Prepare for CUTE!
Summer is coming
May 5th thru 7th was very rough week at Rhapsody.
Two days before her due date, Circe had an emergency C-section/spay. While we always intended to retire Circe after this litter, this is not what we had in mind. She goes to her new home in August. One of her kittens has been placed. The other is on hold pending evaluation as a breeder.
Lilac mink Darya is due after the Fourth of July. She’s a natural mom, and is definitely an asset to our cattery. Her waiting list has four kitten requests on it so far (including a request for littermate sisters).
Seal mitted Zhiva – our newest queen – may have bred as well. It’s probable that the litter will be entirely seal; whether she bears a blue will depend on whether she has a copy of the dilute gene. It’s sooner than we would like, but we had to balance her age with her health; it’s not good to let a cat go in and out of heat too often, and she’s what they call a “precocious” queen (i.e., went into first heat before six months of age).
If you’re looking for babies sooner than we can provide, we are definitely happy to make recommendations with other quality breeders with sound practices and high ethics, who may have kittens sooner. 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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