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October 2010 (Jun 2016)
October 17, 2010 Holiday Dangers | Feline Herpes Virus | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The leaves are glorious in their shades of gold and red around our property. In fact, our maples have almost no leaves left - poor bare things! This morning there's a nip in the air, and I can hear our rooster outside crowing with delight! Little does he know that soon he will be freezing his little fanny off. However, he has his harem of hens to keep him war

November 2010 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser November 1, 2010 Toy or Not to Toy? | Persian Cats & Anesthesia | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The leaves on our trees are just about gone now and that same view of our pasture that we took just a few short weeks ago looks drab. While we still have grass in our pasture for our two horses, Monte and Rocket; as well as the miniature donkey, Jason; and the two goats, Allie and Elway (yes, after John Elwa

December 2010 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser December 1, 2010 Household Toxins | Declawing | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Holidays! It is just about that time of year and Christmas is fast approaching. Merry Christmas to everyone and have a healthy, happy and prosperous (in this economy?) New Year! The weather here in Pleasantville has taken a distinct turn. We sure do love our Buck Stove and are fortunate to have it to keep our heating c

January 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser January 1, 2011 Bathing a Persian | First Vaccinations | FAQ | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Christmas is over, and the rushing around has stopped. We hope that you all had a great Holiday with your family and friends. We also wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. We are going to start featuring a section that deals with some of the questions that we get from our website visitors. If you hav

February 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser February 1, 2011 Urine Marking & Spraying | Before Getting A Kitten | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It is freezing here today (Tuesday, February 1st)! It has been raining most of the night and now it has made all this very nice (ha!!!) ice on the roadways. Tonight we will get the snow. The temperature (with wind chill) is about 32 this morning with freezing rain expected all day. I think I am ready for

March 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser March 1, 2011 New Kitten Introduction | Are Purebred Cats in Danger? | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The snow has finally melted after what seems an eternity. It has also warmed up some ("some" being a relative term), but winter is not yet over so we are not out of the woods yet. Normally, we have fairly mild winters here in Central Ohio, but these last two winters have been freezing. Speaking of Ohio - the name

April 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser April 1, 2011 Ear Cleaning | Heartworm & Cats | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box I do not think that Mother Nature knows whether or not she is ready for Spring. The weather around here can be cold and even snow one day and then the next day it is in the high 60's and sunny out. On one such sunny day, I let our chickens and our male peacock (Henry) out for a few hours to enjoy scratching in the ground an

May 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser October 1, 2010 Cats Behaving Badly | FAQ | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box This is a picture of "our" Turkey Vulture that comes back every Spring, along with its mate, to have its chicks in the old barn on the front of our property. Turkey vultures could never be called handsome, but as Ohio's second largest species of bird (the bald eagle is our largest) they do have a striking appearance. Their dark fe

June 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser June 1, 2011 Ringworm | Cat Vitals | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box This is a picture of our granddaughter, Olivia (age 10) riding my husband's 17-year-old Thorough Bred horse, Rocket. Olivia has been riding horses (ours) since she was a toddler and shows no fear of how big they are. Rocket is the "perfect" starter horse as he is so stubborn and hates to move at all (obviously he was NOT named for his wi

July 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser July 1, 2011 Animal Welfare | FAQ | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Jason is the hit of the party! On June 17th, we had ten developmentally disabled individuals (including my brother, Matthew) out to our home for a morning of horse-back riding, playing with the goats, miniature donkey, and chickens. This picture is of several of the young people with our miniature donkey, Jason. They all fell in love wit

August 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2011 FeLV Testing | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box We wanted to let everyone know that we put up a NEW page for Pelaqita Persians on Facebook. It's a great way to get a bit of a behind the scenes look at our cattery and the goings on here. We will be using Facebook to keep everyone informed about upcoming litters and events. Please go to our Facebook page and click on the "LIKE" button. FeLV T

September 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser September 1, 2011 Upper Respiratory Infection | Holiday Dangers | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box For those of you who have gotten kittens from us and did not have the chance actually to visit our home, we thought you all might like to see where your kittens are raised. Above is a picture of our home. We bought this home and the 18+/- acres in December of 2007 when my husband, John, (and I guess me also)

October 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser October 1, 2011 Finding a New Vet | Why We Feed Life's Abundance | Holiday Dangers | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Fall Well, Fall sure came in with a hurry, at least here it did! As promised, here is a picture of my husband, John's new horse. His name is "Mac" and he is a six-year-old Appaloosa gelding (meaning neutered in cat terms). He is a very gentle horse, and we enjoy having him as an a

