My adventure started as a young girl when I found a domestic tabby kitten. My father being "allergic" to cats, as I think all dads are ;) actually told me that I could keep him! I named him George like "George of the Jungle". Well, George turned out to be a female, (lol) so George became George Anne. Anyway, long story short George Anne lived a very long happy life with our family.
One day in 1979 when I was in my early teens, (this is where my real adventure with Persians began) I decided to go shopping at the Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, TX. I came upon a pet store that was selling Persian kittens and I fell in love with a Silver Chinchilla Persian. I had to have her! I went home to ask my mother and, to my surprise, she helped me finance my first Persian kitten named Ginger. (FYI, I didn't know better back then but please do NOT buy from a pet store as you are supporting kitten mills). Back to my story...
years later during a casual conversation, someone whom I had only just met told me that he had a cat out on the balcony of his apartment because the landlord found out and threatened to charge deposits that he couldn't afford! I offered to take care of the poor little kitten. I named her Angel, she was a pure white Persian.
Fast forward a few years, I met my husband and married him in 1991 (still married). He bought Gizmo, a red male doll-faced Persian...my first true love (the cat he he)! Gizmo lived a long healthy 20 years with us.
After raising our two children, I decided to start my cattery. So I started my cattery! In order to achieve this goal, I did extensive research on the Persian breed standard, pedigrees, and the health or genetic problems in Persians. I was mentored the first year before buying my first breeder. I spent an enormous amount of money on purchasing my Persian cats, cat toys, food, vitamin/mineral supplements, grooming products, vaccinations, veterinarian bills and other medical treatments. All of my kittens live in a spacious house with a nursery filled with lots of fun.
I do not breed Persian cats for the purpose of producing income. I breed Persian cats because I love them and it shows in everything I do on a day to day basis. I LOVE my Persians, they give me so much happiness everyday! :)
"Raised in my hands and heart"
In loving memory...
Kudos to my beautiful (in many ways) and selfless daughter of whom invested towards the purchase of my first breeders (Romeo & Ellie).
Her contribution has produced the foundation for the future of Kitty Cature Cattery.