Most Importantly, My Cats. I have owned cats since I was born. I've always loved cats and find that I prefer pets that choose to like a person. This page is devoted to the cats I share my life with. I am particularly fond of the Siamese and Balinese breeds. The links section at the bottom has good information references.
Seth, Echo, and Blue
Seth,Echo, and Blue
Seth, Echo, and Blue
Seth and Blue
The darker cat (Seth born January 1st, 2000) is a Classic Siamese (not to be confused with the traditional apple headed variant). The rumor has it that they were once used as guard cats. He was rescued from a shelter in Pennsylvania after his breeder suffered a heart attack. His original name was Bully because he used to attack anything near him but with just a bit of affection he came around (although he never could stand being picked up). I find this plausible as the teeth and nails on Siamese are much sharper, longer, and harder than those of any other cat I have come across. The breed is vocal and amazingly loyal and affectionate, almost to the point of being dog like. Go to http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/siamese.html for more information.
The white one (Blue born June 20th, 2002) is a Balinese. She is in every way the equivalent in temperament as a Siamese except that due to some recessive genetics or strange crossbreeding this breed is long haired and therefore somewhat cuter. Go to http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/balinese.htmlfor more information. This breed is very rare and expensive. We drove from Jenknitown, PA to Long Island, New York to pick her up and when she first came to us she was the size of a glasses case.
Anyone that thinks cats are aloof should try one of these breeds. They are loyal and friendly to the point of obnoxiousness, Seth will actually pound at the door with his paw if he is locked out of the room you are in. Blue fetches and they both come when called.
This cat is Echo (born April 1st, 2001) and she is a Maine Coon. She tops the scales at around 22 lbs and is only two years old with another year or two of growing. This breed is much more cat like and tends to be very friendly but not as relentlessly as the above two. Echo tends to chirp allot. Go to http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/maine.html for more information.
My new Seal Point kitten arrived on Delta today, May 17th, 2007. This guy was born at Gotier Cattery on February 3, 2007. Right now he is hiding in the bathroom with food and water but we've already begun the process of getting him used to the birds. As you can see Ariel remains a sweetheart and was the first of our guys to welcome him.
June 12th, 2007
We've decided to name the cat Vesper which is the Roman name for Hesperos or 'The Evening Star'. It is also a synonym for twilight. It seems fitting for a white and black cat. Vesper was pretty cowardly but we've spent a lot of time socializing him and he is coming out of his shell nicely. I expect him to be your average, crazy Siamese cat when he is full grown.
Blue and Vesper (at 3 months)
Vesper In His Bed (at 4 and a half months)
Breed List-- This site has links to everything, breed info, breeder locations, health info, etc.
CFA -- This is the official Cat Fancier's Association website.
TCA -- The Traditional Cat Association
TICA -- The International Cat Association
Purrmatix -- The Breeder we bought our Balinese from
Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue -- A great rescue for Siamese Cats
Chronic Renal Failure -- What to do if your cat is diagnosed with kidney failure, great site
Keep Your Cats Inside -- It will keep them alive longer and save the lives of songbirds, There is no indoor versus outdoor debate, only owners who choose to kill their pets and other animals versus those who don't. This site chronicles the multitude of birds kileld by outdoor 'pet' cats and the reasons to keep your cats indside.