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 Post subject: Hello again
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:48 pm 
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Well i got an email notification that someone replied to a post i'd posted on a loooonnnng time ago! So i popped back on to say hi.

Things have been a little hectic lately so i've simply not had the time to be on here much.

2015 i gave birth to my very own skin kitten. Georgia is now 14 months old and growing far too quickly. I believe she is part Tonkinese as she has some disturbing personality similarities!!

The cats didn't really seem to notice the small furless shouty thing. Toby loved to snuggle up to her whenever he got the chance!! I planned to have a litter of Tonkinese kittens around the time Georgia was 6 months old but things never went to plan (the girls refused to perform!) so we ended up with a litter when she was well and truly crawling so not ideal! Unfortunately around that time Toby got increasingly stressed by the other cats, especially the girls. He had decided that he had to fight them at any given opportunity. Sadly i made the decision to rehome him. Anyone on here that knew me would know that i don't look too kindly on people rehoming cats willy nilly! But this was in his best interests. The night before he was due to leave me he attacked Pippa quite badly (involving, amongst other things, a lacerated eyelid). He went to live with his new slaves 6 weeks ago and i miss him dreadfully. I get updates and he has settled really well. But i miss him.

The tonkinese litter were great! Only 4 kittens but such lovely personalities and very healthy. It was nice to only have 4 for a change. They all left me a few weeks ago and so it seems really quiet now. One of my queens has failed to entertain the idea of getting pregnant despite 3 visits to stud, so she will be neutered soon. I will mate the other queen again when the time is right though.

Sherry, our website has been neglected this litter. Sorry to disappoint you!

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Kittens and Mom (Anna) 2 weeks old.
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Kittens 10 weeks old
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Kittens at cat show 14 weeks old (the girls)
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Georgia and Toby
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Max (my bengal) and Georgia
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Toby and Georgia
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Me and my princess
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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:14 pm 
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Tonks! I think you probably guessed from my reply earlier that I adore Tonkinese. Welcome back *waves*. Sorry you had to rehome your boy but I'm sure it was for the best also your little "skin kitten" is also super cute

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:38 am 
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Hi Lollo, glad you are back. Congrats on the two litters (heh). Looks like Max is determined to make Georgia a bengal lover. Looks like he is representing well!

That's too bad about Toby. I know he was a cherished pet, was he also a stud? Of the current litter?

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:00 am 
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Brian, Toby was never a stud boy. He was neutered at 5 months. It's funny. Max is a real timid cat. Hates change, spooked easily and gets very stressed. We were worried how he would cope with a baby. He just didn't seem to notice initially. He then got more inquisitive of her and he really likes her. He has knocked her over a few times from over-zealous nudging.

Toby still breaks my heart. I miss him every day but I know he's much happier being an only cat.

Sarah, tonks are my first love. I am biased but I think they're pretty great. I am based in Leicestershire so just by M1. I do know of a few breeders in Kent but don't know them well enough to recommend and I've heard not so good at things about one of them. I am good friends with a few breeders and would always recommend them. Hazel at Tallica Tonkinese owns the studs I usually visit. She is in Cambridgeshire. I have a good friend Tamzin in Cornwall Snowtonks but they might be too far. Tonkinini are fantastic, Allegra is in Suffolk but has just had her own skin kitten so not sure when she'll have kittens. There are others I know of so if there's someone close to you feel free to ask me what they're like. Some are good for certain things. Hazel has lots of kids so her kittens are bomb proof! Allegra has lots of cars and digs plus a baby. So there's always someone that might fit your needs better.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:24 pm 
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When my friends talk about their babies and kids, I find myself saying, my cat does that too! There are similarities! Thanks for posting photos of your beautiful kitties and baby!

