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27.9.2017

I am sincerely sorry that I haven't been updating, but there has been pain and sorrow in my life lately, so I just haven't been able to log in onto the server...

My girls Ruusu and Muusa are both still reservable for fostering! They are just a few day shy of 6 months old and are growing with magnificent speed!

We had to let go of my late housecats Tiikeri's brother Jeppe... He was euthanized on September 15th and this really put a dark shade on everything. He was really close to 20 years of age, just 5 weeks scarse. Girls in Espoo were taking care of him to the very end. Memories and sorrow are what's left behind... :(

Girls and Jeppe

15.7.2017

All but girls in need of fosterhome are now in their new homes from Sixth litter. It is really such a shame that even after 10 weeks of searching there are no suitable fosterhome/s.. :(

We decided to sterilise Ryoko since she had so super strong hormonal activity that she was heating through the pill with only few days between her last and new heat. She even started marking in her fosterhome at my grandmother's place in Espoo. On July 11th her ovaries and uterus were removed. It's good this way! She's had enough kittens!

18.06.2017

I've reserved a Suprelon chipping for Kin at the same time I'm going to see the vet with the kittens on July 4th. It is possible that he won't be mating after the chip's effect ceases. :)

14.12.2016

Possible some hormonal signs...!

2.12.2016

There are still no signs of heat on Ryoko - so I believe that she won't be heating before New Year. We can only hope for faster cycle, but atleast it's nice to wait something this good. :)

We're attending with a bigger crowd to this weekends cat show in Kuopio - five kittens from latest litter on Satuday, four on Sunday! Come say hi! :)

Aatu has been growing immensely! He was 5,3 kilos at 6 months, which is so much more than Junnu, or even Kin, was at this age!

28.10.2016

It's been about 30 days since I gave Ryoko her last heat preventing pill. Usually her cycle has been 45 or so days, so we'll wait if she'll get heat or not!

I will mate Ryoko to Kin from her next heat, so her fosterhome gets the cat back, and I minimize risks between mother and her son. I don't usually work like this, but it's different circumstances. After this litter Ryoko will be put on Suprelorin and then she'll circle the shows. :)

13.10.2016

Because of the moving I've had troubles with updates. My PC broke (fixed, but not in order), things are not in correct places and I've been going in places now. :)

Little by little I try to get things in order, weights and photos! Since I can update Facebook on my cell, I've focused on that.

20.8.2016

Because of the kittens had severe diarrhea, we took stool samples to cross out the worst possible causes, and we did cross them out!

Stool samples

25.6.2016

After rather long search (since 01/16) I found us a new home on Uusimaa-region, closer to my family. :) Our cattery is moving to Mäntsälä on 1.10.!

1.5.2016

Iris left for new home today... I'm feeling blue, but as soon as she left, Kin has been with noticeably lighter mind. I think Iris' precence made Kin more anxious than I knew... I wish Iris all the best to her new home in Turku. :)

14.3.2016

Ryoko's lab results came and are all clear - as soon as Emija's Elvis completes his health check, she will be mated!! :) :)

It's been 31 days since her last heat, so hopefully it will be long enough for Elvis to get his ultra's done and lab results back. His breeder has reserved ultra sonic for March 22nd.

In Fall I will mate Ryoko with Kin, and after she's clearly pregnant, Kin will get his Suprelorin chip... His very strong loss of weight probably stops us from going to the shows we have had planned... :(

22.2.2016

Show-weekend in Tallin went splendidtly. :) Kin graduated to Grand IC and Ryoko gained Champion title, she was EX1 on Saturday even if there were a competitor! Tons of compliments and Kin was so closed to being Nominated, but his thinness was the reason why he wasn't chosen.

Ryoko will stay for maternity leave from shows now, she'll be tested on 29.2., and mated with Elvis from the heat after her result! :) For Kin his next show is probably Scandinavian Winner -show in Helsinki. :)

4.1.2016

Happy New Year to all!

