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Sudden Kitten Illness

I got up one morning and proceeded to do my chores as usual. First things include letting the dog out, feeding the dog, and then going through the house feeding cats and scooping boxes. When I got to the nursery upstairs, I noticed right away that Gertrude’s solo kitten was not up in her play

Sudden Kitten Illness2022-07-04T01:13:28+00:00

North Atlantic Regional Weekend

  Last Friday I hit the road in a packed vehicle with RagaMuffin iCandy  Raisinette. It was the annual trip to the CFA North Atlantic Regional cat show and banquet. Believe me when I say it is a big deal in the cat world. First, the show is amazing. The decorations and rosettes are always

North Atlantic Regional Weekend2022-07-02T00:52:08+00:00

First Show of the Season

Last weekend, my friend Lisa and I packed up my Tahoe for a trip to New Hampshire in order to attend a cat show. It was RagaMuffin iCandy Raisinette’s first time out as a CFA grand champion and Lisa was looking for one point to complete her Oriental Short Hair Iceman’s grand premiership. The trip

First Show of the Season2022-07-02T00:52:16+00:00

Windsor! W is for Wonderful

      author: Cathy Foldesi                                                    RagaMuffin lover DOB: April 9, 2021 WINDSOR:  W is for him being an all around WONDERFUL kitty.                                                                               I is for him being very INTERACTIVE

Windsor! W is for Wonderful2022-04-04T17:27:24+00:00

iCandy Excitement

    I got an email the other day from the Cat Fanciers Association stating that this issue of Cat Talk magazine would be the last printed version, but subscribers would get it in both printed and digital this month. In the future it would be digital only. So, I clicked on the link to

iCandy Excitement2022-07-02T00:53:13+00:00

Coefficient of Inbreeding

  What is a coefficient of inbreeding  (COI) and why is it important? The COI is a measurement of the amount of inbreeding in a specific population. In my case, the population of concern is the RagaMuffin breed of cats. According to  COI FAQS: Understanding the Coefficient of Inbreeding by Carol Beauchat PhD, “The coefficient

Coefficient of Inbreeding2022-07-02T00:53:23+00:00

iCandy RagaMuffin Parasite Control

The first of the month is a big day here at iCandy. Every month for years. It’s the day I treat all animals to prevent parasites. The dog gets her heartworm pill along with her flea and tick medicine. The cats are on a program to meet their needs. The RagaMuffin males and neutered pets

iCandy RagaMuffin Parasite Control2022-07-02T00:53:32+00:00

Letting Giblet Go

  Giblet was sixteen years and four months old when I said goodbye to him today. I was up during the night with him with an apparent cardiac episode. I loaded him up on pain medicine because I wasn’t ready, even though in my heart, I knew he was. It was hard. Really, really hard.

Letting Giblet Go2022-07-02T00:53:39+00:00

Is My Cat a RagaMuffin?

  One of the most common comments I see on Facebook is a cat owner posting a picture of their beloved kitty and asking if it is a RagaMuffin. The answer is virtually always going to be no. Same with other breeds like Maine Coons. Unless you go to a breeder for a pedigreed cat,

Is My Cat a RagaMuffin?2022-07-02T00:53:54+00:00

Raisinette’s Last Kitten Show

  In the cat show world kitties can be shown in kitten class from the day they turn 4 months old through the day before they turn 8 months old. Since Raisinette was born on 5/17, it means that she will age out of kitten class today! The top 25 kittens in each region at

Raisinette’s Last Kitten Show2022-07-02T00:56:05+00:00