Cute little models

Kittens, 4+ weeks old:

Getting a manicure

Blue (or seal) point girl

“Nothing can stop me!”

Kittens’ individual pictures from a few days ago can be found here.

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3+ weeks

Hello world, here we come! C litter, three weeks old.

The kittens learned how to get out of and back into the kitten house this week, and the house was put into the kitten play pen in order to calm Jossan down. That will be enough for one, maybe two more weeks, until they learn how to climb out of the play pen as well, and then we will have to remove it.

It is hard to get all of the kittens in one frame. On the picture above the little white girl is missing, she was sleeping in the tipi.

Foreign White girl, 3 weeks old, sleepy

Blue (or seal) point girl and one of the Foreign White brothers, exploring

It got scared! Look at that tail!

Blue (or seal) point girl, 3 weeks old

Two Foreign White brothers, 3 weeks old

Lilac point boy, looks like Leroy when he was small :*

Miii is cute

I captured Miii being cuddly. She is a big Siamese, but she is not fat. I cannot believe how chubby Miii looks when she lies on her back! She looks like a pillow. The most charming pillow ever!

Mrrrr.

Mmmrrr?

Mrrrr!

Mrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

And then we cuddled! ūüôā

Miii has longer and thicker fur now, since it is winter. Siamese cats do not shed much at all. Maven sheds ten times more than all four Siamese together.

I warmly recommend Furminator  (Swedish link: our Furminator I bought here, maybe there is a cheeper one somewhere), that helped us a lot with keeping the most of Maven hair from our furniture and clothes. Siamese like to be brushed with Furminator as well, but there is almost no hair to get from them, only a little bit during few weeks twice a year, when they change between winter and summer fur.

Ada and Alfred, summer 2011

Ada and Affe who moved together to their new home last year had an exciting summer! Here they are, enjoying lovely Swedish summer (the pictures are taken in July). Ada is blue (darker), Affe is lilac (lighter). It is so nice to see them all grown up and big and so well taken care of.

"Wait for me, Ada!"

On the island

Thank Jenny for these and many more pictures you have sent us. Also, a big thank you to all the kittens’ owners for the pictures and updates, we are so happy when we get them.

11 weeks (part 1)

The kittens turned 11 weeks today! They are so big now. Next week they are getting their second vaccine and in two-four weeks they will be moving to their new homes. The feelings are mixed. They are all moving to very good homes and we are looking forward to see how it goes for them in the future.

This is how the beginning of our evening with the kittens looked like (it is Stockholm, and summer, it is still not completely dark yet).

In the living room, Leroy was sleeping on one of his sheep

While in another room, the kittens were slowly waking up from their afternoon nap (Bea, Blanche and Jossan is behind them)

Balthazar and Belle, on another highest part of the cat tree

"You were saying?"

B-litter; a photo session that went wrong

We tried to take some photos of the kittens today. They turned 10 weeks and all of them weigh over 1kg!

Here is a number of photos we took today.

And this is how it looked most of the time (one of their favorite toys is on the picture, it is made to look like a real dragon fly and we cannot leave them alone with it because of the plastic parts. They are crazy about it. The big cats adore it, too):

It's mine!

Beatrice is a seal point Siamese!

I’ve just received the result of Beatrice’s DNA test. She is a seal point, (and a carrier of chocolate and dilution). What contrasts! Amazing. The contrasts between points and body color like she has are not so common for seal points (in the US the seal point Siamese in general have better contrasts than here).

She will darken with age, even in her body (all Siamese except for the white ones do) but you can see already this early which cats will have better and which worse contrasts.

Beatrice, a seal point Siamese

The kittens got their first vaccine and exam today at our veterinary dr Buba. They did not yell at all in the car, and they were not that scared at the vet. Leroy was in the same soft cage as they were and he is the best nanny ever. A big, calm, confident and caring cat. Leroy. ūüôā

Now they are fine, a bit swollen at the places they got the vaccine. Bea is sleeping a lot, I think that she got a reaction to vaccine that I hope will go over the night. She ate and drank some water. The others are running around, but they are a bit less enthusiastic than usual. It is their first vaccine and the first trip outside the house. It is not easy!

