We are a small cattery based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. We've been owned by Siamese and Oriental cats since 2002 and we're enjoying every minute of it.
The process of trying to find that perfect combination is difficult to say the least, however remains a goal for both of us that keeps us interested and motivated to keep on trying and to keep enjoying this wonderful hobby of ours. We love to show our cats and have been doing so since the day we got our first Siamese kitten. As first exhibitors, we naturally thought that our kitten was the best kitten on show only to discover, much to our disappointment, that there are certain characteristics and qualities that make a cat a true show quality specimen. The challenge of breeding such a specimen makes breeding for us so rewarding but more so in seeing the joy on the faces of our kitten owners.
Breeding is definitely not for the feint hearted and with it comes a huge amount of responsibility. Finding the right owners for your little ones is the most challenging element of the breeding process. Raising a helpless little kitten into becoming a strong and healthy companion that brings joy into someone's life is the greatest reward of all.
Shows are also the perfect time for us to catch up with friends that share the same passion for this hobby as we do. It was not until much later in our breeding career that we discovered exactly what makes a cat a true show quality specimen. It has been an exciting few years and over this period we've managed to breed some pretty good cats that have gone on to become supreme champion Siamese and Orientals and that have gone on to qualify for both Cape Top Cat and Cat Of The Year. Beautiful examples of the breed and their show achievements have been illustrated here.
It is interesting to note though that at the beginning of our journey, Ivone had no idea what a Siamese cat looked like. I promised to get her one for her birthday and after taking her to a breeders home, she immediately fell in love with the breed. The gracefulness of the Siamese is what she felt most attracted to. We both did extensive research on the breed to determine whether or not the breed was in fact for us. What interested us as well was their behavioral similarity to a dog.
Ever since that day, we got actively involved in the Siamese fancy and acquired our very first baby shortly thereafter. It was a very exciting time for us and the excitement continues after many years.
We completely understand our journey, the good times and the difficult times, and as a result we offer all the help and support we can to ensure that the owners of our babies are well informed before taking a kitten home and that they are well equipped from a knowledge perspective to be great Siamese and Oriental owners. There is nothing more rewarding for us to receive regular updates on our kitten owners and to see how they've grown up.