November 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser November 1, 2011 Buying a Registered Cat | So, You Found a Pregnant Cat | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Thanksgiving This picture was taken from our driveway looking out towards the old barn at the front of our property and was taken at about 8 in the morning while there was a very thick fog. But by ten the fog had burned off, and we went out to split wood for our fireplace to heat our home this

December 2011 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser December 1, 2011 Persian Cat Care | When Is It An Emergency? | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Holidays We hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving and had a safe Holiday season. Thank you to everyone that participated in our Survey to help make our Newsletter better. We appreciate that you took the time to do this. One of the requests that we received in the Survey asked for more information a

January 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser January 1, 2012 Eye Cleaning | Bathing a Persian Cat | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy New Year I cannot believe that 2011 has already ended, and it is now time for the start of a new year. I guess it is true that the older you get, the faster the year(s) goes by. The weather here in Ohio has become decidedly cold, although it is a much milder winter than last year. We have begun burning wood in

February 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser February 1, 2012 Nail Trimming | FAQ | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Valentine's Day A few weeks ago, there was a cat that was hanging around our back porch. After several nights of it hanging around and not even running off too far when we had to let the dogs in and out to potty, I started leaving the cat some food as it was out there when we had a dreadful cold spell. One morning while I was sitting in o

March 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser March 1, 2012 Urination Problems | Teeth Care | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy St. Patrick's Day! For the past few months of winter, we have been lucky and not seen any snowfall at all. However, these pictures clearly reflect that winter has come to Central Ohio albeit for a very short period as this weather did not stick around for long. This has been the mildest winter for many years. The picture on th

April 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser April 1, 2012 Urinary Problems | Persian Cats & Anesthesia | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Spring The weather sure has improved here. High 60's and even some high 70's. Ahhh! This is our India Blue male Peafowl (or Peacock), Henry, near a bush by our house. As you can see in the picture, the bush is starting to bud a sure sign that Spring is here. The grass is growing - time to mow already and we have p

May 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser May 1, 2012 Bathing and Grooming | So, You Want a Litter? | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box We are so very glad that Spring is here (finally). Above is a picture of our male peacock, Henry, ("peafowl") by a small tree by our back porch. As you can see, the tree is starting to bud. We decided that since Henry had been raised with our chickens that perhaps he was a little species-confused, so we recently got him a

June 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser June 1, 2012 Pet Food Recall | Dry Food vs. Canned Food? | Successful Aging | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box 'Tis The Season As we wrote in last month's Newsletter, we decided that our male Pea Fowl (commonly called "Peacock"), Henry, was species confused because he was raised him with our chickens, we decided to get him a girlfriend. Henry now has a sweetheart and her name is Harriet (named by my husband). A

July 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser July 1, 2012 Annual Vet Appointment | White Vinegar | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy 4th of July! On June 22nd, we received 15 newborn Guinea Fowl Keets. We got two different colors: 5 lavender and ten purple. When they are older, they will attain their full color. Aren't they cute? Guineas are the "natural way to garden", they do not destroy your garden and/or plants, but eat all sorts of insects in you

August 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2012 Cool Cats | Cats and Toxoplasmosis | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Wow On Friday, June 29th, a dreadful storm whipped through Ohio. According to the weather service, the type of storm was called a "straight-line storm" which means tornado force winds without the rotation. We lost approximately 15 trees on our property. The picture above is taken to the right of our driveway in a grove of ancient

September 2012 (Jun 2016)
Pelaqita Persians Newsletter September 1, 2012     Dear  Labor Day I cannot believe how fast this year has gone and the Labor Day weekend is already upon us. John with the help of one of our neighbors has been working hard at cleaning up all our downed trees due to the storm we had come through her in late June. It doesn't help that the temperatures until the past few days has been in the high 90's with humidity that brought the heat up to

October 2012 (Jun 2016)
October 1, 2012     Dear  Fall is Here! It is hard for me to believe how fast this year has past.  It is already October and the leaves outside have been changing for a few weeks now.  We thought it might be fun to take some pictures of our last kitten, Julia, surrounded by Fall-colored leaves.  Hope you enjoy it.   During this Halloween season, please make sure your cats are kept inside to avoid any mishaps.  Halloween candy, candy wrappers, and other items can be a d