The cattery is, once again, looking for a new appartment. This time it would be a complete change of scenery and the next location would be somewhere in Southern-Finland. My own health requires for me to return to my support circuit, since I wasn't able to build one in here in Northern-Savonia.

I do not know if the moving will be timely before, during or after the next litter, but I will tell more when I know. :) So far I've tried to get an appartment from Espoo, Vantaa and Riihimäki.

22.11.2015

It just so happened, that Kinder will be neutered. His Suprelorin stopped working and he immediately started to pee all over the place.

9.11.2015

So, it happens to be so that I took Ryoko from her fosterhome in Espoo and to my place so I can train the learned bad habits away. She's learned to bite, fight, to go hiding when approached and avoiding touch. These are not traits to nurture on a ragdoll. I wish to get these traits off of her before she's done with her first litter, so she can return to her fosterhome before it's time for her second litter.

This didn't go as planned, but this is a possibility with animals; there is always a chance of things going south.

On the same trip as I got Koko here on October 27th, I picked up a bride for Kin. After this lady Kin will be put on Suprelorin chip. This will give Koko the room and time to take care of her kittens without the fear of mating unplanned with Kin. This girl from FI*Pehmis cattery will return to her home when she's mated. :)

19.6.2015

Finally, on Tuesday 23rd of June I will go and get Ryoko to Finland!! Before she'll go to her foster home, she'll come live with me for a couple of weeks as I plan her feeding routine and get to know her and she'll get to know my cats. :)

13.4.2015

I managed to choose one of the girls born in Germany, and with no surprise I ended up with a seal mitted... :) Ryoko will arrive to Finland around the midsummer and she will be fostered to Espoo.

Just before Easter I got myself a housecat, neutered female. At last my house feels like a home. ^^ I brought Iris from Tallinn, Estonia. :)

11.3.2015

The world got so much darker in the end of last week, first of my offspring had to be put down after rapid illness, and the worst part is the fact that the victim of this was our baby Manu, who was tiny and fragile from the start..

This happened so quickly and took the lad quicker than we even got the chance to understand the seriousness of his condition. Hanna and Mikko has been on my mind constantly and I wish them all the strenght in the world in these hard times. Gladly they have Miina with them, supporting them and keeping them going. She is well and healthy.

Both Kinder and Anssi are, too, doing well. They're strong and healthy, so I think that Manu just got lowsy cards to play in this life. I wish we don't have any kind of deaths in the next 10 years, hopefully longer... :'(

Rest in peace Manu, FI*Darkie's Imashii Koutei, 20.4.2014 - 6.3.2015

28.2.2015

After a search that felt so long, I managed to find a foreverhome for Nanna, after her life in probation with my friend did go as expected, but not with the humans. Nanna moved to accompany a lovely couple in Sörnäinen, Helsinki, where she get's all the attention the family has to offer. I wish all the best for her.

And the litter I longed so much was born on Feb. 20th, 6 kittens, 3 fgirls. ^^ At this point it seems that I can continue my breeding program in 2016!

28.1.2015

It's been a while since I last updated. New year came and went and we permanently broke up with Mika, and he moved out on January 18th. At the same time Nanna went to a probation to my friend in Helsinki, I'm left with the boys and Pörrö.

The girl mated in December is pregnant for sure and she's due February 21st! Then we'll know if we'll get a new queen to the household. ^^

19.12.2014

Finally, some cheerier news! The cat, of whose offspring I'm dreaming of, was succesfully mated. With some good luck we'd have a female in our cattery within 6 months! She would be fostered in Espoo.

So, if everything goes as planned, we'd have kittens in Spring 2016.

28.11.2014

We are still in deep mourning, as we lost our oldest member, Tiikeri, on Monday. :'( Her condition suddenly got way worse and we had to euthanise her sooner than expected.

