It has been a bit of a strange week, Momma woke up Tuesday morning quite poorly and by Wednesday she couldn't move? Then Friday it was all gone as quick as it came? Ah well... that gave me lots of time to snuggle in bed with her and wipe her soggy brow. It was nice as our new member, Fillycat, we found makes a jolly good nurse too which is very important role in the house and she even took a short turn in the office at the beginning of the week and was found to be a very sensible Junior and even sat next to Lillibet who's low elephant growls went unnoticed.
We may as well start with Fillycat then and how she arrived at Maystar HQ. two Sundays ago the Parentals drove to Devon to collect Flaire from stud who incidentally hasn't mated. She came straight off call. During Momma's original visit to drop Flaire off, she met Fillycat (then called Bliss) and looked her over for a new Breeder in Scotland. Momma loved her and said she would be a good little cat to start with with nice original English lines similar to the original lines we have here and Fillycat's Grand Dad, Manuel, is my Gt gt gt Grand Dad and Fillycat's other Grand Dad is Pearl Father! Maystar were going to bring Fillycat home to go onto Scotland to the new family. However, something bad happened to the family the day before so Fillycat wasn't paid for at the time of collection but they mooted they still wanted the kitten. So Momma paid for her and brought her home giving the family time to gather their thoughts and emotions but they didn't contact Filly's breeder or Momma again so we now have a crazy new kitten to add to our growing collection. It doesn't matter, Momma would have been daft to leave Fillycat there during lockdown as she could fit in here if necessary.
So, we can officially announce that Fillycat will definitely be staying here now and we would like to thank Jane Rowden for our sweet baby who has slotted into Maystar HQ with gusto. She has a fancy Sunday name, ITZAPROMISE QUEEN PHILLIPA, named after Philippa of Hainault who was Queen of England for 40years as the wife and political adviser of King Edward III. She acted as regent in 1346, when her husband was away for the Hundred Years' War and had fourteen children, many who went onto be Kings. She is a lovely colour too being chocolate tabby like Dad Fawlty and bicolour like Mum Beetle as well as carrying Colourpoint she will make a lovely colour combination to the chocolates we already have as well as replacing the tabby in the breedline we have lost with Tyga. A bit of fun for the future hopefully.
Fillycat has been taken under Tyga's wing and Tyga brought even more milk in despite being neutered now. Filly would suckle and so would Robyn making them friends by scent. Then at night time, SaBreena has been joining us on the bed for cuddles and has been seen washing and playing with Fillycat. Ikon loves her to bits and was the first to wash her all over and make her smell like all of us. I like her too, she enjoys a good hard game of chase and smack. Magnus was terrified for days but after some one on one time together with treats and toys he now enjoys thuggery play and she isn't shy at giving it back. Faith has sat next to her and she has sat next to Lillibet. Flaire and Pearl can't stand her. They hate everyone anyway. She has fallen down the loo, broken a blind, climbed curtains, knocked over a full bottle of red wine, ManSlave was seen sucking it all up through a straw, sobbing! She went on to get stuck behind the fridge and microwave twice. Since these escapades, she has calmed down a bit and slotted in very well with the routines. She eats well now after a slow start and enjoys a bit of kibble with her raw. She has been fun and got everyone quite excited and playful.
As much as Tyga loves the babies and me very much, despite my thwakking her before a wash, she is a bit over kill and protects her Daughter, Robyn, all the time and now Fillycat has arrived to a maternal Tyga, she is now protecting her too. Full of milky and hormones it doen't help the dynamics of the house if she is chasing and pasting everyone who comes near. She drags the kittens too if they don't come to her. It's a funny sight at ten month old Robyn curls into a ball moaning. As funny and cute as it is, it really needs to stop. We have tried separating her and she screams and cries like any Mother would and it's more distressing to her. That's just not fair, she doesn't understand. So we resorted to a KittyTittyCover as both Robyn and Fillycat have a slight upset tummy. Our lovely vets have put up some horemone tablets Momma can collect tomorrow to stop the milk flow and return her to a neutered cat again. It will fall just in time as a few weeks back, Momma decided on a home for Tyga. She will be off to Durham where their family Devon has passed away leaving them bereft and Tyga will leave in December to fill an awful void in their hearts and they will also take her into bed at night too which is a must for her. Tyga has done a wonderful job of bonding the youngsters together and as much as Momma loves her to the moon and back, she knows there will be trouble when the other girls have their babies as she pinches them all, like she did with Pearl and Flaire's litters and fought daily with the both girls.
Well, I have caught you all up finally and are quite surprised how fate plays it's paw. I am off now to stalk the pork joint that ManSlave wrestled to the ground yesterday when it fell out of the freezer, nearly taking Magnus out and slipped across the kitchen floor and smartly came to a stop under the table. It's a wild piece that's for sure. Flaire and I do like a bit of raw pork, but it is not really good for us and means we have to have wormers if we eat that, so I doubt we will get a taste raw. Providing ManSlave doesn't go crazy with flavourings, we might get a taste cooked instead. Until then, I am keeping a keen eye on it defrosting and making sure it doesn't make good it's escape again. It make me jump when it slipped in it's own meltings.... I am on it!
Until next week folks, from all us Kings and Queens here at Maystar HQ.