Today exactly 20 years ago a little miracle happened. On that day our first Maine Coon was born at the cattery of Ina and IJsbrand Gjaltema. This little red boy stole our heart straight away. He did not like showing a lot, but loved his task as couch potato ;-).
Unfortunately he is not among us anymore, he died December 27, 2007 but he will be in our heart forever.
Yesterday was Anneke’s birthday. She got presents from the dogs, the cats and me of course. Charlotte decided that she wanted to give an extra birthday gift. After all the time we were waiting she decided to get into heat. We decided to bring her upstairs to meet Aswad, the father to be. Unfortunately nothing happened because Aswad thought she was to big. (Charlotte is almost 9 kilo) and therefore we brought her down again.
Then it happened again, Charlotte was walking around calling for a male and Red Ice decided that it was his turn. He is a bit young (9 months) but both he and Charlotte did not really mind 😉
In the meantime he did his trick a couple of times and he is not finished yet 😉
For us the waiting starts now. In 4 weeks we can see if Red Ice did his job well 😉
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.