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Update 20110529 - photos of children and family
Minoe and Louwin together with the children:
Natell andLouwin with the children:
Isme and Matouf with the children:
Matouf with two smallpaws, one of them is the Minoeboy:
Girl 1: I am best regarding everything actually, and I am very nice.
Boy 1: What a big thing staring at me, black and round, what is it anyway?
Girl 2: I am the best jumper here! I am going to be better than my mum!
Boy 2: I am really very kind, and I am the best around here at playing games.
Minoeboy: I have a great idea, and an even better plan.
Update 2 - photos of Louwin's children and Minoe's boy. Minoe's girl is still with us.
Minoeboy: I wonder what is happening, actually.
Louwingirl 1: strange place this is.
Louwinboy 1: what a big cat that was and it was not one of my mums.
Louwingirl 2: the world is so big and I think I can se all of it from here.
Louwinboy 2: I am thinking and wondering about what that is.
Natell is helping with one of the children:
Minoe, who has not had any milk almost right from the beginning, does not let that stop her taking care of all children. This is in the den of the play garden, where they are allowed to be shortly now and then lately. Otherwise, they are in their "dens", or rather, in Minoes den (box) and outside of Louwin's, since Louwin thinks that is the best option nowadays.
Update 20110509 - photos of Louwin's children and of the boy of Minoe who is now as big and even bigger than a couple of Louwin's children. We don't now if the little Minoe girl we are feeding will survive, so there is no photo of her this time. At present, she is coping rather well, under the circumstances, and is keeping her spirits up.
Minoe boy: fast paws and curious, talks like his mother
Louwin child one (girl): fast paws and alert
Louwin child two (boy): curious and interested in the big world
Louwin child three (girl): interested with all paws firmly on the ground
Louwin child four (boy): cute and thinks the world is big but interesting
Update 20110505 - the little Minoeboy who we have fed from the beginning left us this night in deep sorrow. We don't understand what happened. He was eating all the time, and he had just pooped. I listen to their breathing every time I feed them and nothing could prepare us for him to fall so ill so suddenly. Perhaps he got milk replacement in his lungs and that feels awful.
Minoe's big boy, who feeds from Louwin, has now the same or even more weight than Louwin's babies. The little Minoegirl is still fighting together with us and she is at present in good spirit and wants to eat. We hope she will make it, but feeding like this from the start is heavy work, for the little kitten as well as for us. And she is so sensitive to fall ill, due to not receiving the protection from a mother's milk.
20110416 - Minoe is now the mother of three kittens and Louwin of four. Many things can happen during a birth and many things can go wrong. This time, Minoe ran out of milk, so to make a very long story short; we are now feeding two of her kittens milk replacement. The third was content with the milk of Louwin. Louwin is a great mother and everything went well for her and her kittens. Minoe is babysitting two of Louwin's kittens, taking turns. It is hard work to feed kittens. The easy part is to feed them, and to make them pee, but to make them poop is very hard. Kittens can't do either until they are about four weeks old.
Here are the kittens of Minoe:
Here are the kittens of Louwin: