Bathing Time for our Maine Coons

Hello everyone,

Today was the day to give our Maine Coons a sponge bath. This weekend Layla, Baba and Red have a show. This time it is not that far as we only have to drive to Hellevoetsluis, which is about 140 km.

But, as already said, when you go to show you have to give the cats a bath and the three of them really like that ;-).

First in row was Baba, second was Red and finally Layla.

They all got the usual treatment and that means 5 different “shampoos” to get them as clean as possible. First you degrease the cat without water, then you rinse the cat and degrease him with water. Then you get the woolite and after that a lot of water. When that is done we get a conditioner and flush that out again and finally you take a special shampoo which differs per cat (color). And last but certainly not least you put the cat under the shower until all soap is gone and that takes 10-15 minutes. After that you only need a lot of towels and a livingroom heated up to 23C(elcius).

At the moment the three of them are very relaxed and are sleeping somewhere.

Amerrykoons P SimplyRed of Vaskebjorn

Amerrykoons P SimplyRed of Vaskebjorn

Vaskebjorns Layla P.

Vaskebjorns Layla P.

Vaskebjorns Babangida P.

Vaskebjorns Babangida P.

Amerrykoon P SimplyRed

Hi everyone,

This morning Red decided to take a rest in the catswheel. If you take a close look you can see his nice big feet 😉

He is doing very well given the fact that he is in our house for a short time. He is now preparing for the Cats and Tulips show this weekend.

We will of course keep you updated on how he is doing, so stay tuned in.

Amerrykoon P SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Amerrykoon P SimplyRed of Vaskebjorns

Cats and dog(s)

Hello again,

Today Feme decided to cuddle up with Xena. As you can see both of them are completely comfortable :-). Lucky for us we are (sometimes) allowed to sit in the basket of the cats and dogs.

Feme Vaskebjorn & Xena of the Three Turnips

Feme Vaskebjorn & Xena of the Three Turnips

As usual Duvessa is minding her own bussiness. 9 out of 10 times when you are looking for Duvessa you will find her in her wheel :-).
Duvessa Vaskebjorn

Duvessa Vaskebjorn

Chilling Feme

Hi there,

We got a new schratch toy for the cats and itsin the shape of a lounge sofa. Yesterday evening Feme decided it was a nice place to chill out. She took a sniff of catnip, lowered her ears and sat down.

You can see the result on the picture.

Feme Vaskebjorn

Boonland’s Sweet Cinnamon

Hi there,

Today a couple of pictures of our solid red lady called Kaneeltje (Cinnamon in Dutch).

These pictures were taken September 5, and she was about 7 months then (she is born February 17). The last picture is the mother of our Kaneeltje at the age of 7 months, so you can see their resemblance.

Enjoy the pictures.

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Boonland's Sweet Cinnamon

Extra Orange of Wild Bumble Bee (Mom of Kaneeltje)

Extra Orange of Wild Bumble Bee (Mom of Kaneeltje)

Ruadhan & Donnchadh & Gilleagan

Hi again,

It is partytime again. Today we received some pictures from Yolande and Ferry. They are the staff for Donnchadh and Gilleagan, both born on May 10 2002. Yolande & Ferry are also running errands for Ruadhan who was born on May 17 2003.

Although the three boys are more “old” men now, they still look marvelous 🙂

Ruadhan Vaskebjorn

Ruadhan Vaskebjorn

Donnchadh Vaskebjorn & Gilleagan Vaskebjorn

Donnchadh Vaskebjorn & Gilleagan Vaskebjorn

Donnchadh Vaskebjorn & Gilleagan Vaskebjorn

Donnchadh Vaskebjorn & Gilleagan Vaskebjorn

Fleur & Savanna

Hello out there,

Today we got no pictures, so we are sooooo disappointed :-). Luckily we were able to take some pitures ourselves.

The subjects of these pictures are two little ones out of the litter of Rumba. Both were sleeping on the couch in the autumn sunshine.

First there is Vaskebjorns Fleur du Cap P (Fleur)

Vaskebjorns Fleur de Cap P

Vaskebjorns Fleur de Cap P

The second one is our little girl called Vaskebjorns Savanna Dry

Vaskebjorns Savanna Dry

Vaskebjorns Savanna Dry

 

We will keep you posted about our cats on a very regular basis, so keep checking back or subscribe to our weblog 😉

Anneke & Richard

Zuberi Vaskebjorn

HI everyone,

The pictures keep pouring in 🙂 and thats very nice. That way we can see how our “kittens” are doing.

Today we got pictures of Zuberi. He is living with Jannette. He is a kitten of Moncha and he was born on January 31, 2009. Apparently he is very good in breaking stuff and cleaning out handbags.

He is together with Charlie and Boelie acting like the three musketeers ;-).

Well its time for the photos now.

Zuberi Vaskebjorn

Zuberi Vaskebjorn

Zuberi Vaskebjorn

Vaskebjorns Angmar P

Hello all of you,

Today we got new pictures of Angmar. This “little” lad was born on February 13, 2008.

According to his new staff he is doing very well. He likes his naps on the couch together wih his friend, especially on Sunday and also likes to sit in the garden.

We think he looks very good 🙂

Angmar P

Anneke & Richard

Show Salzburg

Hi everyone,

Last weekend we had a show in Salzburg, Austria. We went on Friday with 3 of our polys for the 950km trip to our destination. After about 10 hours we arrived at our hotel where we unloaded everything we took and also unloaded the cats. The room was very big, so the cats had all the room they needed.

Hotel Schorn

After the first inspection of the room, you can more or less guess what happened. The cats decided that they wanted the bed. Red was the first one to take a dive 🙂

Red in bed

When you are in Austria, you also get the view, and the cats loved watching outside.

View

On Saterday we had our first day at show. It was a very relaxed day as the rings were nicely devided over the day. It was also a succesfull day. Red won 4 times and Layla won once.

The second day, on Sunday, was also a very good day. Red did even better then the Saterday :-).

So in total we had 11 wins

Amerrykoon P SimplyRed won 9 times

Vaskebjorns Layla P won 2 times

Vaskebjorns Aeeshah P, owned by Eva, won 3 times.

Red on showRed on Show

Baba on ShowBaba on Show

Layla on ShowLayla on Show

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and on Monday we had to drive back home.

Now we are preparing for the next show, which is in The Netherlands.

Anneke & Richard