With the close of 2016, we feel blessed by each and every spirit given us to care for.
Thank you for providing fabulous homes for our kittens.
Cooper has been retired from breeding and will soon live on Madison's west side with his new family and children which Cooper has always wanted for his very own.
Cattery Inspection completed-waiting on paperwork. :)
Echos completed and no evidence of HCM in adult cats.
All passed with "beautiful large hearts"
Happy New Year!
Echo time, birthing spring litters will be fun. Watch the web for baby updates.
October 1, 2015
We have had many beautiful kittens born as of late.
So blessed with the health of each litter. Our future holds 2 kittens to show.
We have come generations from foundation, birthing our own future queens/females with generations of fine immune systems behind them- bred here and from our trusted friends.
Our next litters will be available in 2016
Soon there will be a new boy in town.
As our breed program progresses, we sadly said goodbye to Bear and Splash, with undying love and gratitude for their footprints on our heart and laying a cornerstone in our breed program for the betterment of the breed, with all intention to enhance, invigorate the breed with genetics diverse. We will miss you, yet see you in every kitten our future holds.
Thank you for your love and affection.
July 1, 2015
Cattery Inspection complete-I think we were good. waiting paperwork.
We have neutered our wonderful Splash. As all breed programs must move forward, he is our cornerstone-epitome of health and Mr. Personality. We have his progeny to carry on.
We LOVE Splash.
Splash deserves to cuddle in a bed once again.
We are working on our breed program which is a never ending progression.
Our cattery inspection will be due this summer.
October 16. 2014
Splash and Bear cleared by ultrasound for HCM
Big beautiful Maine Coon hearts, completed by Dr. Bortnowski.
September 19, 2014
We have lost an important member of our family. Willy has gone to heaven. We had no idea how much we took for granted, no idea how large his personality was and the void it would leave. One day I will be able to properly write a tribute to Will. Too soon.
We could not miss you more.
One day this will be a wistful memory filled with love minus the pain.
Boomer-well, his large Maine Coon heart measures the largest of course, and makes me happy to see at 13 how wonderful his old heart looks. Boomer is also behind our line on one side along with a portion of Tufts 'N Ruff- Linda Fleshman's line, documented over 15 years.
Splash is the Koontucky line I have worked with for 10 years,( Maxx and Izzy, Deja, Carbon) hearts also strong. Splash is too young to echo so Dr. B will be back in several months.
So far, so fantastic! We love that Dr. Bortnowski comes here. We are blessed!
Tyler has been relocated to a loving home in Ill.
He now owns Kathrine and Larry's home,
allowing them a portion of their bed to call their own.
Huge thank you to Katherine and Larry,
for providing Tyler with absolutely everything he could need or want.
So happy for you all!
Thankful for your enthusiasm and dedication to raw feeding!
Tyler's personality lives on here with Bear and Isis.
Willy had his dental last week, with a new dentist who could not contain her excitement of a raw fed cat of many many years and his stunning musculature.
"The body of a jungle cat" is what she said.
However, I think she forgot he was a Maine Coon!
Old boy, great teeth!
Brush those teeth!
The fallacy that dry food is abrasive and will clean your cat's teeth, or that raw fed cats do not need dentals due to PH of their saliva being superior to dry fed hence no tartar is ridiculous!
We should abondon our tooth brushes and eat corn nuts!
Deja will be spayed after the second attempt at carrying a litter full term.
With heavy heart, my apologies to those who may have wished for her progeny.
Another year has passed!
Tyler had his first bithday.
Tyler had surgery on his ears and is doing well.
Aino had her first birthday.
Dr. Bortnowski visited us this week.
Tyler's echo shows us a beautiful large Maine Coon heart.
Cattery inspection completed
Tufts 'N Ruff Tyler, has come to our home.
