Snoopy has sold!

Today Snoopy went home with a new family, to take his place under their Christmas tree.   We no longer have any kittens in the home, and are not currently expecting any litters.

 

King Frank is a year old now, and we hope he serves as well as his Dad did for our stud male.  Queen Sweetie is retired, and will not be having more litters.  We need to have her spayed after Christmas.   Queen Patches will be the new mama cat around here, if she and King Frank get along.

 

ElCloud Cattery

Introducing Dreamy, Patches, and Joy!

It’s been almost 2 weeks since we brought these girls home from New Mexico (where we met their owner for the transfer).  They’re settling in, hiding less, and getting used to our home.

This morning, I snapped some photos of the girls as they were enjoying their morning ramble.  They tend to come out in the evenings and morning to roam around, be petted, and then find hiding places to sleep most of the day.

Dreamy is a dilute calico and she’s lovely, with grey, white, and cream patches.  Each of these girls was shaved before they came to us, so we’re eager to see what their coats will look like when they grow out.

Edited March 2010 — Dreamy died from complications following an emergency c-section.  She will be missed.

Dream sitting in front of the window.

Dream sitting in front of the window.

Patches has been hanging out in the bathroom lately, and has claimed the toilet seat as her perch.  This makes it a little awkward at times.  She is a calico with red, black, and white patches.  And as usual, we captured the “flash made me blink” glare.   I’ll have to work to get a photo that shows her eyes open wide like Dreamy’s photo.

Patches claiming her throne ... if only she could use it instead of the litter box.

Patches claiming her throne ... if only she could use it instead of the litter box.

And finally, Joy is our seal point himilayan Persian.  She’s the most shy of the group, but affectionate.   This photo also gets the “flash made me blink glare” which does not fit their personalities.  They are all very sweet.

Joy, our seal point himilayan.

Joy, our seal point himilayan.

As I said, they’ve been shaved, so their coat isn’t as long as you’d expect from a Persian at the moment, but all 3 are registered Persians with the extreme flat-faced nose.

We’re excited and blessed to be adding them to our cattery!  We’re just waiting for Melody and Sweetie to share our joy in their arrival.   Sweetie has decided she’d rather hang out with Max than mingle with new cats, and Melody is adjusting although she still hisses occasionally.  Maybe once Melody’s kittens are sold, she’ll be more friendly.

All of the girls are due for baths and photo shoots, so I need to start working on my feline photography skills.

April

ElCloud Cattery

Meet Max and Sweetie

Sweetie (Tis So Sweet), our Tortie Queen

Sweetie (Tis So Sweet), our Tortie Queen

Sweetie is our CFA registered tortoiseshell Queen.  She is an excellent mother to her kittens.  Petite in her build, we ensure her health by limiting how often she is bred,  allowing her to rest between litters.  She usually only has one litter per year.

Max (Max-a-million), our black Persian stud

Max (Max-a-million), our black Persian stud

Max is our lap cat of a CFA registered stud.  His fur is very thick and solid black.  His copper eyes contrast beautifully with his black fur.   He loves to snuggle and has a strong purr.  Larger in build, but still graceful.

Melody (ElCloud Rings A Melody) tortoiseshell female Persian

Melody (ElCloud Rings A Melody) tortoiseshell female Persian

This is Melody, their CFA registered daughter.  We raised Melody and she gave us her very first litter of kittens in 2009.  Unfortunately, we also gained some new Moms in 2009 and Melody didn’t adjust to their presence.  Melody is no longer with us, as we found her a home in another cattery.

We are a small family cattery in rural Kansas, raising extreme flat-faced CFA registered Persians.  ElCloud Cattery is cageless, and our kittens are raised underfoot.  Our cats are our pets, living in our home as part of our family.  Our kittens are well-socialized when they leave our home:   with adults, children of all ages, other cats, and a medium sized dog.