November 2012 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser November 1, 2012 What's In a Name? | A Persian Cat Named Ralph | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this Newsletter finds all of you safe and sound for those of you and your family that have been affected by Sandy. Well, it is that time of year where we are all gearing up for Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays. Remember during this busy time of year that it can be stressful for our fur

December 2012 (Jun 2016)
December 1, 2012     Dear  'Tis The Season Wow!  It seems that one day I was trying to get organized and cook our Thanksgiving dinner and then the next day right into Christmas.  For some reason, this year, seems to have gone by really fast and I am left with the feeling of playing catch-up all the time.   This picture is of a kitten we had a few years ago.  She was exploring under our Christmas tree and I remember thinking what a sweet creature she was.   Remember, to

January 2013 (Jun 2016)
January 1, 2013     Dear  Happy New Year Well, it is the beginning of another year, and we hope that this new year brings us some kittens that meet our expectations and those of everyone that has been waiting so patiently.   Now that the new year is upon us, the days will start to get longer, and our girls will start to cycle again! Since it snowed over the Christmas week, including this past weekend, I asked John to take some pictures of our outside critters in the snow, and he ob

February 2013 (Jun 2016)
February 1, 2013     Dear  We wish you all a great Valentine's Day.  Remember to be careful about chocolate and your pets.   Below are some useful tips to remember during this time. Pet-Safe Bouquets  Many pet owners are still unaware that all species of lily are potentially fatal to cats. When sending a floral arrangement, specify that it contain no lilies if the recipient has a cat—and when receiving an arrangement, sift through and remove all dangerous flora. If your pet is suffe

March 2013 (Jun 2016)
March 1, 2013     Dear  The weather has been all over the place the past 30 days.  One day it is cold and snowing and the next day it is in the 50's and the snow all melts off.  Recently, I had a request to write about how I came up with our cattery name "Pelaqita."    So, how I arrived at the weird name of Pelaqita is that.....   When I first got the paperwork from the Cat Fanciers' Association to register a cattery name, I had no idea of what name to use other than I wanted somet

April 2013 (Jun 2016)
April 1, 2013     Dear  We hope all of you had a great Easter weekend. As many of you know through our Facebook page, we have had three litters of kittens in March. Tempest and ESPY, Sophia and ESPY, and Sugar and ESPY for a total of 8 kittens.  Mothers and kittens are doing well. Here is a picture of our male peafowl (peacock), Henry, sitting on the pasture fence with his buddies (our Guinea Fowl).  As you can see the day this was taken, we had a little bit of snow on

May 2013 (Jun 2016)
May 1, 2013     Dear  Spring is here finally!  I know we will have some more icky days, but we currently have warmer days and the trees and flowers are blooming.  I love this picture that my husband took of one of the trees in our yard with the new buds on it.    :-)  We have been busy here with three litters (a total of 8 kittens) on the ground.  The two older litters were moved into the cat room a few weeks ago so they can have room to run and play.  They are eating

June 2013 (Jun 2016)
June 1, 2013     Dear  The weather has improved so much over the past few weeks. With Spring in the air all the creatures that roam our property (unwanted ones that is) have probably had babies and who need feeding.  My chickens and guinea hens seem to be the food of choice at the moment.     When we had Jason, our miniature donkey, we did not have a problem with predators on our property.  However, since he died last Fall, I think the word is out that the pasture is an

July 2013 (Jun 2016)
July 1, 2013     Dear  It is that time of year again, and the pasture grass was high enough to cut, dry, rake and then bale.      First, they cut the pasture grass and allow it to dry for two days or so. If it happens to rain while the cut pasture grass is drying, they wait an additional day or so to let the grass completely dry.  Otherwise, if they were to bale damp grass, it would mold which is toxic to horses.  Cows and some other hay consuming critters are not so pa

August 2013 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2013 Persian vs. Exotics | Designer Cats - Hybrids | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box So much has happened this past month, I hardly know where to begin. I guess I should take it in the order that it happened. We were once again victims of a terrible storm that came through Ohio on July 10th and once again we lost many, many trees (more than we did last year). According to the weather service,

September 2013 (Jun 2016)
September 1, 2013 It has been a busy month around our home.  Sophia's kittens are now six weeks old and starting to eat canned food, play with each other, do Halloween cat while stepping sideways when playing together and it is just too funny to watch them.  They are trying figure out what the litter box is all about, but it is a slow learning process. Sugar's kittens are 2 1/2 weeks old now and are very pretty; we will see how they develop. We are currently running a GIVEAWAY conte

