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post #1 of 16
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Today, two of the kittens born on August 31st went to their new home. My two little Blue Point "guys" as we called them left this afternoon. The Seal Points, a boy and girl respectively, are still here with us.

Our house is far from being quiet tonight, but it is different. I am sad and I miss the little boys. I know in my heart they have gone to a wonderful person who will love them and spoil them as much as I did, but my heart is still heavy this evening.
post #2 of 16
Aw, hugs to you Gaye. It has to be rough having to see them go even though you know they are going to a good and loving home. Just try to think how happy your babies are going to make these people's lives. As you know, our breeder is thrilled that Bijou and Mika have made our lives so rich.
post #3 of 16
I understand how you feel. Whenever the kits went to their homes, I missed them running thru the house too. But I know they were spoiled and I got the pleasure of seeing some of them in person later (as they grew) or by email/photos from the owners.
post #4 of 16
Mica's breeder misses her a lot but she gets too keep in contact via phonecalls and emails. I send her pictures every few months!
I'm sure your kittens will be very happy in their new homes
post #5 of 16
...and it's wonderful that they went together! Headbutts and purrs to you for missing your babies!
post #6 of 16
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My kitten buyer called me this morning with an update and of course, everything is fine. I knew it would be, but still, can't help but to worry. He said the guys were hiding a little at first (completely normal), but he heard "a ruckus" at about 7 this morning - *smile* - they have eaten and used their litter, are interested in toys and interacting with their new Daddy. *sigh* I still miss them.
post #7 of 16
Any pictures, Gaye?
post #8 of 16
Oh Gaye, I did not even know you had blue points - I have been searching for a Blue Point meezer forever it seems (I am very picky so have looked at many but only will consider credible breeders!!!!). I now how tought it is when they leave , sighhhhhhh!! But I bet they will do just fine!! Hugs!!!
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by gayef
Today, two of the kittens born on August 31st went to their new home. My two little Blue Point "guys" as we called them left this afternoon. The Seal Points, a boy and girl respectively, are still here with us.

Our house is far from being quiet tonight, but it is different. I am sad and I miss the little boys. I know in my heart they have gone to a wonderful person who will love them and spoil them as much as I did, but my heart is still heavy this evening.
I know EXACTLY how you feel. My two last kittens in this litter left yesterday together. They were about 14 weeks old and my family got way too attached to them. My hubby was just saying "on man.... (in a sad voice) I was going to go get the kittens and have them play in here in our room"
Were going through kitty withdrawls.
I watched them as they were being loaded up into a car and I almost grabbed them back,
post #10 of 16
And I thought you might keep one of the boys- At least the girls are still around for a bit-
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
I know EXACTLY how you feel. My two last kittens in this litter left yesterday together. They were about 14 weeks old and my family got way too attached to them. My hubby was just saying "on man.... (in a sad voice) I was going to go get the kittens and have them play in here in our room"
Were going through kitty withdrawls.
I watched them as they were being loaded up into a car and I almost grabbed them back,
These guys had just turned 13 weeks old - and the darker of these two little bloops really bonded with my husband. He was ... extremely saddened ... by their departure. Even today, he wanted the other two remaining Seal Points to come to him and to purr for him like the little blue boy did. I could sense his grief when they did not. When we went to bed, he sighed deeply many times before finally falling asleep - and remembered fondly yet sadly that the blue point boy would cuddle under his arm, kneading and nosing into his chest while purring madly. *sigh*

While I know that the responsible thing to do is to place kittens at 12 weeks or older if necessary, it would seem to me that if individual kittens were ready physically, emotionally and socially, they might be placed a little earlier ...

Hugs to you, my dear ... this is yet another of the hard parts of it, isn't it?
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy
And I thought you might keep one of the boys- At least the girls are still around for a bit-
I was thinking of keeping the girl, but the more I observe these kittens, the more confirmed it is in my mind that they should be placed as a pair just as the blue point boys were placed together - don't know why it happened this way, but in this litter of 4, the two blue point boys bonded strongly early on and the two seal points, a boy and a girl, bondly strongly early on. Even now, Big Brother, as we call the Seal Point boy, watches out for his sister. If she so much as sneezes, he comes running to her aid. He is a better mother to her than Lexus is!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by gayef
I was thinking of keeping the girl, but the more I observe these kittens, the more confirmed it is in my mind that they should be placed as a pair just as the blue point boys were placed together - don't know why it happened this way, but in this litter of 4, the two blue point boys bonded strongly early on and the two seal points, a boy and a girl, bondly strongly early on. Even now, Big Brother, as we call the Seal Point boy, watches out for his sister. If she so much as sneezes, he comes running to her aid. He is a better mother to her than Lexus is!
That's how i felt abut my two last ones. I even dropped the price way low if someone would buy them as a pair just because I wanted them to go together. It made me feel much better that they went together.

I asked another breeder if it gets any easier and she said, no never. She also said it's even harder to retire and place the adults.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
I asked another breeder if it gets any easier and she said, no never. She also said it's even harder to retire and place the adults.
Oh Geeeeezzzze! See, I could just never do that ... that's why I will have to keep my number of breeding cats very, very small. I adore Tonka and Lexus and couldn't bear to think of either of them away from here. I would rather tear out my heart with my own two bare hands.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by gayef
Oh Geeeeezzzze! See, I could just never do that ... that's why I will have to keep my number of breeding cats very, very small. I adore Tonka and Lexus and couldn't bear to think of either of them away from here. I would rather tear out my heart with my own two bare hands.
I feel the same way about Meeka. I think I will remain small but at some point it will come down to whether I want to continue breeding or if I want to retire my animals because eventually room will run out. I've let myself become very attatched to her but I'm kind of wondering if in the future with a breeding female if I try to keep in the back of my mind that she will not be with me forever if that will help at all. In my eyes Meeka is pet first breeder second. I knwo a lot of breeders keep their first 1 or 2 queens. We'll see how things go. I'm new to this anyway.
post #16 of 16
I got my first queen as an adult so I didn't bond with her when she was a kitten. My two other little girls though-one I kept from my own litter and my little silver-im not sure that I could part with them.
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