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Nala and Chambord are the proud parents of two female and three male kittens born on May 19, 2004.   These kittens will be ready to go to their new homes at the end of July 2004.

"Angel Kitty Miracle Story - Ballerina to the Rescue" 

This litter has a miracle story to tell.  The entire story is at the end of this page after all the pictures.  Updates will follow below.

Nala

Chambord 

 Click on pictures to view full size.   Pictured in their birth order.

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2 days A.jpg (26171 bytes) 2 days B.jpg (24610 bytes) 2 days C.jpg (23679 bytes)
   2 days    2 days    2 days
Ziti 4 days.jpg (19494 bytes) Penne 4 days.jpg (19825 bytes) Rigatoni 4 days B.jpg (17951 bytes) Noodle 4 days.jpg (18755 bytes) Macaroni 4 days.jpg (16565 bytes)
Ziti 4 days  female Penne 4 days female Rigatoni 4 days male Noodle 4 days male Macaroni 4 days male
Ziti 12 days.jpg (14026 bytes) Penne 12 days.jpg (16292 bytes) Rigatoni 12 days.jpg (17591 bytes) Noodle 12 days.jpg (15845 bytes) Macaroni 12 days.jpg (13230 bytes)
Ziti 12 days  female Penne 12 days female Rigatoni 12 days male Noodle 12 days male Macaroni 12 days male
Ziti 2.5 weeks.jpg (13393 bytes) Penne 2.5 weeks.jpg (13540 bytes) Rigatoni 2.5 weeks.jpg (12546 bytes) Noodle 2.5 weeks.jpg (11012 bytes) Macaroni 2.5 weeks.jpg (12848 bytes)
Ziti 2 1/2 wks  female Penne 2 1/2 wks female Rigatoni 2 1/2 wks male Noodle 2 1/2 wks male Macaroni 2 1/2 wks male
Ziti 3.5 weeks A.jpg (18233 bytes) Penne 3.5 weeks.jpg (18596 bytes) Rigatoni 3.5 weeks.jpg (16840 bytes) Noodle 3.5 weeks.jpg (19176 bytes) Macaron 3.5 weeks A.jpg (19957 bytes)
Ziti 3.5 weeks B.jpg (18750 bytes) Penne 3.5 weeks CC.jpg (18548 bytes) Rigatoni 3.5 weeks B.jpg (13782 bytes) Noodle 3.5 weeks B.jpg (20747 bytes) Macaron 3.5 weeks B.jpg (19092 bytes)
Ziti 3 1/2 wks  female Penne 3 1/2 wks female Rigatoni 3 1/2 wks male Noodle 3 1/2 wks male Macaroni 3 1/2 wks male
Ziti Sun 4.5 weeks A.jpg (20455 bytes) Penne Sun 4.5 weeks A.jpg (17609 bytes) Rigatoni Sun 4.5 wks A.jpg (21459 bytes) Noodle Sun 4.5 wks A.jpg (18296 bytes) MacX Sun LL.jpg (20107 bytes)
Ziti Sun 4.5 weeks B.jpg (19957 bytes) Penne Sun 4.5 weeks B.jpg (18363 bytes) Rigatoni Sun 4.5 wks B.jpg (22812 bytes) Noodle Sun 4.5 wks B.jpg (20728 bytes) MacX Sun C.jpg (18434 bytes)
Ziti 4 1/2 wks  female Penne 4 1/2 wks female Rigatoni 4 1/2 wks male Noodle 4 1/2 wks male Macaroni 4 1/2 wks male
Ziti Basket 6 wks A.jpg (17025 bytes) Penne Basket 6 wks A.jpg (19240 bytes) Rigatoni Basket 6 wks B.jpg (16041 bytes) Noodle Basket 6 wks A.jpg (16112 bytes) Macaroni Basket 6 weeks BB.jpg (16669 bytes)
Ziti Basket 6 wks C.jpg (15471 bytes) Penne Basket 6 wks B.jpg (16612 bytes) Rigatoni Basket 6 wks C.jpg (15280 bytes) Noodle Basket 6 wks E.jpg (16828 bytes) Macaroni Basket 6 weeks EEE.jpg (16937 bytes)
Ziti Basket 6 wks E.jpg (14944 bytes) Penne Basket 6 wks C.jpg (16197 bytes) Rigatoni Basket 6 wks D.jpg (15941 bytes) Noodle Basket 6 wks D.jpg (17628 bytes) Macaroni Basket 6 weeks CC.jpg (16939 bytes)
Ziti 6 wks  female Penne 6 wks female Rigatoni 6 wks male Noodle 6 wks male Macaroni 6 wks male
Ziti Penne 6 wks B.jpg (17438 bytes) Ziti Penne 6 wks C.jpg (17163 bytes) Group 6 wks A.jpg (24000 bytes) Group 6 wks B.jpg (24094 bytes) Group 6 wks C.jpg (23128 bytes)
Ziti + Penne 6 wks Ziti + Penne 6 wks Ziti Noodle Rigatoni Macaroni Penne 6 wks Ziti Noodle Rigatoni Macaroni Penne 6 wks Ziti Noodle Rigatoni Macaroni Penne 6 wks
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Ziti  Noodle  Rigatoni  Macaroni  Penne  6 weeks
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Ziti Chair 7.5 wks B.jpg (19446 bytes) Penne Chair 7.5 wks B.jpg (20338 bytes) Rigatoni Chair 7.5 wks B.jpg (17651 bytes) Noodle Chair 7.5 wks B.jpg (20859 bytes) Macaroni Chair 7.5 wks C.jpg (16958 bytes)