Rest in peace, my love... You can read Tiikeri's obituary if you want to, I already translated it. I also implanted a photogallery to there, where you can look photos of her from her life. Rest in peace, my beloved Tiikeri...

5.11.2014

Kin's second litter shared a birthday with our 17-year-old Tiikeri, they were born on October 24th 2014! I congratulate Päivi, Astarte and the trio they had. :) Seems like Kin's first daughter went to Jyväskylä.

Now we'll just wait and hope for the best with the third litter. There are no more plans or dates for Kin at the time being.

20.10.2014

Kin's second litter will be born on any day now! I've been very excited about this, and feeling little weird because "my" litter will be born elsewhere. I hope that Astarte and Päivi (FI*Lumikuu) will be fine. :) Also the litter of Muusa and Kin (FI*Emija's) will be born within few weeks.

And as a sadder news; our housecat Tiikeri is declining in her health. :( She's been dropping her weight as we've gone along the Fall and now she's only a bit above 2,4 kilos... she's always been tiny, but this is very concerning. On our vet's visit we didn't find any deviations from her x-ray photos nor from the clinical study. It seems that the year 2015 will be Her last one. :'(

Also Nanna dropped drastically her weigh as the weather got colder; on August she was almost 3,8 kilos, now she's only a bit below 3,2 kilos. We'll observe her and think if she is in a need of veterinary check as well.

20.8.2014

Last weekend in Tallinn Kin finally became an International Champion! :) On the second show day he didn't get a cert, the judge just didn't like the build of this young fellow... But what could we do, next shows are at winter. :)

After this show-trip, Kin spent 1,5 days in Lumikuu-cattery with a heaty female, let's see if we get another set of little Kin's after 60 days. :) Atleast they mated plenty!

27.7.2014

Well it just happens to be that our cattery has an order for a female cat, that is completely different line from Kin! ^^ When the year comes to an end, we'll see if our order is fulfilled.

4.7.2014

So it was that in such a short amount of time, Kin had managed to mate with Pörrö. The stud that half a year ago didn't understand females at all is now all up at his business!

So at this point we don't have any active females in the building, or under our cattery's name. I'm still looking for a new female.

29.6.2014

Pörrö's way too long heat (12 days) and a split second lapse in the head of the opposite sex while there are 2 very heaty felines in the household sealed the deal. Pörrö is getting sterilized fairly quickly from this date; I went to see our vet and we talked for a while, and since this is Pörrö's second heat and we are not closing the possibility of accidental mating, Pörrö will be sterilized on July 1st 2014. And this is how we lose our last breeding female. :/

I'm searching for a new female, I've got plans to one and another way, but time will show how this ends up.

20.6.2014

So it seems that the year 2014 is the promised year of sterilizations in our cattery... I've decided to sterilize Pörrö now after she is done with these kittens. I talked about this with multiple breeders and in conclusion I came to realize that our little princess has given our cattery all she can do. :) From our lates litter we will get a fostered male to continue Pörrö's lines. And like Nanna, so will Pörrö stay and live with us. ^^

27.7.2014

And so we've reserved Nanna a time to be sterilized, she'll be neutered on June 2nd 2014, 11 am. I hope this is enough to stop her bitchyness...

17.5.2014

Oh well.. Nanna's suprelorin chip's effect is now gone. Last night she started her first heat since January 2013. We will sterilize her as soon as possible.

17.4.2014

Today I'm heading home from school, back to Pörrö! :) I've been so home sick, I've been at school for almost 2 weeks straight, daily asking how things are going at home... Or with Pörrö. :)

Kin has been with me here at dorm, hopefully gaining weigh as he's got his own bowls of food and doesn't have to share with anyone. :)

31.3.2014

My school is really standing in the way of breeding... :/ I'm glad our cats have Mika here at home to take care of them, I don't need to worry about that. It's just a shame for me because I have to stay at school so much this Spring...