One more picture of Belle, the blue girl:

Belle, a blue point Siamese

Beatrice and Belle, 7 weeks

Two more pictures of the chocolate and the blue girl, in the cat ‘tree’ we bought them today. They are very excited about the big cat furniture. More pictures coming tomorrow, I must sleep now.

But look at our pretty girls! No one can make such a shocked face and their eyes as big as Ada (the blue girl from the first litter) could, I thought… until we got Belle. ūüôā

I wonder if Beatrice is chocolate, since her eye color is more lilac/lavender deep blue. But her nose is almost black.

Chocolate or seal point?

We are not sure if Beatrice (the dark girl) is seal or chocolate point Siamese. I’ve sent the DNA- color test¬†to UC Davis in California. That is the only way for us to know for sure.

The Siamese come in many colors, but the traditional four ones are:

  • seal (black that looks like dark brown on Siamese, the most common color),
  • blue (diluted black, looks like cold gray with a bluish tinge, like our Miii),
  • chocolate (milk chocolate, lighter and warmer than seal point) and
  • lilac (diluted chocolate, pinkish gray, like Jossan and Leroy).

When the kittens are small, their points are not as developed and ¬†they are lighter than as they grow older, so sometimes it is hard to distinguish seal from chocolate (and blue from lilac). I am curious, and since different breeders had different opinions about Beatrice’s color, I had to test! I believe in science. ūüôā It is easy to take a DNA sample, it is a simple swab test.

Here are some pictures from yesterday’s photo session when we tried to take pictures of the paws on the masked kittens. Belle is blue, we are 100% certain about that, and right now I believe that Beatrice is chocolate. Look at the pictures. And – no, I am not torturing them!

The blue paw and the chocolate (or seal?) paw, 7 weeks old Siamese kittens

Belle, blue point Siamese girl, 7 weeks

Beatrice, chocolate (or seal?) point Siamese girl, 7 weeks old

Playful kittens, day #26

We took some pictures of the kittens today. Now they meow back when we call them and run towards us. They are wrestling and jumping around a lot. They are quite clumsy, but simply adorable!

A little boy and his blue sister are wrestling:

Talk to the paw!

What is on the other side?

 

Should I go out of the house or go back and nurse some more? Decisions, decisions...

Albert had a date!

Did you know that in Norway they do not have only Norwegian Forest Cats, they also have beautiful Siamese!

Arwen (NO*Masked Bandits April in Paris)

Arwen (NO*Masked Bandits April in Paris), a beautiful blue point Siamese lady from Norway came to us over the weekend (she was here for about 30 hours) to visit Albert.

Both Albert and Arwen were inexperienced, but two important factors were just right:

1. Arwen is a very brave and at the same time gentle lady that did not let the voyage distress her too much and she did not totally despise the little almost 10 months old white Bebis who seemed to have a huge admiration for her. She was not too crazy about him, but she did not hate him.

"Jag tycker om dig!"..."Jeg liker deg ikke!" (photo by Janne Flusund)

Well, it could have been a better start, some would say. What about love at first site and all? But, for Albert that ‘not really hate’ was more than enough. So we come to the factor #2

2. Albert was very goal-driven since he was a kitten; while his siblings played and dragged toys around just to fall asleep exhausted next to their mommy, Albert killed toys paying a great attention to detail, for a long time, barking and growling at them like a little dog, not a cat; disintegrating them with precision and dedicataton you thought only Dexter had. He had the same approach with Arwen. Precision and dedication. Only, now it was about attraction, not killing.

Albert: "Precision and dedication"

Albert rolled like a girl, talked, sang, circled around the tough blue beauty, tried everything. She hissed a bit at him, showed a paw, ignored him, tried to stare him to death, but he just continued to sing… 6 hours later there was a familiar sound from their room you cannot mistake for anything else. An event!

Albert and Arwen continued dating during the night and the next day, completely exhausted towards the Sunday evening. Arwen and her matte had to fly back to Oslo, but it seemed that the love birds had the job done, so to say. Albert was so tired when Arwen left, he just lied on the couch and slept and slept… He played a bit with us this morning before we went to work and greeted us and played when we came home, but now he is sleeping again. He is back to being just a kitten, our all crazy 1st class stud of a great determination and not so bad skill (apparently). But now all he cares about is his toys and to cuddle with us. “Girls” –¬†what is that? Give me my rats! Our little white guy is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde impersonated in a cat.

