We are quite small cattery found out in 2006. In fact,
I have bought our first cat one year before - concretely Siberian Cat
Bonnie wasn´t bought due to breeding activities in any
case. I wanted her only as a pet. When I told to my husband that I would
like to let her sterilize, he stared at me with a reproachful look and asked
me : „Do you want to tell me that Bonnie won´t have any kittens?“ And that
was exactly the moment when everything has started : First show, first cat –
friends, pedigree strees checking, genetic studies etc.
Our family have three memebers: me, my husband Zdeněk
and Richard - our son. We have tree-rooms flat in the large city center of
Prague. There are four cats with us. There are no place for another animal.
We are really care for wellfare and quiet enviroment.
And here your are the story, how it started........
Story I. - Bonnie
However, Bonnie had never interfered into a breed, she has
been our stirps. And in addition, she has never involved the breed directly, I
found out my breeding station and I have met many of new friends in favour of
her – they are Siberian Cat breeders who entered into my life. The most of these
friendships are still very firm and stable.
I am absolutely not sure how did it happen, but during one
Autmn day I have made a decision to buy a cat. It was due to a feeling that
something important is missing in our flat. Well, actually, however we have
planned a baby somewhen later, the feeling of necessity to have a small pet
seemed to be so strong. I am going to buy a cat, this was my final decision. I
bought a magazine called Our cats and browsed through all enclosed information
there. And there were a lot of beautiful cats. I showed this magazine to my
granny only as if „by the way“ and she avowed :“Oh yes, cool, I really like
cats!“ I felt as if she agreed. Afterwards I showed this magazine to my
husband and he ratified it, as well : „Yes, we want exactly this!“ Now,
everythig is clear – here will be a cat!
We were interested in Norwegian Forest Cats, but they weren´t
so extended in Czech Republic. And definitelly, there was no possibility to get
them promptly according to my wish. I realize that small tigers who have a
similar look as Norwegian Forest Cats are Siberians. So I found an advertisement,
checkes web pages and guesed that Mrs. Motllová, Siberian cat breeder, lives
only a several minutes far from our house. It was Saturday. I called her to
express my wish to see her kitten. Unfortunatelly, she was spending a weekend in
a cottage with her family. And that was the time of questions-shower. About 5
callings with many important questions, requests and interests. I tried to ask
her for everything. We fixed an appointment on Monday. I don´t know exactly why
or how, but I was absolutelly sure to take a cat called Bonnie imidiatelly. Not
even I though if the cat is healthy or likable to us. Thank´s God, everything
turned out to be OK.
On Monday afternoon I got Bonnie closed in a container into
my house. No one was at home. My grany arrived later and gazed out at the door.
Yes, it was completelly my secret action and nooneelse knows it. My granny asked
me hesitantly : „It is ours?“
I had to go to work in the evening. When I was leaving the
house, Bonnie played with my granny used small balls and mouselets. During the
evening my husband arrived home from work. And he was quite angry, granny said
later. He phoned me, but according to my bussy time I wasn´t able to pick up the
phone. I got home with tears in my eyes and I expected the worst. My husband was
lying in a bed without a word and what about Bonnie? She lied by his feet
covered by a blanket. He whispered with his first finger keeping up : „Pssssssst,
Bonnie is sleeping!“ So, Bonnie was domesticated.
Bonnie is so beautiful cat and her first owner wished to
show Bonnie. Why not, I wanated to try it. Bonnie, unfortunatelly, doesn´t like
cat-shows and she had finished her carrier with Interchampion item. That was the
time for kittens. No kittens came in spite of many attempts of insemination or
tom-cat changings.Unfortunatelly we didn´t gain any kittens. We arranged with a
sterilization in February 2010 and she has exactly been the pet she´s always
pretended to be since then.
We were forced to solve some unpleasant situations : Bonnie
was scared about other cats and quite aggressive during cat-shows. MVDr. Žertová
helped us with this problem and she recommanded buying a cat-friend for Bonnie.
Despite claims the risk was still there : The risk that she accepts another cat
at home, but the fear from strange cats would be still here. The collective and
well-considered action followed.