17.3.2014

At last weekends cat show, held in Kokkola, one of my offsprings, Minttu, FI*Darkie's Golden Dusk became a Premier! Congratulations to Minttu and her owner Jenni!

20.2.2014

Today my page has had its 10 000th visitor! :) I want to thank each and everyone who has visited my page!

14.2.2014

Today Kin successfully mated with Pörrö!!

Aand tomorrow we'll be at Jyväskylä's catshow with Kin, and also there will be Minttu from our 3rd litter. :) Welcome to cheer us at Jyväskylä's "Killeri" racecourse!

3.2.2014

It's again somewhat dark day for the cattery. Nanna was ultrasounded today for her heart and kidneys; for the side of her kidneys she's all healthy but there is a leak in her aorta valve, which shouldn't be hereditary, but I think I'm not going to take the risk with litters... :( There was no murmur, and has never been, and this is one of the reasons these ultrasound sessions are so important.

At this point it looks like our group of neuters is going to grow with one, much sooner than I expected...

26.1.2014

It was a rough weekend, but very much worth it! :)

Kin became Champion and tried the final competition. I am so very proud of my boy! I think he's more of a stud now, since he's sniffing around a lot and meowing after we came home from the show.

20.1.2014

Feel free to come meet Kin and I in Lahti's catshow now on January25th and 26th, we'll be there for the whole weekend! :)

Since Kin tried to mate with Pörrö, Pörrö's gained 300 grams, but I still just don't believe that she'd be pregnant. We'll see in March the latest, if she'll suddenly in March give birth to kittens, then she was pregnant. :D

31.12.2013

The last news for this year. Happy new year 2014! :)

So yeah, Pörrö had her heat and I don't really think that Kin was able to mate with her. They tried and they tried, but the young lad just lost all interest in the girl now that she's been in heat for 5 days. So we'll just wait and see, maybe he did succeed, or maybe he didn't. If not, we'll try again from the next heat!

19.12.2013

Kin spent a few days at FI*Emija's -cattery and tried to mate with a girl, unfortunately he is still so young that he wasn't quite aware what he was supposed to be doing. He tried a lot, but we don't think he was successful. It's a shame, but he just needs more training!

09.12.2013

Kin got such a great review from Kuopio, that I signed him up to Lahti's show for two days! ^^ I hate to be two days in a show, but what wouldn't one do for such a special boy... :)

01.12.2013

At this point it seems like Kin's first bride is not going to be our own female, but my friends female that heats strongly and often and is a little hormonedevil. We're waiting for her heats and then we'll plan her mating. I wish Kin knows what to do!

Kin is in Kuopio's catshow on December 8th, welcome to greet and cheer for us! :)

16.11.2013

Miina was sterilized on Tuesday, 12th of November. Now she enjoys the hormone-free life as a pet with her family. It's better this way. :)

We're now waiting for Pörrö to heat. She will be mated from her next heat!

04.11.2013

I had Kin ultrasounded today. This time was originally reserved for Miina, but since I had to cut her from the breeding program I took Kin instead. I had a time reserved for Kin on Wednesday.

Since the stress from heating, mating and delivering would be too much for Miina, we decided along with the foster family that it would be best for Miina to just stay as a pet with them and not as a foster cat. It's a shame, but the well-being of an animal must be the first priority. I wish all the best for Miina and her forever home in Joensuu. I can't thank Hanna and Mikko enough!

26.10.2013

I'm planning on reserving a vet time for Kin so I get his heart and kidneys ultrasounded. It's just that the prices has been getting so much up, that I need to think twice where I take him. But it seems that within few months Kin is able to mate. :)

13.09.2013

I've been planning to write for a while now, I've just been under so much a stress and school, so it just was forgotten.

What has happened;

So her tumor was completely removed. :) There were no roots under the surface! Miss went through the sedative and now we just push forwards with full speed! :)

25.08.2013

Pörrö's hernia was operated on 22.8., surgery went well and now we just heal. :)

So my plans are again up and going, but with a little hold over, so Pörrö has time to fully recover. Allthough a little hold over is also that I started studying, but I try to hold on to the plans I've already set aside.

