S*GoodNews Abyssinians

Breeder of Abyssinians since 2001

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Nours and Mandelas kittens are here!

Yesterday evening, Nour gave birth to her first litter of kittens! Two girls and two boys, all sorrel coloured. Both mom and kittens are doing well so far and, as you can see, Nour is VERY proud of her kittens.  And we are very proud of Nour! She was 100% cool during the delivery and is taking excellent care of the newborns!

This time, human mom Stina made it home in time to welcome ALL of the kittens into the world (yaaaay!) and Agnetha could follow the delivery live on Messenger video.

Proudly presenting first-time mother: IC Abystyle’s Ma Demoiselle JW and her kids!  Father of the litter is IC S*GoodNews Mandela.

This litter will be the GoodNews Q-litter, which means that coming up with names is sort of a challenge. If you have some name suggestions, please drop us a line in the comments, because we simply cannot name them all Quentin… 😉

Happy, happy holidays!

Christmas is finally here! It´s been an intense last few weeks for sure. Nala has been fully occupied with her new kittens, and the rest of the family are just amazed at how fast kittens actually grow.

Human mom Stina couldn’t help it; We HAD to make tiny little Santa hats for the kittens. Needless to say, the result was just Christmas cuteness overload!

Between work, kittens, Christmas preparations AND planning for 2018… ,well let’s just say we’ve been very very busy. But we (Agnetha in Piteå and Stina in Stockholm) want to take this oppurtunity to wish ALL of our friends a very Merry Christmas!

Some special shout-outs are in order, for some of the lovely people who have made 2017 a little extra special:

Tiphaine Favere, Abyssins d’Abystyle: Thank you for our princess, IC Abystyle’s Ma Demoiselle JW. Words are not enough.

Marianne and Lars Seifert-Thorsen, Luna-Tick Abyssinian: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to mate Nala with Kiksen. You are the best, før helvede!

Margit Bøgeskov Thomsen, DK Wimmerhale Abyssinians: As always, thank you for Leia. And for all of your generous and valuable advice on breeding matters through the years, what would we do without you?

Anne Loehr Schambye, DK Kronhede Abyssinians: Thank you for being the best and most lovely company at shows! And thank you for giving GoodNews Mandela’s first litter of kittens the best possible start in life.

Anne Kontula, FI Nebuankhet Cattery : Thank you for one more year of great cooperation. You are the coolest!

Carolyn Osier, US Wil-o-Glen Abyssinians: Thank you for trusting me to buy Pietro! His type, lovely color, fantastic coat and wonderful personality has contributed SO much to GoodNews breeding. We will always be grateful to you for all of his beautiful offspring!

Annika Ericsson, Sigge and Anders: Thank you for taking such excellent care of Mandela and for everything else.

Gunny Blomgren: Thank you for being the best human mom to GIP S*GoodNews Orlando, and thank you for being a great friend and travel companion!

Sebastian Lakatos: Thank you for supporting all of our crazy travelling to shows, helping us book airline tickets, hotels etc. Thank you for not complaining. Thank you for keeping us on the right side of crazy. You are our most valuable supporter! Thank you for cleaning the litter boxes, and for all of the heavy lifting. And for the hugs! And last, but not least: Thank you for being there for Nala when she had her very first experience of giving birth. We love you so much and you are the best cat dad ever.

Harri Saari, FI SweetPurrs: Thank you for all your help with bringing CH S*GoodNews Malala home. We are secretly in love with both you and Benjamin. You are both amazing people and we are so lucky to know you!

Susanna Wallebo, S*CatClaws Abyssinians: Thank you for helping make Nour Junior Winner and for keeping Stina awake during many, many early show mornings!  Thank you for being the best travel companion and a dear friend, and for always being there with support and good advice on everything from cats to fabulous nails! 😉

To ALL of you, and to all of our  other dear friends and family: A very Merry Christmas! We hope to see as many of you as possible during 2018!

Report from the nursery

Kittens are gaining weight nicely, thanks to Nala who seems to have plenty of milk for them. She is such a good mom!

Well-deserved nap. Raising four kids is exhausting!

(Bonus info: The names are from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Human dad Sebbe is a music teacher, and The Magic Flute is one of his favorite operas. He chose the individual names and is especially happy with naming the blue one Prince Tamino, since blue is the color of royalty.)

Wishing you all a nice and relaxing weekend!

Kittens have arrived! ❤

Yesterday on the 5th of December, Nala gave birth to four beautiful kittens. She went into labour at 5 PM and 10 minutes later the first kitten was born! After another 10 minutes, the second kitten arrived. The third one came at 5:45, and the fourth one at 6:27!

Human mom, Stina, did not make it home in time for the first two births ☹️ but human dad Sebbe did an amazing job calming Nala and welcoming her first kittens into the world! (Agnetha was able to support Sebbe, and see the entire delivery live via Messenger video.)

So far, everything has been going well and Nala has proven to be a wonderful mom ❤ Kittens seem fine, but it is still early days, so let’s hope that they keep eating, sleeping and growing. The first couple of days are always critical and we will keep a very close eye on Nala and her kittens to make sure that everyone is happy and healthy. 😊

Introducing, for the very first time: Nala and her first litter of kittens! 😍 (More pictures and updates on the kittens WILL follow, so watch this space!)

Blue male, fawn male, ruddy girl AND ruddy girl.

Tired but very happy mommy.

Liten Nala

Som snart ska bli mamma.

Today’s pic

 

Got this pic today Nov. 26th from Stina. I am so lucky to have my cats at Stina and Sebbe’s, they are the best! ❤️❤️  IC Abystyle’s Ma Demoiselle ABY p, GIC S*GoodNews Prince Jeorge ABY n and IC S*GoodNews Nala ABY n.

We’re expecting

We are expecting kittens first week in December!

IC S*GoodNews Nala will be mother for the first time. Father of the litter is IC DK Luna-Ticks I’m All-In-One. This will be so exciting!

IC S*GoodNews Nala.

 

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