October 2013 (Jun 2016)
  October 1, 2013     Dear  It is hard to believe that Fall is already here.  The leaves have started turning into beautiful golds, oranges, and reds around here.  This is a picture taken from the back of our house looking out towards our horse pasture.  Too pretty. We are fast approaching Halloween and then onto the holiday season, so it is once again time to remember about keeping out pets safe during Halloween.  Please make sure your cats are kept inside to

November 2013 (Jun 2016)
November 1, 2013            Hello    - The month of November brings us Thanksgiving, and most of us will be spending time with family members and hopefully, thinking about what we are thankful for this holiday season.  In keeping with being thankful, for those of you that may have had a pet cross the Rainbow Bridge this past year and if you would like to share, please send me a photo of that pet (it does not have to be a Persian cat or even a cat) and a story about what made

December 2013 (Jun 2016)
December 1, 2013            Hello,    - We hope that everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  I decided not to have turkey this year as there is only the three of us.  So, we got a Honey Baked Ham - love them!   It is hard to believe that it is already December and that Christmas is fast approaching.  How about you?  Have you gotten all your Christmas shopping done yet?  Do remember that during the Holiday season that there are all kinds of potential risks

January 2014 (Jun 2016)
January 1, 2014            Hello    - I know I say this every year, but.....  Where did the year go?  We hope that everyone had a Happy Holiday Season (this is me, trying to be politically correct), and wish everyone a great New Year for 2014.   As you can see by our mini-Christmas tree on the left, it is a petite tree. Every year for the past several years, I have been saying "I do not feel like schlepping all the boxes up from the basement, unpacking all the C

February 2014 (Jun 2016)
February 1, 2014            Hello    - Many of you know the northeastern parts of the United States are suffering from the frigid weather the past weeks. I am so ready for spring!  During the recent snowstorm, I took this picture of our barn. The chickens, peacock and guinea hens are all inside the barn under their heat lamp. Horses, mini-donkeys, and goats are out behind the barn in the corral with plenty hay to keep them warm inside their shelter. Have

March 2014 (Jun 2016)
  March 1, 2014            Hello    - We took this picture of Phelan, our Irish Wolfhound, wearing this Irish looking hat.  I photoshopped in the background, beer and "Kiss Me I'm Irish".  We thought it was a fitting tribute to St. Patrick's Day and all that is Irish and green!! I do not know about you, but I am so tired of this past Winter and can't wait for Spring to be here.   What does Spring mean to our household?  New kittens!!! About a week ago

April 2014 (Jun 2016)
April 1, 2014            The month of April brings a lot of things into our life: Spring time and Easter, flowers starting to bloom, trees starting to bud, and hopefully, the beginning of better weather. In the United States because of the climate and hours that we have sunlight here, the first three months of a new year also means "kittens." Cats that have most likely not cycled during the shorter daylight hours of late November and December will cycle again in January or Februar

May 2014 (Jun 2016)
May 1, 2014            Hello    - I am so very glad that winter is finally over.  The past week we have had beautiful weather, although the past few days have been rainy.     My 82-year-old aunt (my mother's older sister) came for a visit last week.  I enjoyed her visit so very much.  She is so full of life and laughter.   Here is a picture of my Aunt Carole (named after Carole Lombard, the actress) getting "kisses" from our miniature donkey, Rumba.  When you

June 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser June 1, 2015 Vomiting Cats | Omega-3 Fatty Oils | Michael F. Andrews | Did You Know? | Litter Box I apologize for the lateness of the newsletter. With two litters growing by leaps and bounds, taking care of them and the other critters, I have been a bit busy. Additionally, my brother has passed away unexpectedly at 54 years old. John and I both hope you are enjoying the summer weather we are now having. :-) Vo

July 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser July 1, 2015 Symptoms of Urinary Tract Illness | Cats & Microchipping | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Living in a rural area as we do, we hear a lot of fireworks going off before the 4th, but we are thankful that none of our outside critters care about the noise or that our inside critters appear even to notice. Now, thunder and lightening do frighten Phalen tho

August 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2015 Cat Bowl Cleanliness | Tips to Detox Your Home | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box There are lots of things coming up in the month of August: kittens going home, Millie is due to have her kittens and much more. First of all, I would like to introduce a new Persian cattery to you: Purrfekt Paws Persians and Jacqueline Bates. They do not have a website yet, but I will let you know when they do. Under t

