Prepare for CUTE!
Happy New Year!
Zhiva was not retired as expected, but instead was bred one last time at the advice of my mentor. She delivered up six healthy, strong babies in December. One of her sons is still available for placement.
Because of my graduate school obligations for field work in the summer, we will not have kittens again until late summer at the earliest.
From start to finish, breeding is a 5-month process (9 week pregnancy then 12+ weeks until the kittens are ready to go home). If youíre looking for a kitten at a point in time when I donít have any, I am very comfortable sending you to Bev, Lena and Kristie, depending on where you live and who has babies.
This will be the last time Zhiva is bred; she will be retired in March. Because she has a sweet but very nervous disposition, she must be placed in a very quiet home with no more than one other companion animal (if that). We will not place her until we are sure of her physical and emotional well-being, and are absolutely sure that her potential new home is ideally suited to her and vice versa.
Other than Zhiva, we have no retired breeders available. However, we do know many breeders in the community. If you are looking for a retired cat, feel free to contact us and we will attempt to help you find one.
If we canít 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 youíre looking for a Ragdoll or are simply interested in meeting our cats and kittens, feel free to contact us now, and weíll either set you up for a visit with us, or give you the contact information for any of these great breeders (or both Ė 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 donít have the purrsonality youíre 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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