The Joyful Litter

I had been eagerly waiting for the right time to breed Basia to McCoy, but Basia got impatient and seduced young Charlie a day after he turned seven months old. While this wasn't what I had planned, I was still excited to see Basia's kittens and share them with the world. I spent quite a bit of time before they arrived setting up webcams and then, for the last five days before they arrived, monitoring Basia remotely. Several of my friends were doing the same and on the afternoon of the 3rd, I received several notes about Basia's behavior and the likelihood of her having babies that night. I thought the same.

And we were all correct. Basia went into labor that evening but two hours later I knew something wasn't right. Off to the vet we went and found that a baby was stuck in the birth canal. An emergency c-section was called for. I braced myself for losing the baby who was stuck, while hoping for the best with Basia and the remaining three kittens. To my delight and joy, all four babies were born alive and are doing great. Thus the name of this litter.

LostWoods Charentais


DGC ForestKatz Basia of LostWoods

D.O.B: 3 April, 2009


Ten weeks old

The Joyful Litter - 14 Weeks Old

(click on the kittens' pictures for more photos of them)


Cream Mackerel Tabby & White Male



Red-silver (?) Mackerel Tabby & White Male



Silver Mackerel Tabby & White Female



Red Classic Tabby & White Male



(Please note that you will see a number of photos of our cats and kittens that I've taken outside in a natural setting. The LostWoods cats do NOT go outside unsupervised! When we do go outside for pictures and occasional adventures, there is always one person and usually two watching them closely. We do have an outside, fully enclosed run to which the older cats are allowed access, but even then we check on them often.)

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