For those who doesn't read Facebook, I started my studies to become an animal keeper on August 12th 2013! :) At this point it looks like I'm done with my studies on February 6th 2015.

Oh, and Nanna's nail is healing nicely, no need for further operations. :)

06.08.2013

Today I went to the vet, this time due Nanna's broken nail, but at the same point we got clearer on the Pörrö issue.

Nanna is stable, but the nail was broken badly and the whole shell was removed, leaving the core bare. Now we just wait if the nail begins to grow again, if not, in case of infection, we need to think about removing the core alltogether. Let's hope for the best! Keep your fingers crossed!

Pörrös hernia will be repaired on the clinic where she was c-sectioned in the first place, they will do it free of charge because they're holding their end of the responsibility. :) We are heading to a cat show in Tallinn within a week (17.-18.8.) and after that, as soon as possible, we are reserving a repair surgery time for her! Kitten plans will move on, there will be new kittens earliest on the beginning of the year 2014, so that Pörrö has her time to heal from the surgery!

01.08.2013

My kitten plans for this fall/winter might all have to be re-thought due navel hernia, that came up after the cesarean section last October. My vet said that this is a "technical naval hernia". I am going to contact some vets and ask their opinions about this and I am thinking of repair surgery for her. If I'm going to get even one statement telling me I should sterilize her, I'll sterilize her, because there is no sense in playing with your beloved pet's life.

So my plans with litters are now standing still. Now in August I'm getting Nanna ultrasounded, then I'll know if I have to stop breeding for a couple of years. It all depends on Nanna's test results.

16.06.2013

Kin's second show went just splendid and we got a good review from Tellervo Kass. :)

This weekend I got confirmation to the thing I've been wondering by myself for a couple of months now; at this point it's strongly looking like Kin is a creamlynx, I am going to get a DNA sample to confirm this before we get kittens. :)

27.03.2013

It is very possible, that this cattery is going to host housecats birth and growing kittens for 3 months. This is still under observation, but very likely. Kittens and the mother are all going to be rehomed.

03.03.2013

We've moved again. Official moving date was March 1st, but all the stuff were moved on February 19th, on the same day when Kin got home. :)

This house is located behind the duplex house we used to live, on the same road.

07.02.2013

Today I got Kin's test results back; felv and fiv negative, bloodgroup A. ^^

22.01.2013

I'm proud to announce that Junior became Premier on Sunday! :)

Yesterday I also got Kin to Finland, he's now spending 4 weeks at the quarantine house. Such a pretty and big boy. ^^

19.01.2013

I am so sorry for the long wait for page updates, I told on the Facebook page a bit over a week ago that updates will be pending due a broken relationship..

Tomorrow we'll be in Lahti's catshow with Junior, we're trying to get the last cert for him to gain the title Premier! It would be first of my own breeded cats with a title. :)

On Monday I'm finally on the way to get the stud from Germany! Oh well, first he'll spend 4 weeks in quaranteen, but after the catshow in Jyväskylä I'll FINALLY get him home to me. :)

02.01.2013

All the kittens have now moved out of the cattery, towards new adventures! The way of life... I want to thank greatly Hanna and Mikko, Laura and Ada, Jenni and Petri, Anja and Mirre, for your interest in my kittens, and for offering great homes for our little and sweet ones! I hope I will hear from all of you! :)

Now I just need to start looking forwards; the trip to Germany to get Kin home via quaranteen. :) I'm going to get the boy on January 21st, and he'll spend 4 weeks in quaranteen near us, then he'll return to us if I can't find a foster home close to me.

01.01.2013

So, there went the year 2012. :)

The boys from Darkie's Third litter are going into their new homes later today and the girl is also about to leave this house soon.

