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Fanny Farmer Grands!

photo by Carolyn Jimenez     ICandy Fanny Farmer turned eight months old on February 4. This means she graduated to championship class in CFA cat shows. She was so much fun as a kitten to show, bringing the party with her every time. I was really looking forward to the next step

Fanny Farmer Grands!2020-05-19T01:17:45+00:00

Choosing a Stud Cat

My first homegrown breeding male, Fudgie   You have your precious queen and now you are ready for that special breeding. Whether you are looking to bring a foundation stud in to your cattery, adding new blood lines with an additional male in the cattery, or planning on taking your queen to an

Choosing a Stud Cat2020-05-19T01:18:03+00:00

The Kittens are Coming!

    The excitement grows as the queen’s belly expands. Normal pregnancy in cats averages 65 days.  Larger litters tend to have a bit shorter gestations, while extremes can be from 54 to 74 days. As the kittens grow in the uterus, fetal cortisol increases to a threshold which triggers a cascade of events including

The Kittens are Coming!2020-05-19T01:18:14+00:00

Sugar Daddy Had An Echo

      Recently, I took Grand Champion Felisophic Sugar Daddy for a trip in his carrier. This time, it was not to a cat show. This time it was for an echocardiogram.  You see, an echocardiogram is the definitive way to ensure a cat does not have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). While RagaMuffin Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy Had An Echo2020-05-19T01:20:10+00:00

Fun With Fanny Farmer

iCandy Fanny Farmer at 4 months   RagaMuffin kitten iCandy Fanny Farmer is six months old now. As a small kitten she had “the look”. As she grew, I became more convinced that she would have what it takes to be a show cat. At her first show, she was relaxed in the

Fun With Fanny Farmer2020-05-19T01:20:59+00:00

Canned Food Warmer For Pets

  I was sitting around chatting at a cat show with friends recently when one mentioned having a canned food heater that she used to make the food more attractive for her cats. I had never heard of such a thing! A quick Google search revealed that, yes, there existed an Animal’s Instinct Pet Food

Canned Food Warmer For Pets2020-05-19T01:21:14+00:00

Remarkable Weekend at the Cat Show

Last weekend was the annual Santa Paws CFA cat show in the Baltimore, Maryland area. I go to this show every year, not because I expect to win a lot as it is a tough show, but because it is a fun time. I enjoy hanging out with friends, cheering each other along. The show

Remarkable Weekend at the Cat Show2020-05-19T01:23:19+00:00

The Heated Bed

    Petals After Thanksgiving sales were too tempting to ignore. I went Internet shopping for my pets. My oldest cat, a rescue named Petals, has arthritis. While she is getting medical treatment, I thought a heated pet bed might helpful as well. Nougat I looked at several that were available.

The Heated Bed2020-05-19T01:23:29+00:00

Parenting Styles of Queens

    I have been a pedigree cat breeder for a while now. After breeding horses and dogs as well as being a veterinarian for well over thirty years, I doubted I could be in for many surprises. Well, the difference in the queen attitudes toward their families has been startling. I started with Squidgy,

Parenting Styles of Queens2020-05-19T01:23:38+00:00

Static Electricity

  At the last cat show I went to, the show hall was dry, very dry. And the cats were full of static.  My cats, especially Solo, were getting shocked by me and the judges. I carry products just for this but nothing seemed to do the job. I wasn’t the only person with this

Static Electricity2020-05-19T01:22:26+00:00
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