Sunday, 10 August 2014

Still here

... but having more problems with pictures. Ho hum.

We are all fine. I would like to say super busy, and that's why I haven't been blogging, but that wouldn't be true. Lazy is more like it! I passed my course with a really pleasing mark, and since then have been in a state of total lethargy lol... really it isn't good enough.

The thing with blogging is when it is a daily thing, you do it daily and it is habit. Once you stop, it's harder to start.

A quick run down of the news here:

1) Theo has regained all his weight and remains healthy. Indigo, and surprisingly, LUCY, are overweight, so Lucy is no longer on the kitten food and both the Tonks are on a controlled (supplemented for Lucy) diet after getting the OK from my vet. The aim is for Lucy to stay the same-ish weight for a bit, while she grows into it, and for Inds to lose some. But...

2) Indigo is calling, so am considering my options here, it is a little earlier than I had anticipated. Inds generally loses weight through the pregnancy, birth and nursing process, but t's a tricky one because she had that interrupted labour last time and being overweight does increase the risk of birth issues. It's likely to be her last litter, and to be honest I am in two minds about neutering her now because...

3) The govt is in the early stages of consultation for new legislation which will make it extremely difficult for small breeders like me to remain breeding. It is based heavily on dog- breeding, which doesn't translate so well to what happens with cats. With proposed fees for inspections, licenses and so on, plus a limit of three litters per queen (the expectation being that you then rehome them) there is no way I will be able to compete with larger operations. Nor will I want to. The day of the small hobby breeder is numbered, perhaps?

Anyway will go more into those at some point once I've had a proper think.  Hope you are all well, and thank you S.S for the kick up the bottom to actually post!