FI*Darkie's wants to thank everyone about the past year!

19.11.2012

At this point it looks like that in the end of January, Darkie's cattery is getting a treat from outside of Finland... ;)

17.10.2012

My hunches became true today, when we went to a vets office today with our kittens. One of the Pörrös boys have a slightly flast chest. I hope I got to help him in time! :)

13.10.2012

We now have a home for Miina. ^^ Fantastic.

04.10.2012

Pörrös kittens were born today via c-sektion after she was in labor so long with no results. 3 kittens were born, 2 of them are males. So far everything and eveyone seem hungry and healthy. :)

16.09.2012

Nannas kitten just keeps on growing and Pörrö is getting rounder. Juniori and Tiikeri is showing in Kuopios Musti and Mirri arena on September 22th. Welcome to look and cheer us up. :)

31.08.2012

It's been so rough week. We're soon done with moving and so on!

Nanna gave birth to her first kitten on August 29th, at 10 pm. Nanna now weights 3,7 kilos and the baby was born weighing 80 grams. :)

20.08.2012

Got Juniors test results back! He, and the rest of the cattery, are officially free of calicivirus! :) Oh joy!

19.08.2012

Nannas babys have started kicking! She still needs to wait 7-8 days before it's safe to give birth, but I'd like her to wait 10-11 days so we can move calmly.

We're moving on the week 35, or starting August 27th. I hope we get the bedroom ready before Nanna starts to give birth.

04.08.2012

A lot has happened during this week. Pörrös groom Atte came to visit us on Wednesday and Sepi passed away on Thursday... Today I'm aging again.

Pörrö is now also stepped, so we would get kittens on September 1st (Nannas litter) and October 10th (Pörrös litter).

May the peace be with Sepis soul, he doesn't have any pain now. :(

28.07.2012

Weekend is approaching and it's hopefully going to be a good weekend! Pörrös lovely groom Atte is coming for a visit (Pörrö should be heating in the weekend). We'll see, we'll see! :)

23.07.2012

I believe that Nanna is pregnant. I'm not going to take her to echo, because she stresses so easily, I'm just going to do this by eye. I hope, that there isn't more than 2-3 kittens. :)

14.07.2012

There are strong signs that leads to Nanna's pregnancy, she has a little round tummy and her weight is raising, slowly but surely. We still have a long way ahead of us. I don't need her to do many kittens, even one is good. :)

At this point it looks like our cattery will move to another location due high heating bills on the winter time... Will give more info about this when time is closer.

02.07.2012

We'll see if Nanna got pregnant or not... I heard that there were successfull stepping (with help) on Thursday and after that the heat just went away and then there's been no action whatsoever.

Nanna is returning home on next Thursday, when it's been a week since the stepping, let's hope that she's more than just skin and bones when she returns...

28.06.2012

Nanna is now with a stud in Lahti. This time she's at his place, hold your thumbs up!!

17.06.2012

Ok, Nanna isn't pregnant after all, her weight stabilized to 3,3 kilo s after her stud left... Oh well, we're going to step her again during the summer.

Pörrö is now a Champion!! She got her title at Hankasalmi, June 16th 2012!

Next heat should be in the beginning of August.

03.06.2012

Nanna is gaining weight. She may be pregnant after all?

29.05.2012

So, we've got Nanna's stud over here, got him on Saturday. And today there may or may not have been a first stepping. Let's hope so. It's been so silent. I'm returning Heikki back to home on Thursday.

Heikki

25.05.2012

Nanna is about to heat now, so I'm picking our stud Heikki here on Saturday, and we'll see if Nanna becomes pregnant or not.

02.05.2012

So, looks like there is going to be 2 litters this year in Darkie's cattery? How 'bout that... Nanna is heating so strongly, we just have to get her a stud.

