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Karma Glam Photo Shoot ~ FAIL

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Thanks Pam! You might remember the disaster we had with Amber giving birth in clumping litter just about a year ago... This is one of the two that survived sans part of her rear leg. Just love this girl.
 
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I usually don't post pics that show Karma's leg because people can draw wrong conclusions but I think she turned out beautifully. She's never known any different and has just as much energy and oomph as any of our other Savannahs... just attacks some jumps and climbing a little differently. She normally carries herself square but in this pic she was turning and in a funny pose. Sorry for the teaser wand... like I said, most of the photo shoot was a fail. LOL
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I usually don't post pics that show Karma's leg because people can draw wrong conclusions but I think she turned out beautifully. She's never known any different and has just as much energy and oomph as any of our other Savannahs... just attacks some jumps and climbing a little differently. She normally carries herself square but in this pic she was turning and in a funny pose. Sorry for the teaser wand... like I said, most of the photo shoot was a fail. LOL
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There's really nothing odd or wrong with Karma's picture- crap happens. I've gladly shared pics of my one eyed old man- people can draw whatever conclusions they want, but they have to draw that he is loved and happy- same for Karma.
 
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She is VERY loved! I had some AR nut stalking me on FB about her and then talking about me to other breeders saying how irresponsible I was for allowing this to happen. Really upset me. I've been breeding for 9 years and used clumping litter for years in my queen pens without incident. We don't use it any more but I could never have imagined the danger it posed during birthing. It was devastating to us as it was without some nut judging me. Anyway, she is our special, happy girl and I wouldn't trade her for anything. :)
 
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Dantes

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Wow, I knew that clumping clay litter was dangerous but never knew it was this bad. She is beautiful the way she is, although I am sorry she lost her sibling. And suddenly I am really glad I switched litters a few years ago (although admittedly I don't know for certain whether the stuff I use is any better).
 
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The litter gobbed up on the placentas and cords. Mom wouldn't remove them because they were covered in litter. A few hours later when we saw Amber had delivered in the litter box we went to move them (there were 5) and to my horror discovered a huge tangled mass of litter, placentas and cords. We got out the surgical scissors and got all the kittens separated and cleaned up but some had very serious wounds and in the end only two survived... one boy who was unscathed and is adored and worshiped by his owner, and our Karma, missing part of her leg. It was a very heartbreaking lesson and one I shared on the breeders lists as a warning to others. Sharing here in hopes that breeders not on the lists at the time can avoid the same heartache. We now use only plain clay or wood pellets in the queen pens.