Ziti Chair 7.5 wks C.jpg (19374 bytes) Penne Chair 7.5 wks C.jpg (21873 bytes) Rigatoni Chair 7.5 wks C.jpg (18737 bytes) Noodle Chair 7.5 wks C.jpg (21153 bytes) Macaroni Chair 7.5 wks DD.jpg (18923 bytes)
Ziti 7 1/2 wks   Penne 7 1/2 wks  Rigatoni 7 1/2 wks  Noodle 7/12 wks Macaroni 7 1/2 wks
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Ziti  Rigatoni  Noodle  Macaroni  Penne  7 1/2  weeks
Ziti Jewel 8.5 wks A.jpg (21736 bytes) Penne Jewel 8.5 wks A.jpg (26733 bytes) Rigatoni Jewel 8.5 wks A.jpg (26175 bytes) Noodle Jewel 8.5 wks A.jpg (23068 bytes) Macaroni Jewel 8.5 wks A.jpg (21605 bytes)
Ziti Jewel 8.5 wks B.jpg (25641 bytes) Penne Jewel 8.5 wks B.jpg (24091 bytes) Rigatoni Jewel 8.5 wks B.jpg (25327 bytes) Noodle Jewel 8.5 wks B.jpg (24043 bytes) Macaroni Jewel 8.5 wks B.jpg (24194 bytes)
Ziti Jewel 8.5 wks C.jpg (24992 bytes) Penne Jewel 8.5 wks C.jpg (24920 bytes) Rigatoni Jewel 8.5 wks C.jpg (20687 bytes) Noodle Jewel 8.5 wks C.jpg (28457 bytes) Macaroni Jewel 8.5 wks D.jpg (23133 bytes)
Ziti 8 1/2 wks   Penne 8 1/2 wks  Rigatoni 8 1/2 wks  Noodle 8/12 wks Macaroni 8 1/2 wks
Penne + Ziti 8.5 wks B.jpg (31216 bytes) Penne + Ziti 8.5 wks C.jpg (26974 bytes) Penne + Ziti 8.5 wks D.jpg (27264 bytes) Penne + Ziti 8.5 wks E.jpg (25016 bytes) Penne + Ziti 8.5 wks F.jpg (23119 bytes)
Penne and Ziti  8 1/2  weeks - both going to live with Stella and Al in Florissant, MO
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 Ziti - Rigatoni - Penne - Macaroni - Noodle up top -  9 weeks old
Ziti Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (22051 bytes) Pennei Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (21905 bytes) Rigatoni Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (20975 bytes) Noodle Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (23157 bytes) Macaroni Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (21223 bytes)
Ziti Blue Basket 9.5 wks B.jpg (21231 bytes) Pennei Blue Basket 9.5 wks B.jpg (21769 bytes) Rigatoni Blue Basket 9.5 wks B.jpg (25926 bytes) Noodle Blue Basket 9.5 wks B.jpg (22554 bytes) Macaroni Blue Basket 9.5 wks B.jpg (22745 bytes)
Ziti Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (22145 bytes) Pennei Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (20798 bytes) Rigatoni Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (23526 bytes) Noodle Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (21655 bytes) Macaroni Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (23024 bytes)
Ziti 9 1/2 wks   Penne 9 1/2 wks  Rigatoni 9 1/2 wks  Noodle 9 1/2 wks Macaroni 9 1/2 wks
Ziti + Penne Blue Basket 9.5 wks A.jpg (18783 bytes) Ziti + Penne Blue Basket 9.5 wks C.jpg (20678 bytes) Ziti + Penne Blue Basket 9.5 wks D.JPG (20358 bytes) Ziti + Penne Blue Basket 9.5 wks DD.jpg (21806 bytes) Ziti + Penne Blue Basket 9.5 wks E.jpg (21133 bytes)
Penne and Ziti  9 1/2  weeks - both going to live with Stella and Al in Florissant, MO
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Group 10 wks F.jpg (36270 bytes) Group 10 wks G.jpg (36234 bytes) Group 10 wks H.jpg (40587 bytes) Group 10 wks I.jpg (34211 bytes) Group 10 wks J.jpg (39881 bytes)
 Ziti - Rigatoni - Noodle - Penne - Macaroni   10 weeks old
Santa Penne + Ziti B.jpg (22402 bytes) Santa Penne + Ziti C.jpg (20851 bytes) Santa Rigatoni A.jpg (18076 bytes) Santa Noodle A.jpg (17888 bytes) Santa Macaroni A.jpg (15910 bytes)
Santa Penne + Ziti D.jpg (21555 bytes) Santa Penne + Ziti A.jpg (21649 bytes) Santa Rigatoni B.jpg (20578 bytes) Santa Noodle B.jpg (18121 bytes) Santa Macaroni B.jpg (18628 bytes)
Penne + Ziti 10 wks  Rigatoni 10 wks  Noodle 10 wks Macaroni 10 wks