15.04.2012

This weekend Pörrö got 2 CAC certs!! We're only one cert away from our Champion title. :)

Both, Junior and Nanna, got their own EX1 certs. :)

08.04.2012

Happy Easter for all!! Let's all hope that the summer will come after this cold spell in spring. :)

Nanna just keeps on getting new heats. Weight is what she should be getting, and even treats are not good enough... Her appetite hasn't been the same after mommys milk ended.

14.03.2012

I'm doing some changes to this page, so don't worry if you don't see every photo in here. :) They will come back.

13.02.2012

We got results from our fungal test through e-mail today and we're clear! FI*Darkie's is fungal free cattery, now with prove! :)

12.02.2012

We found a reason for Juniors half pink nose. He caught a calici from Lohja's show in new years eve, the place was so damn cold... But do not worry, we will tighten our protection and carry our own sanitizer where ever we go.

None of our other cats got the infection, so the fact that Junior got ill even as he is vaccinated, I think the reason for that is that he didn't get enough mommys milk as he was a baby. We will continue our breeding program and I won't hide this thing. We will be a lot more careful from now on. :)

24.01.2012

I got an e-mail yesterday, which said that we didn't fit in for the Jyväskyläs show in February. But nontheless, I'll be there still, helping a friend with her own cats. So, if you have questions, I'll be there.

I dropped out from school today to be on a longer illness-vacation, due week mental strenght.

6.01.2012

Pörrö's sister Poppis (FI*Mayapaw's Mundo Maya) gave birth to 4 little kittens yesterday to Mayapaw's cattery! :)

Darkie's cattery wishes them the best of luck with growing and sends lots and lots of love.

2.01.2012

Happy new year 2012 to everyone!

I hope you all have better start to this year than me, my year starts with flu. And headache...

Our success in RUROK's new years show was stunning! Tiikeri was BIS Housecat and BIS housecat veteran! I'm just still so shocked...

13.12.2011

I've done the hardest thing in my life; I reserved Roopes last appointmet for a vet. Euthanasia. It's time for his last journey.

I have given him a lot, yet I need to take that all and more from him. Saddness in the cattery... :(

6.12.2011

Heh, so now we've signed for RUROKs catshow that's held in the end of this month. We'll be there with four cats, kittens, Tiikeri and Pörrö, Pörrö as Tiikeris companion. So we're at Lohja, December 31st 2011. Welcome to cheer us!

22.11.2011

I've returned from Espoo and from ERY-SYD's catshow in Helsinki, Saturday 19th November. Nanna was EX1 and Junior was EX2, both of them were so brave and kind the whole time, I am so proud. :)

I reserved vets appointment for tomorrow to get ridd of Juniors testies. And I'm also getting a microchip for Tiikeri.

15.11.2011

Wow. I just heard from the owners of Nuutti, he's weighting 3,5 kilos! :) I though Junior were a big boy, he is 2,6 kilos.

24.10.2011

We went to visit Adas new home with Junior and Pörrö. They all regognized each others. :)

09.10.2011

Ada and Nuutti moved to live with their own familys now and life has started new on them. Good luck and much blessings to new owners! :)

Cat show in Jyväskylä went just fine! Junior beat Mirre and got EX1, Nanna got to be in judges best -choises but didn't get through due greasy fur... :)

I am happy that she didn't make it further, it would have been way too heavy run to get all the way to the end.

04.10.2011

I've signed Nanna and Junior for ERY-SYD show that is in Helsinki in November! :)

24.09.2011

I got the registerbooks for kittens yesterday. So now they are all registered ragdolls. ^^

15.09.2011

Nanna and Roope vaccinated. :)

10.09.2011

Nanna, Mirre and Junior have been signed up for show in Jyväskylä 9.10.2011! I'm going to sign Junior and Nanna also to Helsinkis show, Saturday 19.11.2011.

Second deworming taking place now friday-sunday, I'm using Axilur.

08.09.2011

Nuutti, Junior, Mirre and Ada got their first vaccination on monday. Now that Nanna is all better too, she can go and get her first shot too!

