Cheers @ 2!

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I can still remember how our baby Tika went through a long labor when she is about to give birth to her first kittens. It was 2 years ago. :)

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New born kittens with Tika

Tika’s first kitten is Baby Chi-Chi. We named him after Patty’s cat Chi-chi (Chichiriko). We had Chi-chi for about 9 years until he finally said goodbye to his mama Patty in March of 2010. He was confined at PAWS’ clinic and he must have died in his sleep. My sister and I really cried because of its death. Baby Chi-chi though is sweet unlike their uncle Chi-Chi. On the other hand, my cat Chaka had been with us for 8 years, until he breathed his last in February 2011.  Chaka was the nicest and politest cat we ever had. I really had a heartbreak when he died. Maybe that’s the reason why Tika’s first born got Chi-Chi’s looks and Chaka’s behavior. :) Baby Chi-chi was born on July 2, 2010.

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Tiki is Tika’s second kitten. She came a day after Baby Chi-Chi was born. We needed to massage Tika’s tummy and did a little push to help her give birth. I often call Tiki as “ate” since she is the eldest female kitten born. :) We thought that Tika will only have 2 kittens so we named Tiki after her mom. :)

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Baby Chi-Chi

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Tiki and Mama Cat Tika

Then few minutes later, the third kitten was born. :) We couldn’t think of any names when we remembered, Barbie’s cat’s name in her movie, The Three Musketeers. We named the third kitten as Miyette. :) Her nickname is Mimi. :)

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Miyette

Happy 2nd birthday to you babies. In cat years they are already 25 years old. :)

Our neighbors may not understand our love for you but we will be here to fight for you. :)

We love you!

Ciao! :)

A new baby to welcome!

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Well, not for me but for my cousin Cathy. We just learned that she is 2 months pregnant. :) She already got 2 sons and hopefully its a baby girl this time. :) I also found out that her younger brother is a father to be again. Well, there would be additional names in my Christmas list this year. :)

We’re not only expecting new human babies this year, but new kittens as well. :) Our cat Tika is pregnant. I am not sure when she is due but it could be days or about a week from now. We have problems regarding Tika’s new kittens to come. We were advised to have Tika undergo abort and spay. That is because, we do not have space in our house to raise the new kittens. Hopefully Tika is just carrying a kitten only. But what if not..

My youngest sister and I have been discussing about it since Sunday. We have Tika’s first kittens and it would be so hard to give them up. I am having second thoughts of having her undergo abortion, too. If only we have enough space to raise the kittens. I am just praying that everything will turn out fine.

Well, if ever Tika gets to give birth, I hope I could find a bob revolution duallie stroller for kittens. :) It would be fun to have little cats around the house. :)

Ciao! :)

Exercise Bars for the Kittens

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Tika’s kitten are getting bigger each day. They now eat solid food. Oh they love sardines and ginanga. I love to feed them! They seem to be always hungry. Hehehe! Before I sleep in the morning when I arrived from work, I free them from their cage and let them play on the grounds.

How I love looking at them. :) Their mother Tika even plays with them as if she’s a kitten, too! :) I noticed that when they play they love climbing on a little chair then jumping from it. They also love pulling strings when they found one. That gave an idean of making a miniature pull up bars. They love hanging on the little bars and swinging from one left to right. :)

These kittens may not be the prettiest kittens in town, but they sure do give us a lot of joy! :)

Ciao! :)

Playful Kittens

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Tika’s kittens are now a month old. Oh, how time flies so fast. The kittens interact already when we call their names. My favorite among the three is Miyette, she’s the youngest. Why? Well, she’s not as beautiful as the other 2 kittens! And my sisters always call her “panget” (ugly). Even my mother thought so. She’s my favorite because she was the first among the three who responded when called out by name. She became my favorite not because I pity her but I really like her. Nevertheless, I love all of them and we will keep them all! :)

Tika loss weight after giving birth and she’s always hungry! Who will not get hungry most of the time if you are feeding three kittens. Tika eat atleast 4 times a day. I tried to feed the kittens with formula milk but they didn’t like it much.  Well, I always see to it that Tika and Chaka have their favorite “ginanga” on stock.

I love our cats. We miss Chichi though and we just look at his old pictures and thought of the happy days he spent with us. Our family loves dogs as well. We have had three dogs that we loved so much. We cannot get a new dog because our landlady will not allow us to. I really don’t understand why there are people who doesn’t care about animals. :(

I hope you have a heart for animals. They may be depended on people for food and shelter but believe me; the love that they will give you in return is immeasurable. They would even give up their lives for their masters.

Ciao! :)

Tika Got Three!