September 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2015 Teach a Child To Hold a Cat | Special Bond | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It is hard to believe that summer is over, most kids are back at school, and we are looking towards Fall. How the year has flown by. All of our kittens have gone to their new homes (except for the youngest litter of Millie's two kittens). By all reports the older kittens have settled in well to their new homes and the kitt

October 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser October 1, 2015 The Informed Kitten Buyer | Inside Scoop on Homemade Diets | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Happy Autumn! The signs of Autumn is all around us here in Central Ohio: the leaves are changing color and the outside critters (horses and mini-donkeys) are getting their winter coats. This picture was taken by John and features one of our barn cats sitting on the back pasture fence (see all

November 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser November 1, 2015 Holiday Safety Tips | First Vet Visit | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It has been a very busy, and sometimes, a heartbreaking month for John and I. We had to make the heart-wrenching decision to euthanize our 6 1/2-year-old Irish Wolfhound, Phelan, on October 18, 2015. Phelan has been very ill for over two months and getting worse, including significant weight loss. On October 17th, he suddenly

December 2015 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser December 1, 2015 Solutions to Urinary Issues | Twelve Days of Kitty Kristmas | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It has been a busy month so far. Thanksgiving rolled right into the Ohio State Persian Club's annual cat show the weekend of December 5th. We took MayMay and Bishop to the cat show. Bishop got a couple of second places for best bi-color Persian, but he did not make any finals. Judge Sharon P

February 2016 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser February 1, 2016 Upper Respiratory Infection | Holiday Dangers | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The inspection is over, and we are pleased to announce we earned the necessary points to qualify for CFA's "Cattery of Excellence" in 2016. We have received this honor every year since we first applied in 2005. Funfetti and Diggie had four kittens on January 22nd; two boys and two girls. We are not taking deposits or

March 2016 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser March 1, 2016 Persian Cat Breeders | Ebi Fountains | The Harsh Truth About Why Our Sport Is Dying | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box John and I took Bishop and MayMay to the Kittyhawk show in Dayton, Ohio a few weeks ago and both did well. Bishop made two finals and gained 50 Grand Champion points! MayMay qualified for her Champion title, and she also received 6 Grand Champion points. A cat needs 200 points to ear

April 2016 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser April 1, 2016 First Aid | Ebi Water Fountains | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box I took this picture of our flowering tree that is right by our front door this morning (March 30); a visible sign that Spring is finally here! I do not know about you, but I am very tired of winter, snow and freezing cold weather. On that note, I hope that you all had a great March, enjoyed both St. Patrick's Day and Easter.

May 2016 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser May 1, 2016 Vaccines: Stop Over-Vaccinating! | Pets and Coat Color | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box Between a two-day cat show, birthing kittens, and getting ready for older kittens to go home, it has been a hectic and busy April. And it is not over yet! On April 27th, my Aunt Carole will be arriving from California for a visit. On May 2nd, (my brother, Michael's birthday) John, Aunt Carole and I will be spreading

June 2016 (Jun 2016)
View this email in your browser June 1, 2016 What's In a Name? | A Persian Cat Named Ralph | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It is finally summer, and we are happy for the nicer weather. Our horses, mini donkeys, and goat, are now running free in the pasture and seem to be enjoying the extra room to roam, plus all the green grass. All of our kittens are now spoken for, including the kittens just born to Sugar on June 1st. We appreciate our kitt

July 2016 (Jul 2016)
View this email in your browser July 1, 2016 Posh Pet Beds | When My World Seemed to Collapse | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The weekend of June 25 & 26th, we went to Akron, Ohio for the Great Lakes Region cat show and banquet. The picture on the left from left to right is Jackie Bates, myself, and my husband, John. My husband drove up to Akron just for the awards banquet and looked so very handsome in his tuxedo! Bishop received an

August 1, 2016 (Aug 2016)
View this email in your browser August 1, 2016 Ceylons Wand-erland | What Makes a Responsible Breeder? | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box The month of July seemed to go by in a heartbeat. I cannot believe the summer is almost over and kids will be going back to school soon. I was at the grocery store this afternoon and outside replacing all the summer tables, chairs, and barbecues I saw ... guess what? Halloween themed decorations for outside. Is

