These fabulous cats are all courtesy of Khepri
Khepri loves being a mother second only to hounding us....
Khepri and Shai - A Kyrie repeat!!!
Nobody does it like Pasha K... Mother extreme, she has her three new boys settled into the middle of the bed... She alternates between moving them out of the covers and under the covers and periodically comes out into the kitchen to see what is going on, but for the most part she keeps an eagle eye on her three youngest children... The youngest of this current swarm of kittens, they already outweigh all the others!! Khepri does not allow them to want or to cry... Which is nice, since we sleep curled around them... Have to admit, I have rarely seen anything so spotty as the first silver boy when he came out the sack - reminds me in a big way of another notable kitten about a year and a half ago - that child became our one and only GC BW Emau's Kyrie... This boy looks pretty promising as well!!!
There is something so very special about our Pasha K with babies... She is in her element with sucklings under paw... It's funny you know, someone said once that one of the wonderful things about Maus is that while ALL kittens are cute and beautitful and Mau kittens are no exception, the Maus are one of those special breeds that become MORE beautiful as they mature... Looking at Khepri nursing her babies I have to nod my head in complete agreement... It is hard to imagine anything more stunning... Of course, come to think of it, I was the one who made that initial comment, so of course I agree <g>. Although looking at her below, I'd hazard a guess most of you would agree as well!!
Khepri and Soleil... Magic again
The second match with Soleil gave us a very special litter of five... And in that litter was Emau's Amauzing Grace... A cat with the face of an angel and a sweet, loving, sensitive personality that embodied the soul of "Mau" Grace's first show was the International... She finalled there in her first ring out of hundreds of kittens and went on to have quite a promising beginning to a kitten career and then she developed a pyometra and had to be spayed... She makes her home now in DC and bring laughter and love to all who meet her...
Shai's first litter... At least we know the Teaser son is not shooting blanks! Two contrasty silvers - larger the moment they were born than Spirit's older babies... Huge, healthy spotty. a boy and a girl, both silvers... Khepri is now raising four of Spirit's babies.
Khepri and Soleil .....An interesting crew of Heart thieves!
Introducing.... Our newest flirt .... Emau's Mau Pounce For The Ounce!
Heaven help the judges when this little girl hits the stands! She's a killer with a teaser...
Khepri and Trapper - The second time....Could it be - Back to the Future?! Most definitely!!!
Yes, we went back to where it all began - the match that created Spirit and Ghost... can't argue with success. This time around - FIVE. Four silvers and a smoke! Per usual, Khepri initially installed the five on our bed and even though it was king size, we ran out of room fast. She was pleased as punch with herself - loved to snuggle with them under the comforter. Weaning and litterbox training, were, however issues that became crisis at around four weeks!! Both David and I drew the line at putting a training box on our bed! Actually, Khepri was more than willing to be reasonable - since she got her way for the first three weeks. Somewhere around four weeks the babies enter the dreaded "fuzzy uglies". They are cute as bugs, but their incredible spots go into hiding behind fuzzy kitten coats and will not reappear in their final glory until close to 16 weeks of age .... At four weeks of age, however we do start to see real personalities develop!