Prepare for CUTE!
What a summer! Field work is complete, and I’m back from Mongolia. All I can say is “Wow!” and “Time to update the bucket list.”
At this time, we are waiting for our new queen, Amethyst (“Mystie”), to go into heat. She will be bred with new stud Blue Topaz (“Jazz”). Mystie is a lilac colorpoint and Jazz is a chocolate-carrying blue mitted; as a result, they can produce only blues and lilacs, most likely in the mitted pattern, although colorpoint and bicolor are possible.
From start to finish, this is a 5-month process (9 week pregnancy then 12+ weeks until the kittens are ready to go home). If you’re looking for a kitten now, I am very comfortable sending you to Bev, Lena and Kristie, depending on where you live and who has available babies.
Holly was successfully bred for the last time, and will be retired soon. She is a very social, out-going and affectionate girl who needs lots of human and feline companionship to truly be happy. We would like to place her together with her mother, Zhiva, who is an equally affectionate but shy girl who needs a quieter, more relaxed household than we can provide (rambunctious kittens stress her). Holly and Zhiva are very well bonded and do not get jealous or huffy with each other. Both girls want human affection; it’s very common for both to ask for scritches together.
If we can’t provide what you want in a cat or kitten, we are definitely happy to make recommendations with other quality breeders with sound practices and high ethics, who may be a better match. Just ask, or visit our Important Links page and look at Friends of Rhapsody.
If you’re looking for a Ragdoll or are simply interested in meeting our cats and kittens, feel free to contact us now, and we’ll either set you up for a visit with us, or give you the contact information for any of these great breeders (or both – embrace the power of AND!)!
Visits are always welcome as an opportunity to educate people about what to expect from the breed. Even if we don’t have the purrsonality you’re looking for, we are in contact with other ethical, quality breeders in our region and are very happy to make strong recommendations.
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