September 2016 (Sep 2016)
View this email in your browser September 1, 2016 Preventing Urinary Crystals in Cats | Cat Vaccinations | Did You Know? | Litter Box It has been a busy last few months around here with many delayed projects getting done the past few weeks. John and I finally got the flower bed in our front walkway back in shape, and we added a few new perennials. We have a bit more landscaping to do, but we are getting there. The other big project was repainting the insi

October 2016 (Oct 2016)
View this email in your browser October 1, 2016 Holiday Dangers | Contacting a Breeder | Cat O'Month | Did You Know? | Litter Box It is that time of year where it is starting to get chilly, and the signs of Fall are all around us, John and I are so thankful that we live in a state that has four seasons as we so enjoy the changing colors. This picture shows the trees in our back pasture and how the leaves are starting to turn, but not all the way yet.

November 2016 (Nov 2016)
View this email in your browser November 1, 2016 Before Getting a Kitten | Giving Kittens as Gifts | Reader Hints and Tips | Did You Know? | Litter Box As I sit here this morning working on the newsletter, a few things occur to me. Where did 2016 go to so fast? Why does it seem that the older I get, the faster the time seems to fly? lol The picture above was taken about three days ago by my husband, John. As you can see Fall has arrived despite

December 2016 (Dec 2016)
View this email in your browser December 1, 2016 World Cat Show | Are All Breeders Created Equally? | Reader Hints and Tips | Did You Know? | Litter Box November went by so very quickly between Thanksgiving, cat shows and new kittens being born. I am off to a two-day cat show this weekend in Maumee, Ohio. As always, spectators are welcome. Come on down and see us! This particular cat club is on its last legs unless it can get some support from not only t

January 1, 2017 (Jan 2017)
View this email in your browser January 1, 2017 Decoding Vet Records | Persian Cats & Tearing Causes | Reader Hints and Tips | Did You Know? | Litter Box John and I hope that everyone had a great Holiday Season and have a wonderful New Year. With the New Year comes kittening time. Most breeders will have kittens born in February, March, and April. I thought it would be a good idea to re-run an article about Decoding a Veterinarian's Record Chart as some

February 1, 2017 (Mar 2017)
View this email in your browser February 1, 2017 Ketamine Kills | Tough Decisions | Reader Hints and Tips | Did You Know? | Litter Box Many good and bad things have already happened this month which is basically the life of a breeder. One has to roll with the punches or you cannot survive being a breeder. Below is the story of the "bad" thing that happened to my beloved MayMay. In this newsletter is also a warning about Ketamine and its use in veterinary

April 1, 2017 (Mar 2017)
April 1, 2017 Changes As you can see, this month's Newsletter has a new look and design. The changes to the Newsletter is not the only change or news that has happened in our household in the past six weeks. Our Rosie ("Pelaqita She's No Second-Hand Rose") attained her CFA Grand Champion title and is also now a Champion in TICA. Rosie is our second cat from our cattery's breeding to be Grand Championed. Eden (owned by Jackie Bates of Purrfekt-Paws Persians) was our firs

June 4, 2017 (Jun 2017)
June 4, 2017 John and I got quite a bit accomplished around here during the Memorial weekend. My brother, Matthew, came over Friday night for his birthday, and we went to Olive Garden for dinner and then home for dessert and presents. I will be returning to cat showing in a couple of weeks. I will be bringing out Sugar's two girls that I kept: Daisy and Faith, a brown tabby & white and a tortie, respectively. Eventually, if Mikey continues to adhere to the Persian breed st

July 1, 2017 (Sep 2017)
July 4, 2017 Quite a few things went on in the month of June. JR had two kittens on June 12, 2017, and recent pictures have been posted to JR's FB album. As I indicated in last month's newsletter, I was finally able to return to showing and did so in a big way! My fellow partner in crime, Jackie, her daughter, and I went to Matamoras, Pennsylvania for the North Atlantic Regional cat show. Both Daisy and Faith did quite well for their first show. Click here to see picture

September 2, 2017 (Sep 2017)
September 1, 2017 John and I both hope you all have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. As many of you know, I recently returned to showing three of my cats that I kept back: Faith & Daisy (Sugar and Diggie kittens) and Mikey (Funfetti & Diggie kitten). However, due to health issues after showing them non-stop for a month with only one weekend off, I crashed and burned. This coming weekend (September 9 & 10, 2017), I am back to the show circuit. Due to past few months




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