weeks!

OK. Enough talking. On with the pictures!

But before we go there, for those of you that keep stats, below is the pedigree for this litter.

Sire
QGC Tabbey Road's Silver Submarine of Howlyn
Silver Tabby - White
01/25/2002
Sire
GC MainlySilver Reed
Silver Tabby - White
06/26/1999
Sire
CH MainlySilver Gorham
Silver Tabby - White
11/02/1993
Sire
CH Cowtown Socrates TC of MainlySilver
Silver Mackerel Tabby
10/10/1989
Dam
Willowplace Goddess of MainSilver
Brown Mackerel Tabby
12/26/1990
Dam
Williamina Narumi of MainlySilver
Brown Tabby
01/08/1998
Sire
CH Coonyham Rising Sun of Williamina
Brown Tabby - White
01/29/1997
Dam
Cosmicoon Silvermist of Williamina
Silver Tabby
06/12/1996
Dam
GC Coontastic Dear Prudence of Tabbey Road
Brown Tabby - White
02/08/1997
Sire
CH Adventhill Beauregard of Coontastic
Brown Mackerrel Tabby
05/01/1993
Sire
CH MtKittery Henery of Adventhill
Brown Mackerel Tabby
03/13/1988
Dam
Deauport M.C. of Adventhill
Brown Mackerel Tabby
07/08/1991
Dam
Capecoon Shelby of Coontastic
Brown Tabby - White
05/06/1991
Sire
Coonmora Travis of Capecoon
Brown Tabby
02/11/1990
Dam
Willowplace Diamond of Capecoon
Brown Tabby - White
08/10/1988
Dam
CH Calabash's Rosebud of Howlyn
Red Tabby - White
11/26/2002
Sire
CH Calabash's Aristotle
Red Tabby - White
02/13/1998
Sire
GC, GP, RW Calabash's Zeus
Red Tabby - White
11/17/1993
Sire
GC, PR Calabash's Cooper
Red Tabby - White
02/03/1991
Dam
Calabash's Marie Antoinette
Red Tabby
03/19/1991
Dam
Mystermain's Athena of Calabash
Brown Patched Tabby
06/26/1999
Sire
GC, RW Mystermain's Morris Klaw, Detective
Brown Tabby - White
08/23/1991
Dam
Mystermain's Margery Allingham
Brown Patched Tabby - White
06/05/1992
Dam
CH Hamptoncoon's Aldeberon of Calabash
Brown Tabby - White
10/25/1996
Sire
CH Whatacat Ivan of Hamptoncoon
Red Tabby
06/26/1999
Sire
CH Ryanplace Boy Toy of Kenkoon
Red Tabby
05/27/1995
Dam
Kenkoon Ellie Brown
Brown Patched Tabby
03/26/1996
Dam
CH Hilltop Park Paloma Aurora
Brown Tabby Tabby - White
10/25/1996
Sire
Dorwill Squire
Brown Tabby
03/18/1995
Dam
GC Hilltop Park's Christy Mathewson, DM
Brown Tabby - White
01/26/1993