It's been a hard day's night...

We keep our fingers crossed that Arwen stayed pregnant and that there will be some nice tempered beautiful Norwegian-Swedish Aceso Siamese in the near future! Arwen’s matte has a blogg here and her cattery name is Aceso. Also, check out this vidio of Arwen taken by her matte. Arwen is one smart cat!

Beautiful Miii

Jocke took a good picture of Miii yesterday.

Miii is very clever and empathic. When I have pain she feels it and comes, lies next to me and comforts me with her purring.

She communicates with me a lot and is very loving in a similar way as Jossan is. Both of them are one person’s cats, and I, Jelena, am that person in our family. As I type this she rests next to my arm. Our beautiful blue cat. I love her so much. :*

 

Ada and Alfred, 5 months

We got the latest picture of Ada and Alfred from their beloved matte. They are so pretty! Ada is blue (darker) and Alfred is a lilac point Siamese (lighter in color).

I suspected since they were three¬†weeks old that Alfred was not lilac, but chocolate, and later I settled for caramel lilac, since his¬†color was slightly¬†different (warmer)¬†¬†than his two lilac brothers’ and Leroy’s and Jossan’s¬†lilac color, but I registered him as lilac. I am still not quite sure what his exact color is, in 1-2 years one can be certain if he is caramel lilac or “just” lilac.

Caramel color modifier was not registered in Sweden earlier, not for Siamese (but it is registered in England, for example, and the cats we imported from England that were caramel lilac/caramel blue got registered as lilac/blue in Sweden). Caramel modifier makes the diluted colors like blue and lilac a bit warmer in tone. Also, the fur gets a special metallic sheen, at blue based caramels. A chocolate or seal point Siamese that is a carrier of caramel modifier looks the same as the one who is not; caramel is not visible on undiluted colors.

I melt when I see Jossan’s¬†babies pictures, they are our little furry babies also, and I am delighted to see them growing and hear that they are so much loved and taken care of.

We also got news about Ash (Archimedes). He weighs 3kg! A big guy! He was so tiny when he got sick, but he struggled like a lion and ate like he was the biggest feline on Earth after he recovered. Now he is one big and fluffy Siamese kitten, that is almost as big as his 3,8kg heavy Cornish Rex friend Misty.

Sung (Alessandro), 5 months

We got some pictures of Sung (Alessandro), the finest Siamese in Malm√∂ (we think :)). He loves his friend Skeletor and gladly studies biology with his matte. He weighs 3,6 kg already (0,3kg more than his mom!). And he looks like Jossan with blue points, I think! Jossan produced seven mini-mes in different colors. Goofy (the kittens’ father) helped with the coloring part. Both Jossan and Goofy have English lines in their pedigrees, with more robust body types. Cuddly, big Siamese!

Look at those eyes! Look at that… hm, enthusiasm (okay, everyone gets tired now and then) for studying biology! Siamese are very helpful and supportive, and Alessandro is not an exception!

Augustin/Gusten caught his first mouse a week ago (the mouse died from a¬†heart attack after being tortured and hunted for 10 hours). Antoine/Tjabo killed his first mouse more than month ago, he was the first of them that killed something more than a toy. Those little, cute, furry killers! ūüė¶ Instincts, what can one do. Alfred and Ada did not kill anything yet, although they made several attempts to murder a very big plant.

Miii managed to get out of the house yesterday. It is cold and we just moved here, I do not dare let the cats go¬†out. She yelled like crazy and ran over four of the neighboring lots! I followed and called her, but she did not want to come to me. Still, she yelled back and did not want me to leave while she explored the area. After 30 minutes I got tired and desperate and went back home. I knew what would happen – and yes, in 5 minutes there she was – back in front of the main entrance, yelling to be let in. ūüôā Miii likes to roam, but she does not like to do it alone.

