"Where Beauty & Enchantment Are Created"
"It is a hard life keeping warm & finding a spot under the combustion stove"
Pictures below are of Phoebe (Singa lass) and orphaned "Gorgeous George" the Galah
New Life begins with help
New Singapura mum and a young 9 mth old helping in the delivery of 3 new babies in our bed at 7.00am this morning May 12th 2009.
The alarm sounded at 6.30 am, young Poppy who always taps me gently on the face to make sure l turn it off quickly, climbs under the doona to where Hannah was lying quietly.
Hannah was due to have her 1st litter today, and l have been trying to coax her, into using the birthing box in the nursery for some weeks, but like most of the girls, especially new mums, she has always slept with me and had no intentions of this changing, pregnant or not. Well she isn't the first to give birth in our bed with us and wont be the last.
I lifted the doona to find Hannah delivering, tail first the first of 3 new babies, young Poppy helping and sweet talking to her with each contraction, hubby made the morning cuppa, bought me in some fresh clean towels and we settled down to watch and assist if needed, although we didn't need to as Poppy was right in the middle of it, which Hannah did not mind in the least. Both girls would clean each new baby together, and while Hannah was having the second baby, Poppy kept cleaning the first. Such a joy to be part of the miracle of new life with two young girls helping each other. All over in a record time of 1 hour & 35 minutes.
Precious " Her Amazing Will to Survive"
"Precious" featured on Talk to the Animals T.V. Show, Aug 8th 2009
This is an Amazing story of Courage and Determination l wanted to share, of a wee little Singapura kitten called “Precious”.
We had a 5 week old Singapura kitten, who was mysteriously totally paralysed one morning from her waist down, back legs dragging, cold and lifeless, her upper torso warm and she herself was running a temp of 39.9, mad rush to the Vets, x-rays were done and my Vet thought it was rickets, mum still feeding and kittens not eating any solid food as yet, (typical of this queens babies), he wanted to put her to sleep due to the severity of her paralysis, l was not happy with this and said NO.
took her home and separated her from the others, bottle fed her, then searched
their room, although my Vet said if it was a spider bite and due to her being so
young she would have died quickly, so he said he was fairly sure it was rickets,
mum and babies were in the en suite due to the mother liking privacy and a quite
place. I was still convinced it was a spider bite of some sort.
I was so distressed and just couldn’t put her to sleep, she would hug our face when picked up and lick your nose, such a happy baby, I was racking my brain of what to do and had many sleepless nights spent with her in my arms asleep.
By the second week, her right hind leg was shrivelling, swelling & heat now gone down, and only having cold water massages four times a day, still rubbing in the Alovera gel. By the Friday, (hope you all have strong tummies,) her hind leg was coming away from her body (yes, l hit the panic button) and I rang my Vet, once again l was told that we should euthanize her.
do not give up easily and she was not giving up either. She had started to
use her litter, dragging herself to a bread & butter plate with a small
amount of paper litter in it, and had also started eating Royal Canin Baby Cat
34, she didn’t want to touch meat or any thing else offered to her.
Now, there will be some of you who will be horrified that l allowed her to live & go through all of this, but if she had shown any signs of distress or refusal to eat l would have certainly put her to sleep, but those big bright green eyes of hers.... and watching her use her toilet, the loving way in which she uses her front paws to touch your face in the wee hours of the night while sucking on her bottle, l just couldn’t do it.
not have a problem with a 2 ¾ legged cat and she certainly does not think
she is any different from the rest of the cats in our home. She is a SINGAPURA,
the worlds smallest pedigreed cat, a breed that l believe has an enormous amount
of determination and courage to survive. After all, their origins are that
of the drain cats of Singapore in the beginning.
Today the Singapura cat is considered a National Treasure and featured on the Singapore tourist information sheets.
She is “Precious”. Life is precious and special in all forms.
I am by no means saying that Alovera stopped any infection, but it is all that l used apart from Antirobe Liquid, together with a Vitamin Supplement & a pro biotic powder.
Any Cat or Kitten suspected of being bitten by a spider should be seen by a Veterinarian immediately.
Gorgeous little Singapura kids, from past litters
Little Mangala Lotus Blossom at 7weeks (hand raised baby)
One big happy family !
"Nellie" (Devon Rex desexed lass) & her adopted Singa kids
Bewitching faces & eyes.
Sweet as sugar candy!!
Singapura "Charlotte" as a baby Singapura & Snow Bengal kittens
Singapura kittens at 2 weeks old
Singapura Mischief Singapura kittens at 2 weeks old
Now you see me, Now you don't
"Elley" (Singapura queen) with her babies and two Bengal babies
Singapura cats at Tommy Meadows home (USA)
Devon queen Tabitha & Charlotte
Cheeky Singapura cherubs
Such a angelic little face
Mangala Forget me Not
Our grandson "Judd" and "precious" (Singapura
Singapura kittens and children share a special bond
Beauty & Enchantment are Created" Contact:: Fiona & Bill
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Cheeky Singapura cherubs Such a angelic little face
Mangala Forget me Not (Desexed pet)
Our grandson "Judd" and "precious" (Singapura kitten)
Singapura kittens and children share a special bond
"Where Beauty & Enchantment are Created"
Contact:: Fiona & Bill Email:: email@example.com
Phone : Local : 03 5678 8311 Mob : 0438 788 311 International : +61 3 5678 8311
Please Note:: We unfortunately do not have mobile reception at the Cattery.