The  End

Hope you enjoyed the picture show.  

Ziti and Penne are living with Stella and Al in Florissant, MO.

Rigatoni is living in Maine with teacher Lynn.

Noodle is going to be a new friend for Austin (Pistachio)  and live with Brenda, Mike and her son Shawn in New Bedford, MA.

Macaroni is living with Lynne and Mark in Shirley, MA.

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Angel Kitty Miracle Story - Ballerina to the rescue

Nala gave birth to 5 healthy kittens on May 19, 2004. The birth was a difficult one for Nala as she is a little older now. 

When the kittens were 5 days old Nala started not eating well and the vet put her on antibiotics and sub Q fluids as she needed strength to nurse 5 kittens and was a little dehydrated.

The day the kittens turned 9 days old they were going from nipple to nipple and crying.  Nala's milk was not replenishing.

The vet put Nala on a stronger antibiotic and suggested taking the kittens away from her so she could gain her strength and recover.  What to do with 5 hungry kittens that are 9 days old.

Ballerina, mother of Miss Wings, her only surviving kitten, had been mated a week after Nala in hopes of delivering a live kitten. Ballerina had recently delivered with no survivors but she had milk.

Ballerina was more then willing to take over as "mom" to her mother's kittens, her brothers and sisters.  Ballerina finally has the kittens she has so longed for.  The kittens are thriving with Ballerina now and Nala is recovering wonderfully.

Once Nala is fully recovered she will be reunited with her kittens but Ballerina is now their full time mom.  Nala will be the assistant mom.

Prayers to the angels were answered again. Specials prayers were answered by St. Philomena, the patron saint of a happy birth.   

Flyers from the Padre Pio Foundations are received frequently with the last one including a beautiful picture of St. Philomena.  That picture of St. Philomena was framed and put in Nala's room just prior to her delivery.

St. Theresa, who brings forth strength and endurance, answered prayers  that were needed for endurance to supplement the 5 kittens every 6 hours while waiting for Ballerina's milk to come in full strength. Both of these saints are mentioned in George Anderson's books "Lessons from the Light".

St. Francis of Assisi was also called upon as he is the Patron Saint of all Animals.  Angels that tend to newborn pets were also called upon in this much needed situation.  Much thanks to all of them.

Ballerina is one special angel kitty.  Her life is surrounded with angels and miracles as are the kittens in her home.   Miracles can and do happen.   Expect them.

This story is worth sharing with all the readers of this site and future owners.  Each of these kittens are destined for a special someone and the angels are here to see that they make it to their destined new homes.

