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New Babies Arrive at Semper Fi

Nancy and Jim are proud to announce the birth of 11 beautiful kittens.  Tuesday, November 12, Tia gave birth to 5 and Jackie gave birth to 6.
A little after 2:00 p.m. I went into the first birthing room to check on Tia. She was in her birthing box and I thought well it won’t be long now – she is getting the box ready for the big event.  I reached down to pet her and there was a baby!  Jim and I always handle the birthing process together but he was driving back from Chicago so I said “Nancy, you can handle this by yourself!”  And I did!  Jim came in the door as the fifth kitten was being born.DSC_0061
As soon as all Tia’s babies were cleaned up and nursing, I left to go check on Jackie.  She was pacing her birthing room and talking up a storm to me.  I now know she was saying,” I have been waiting for you; let’s get started.”  Five hours later, we had six more kittens!
All kittens are doing great.  And they are so beautiful!  Don’t panic when you view the photos if you see red paws – that is nail polish.  When we have so many in a litter that look alike we have to mark them so when we weigh them daily, we know how each individual kitten is doing.  We have tried every possible way of marking and have found nail polish is best.
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We have been busy doing allergy tests and adding future pet parents to our waiting list.  If you think one of these beauties would be a great addition to your family, give me a call.  If all goes according to plan, these kittens will be ready to go to their forever homes around January 21.
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  1. czarsmom

     /  November 15, 2013

    Thanks so much for posting pictures!!!! They are so precious, and so tiny.

  2. Iltisová Eva

     /  November 16, 2013

    Wonderful litter, Nancy!!!!! Kisses from grandmother 🙂

  3. Such beautiful, sweet babies!

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