Check him out! We just love him. That feeling is seconded by Deja who knew instantly that there was a new boy in the house. She stands outside his room calling to him, and trying to convince him to open the door. On the other hand, Tyler is not sure what in the world she is talking about. He is just becoming acclimated to our house, from his own room. He has not met our canine companions yet, so slow and easy transition to assure that he will welcome them into his life. I could not be more pleased with Tyler in our home and breed program.
Here we go again. Mindfully, thankfully.
We will be taking a break from breeding until next year, 2012, for human health reasons. Life throws a curve ball every now and then.
update: July of 2011, I made a decision in the best interest of my cats, due to a diagnosis of an ovarian mass. With much unknown looming before me, I began the steps to rehome all but 3 cats in order for them to be cared for in my absence. The responsibility of care in a situation of multiple intact felines, is beyond most person's imagination. After all, they do live in my home, there is no outbuilding. My love for them, with their wellbeing first and foremost, prompted me to seek the best homes for the rest of their lives. I have always believed that as situations change, people change along with their decision and choices. I would be unable to lift my boys, continuing the cleaning of their room as it should be for their mental and physical health. It was unfair to keep them being unable to continue the same level of companionship and care that they had become accustomed to. Bon Jovi went back to his breeder and my Maxx is happily living in Green Bay. If you think giving him up was easy, think again.
Many months later, I feel the need to share this with the many people in my life who have cats and kittens from my home, being part of our feline family so to speak. Also for those looking for kittens, so as not to misrepresent who I am and what I am doing with respect to breeding. My intention is to continue assisting with adoption interest, questions about health, feeding etc. as I had been able to in previous years. My kitten litters will be few and far between, but none the less my intention remains steadfast. For the health and betterment of the breed.
Thank you for your patience, and know there is a difference between being unable to respond to emails and being unwilling.
If you have interest in our continued health screening, contact me for information. If you have progeny of Maxx you may have copies of all health screening.
Maxx went in for his yearly exam and dental cleaning. Bloodwork excellent, teeth healthy, tissue as it should be. As Maxx is older now, this is extremely important. Your cat's dental health is very important, just as human dental health is important in over-all health and immune. As your cat grows older, this is vitally important. Preventative dental care at home is paramount. Many products can be found as water additives and tooth/gum gels. Make no mistake about your cat's mouth. It might change his life!
Carbon is now living in Wausau with Jim and Deb. He is loving his home, I can see by his photos. Happy Boy! ...as it should be.
We will be regrouping our breed program.
August 2010 Young Adults, dad and grandpa Echos are picture perfect and clear of HCM. Echos are listed on individual pages for your reference Most of our cats have the large maine coon heart. This is not to be confused with an enlarged heart. Maine coons have a normal variance seen within the heart muscle. Some cats may grow to become 20 plus pounds. He will need a heart to support his body! Please be sure to educate yourself with respect to this fact, and also ask your veterinarian to become educated as well if you are owned by a maine coon. Many maine coons are misdiagnosed due to lack of knowlege by attending medical people. I personally have brought kittens back to my home with their parents, in order to have our trusted cardiologist examine them after receiving an alarming diagnosis that proved to be incorrect. We cannot be expected to know everything, but we can choose to educate ourselves, and ascertain that our choice of medical people will do the same. As an advocate for all creatures, especially the maine coon I heartily thank you for taking this seriously.
Many of you are wondering how Manny is doing! I am so very pleased to say, that he is healthy, happy, and living with the Rinaldi's in Eau Claire. They say he can fly! We love you Manny...but we also heard you. Another forever in my heart.
*** Dec 21, 2009 all hearts clear and picture perfect ***
Echos are inaccurate during lactation. You may not find echos on some females who are pregnant or lactating.
2008-All kitties passed their physical and echocardiograph with flying colors.
Picture perfect hearts. We now have video for your veterinary consultation!
2007- All hearts clear by echo
2006- All hearts measure normal and clear by echo
We reserve the right to refuse placement of any cat or kitten at any time.