Prepare for CUTE!
It’s been a very hard summer, but we are recovering. Many, many thanks to Kristie and Lena for the support, emotionally, morally, physically, etc, after losing Diamond’s litter. This has been a rough summer, and Kevin and I are very thankful for you. We are losing Diamond as a breeder, but we didn’t lose her – and that’s what counts.
Holly has gone into heat. The waiting for babies begins once again. We will know at the end of July whether she is pregnant; if so, the kittens will be born in September. This ends our breeding program for the rest of 2015.
We did get a new queen: a chocolate baby we call “Eva”. It will be a while before she’s old enough to breed, of course.
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, 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 neutered.
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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