The World Cat Show – 2016

CFA Judge Darrell Newkirk and Susan I attended the World Show in Novi, Michigan the weekend of November 19 & 20, 2016. I took Rosie (aka Pelaqita She’s No Second Hand Rose). Rosie made one final on Sunday, November 20, 2016, under CFA Judge Darrell Newkirk and received 14th Best Kitten! My friend, Jackie Bates, took Eden (one of Funfetti’s … Read More

Toilet Training A Cat

Training a cat to use the toilet is entirely dependent on the personality of the individual cat (i.e., how social the cat is & his response to praise). Depending on the individual cat’s personality has a direct correlation to how long it will take to toilet train the cat which may take between 2 weeks and up to 3 months. … Read More

Top Cat Sites

By now, we know that cats rule the Internet, as shown by their full command over our homes and hearts. There is good reason that feline cuteness is everywhere on the Internet. Whether it is a cat playing a piano video, a cat cleaning a napping baby, or a sleeping kitten picture …. it just adds a little brightness and … Read More

Tough Decisions a Cat Breeder Makes

As a Persian cat breeder, we routinely have to make decisions about our cats. Whether it is to breed a cat or not, finding the right cat and pedigree to add something we lack in our breeding program, and a hundred other decisions that we make on a day-to-day basis. Recently, this point was more personal. Last year, one of … Read More

Toy Persian Kittens, Teacup Persians, and Munchkin Persian Cats

First, it is important to understand what the breed standard is for a Persian cat before we talk about what a “toy” or “teacup” or “Munchkin” Persian is. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association Persian Breed Standard “the ideal Persian should present an impression of a heavily boned … and … of cobby type, low on the legs, broad and … Read More

Travel Guide for Cats

While Persian cats may typically be placid in nature, travelling can still prove to be a challenge. In general, cats do not enjoy travelling. As creatures of habit, they prefer the safety and familiarity of their home. But with adequate preparation, it is possible that you can learn how to travel effectively with your cat in spite of its behaviors … Read More

Understanding Cat Behavior

From the cat’s point of view, we (humans) are not very evolved as we misread or ignore our cat’s body language which sometimes earns us a scratch or bite – all of which is a direct result of misinterpreting our cat’s “I have had enough” signs. Many owners describe these cats as changing from friendly to feral “like a light … Read More

Urine Marking and Spraying Behavior in Cats

In general, the term urine spraying means when a cat “marks” his environment. When a cat sprays he will back up to a vertical surface (such as a wall) hold his tail high while rapidly twitching it and emits a forcible spray of urine on the surface. Oftentimes the cat’s back feet will be treading during the spraying. Marking is … Read More

What’s In A Name????

Registering a pedigreed kitten with the Cat Fanciers’ Association (“CFA”) is imperative to a breeders goals as a show cattery. Many pet buyers never send in the registration papers to the CFA. Not registering your kitten directly affects our goals as a breeder as well as negatively impacting the CFA and its ability to fund the many programs that benefit … Read More

When My World Seemed to Collapse

Over a year ago, I placed an intact breeding pair of kittens with a woman living in the western part of Illinois. She had said that she had bred and showed Persians cats in the 1970’s and wanted to get back into cats. She was looking for a solid cream kitten. About two or three months ago, she contacted me … Read More