02.09.2011

I got SLR camera from my friend, so beware! There is much photos on its way!

21.08.2011

August 14th I decided to weight kittens only once a day. So, no more morning weights now on. :)

05.08.2011

Darkie herself just turned 21 years old August 4th 2011. :)

26.06.2011

Not too long for the moment for Pörrö... Her tummy is round and tits are huge.

21.06.2011

Pörrö has gained over 1 kg weight since private meeting with Ukko. Today as I wrote down her weigh, scale showed me 4330 g. We're getting closer to birth moment and I'm starting to feel the preassure... Phew, well, it IS my lil' miss anyway, I have permission to be stressed out. :D

13.06.2011

Today our girls went to see a vet. Vaccinated Tiikeri and Pörrö got some experience on riding a car and how to behave at vets office. I also asked them to feel Pörrö, that everything is going like it's supposed to go. And we have everything going fine! She's almot 4kg's at her last weigh count. :)

03.06.2011

After two more days, it's been exactly one year with our little queen, Pörrö. It's been such a pleasant year.

The further her pregnancy goes, more affection and care she asks, she also lies a lot more than usually. While she wasn't eating well, I started to gently rub her tummy to make her feel better and it worked, now she's eating well! And a lot! At her latest weight count, her weight was 3700g!

26.05.2011

Pörrö has started to get rounder tummy now. Her breeder thinks that her lack of eating is due sickness caused by pregnancy. I'm dedicating my free time to help her eat and hoping she starts feeling better. Her teats have swollen and starting to look red.

17.05.2011

Pörrö has started to gain weight, yesterdays weight count she had gained 100 g from the count done friday the 13th. 13.05.2011, friday, her weight was 3290 g and yesterday she weight 3390 g! I'd say our little miss is pregnant!

20.04.2011

We got our beautiful groom, mr. Ukko, here to be taken care by me, due Porro still isn't in heat and having sexually active male cat is really hard to take care of. I'm just trying to help keeping care of the male that I'm trying to use with my female. Let's keep thumbs up that Pörrös heat comes fast!

16.03.2011

It looks like we beat the ear infection and we're reserved tests for Pörrö for next wednesday, 23.03.

My writing to Ragdolls-magazine (Pörrö -prinsessan päiväkirja) got published in this years first magazine.

If you don't get the magazine, you can read it, sorry, only finnish text, in here

05.03.2011

Today is Pörrös birthday! She's now 1 year old, still having ear infection, but we'll try to make it up to her by getting some treats for her :)

28.02.2011

We took Pörrö to a vet to get some medicine for ear infection she got, probably from my mothers cat that was here for month and two weeks. Now Pörrö is getting better fast :)

Antibiot lasts for two weeks, started from Thursday 24th of February.

21.02.2011

After todays contact about kittens in future, I've decided to start so called mailing list, where you can leave your information (Name, e-mail and phone) if you're interested knowing when there is kittens and with who. :)

01.02.2011

Changed the way news -section seems.

Pörrö got Ex 2 from Lahti, and Sepi was better one of boys in housecats but lost to a better girl.

28.01.2011

We've signed Pörrö and Sebastian for a show in Lahti this weekend, only sunday (30.01.2011). Wish us luck!

23.11.2010

Got my certificate of my cattery name. :)

Now I'm registered cat breeder with the name Darkie's!

29.10.2010

Waiting to get some information if we get to move to a bigger house :)

One more bedroom and two floors!

Been and finished my breeders course.

03.10.2010

Pörrö got her first excelent 1 from her first show!

21.9.2010

Got confirmation of Pörrö's show.

She's going to Seinäjoki!

5.9.2010

Planning Pörrö's first Show at Seinäjoki (3.10.2010)

Also trying to fix the page :)

3.9.2010

Page was opened and I've signd up for breeders course.

Waiting for info if I got in or not.