Welcome To ElCloud Cattery

We’re glad you stopped by our website!  We are a small family cattery in rural Kansas, raising extreme flat-faced CFA registered Persians.  ElCloud Cattery is cageless (except for times when it is needed for health reasons), 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.

I’ve been told that this website is confusing for some people to navigate, so I wanted to explain some things.  This website is actually a blog.  A blog (web log)  is an online journal.  New posts are at the top, and older posts are at the bottom, and on previous pages.   But every single post has a category, so they can be found more easily.

The categories can be found in the left sidebar, under the photo of 2 kittens.  If you click  on Available Kittens, for instance, you’ll see posts related to any kittens we are currently selling.  Previous kittens will show you posts and pictures of kittens we’ve sold in the past.   ElCloud Queens and Studs will show you pictures and posts about the adult cats we breed.   In each of these categories, the newest posts are at the top, and the older posts are at the bottom.

If you’re in a category, and want to return to the main page, just click on the Home tab at the top.  It will take you back to the front, with all blog posts showing again.

We have also added page tabs to the top of our website, with pertinent information on cats we have for sale, how to contact us, etc.

I hope that helps you understand how to find what you’re looking for in our website.  I do use it as a journal, and sometimes I just post a chatty update on our cats and the cattery.  So if you are here and the top posts are just chattiness, that is why.

Thanks for taking the time to better understand how to find your way around our website.

April

ElCloud Cattery

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You know you’re a cageless cattery when …

You know you’re a cageless cattery when you hear this on a daily basis …

“Yeeeee-ooooww!! ”

“Oh, I’m so sorry, baby.  I didn’t mean to step on you.  Are you okay?”

Sunday morning, I stepped on Holly’s foot wearing my dress shoes.  Poor kitten!  She’s fine, but I felt bad.

This morning, I stepped on Mistletoe’s foot, but at least I was barefoot.

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “raised underfoot”.    These kittens are definitely raised underfoot.

April

ElCloud Cattery

A little more about ElCloud Cattery and our family

We are a small family cattery.   We breed Persians because we love our Persian cats.  It is a hobby, not our main job.   We care for our cats, maintain this website, respond to emails, and take pictures to update the website in our spare time.  We try to answer all emails as quickly as possible,  and even check our spam filters regularly in case an email goes astray.

But we do have other responsibilities and commitments, as well.  Sometimes we can’t update the website as regularly as we’d like.

We love posting pictures of our kittens, but it is a time-consuming process.  Getting a kitten to hold still in good lighting, and not blink at the flash takes time, patience, and some creativity.  Posting photos on the website takes time to crop them, make any necessary edits,  upload them, and write a post for them.

We do want to please our website readers and potential customers, but please bear in mind that this isn’t our primary business, and our time is also limited.  Have patience with us,  please.

Thank you!

April for ElCloud Cattery

Two notes about shipping kittens, and taking deposits

At this point, we do not ship our kittens.  I know many breeders do, but we prefer to see a kitten safely handed over to its new owners ourselves.  I receive many emails asking this question, so I decided to address that on our website.

We also do not take deposits on cats that are not yet born.  We do have a waiting list of people to contact (in order on the list) to see if they are interested in the kittens I currently have available.   We do take deposits to hold a kitten until delivery/pick-up, but we do not take advance deposits.  Breeding cats is too uncertain for me to be comfortable doing so.

Persian breeding is our family hobby.  We breed and raise the kittens in our own home, alongside the children we are blessed to raise.    We love each of our kittens, and want them to find good homes.

We do not plan our breedings by the calendar, but instead watch the animals for signs of readiness to breed and overall health.  We limit the number of litters females have each year, to allow for rest between litters. We can not guarantee kittens at specific times of  the year, nor can we guarantee colors or genders.

If you are interested in being on our waiting list, please email us at elcloudcattery at gmail dot com.

April

ElCloud Cattery