Click on the "Our Nursery" link to see whether we have any kittens ready to go.
Quality, not quantity, is the emphasis of our breeding programs. We are not just looking for the next show cat. We want to produce wonderful pets, too. A cat that is lovely to look at, but does not have a wonderful personality, is just a waste of good looks, in our opinion. We not only wish to produce show winning cats, but more importantly, we want to produce "winning dispositions"!
Our kittens are raised in the home, not in cages. When they are younger, momcat and her kittens are confined to a bathroom or bedroom, to protect them from accidents and illness. From the first day they are born, we coddle our kittens as if they were our own newborn babies. Each kitten is picked up and held, tickled and talked to, several times a day.
When the kittens reach nine weeks of age, they are given their second vaccination. Four days later they are allowed to come out into the main parts of our house during the day. Each day after this introduction to the big, wide world, the kittens are allowed a little more time playing in the house with the adult cats until they can stay at large in the house. By 13 weeks of age, when they receive their third vaccination, the kittens are quite comfortable playing around the house, and are ready to go to new homes.
As our kittens grow, we spend many hours playing interactive games with them, and take plenty of photos, just like proud parents of a new toddler.
Riley and Danny, our small Spaniel mixes, are carefully watched with the babies. Thus, our babies have had some experience with dogs. We also invite grandchildren, neices and nephews, or neighbor children to visit a few times. The kittens have carefully supervised encounters with children.
The kittens we have raised usually grow up to be exceptional companions. Visitors to our home often comment about the nature of the adult cats they meet here. Comments such as, "Your cats act like dogs." and "I can't believe they are so inquisitive and friendly!" are common.
If it is possible for you to come to our home and meet our kittens, we are happy to make an appointment for you to visit. We love to meet the people who will give a permanent loving home to our kittens. We also love receiving cards and letters, especially with photos, telling us what lovely adult cats our kittens have become!