05 October 2010
EJ was not sure but believed that this was the fourth batch of kittens that Tanya gave birth to. How Tanya came to EJ to give birth can be read here.
She gave birth to five lovely kittens on 16 April 2001, three males and two females.
Niece and nephew who lived with EJ that time had fun giving hilarious names to the kittens.
4head, male, was so named as he had a full wide forehead;
Wig, male, because he looked like he wore a black wig on his little head;
Rug, female, because the colour and pattern on her body resembled those of a rug;
Eyeshit, female, due to a black spot at the corner of her eye which EJ first thought was stubbon dirt that refused to go after many attempts at cleaning'
Tortie, male, last born and handicapped, was short for tortoise after his vet said his legs had that condition that splayed out like a tortoise.
The kittens were playful and cute as they grew. They were given special formula for kittens to supplement Tanya's milk as Tanya was not in good condition when she came. Tortie always had his milk separately from the others as EJ had to put his antibiotic in it. Here you can see how his hind legs splayed outwards while lapping his milk in the maroon-coloured plate.
When the kittens were weaned of milk from Tanya, EJ took Tanya to be spayed. EJ believes strongly that our playboy Tommy is the father of the kittens. And here is scrawny Tommy keeping his queen Tanya company after the operation.
Both Tanya and Tommy did not belong to EJ yet at that time.
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