Prepare for honesty
I’m known for being honest, sometimes to the point of TMI. Oh well. This is how it is. It’s been a hard summer.
We finally succeeded (after four attempts) to get Diamond pregnant. Sadly, she went into premature labor. We were able to save only one kitten. She will be retired as soon as that kitten goes to his new home. When it takes so much work to get a cat pregnant, then she can’t hold the pregnancy to term, well… There it is. Meanwhile, she’s making a fabulous foster mom to a pair of kittens from a litter of 8, plus her own surviving baby. Everybody has homes.
Many, many thanks to Kristie and Lena for the support, emotionally, morally, physically, etc. This has been a rough summer, and Kevin and I are very thankful for you.
We will be breeding Holly at her next heat cycle. Then the waiting begins once again. Holly is our last adult queen; we are now in the process of rebuilding our cattery, looking for another queen.
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 babies.
Zhiva will be retiring soon. She is a very good, devoted mother who produces very healthy, happy babies, but there’s no doubt that she’d be much healthier and happier in a less hormonal, stressful environment. She is a quiet, slightly shy girl who needs a quiet, relaxed, understanding situation where she can get some dedicated attention. Chances are she will need a companion cat, as she’s actually quite social and gets lonely easily. However, that companion will definitely need to be spayed/neutered.
It is our intent at this point to keep Diamond.
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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