Friday, September 15, 2006

It rained

Today it rained a bit, so when we finally decided to move the kittens from the silly place where their mother put them, she accepted the new (covered) place and didn't move them back (she already did this once with another litter).
The kittens have their eyes open and they're growing fast! I'll post some photos soon (when the mother is comfortable with the new place and she will not be too bothered by the camera and myself).
Today two of our most loved guests this year went away, they must be safe at home by now... Julie and Penny: thank you for being so nice, for the laugh, for the help with the kitten, just for being you! A big hug from all of us.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Back home!

We finally found the mommy cat and the kitten is back with its brothers and sisters!!!!
The cat choose a quite stupid place for her kittens so we're having a look every now and then to make sure that they're all well (and dry!). At the moment everything ok!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Feeding kittens

Today's news about the kitten.
We couldn't find the place where the mother cat put the other kittens so we are feeding the baby kitty, but when she comes to eat she feeds the kitten and licks and cleans it a bit if I stay there with them and scratch her... so this was the scene this afternoon: Chicca was jelous because I was cuddling the cat and she also wanted cuddles...

I had to sit like that for more than 20 minutes!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Cats can't count up to 4

The mommy cat has moved the kittens this morning, but, she can't count up to 4... so she left one behind...
She has come back to the house this afternoon to eat and she has given milk to the lost kitten and has licked it a bit, but then she left leaving the kitten where it was. We're feeding it every 3 hours or less and we hope to find the rest of the litter and to put it back with its brothers and sisters soon.
A sweet and sour note: we found a home for the white puppy, a guy called Rashid took him yesterday and I was soooo glad when I saw them going and Rashid was talking to the puppy and cuddling him and it was really clear that he's really a sweet guy!
Look at these two very grown up kitties still taking milk from their mom

This September the weather is being just gorgeous, look at this beautiful view of Urbino in the distance from the farm!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Beautiful September

September began... well, it was almost one week ago but the season doesn't seem to be ending... Guests keep arriving and the weather is just gorgeous! Sun, breeze and it refreshes at night: perfect weather even for swimming in the pool and sunbathing (as you can see here).

There's a lot of news at the Locanda:
one of Chicca's puppies found a family, he now lives in Pole, just a few km from here with a lovely family who just lost their oldie dog.
This is the last picture taken at the Locanda by Lennard and Marsha (much loved Dutch guests)

In the meanwile the other puppy is growing up like a weed and he already looks pretty much like a "serious" dog....

And last but not least one of our cats, Righella, had 4 kittens 3 days ago!

Look at this one!