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It’s been a while since I tell you stories about life and family. Sorry about that. I got sick last week and I really find it difficult to work then. Well, to start with, I have good news for those kitten-lovers out there. Our baby Tika is now a mother of 3 beautiful kittens. :)  I knew that Tika went through a difficult labor. She first gave birth to an orange kitten which we named Chi-chi junior. I have witnessed her pain and stress while in labor. We thought that we would bring her to the vet, but then I realized that God will help her go through the whole process of giving birth. I thought of those cats and dog on the street which were able to give birth without human intervention. :) I prayed during her labor pains and I also massage her tummy. I witnessed when she gave birth to her second kitten, which we named Tiki. :)

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Tika with second kitten, Tiki

Maybe, she already learned how to breath and pushed her kitten away from her tummy after the second kitten. For few minutes later, the third and the last kitten was born. :) We named her Miyette. :)

I needed to touch and carry the newly born kittens in a safe place, because their mummy Tika tends to lay on them. It’s a good thing we put the box near the sinks where I was able to wash my hands right away. :)

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Tika feeding her kittens. (L-R) Chichi Junior, Miyette and Tiki

We gave Tika a pat on her back for a job well done. The kittens are 4 days now and Tika is a very protective mother. Tika didn’t grow up with her mother. We adopted her when she was about 2 weeks old. I am really amazed on how God created and designed each and everyone of us.

Ciao! :)

Our baby is now a Mommy (to be!)

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I wonder if Ro will be a mommy to be too if she didn’t leave that soon. Well, her sister Tika was able to make it this far and hopefully she will be with us for many more years. :) Tika was adopted sometime in October, 2009. She was a cute kitten. I know she felt sad when Ro passed away. She is a lucky kitten because even my mother loves her. :)

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Days passed so fast and we just realized that she’s ready to be a mom. Our friend Ate Ness, told her to bring to the vet for spaying. We thought that Tika is too young for that. And, getting “in heat” is part of animals nature. My sisters and I decided Tika to be free and let her explore “her world”. :)

Days later we noticed that her tummy has grown unusually big. Hehehe!!! Then we knew that our baby is soon to be a mom.. :)

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This morning we let her inside the house and we noticed that she went to the different corners of the house. She went under the tables and cabinets. We know that her natal day will be sooner than we have anticipated. We have had cats before which tried to hide to their kittens for us not to touch them.

I arranged a good stack of old clothes and mats in her cage and let her in. Hopefully, Tika will have a good delivery. We are very excited about the beautiful kittens.. :)

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Ciao! :)

Welcome Tica!

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It has been 2 days since Ro died. A week before her death, Ate Ness found another kitten being mauled by the children in our place. She picked the poor kitten we placed her to the same cage where Ro usually stayed. Tica is a just about 2 weeks old. Ro then was almost more than 1 month already. Ro had pure white fur, while Tica has 3-colored fur. Her fur colors are orange, black and white.

For a short time, Ro and Tica found a friend and a sister in each other. I always caught them playing and getting comfort from each other especially during the cold weather. We named her Tica after the female elephant in the movie, Barbie as the Island Princess. Barbie’s name there was Ro. That is my daughter’s favorite Barbie movie. Our kitten Ro was named after that movie.

On the day that Ro died, I decided to bring Tica to one of our friend’s house. They have a cattery and they have been telling me to bring Ro there for de-worming. It was too late for Ro, but not for Tica. To prevent another kitten’s life lost, I brought Tica there.

My sister Patty is still grieving (we both do) about Ro’s death and she doesn’t want me to take Tica back. She said that she wouldn’t bear any pain anymore that will bring about a kitten’s death. She said that when our little Ro died, she couldn’t work well. She was crying in the office, too. She said that she needs to eat a lot of sweets to make her feel better. I told her that I did the same thing. I got a big bar of Toblerone and I’m eating it during my whole shift because I was sad and I cannot perform well at work.

I told her that our experience with Ro should teach us to become better foster family. Ate Ness told me that though it is painful losing Ro, that shouldn’t stop me from rescuing homeless poor kittens. I know my sister is afraid investing love and affection for another for Tica. I told her that we will not let Tica ended up like what happened to Ro.

Later this day, I will be bringing home Tica back. Hopefully she would grow healthy and beautiful.

Ciao! :)

Ro met an accident

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Before going to work last September 9, I prepared food for our newly adopted kitten, I noticed that she does not have that energy to eat. I know that she’s hungry because she will smell and tried tasting the food but to my surprise she cannot eat. I took her out of the cage that she shared with my big cat, Chaka, and checked on her. I checked on her mouth and looked if a food was stuck in it but there was none. What I seen was her front teeth were loosen. :(

I told my sister about it and asked her to forced feed Ro using a syringe (without the needle of course). While at work, my sister sent me a text message that Ro’s jaw was broken. Uh oh. It’s as if, she had been kicked into the cage’s wall. Well, I guess she was. It was my fault to put her in the same cage with my cat. :(

Chaka has been kind to her. In fact, he allowed her to cling to him like her own “mother” during the cold weather. But, Chaka often experience epileptic attacks. I’m thinking that it is possible that one of those attacks, he accidentally kicked Ro.

I cannot blame Chaka for that for I know that he did not intend it to happen. I actually blamed myself for what had happened to Ro. When I arrived home from work the following day, I brought home a baby food, Cerelac. I prepared some for Ro and she liked it! :) She was able to eat Cerelac. I know she’s in pain but I cannot give her any pain relievers.

I decided to bring her to Animal Clinic. The vet checked on her and she has fever during the check up. The vet injected her with antibiotic and gave me the prescription for take home medicine. I bought the medicine from the clinic, too. Well, my sister Patty shared the expenses with me so, it wasn’t really that pain on my purse. :)

To this day, we can still see the trace of the kick. It could have been a strong kick, poor Ro. However, Ro is slowly recovering from it and she is again a very playful and active kitten. :)

Ciao! :)

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