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:33 pm 
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Hey, I'll make a note of all the names as traveling isn't really an issue for the right cat, I'm personally wanting a blue tabby or a chocolate tabby im not as fussy over if it's Tonk, Burmese or Siamese pattern. I travelled up to near Lincoln to get my current two bengals from Junglefire and my original girl was from wales. I've also travelled all the way to Yorkshire for a chihuahua so if it's the right one travelling isn't really an issue although I won't be looking for one for a good year or so anyway I try to stagger the ages of my animals a bit if I can. I am very interested though, I'm hopefully taking my girl for her first TICA show later this year as an alter but it depends on if it's a multi breed show if so I'll pop over and see the Tonks. If not I was gonna got to the Supreme cat show next time it's on just to have a look around as I haven't been in a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Not many people show tonks in Tica so you may be out of luck there.

We are showing at the supreme and I know of other tonks there too. It's in 22nd October this year.

My queen Anna is a blue tabby tonk. She had two tabby kittens, a blue and a brown. They were both gorgeous! Snowtonks and Julie singleton in Somerset both breed tabbies. There are two tonk breed clubs. Tonkinese cat club and tonkinese breed club.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:21 pm 
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lollo2304 wrote:
Not many people show tonks in Tica so you may be out of luck there.

We are showing at the supreme and I know of other tonks there too. It's in 22nd October this year.

My queen Anna is a blue tabby tonk. She had two tabby kittens, a blue and a brown. They were both gorgeous! Snowtonks and Julie singleton in Somerset both breed tabbies. There are two tonk breed clubs. Tonkinese cat club and tonkinese breed club.


I had a feeling they would probably be mainly GCCF over here unlike Bengals who a lot moved over to TICA, I think due to GCCF dragging their heels on allowing certain colours to be shown and both of mine have silver breeding well my boy is silver just a silver snow. I don't think he'd like the show ring as affectionate as he is with me and he has really nice wild type for a snow he's super shy of new people and gets stressed and anxious very easily. My girl on the other hand is pretty bomb proof and she's taking after her dad personality wise So I'm hoping she does ok she actually turned out a lot nicer than even her breeder expected lol.

I'm more than happy to wait on the right cat I wanted months for Arya to be born and ready and that's when I was actively looking.Griffith just sorta happened and I came home with him too lol. I couldn't just leave him.

I saw the Supreme was on the 22nd October just trying to sort out now if I can go I should be able to although I admit the whole Sci-Fi theme has intrigued me quite a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:42 pm 
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Lollo, thank you for creating a post and sharing your beautiful daughter and kittens with us. You look fabulous as well! Have missed so many of the older members who posted regularly. A few of here are trying to help out the newbies with advice. I am sorry to hear about Toby, but sometimes we just have to do what is in the best interest of the cat and not think about ourselves. As long as he's getting settled in and is happy with his new family, you can relax.

You've always posted the cutest pictures of the Tonk kitties!!! Such cute little munchkins. I hope you won't be a stranger -- we've had questions about breeding, but none of us breed! Looking forward to reading more posts from you.

Thanks for being so helpful to Sarah. She is fairly new around here but has given a lot of wonderful advice to all of us.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Just wanted to update with a picture or two:

Georgia and Pippa (our first homebred girl now neutered)
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Georgia and one of the kittens before they left (Brown TCR)
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Georgia playing with the two girl kittens (notice their shaved patch from neutering)
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I'm busy dealing with two calling girls! Gosh they are so annoying and loud! Thankfully we are off on holiday on monday so the pet sitter will have to deal with it when she comes in to sort them out!!!

Don't forget, Supreme Cat Show at NEC on 22nd October. Lots of sci fi stuff for the Geeks :lol: Our pen is a Dr Who theme with a litter tray cover called the T.U.R.D.I.S. :rofl: :laugh2:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:59 pm 
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As long as I can find someone to babysit my 3 terrors (2 kittens and my dog) I'll hopefully be coming to the show usually my mum takes them but I think she's horse racing.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello again
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:29 pm 
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Love the pictures, Lollo!!! You really have your hands full -- still showing kitties and dealing with a young'un and two calling females. I think I would be insane!!!! Please, please, please, don't be stranger! We love hearing from you.


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