Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Star had 5 kittens on May 10th 2016. I was busy last year and Star only had one kitten in 2015, Maximillian. He was BIG. I will update with more pictures in the next few weeks.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Kittens again

Free range now and feeling quite sleepy in this hot weather. The cutie by herself is the girl.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Kittens, three weeks later

Star's kittens are growing rapidly, their eyes opened a week ago, and they can move around more easily (but still crawl and wobble rather than walking properly). We expect them to escape from their box into their pen any day soon. There are 2 boys, one paler and more gingery than the other, and a girl, all usuals. They will be looking for new homes in September - contact details on the Abyssinian Cat Club and the Abyssinian Cat Association websites.  
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

And then there were kittens - born Tuesday afternoon June 17th, 2014

The first two were breech births, and hard work for Star. She's settling down with them. They weighed 105 to 119 grams this morning.

Giggs was hot as well............

There will be kittens

Some photos of Star feeling fat and hot (and pregnant).

Almond's first birthday

Thanks to Almond's owner for this photograph. She reports that Almond has learnt how to use the toilet, rather than a litter tray. What a clever cat!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Will there be kittens?

Hattie's daughter Star visited Gr. Ch. Brunnbäcken’s Leon over the weekend. After initial shyness they mated enthusiastically. If she is pregnant we can expect to see the first signs in early May. Paws crossed............

Star and Hattie

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Update on Almond

Almond's new owner just sent me some new pictures of him. He must have learnt tops of doors and computer keyboards from the cats here but I'm really impressed to see him walking on a lead.


Monday, 21 October 2013

Abyssinians on Top

Christian with his Bengal friends, Baboo and Lunar


Both kittens have left home now, have new names, and are settling down with their new owners. As usual I'm missing them but their mum isn't that bothered. 

So here is Almond, in London:

And here is Thomas Tallis, near Lancaster:

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Kittens playing

Sorry about the music - need to load some more tracks onto the computer to give me more choice

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Kittens at 8 weeks

Lots of progress. The kittens are BOYS. Confirmed by the vet when they went for their first vaccinations. They weigh more than a kilo each. Star's mouth is recovered, and so have her nipples, probably because the kittens are more interested in solid food now. She is still very interested in the kittens though. They get thorough baths, and she attempts to drag them back when she thinks they have strayed too far. They are a bit big to be carried now so end up gripped by the neck and frogmarched.............

And a few weeks ago: Kitten with diamond on brow to left, kitten with stripe on right. "Stripe", (maybe he should be called "Comet") was first born and is a little heavier, more round headed, "Diamond" (maybe Nebula, or the name of a constellation?) has a more pointed face.