Augustin in Norrtälje

Augustin, whose pet name is ‘Gusten’, our little praline (seal point actually, but he looked as chocolate; the only seal point kitten in the litter, always so easy to spot when they were small, very playful) moved to Norrt√§lje. He lives with two humans and Elora, a 5 year old blue Siamese lady. Here is he with beautiful Elora. Dear Gusten’s¬†matte, thank you for these terrific pictures!

He was the last kitten to move out, and Albert and the other cats got very upset when he was gone. They already were quite shaken after Ada and Alfred moved out, but Augustin’s departure was the drop that made them really distressed. We spent a lot of time trying to comfort them, and, luckily, Albert was so active and playful that others got occupied with playing or disciplining him.

But, look at little Gusten. Spoiled? Him?! What do you think? ūüôā (I think that all of the babies are dirt spoiled, and that thought makes me very happy)!

And this one… the cats are so cute when they forget to pull their tongue tip back. ūüôā What an expresion!

Antoine in Luleå

One of the lilac point boys, our little Antoine, was the first to move. He went with his new matte Agneta and her son Josef, who came to get him, all the way to Luleå (800km from Stockholm)!

Being our most talkative kitten (the lilac ones are real talkers), he had a lot of opinions during the travel, but after Uppsala he complained only when Agneta was changing the speed.

On their way to Lule√•, they spent one night at her friend’s place, where Antoine promptly discovered everything there was to be discovered. The next day he arrived to his new home where he met Frasse (Frostuddens Frans Albert), a blue point 4-year old Siamese neuter guy. After a day or two of introduction, everything worked out fine for them, and look how the things are now! (Thank you Agneta for sending us pictures of your little darlings!)

Frasse is a real friend; he caught a mouse (a real one!) as a present for Antoine and is trying to get him to follow outside, but Antoine is too young for that.

Antoine talks when he wants something and when he visits the litter box, likes to lie in his matte‘s lap and is social with visitors. At first he sits still and observes them when they arrive, then he goes forward and greets them and socialize. He even falls asleep in their arms sometimes.

Antoine’s pet name has not been decided yet, he is called mostly Tjabo or KomKom for now.

Here is a picture of Antoine taken on August 27th.

He looks a lot like Jossan when she was small, but I think he will have more space between his ears, and they will be more open in the base. But the nose, eyes, chin, the whole face and the body lengths are exactly like his mom’s.

Buy a kitten from us!

Edited, August 2010: all the kittens have moved to their new homes, except for Albert, the white Siamese, that we decided to keep. 

We found the best homes and humans for our kittens, or, actually –¬†they found us. However it was, I know for certain that all of our little¬†sweethearts are and will continue to be very loved and spoiled at their new owners.¬†

July 2010: Our homepage is up, and the ads are out.

Here is the link to the ‘Buy a kitten from us’ page – in Swedish, and here in English! The kittens can move to their new owners in the middle of August 2010 at earliest.

Jossan and kittens, four weeks old

Our kittens are delivered:

– At least 12 weeks old, weighing at least 1 kg

– With a pedigree, registered i SVERAK (FIFe)

– Vaccinated twice

– Dewormed

– Id-marked with a chip

– Had a health checkup within a week before they move to their new owner

– Insured against hidden defects for 3 years (not to be confused with the health and life insurance, you should insure your new kitten yourself, as soon as it moves in with you!)

– Given a lot of love, care and contact during their first 3 months of life

– Fed with high quality food (we prefer raw food for our cats, of the best quality)

– We will always be available to advise you and help you with our support and knowledge. Our love and care for kittens we breed started even before they were born, and will last as long as they live.

Cat pile

LeroyJossanAngel

This picture could not have been taken before one week stay at a cat hostel. Spending time together on a much less space than usual does wonders for their love for each other. Every time we got them back from there they were nicer towards each other.

Our cats always stay at Solgl√§ntans kattpensionat when we are out of town for a longer time. One day they can be without us. Two – four days they can be at home with a cat-sitter. Usually our friend Thomas takes care of the little ones. He sits and codes on his computer and they let him. ūüôā

They take good care of our and other kitties in Solgläntans. They are cat enthusiasts that also take care of homeless cats and find them good homes. That is their primary area of engagement. If you live in Stockholm area and need a good place to leave your kitty while on vacation, we warmly recommend Solgläntans kattpensionat.