Story II. - Elais
We were looking for a friend for Bonnie – any Norwegian
Forest Cat. I am not sure how did I get Agnar web pages in Poland. They breed
NFO. The section about kittens was there and we started to find our next cat
there.We knew that we want a cat with white paws. We saw some photos of kittens
from Gatta*PL breeding, they had several identical and so beautiful kittens for
taking off. Elias was our decision. Why Elias? Because of her white top of a
tail. Ready to go!
The advance-payment was sent via Western Union and the
great thing was that Elias has been booked for us immidiatelly after our
arriving home from town. What a great pleasure in our house when we knew that
Elias would live with us!
I travelled to Havířov´s cat show to buy her there,
1.5.2006, where Ewa has showed all her cats. However, Bonnie firstly made it up
so badly with the fact that any other cat occupied her roost and ate from her
bowels, till the end of the first week she stopped with a sulk and started to be
a friend with Elias.
Elais completelly came up to all our expectations of a
show-cat. She loves it and do her exhibitions with a pleasure. She reached
Grandinter Champion item.
Elias is right now a mother of three litters, where each of
the kittens get an award of The Best Kitten of the Show. And two of her litters
recieved an award of The Best Litter of the Show. Her kittens could be found in
breedings in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany or in The Netherlands.
Story III. - Yaki-Da
was Summer of 2007 and I was again surfing the web. It seemed to me as if I am
almost not able to unstick from the screen and key-board. FIFe /The Global
Organization concerning cats/ celebrates two famous days : The World Winner / it
means the competition of a World Chamipion, which is fixed in October and The
Scandinavien Winner, which is fixed in the Summer. At that time the winner was a
little white cat from Zygot´s breeding station. So, what a surprise, I surfed
their webpages to gues that they have some free kittens. Yakidka was free as
well and her eyes had an unbelievable blue colour. I fell in love with her blue
eyes. My decision was really prompt – coming over some small type´s mistakes –
the decision for buying Yakidka! Though, how to explain it to my husband? I was
obliged to use a small untruht. I said that I had paied a non-reversible
advanced payment which we would miss in a case of cancellation. OK. He agreed,
again. That was the moment when I sent the whole payment to Annike including the
Yakidka flew towards us with an interlanding in Kodaň(Copenhagen)
and we were waiting for her in 21.7.2007 in Prague´s Airport – Ruzyň. I really
couldn´t wait to see her. One hour after landing some people gave us in „cargo
space“ a container with so small and scared kitten.
On the arrival she got a privilege of unlimited using of
our bedroom. By the way, the first thing she has done was that she has hidden
behind the wardrobe and we weren´t able to get her out. I had to vacate both
wardrobes to move with them and draw Yakida out. „Oh damn, she would always be
hidden behind of our furniture!“ My husband sighed.
Finally, Yakida has grown into a very sensible cat
depending on people. She is so fondling and she really loves my husband. Nothing
strange about that, both celebrate their birthday at the same day.
I am looking forwad to beautiful kittens, ´cos of we have
found the right tom-cat for Yakida even it is in 2010. I believe this will work.
Story IV. - Charlotte
Charlotte is a cat from the third litter of Elias and Oscar.
She is the best cat from litter C and she was reservated for the USA breeding
for quite a long time. By the way, finally the trade didn´t carry out and we
weren´t able to accept selling her as a pet. Our next decision was to let her in
our family. She was the biggest, the statelist and the most inteligent. In
addition, her puberty has been added to her features.
Charlotte took a part in some cat-shows as a kitten and
later she relaxed as a pet at home.Our first-born son has taken so much of our
attention that there hasn´t been time for cat-shows. I am not sure if Charlotte
will ever join as may cat-shows as her cat-mother Elias, but probably not due to
the fact that be became full.value family.
Charlotte is such as a challenge for breeders. She is my
breeding success and I hope she would move the level of our breeding up. I
believe I am able to choose an accurate tom-cat for her. And first Charlotte´s
kittens could be expected by the end of 2010.