Prepare for CUTE!
November 2014 – Giving Thanks!
Many, many thanks to Kristie and Lena for the help in placing the last of our 2014 babies; wow, that was a LOT of Boy Kitten Power! 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.
We will be breeding Diamond at her next heat cycle (probably in about three weeks). Then the waiting begins once again!
Summer Plans: Because of a large project commitment in my Master’s program, we are planning a “Breeding Blackout Period” from the beginning of June until mid-July, 2015. There will be NO kittens in our cattery during this time.
Darya had a very hard time physically with the whole Queening thing, and isn’t recovering as well as she should, so she’s going to be retired this week. She was a very devoted mother, but didn’t give herself nearly enough time away from the babies to recharge. This ends my mink line. I’m going to miss them – minks are a lot of fun. Darya is very sweet and affectionate, and gets along with almost everybody.
We are temporarily holding off with retiring Zhiva. She was a very good, devoted mother who produced very healthy, happy babies but was a bit “stressy”. Once her babies got past the first few weeks, she calmed down substantially, so we’re going to try her one last time to see if the stressiness was simply because she was a first-time mom, or if it was because she’d be much happier with less competition for attention. Chances are good she’ll be retired then.
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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