Below are pictures of Ballerina nursing her mother Nala's 5 kittens at 12 days old.  Ballerina treats them as if they were her own.  Miss Wings was a very lucky kitty to have had Ballerina as her very own mom.

Ballerina 12 days A.jpg (21360 bytes) Ballerina 12 days B toni.jpg (19057 bytes) Ballerina 12 days C noodle.jpg (20648 bytes) Ballerina 12 days D.jpg (18139 bytes) Ballerina 12 days E.jpg (18067 bytes)
Ballerina 12 days Ballerina 12 days Rigatoni too Ballerina 12 days Noodle too Ballerina 12 days Ballerina 12 days

Update at 2 1/2 weeks old.  Ballerina is taking wonderful care of all 5 kittens.  They are thriving and only need supplementing every 12 hours now to help her out.  

Nala has returned to her old self and fully recovered.  Nala has been reunited with her kittens and cleans them as Ballerina nurses them.  See pictures below of both Mama's and the 5 kittens at 2 1/2 weeks old.

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Ballerina is on the left and Nala is on the right.  Kittens are 2 1/2 weeks old.

Update at 3 1/2 weeks.  The two moms and kittens were in a cardboard box for warmth and safety.  This proved to be too warm for them all with Boston's temperature heating up.

All were moved into a larger screened in box for more room and air circulation.  Unfortunately that situation only lasted 3 days as Ballerina's milk was not replenishing fast enough to fortify all 5 kittens as quickly as they needed it.

Ballerina is given sub Q fluids on a daily basis now to help hydrate her for more milk production.  The kittens are being supplemented every 8 hours  and they have also been offered baby food meat.

The 5 kittens lick the baby food meat off a spoon and manage to eat an entire jar every day now.  Supplementing with KMR (kitten milk replacement) in liquid form is also given to them 3 times a day by eye dropper.  Ballerina is now being given KMR to drink to help boost her milk flow and enrich it.

Ever see a mama bird feeding her young with their mouths wide open?  Picture 5 kittens sitting their waiting their turn at the eye dropper to get their milk.  While one is being eye dropped another is licking the eye dropper while another is licking the drippings from his siblings chin.

It is the most precious and rewarding experience one can have.  All 5 kittens are doing wonderfully now.   They have free run of the room that they are in with both mamas to allow them the use of the litter box now that they are eating.

It must be told that this is the first time witnessed that a kitten has used the litter box so young.  Ziti was the first and she has used it twice so far to do her duty.  Amazing what they will do so young.  Ziti will lead the way and show the others how to use it.  After all she was the first one born.

Pictures below of the beginning of the week in the screened in box and then the later part of the week with them running freely with both moms.  Taking these pictures of 5 kittens running around was not an easy task.

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Nala and Ballerina with kittens Nala and Ballerina with kittens Ballerina Ziti Penne Tini Noodle Nala Macaroni Ziti Penne Toni Noodle Nala Noodle Toni Ziti Mac Penne Nala Ballerina

Update at 4 1/2 weeks.  Everything is going well.  Ballerina's milk seems to have come in enough to keep the 5 kittens full.  She is getting the sub Q fluids daily and drinking the KMR liquid twice daily.  Those two fluids have increased her milk flow to a sufficient level.

The girls are licking baby food meat from a dish.  The boys have not got that licked just yet as they still like to be "spoon fed".  Boys will be boys!  They are growing nicely and getting around quite well now.  Nursing is the big attraction as the pictures tell.

All 4.5 wks A Noo.jpg (15421 bytes) All 4.5 wks B.jpg (15989 bytes) All 4.5 wks C Toni.jpg (16876 bytes) All 4.5 wks D.jpg (10762 bytes)
Ballerina nursing the kittens while Nala looks on.  In the first picture Noodle looks up from the bottom and in the third picture Toni takes a nursing break to see what is happening.

Update at 6 weeks.  This litter is on track now.  Ballerina's milk has finally come in and Nala is completely well and gained all her weight back.  The kittens are eating wet food on their own and getting into mischief as kittens will do.  

Updates will no longer be necessary.  There are many pictures above to show how big the kittens have gotten and how handsome and cute they have become.  Thank you for your interest in watching this litter progress.  The Angels did their handy work again.   Thank you Angels.    ^i^ 

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"To grow where we are planted is to walk the road we find ourselves on."  George Anderson author of Walking in the Garden of Souls.