December 31, 2014

Cat shows

Earlier in December  did (N) Attack's Cupid's Cocktail move to California.
She did sattle in really quickly. Diva who moved to California earlier this Autumn and Cocktail became good old buddies again in a very short time. Maybe they have Norwegian secret conversations? :-))
Cocktail has already been to 2 big cat shows.
One in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas.
She has not a Fife' standard of breeding type, but in CFA she is corect.
Her new mommy is breeding and showing in CFA.
Cocktail loves to go to shows and has a very sweet temper. The jugdes has so many nice words to say about her - so all of it makes us very proud.
Thank you so much,  Cherylee, for taken so good care of my babies - wishing you all the best with them:-)


Show cages  - and look - the Norwegian pillows are in place ;-)

Pictures are taken by Carolynn , new mommy Cherylee and a photographer, Richard Katris - Chanan Photo . Thank you so much all.

While we are writing about shows, right before Christmas 2 heartbreakers became Best in Show in Finland - father and son.
Who? No other than Hidalgo and "Gollum". ( DE*Oralee Hidalgo and (N) Attack's ICandy)
After Hidalgo moved to Hanna he is so so satisfied.
He has lots of kittens to kiss at home , and at shows there is lots of people to charm. And he got a new best mommy who loves him from the bottom of her heart.
I am sure I will write more about these two in 2015 as well.

It's the last day of the year.
I wish you all the very best for 2015.
In 2015 this blog will be filled up with lots of purring news.

December 10, 2014

Rehomed - oriental friendship - endless love.

Sometimes breeders rehomes a cat once in a while, during special circumstances. Not everyone does, but there is no right or wrong answer to it.
For me it is the most important that the cats has the best pampered life that's possible.
I treat my breeding cats and kittens the same - with endless love. For the future I wish the best for all of them. Either they stay home with me or if they find their new best forever home when they moves to pet homes.
I do not have a big cattery, but I belive some of the cats are much happier is a normal pet home after neutrering -  It is just personal toughts about it, and I can only speak for  the oriental breed.

Some cats crawles right in to a special place in my heart, a bit more than others - that's natural.
And Major is such a boy. He was imported from CZ - Little Stuart Cattery.
He was a cat that was never ment to be rehomed - but things happens. A long story, not to be written about today.
He needet a special home and there was a girl who needet a special friend back then. I belive it was the destiny for both of them and I am so happy for them both.

Later on Major got a new little furry girlfriend, a homebreed Attack's cat who was retired from my breeding programme because she got an awful pyometra.She lost all her 9 babies after birth. This little tortie girl  was planned to be rehomed to Major from she was a kitten. She moved faster than planned and had a wonderful life there, but too short, caused of bad kidneys.

Major was then a lonely oriental again, and no orientals shall live as a single-cat a whole lifetime. They need a best furry friend to snuggle with, to kiss and to play with.
So to make another story short, our superactive and happy little chocolate spotted girl, Emma, moved to Major.
Emma is Hidalgo's litter-sister.

It did not take many days before Major was very happy for his new furry girlfriend. And Emma, well I think she loves her new big brother very much as well. Pictures never lies :

So thank you so so much, Caroline for giving those two lovebugs the best forever home in the world.
I hope you all will have a long life together. And thanks for all the lovely pictures.

December 6, 2014

Welcome Leo, Bye bye Coctail, Rest in Peace Gandalf .

I have news again.
Some sweet news, some exiting news and some sad news.

I will start with the sweet news:

The sweet news is named "Leo".
His Sunday name is FI*Keskimaan TMNT Leonardo, and he is a black classic tabby OSH boy.
He went home with us from Denmark when we delivered Hidalgo to Hanna - who is also Leo's breeder.
Leo is Carolynn's daughters new little boy, and hopefully destiny will play nice this time, with no future spraying after neutering, so she can have her couddle boy forever.
I am just babysitting him until Christmas, and it's a joy to have him around us.
But in future we have plans to use Leo in our breeding programme, and we are looking forward for it.
Thanks alot Hanna, for this purr purr purr purring personality :-))

The exiting news :

Early tomorrow morning will Carolynn, her sister and another friend take the flight to L.A - USA.
Christmas shopping? Probably, but the main reason for their trip is to deliver another Attack's baby.
Earlier this Autum, Divas new owner came to Norway to take Diva with her home. She fell so in love with my little torties. And after some thinking, I said she could buy Coctail, since Coctails original pet plan in future will not be the plan during personal circumstances.
I choose Coctail for her. Only because her sister is a tiny closer to my heart.
One thing is for sure, Divas mommy will have alot of cat from me. There are billions of "ants" in Coctail's body - she does never sit still. And she prefer to run and jump or climb instead of walking :-))
So I wish Coctail all the best in her new home, and I am a bit envy of the girls and the trip - but I hope there will be a time in the future I can take such a trip too.
Have alot of fun  over there - girls , and I am looking forwards for all the updates when you are home again.
Maybe you will see Coctail at cat shows over there in future as well? Diva is doing very well over there at CFA shows :-)

The sad news :

Little Gandalf who came to us together with his brother from von Wirtzheim Cattery in Germany in late Sept - 14 is no longer with us.
From day 1 he was vometing , and when he came home to us on day 2 he started to vometing blood as well.
Noone of the brothers knew how to chew food, or to eat quality food - so they had to learn it step by step.
Gandalf did not became better, only worse, so he was not many days in my home before both the brothers moved to Carolynn - close to the Vet. Just to mention, brother Ainur has never been sick.
They found some of Gandalfs problems and tried to treat them, but he got thinner and thinner.
It was with tears in my eyes for every visit I had in Kristiansand - visiting this skeleton of a cat :-(
His brother took very good care of him, but Gandalf used most of his energy to sleep, or to sit close to a human for love and contact.
We tought day by day, should we let him go, or give him a chance. Every time we tought of put him down he got a little stronger.
In late Nov we choose to let him go.
And the autophsi showed us it was the right dessision :-(

We will always keep you close to our heart, Gandalf.
We are happy we got the chance to know you and your sweet and tender personality.

But we have lost all the respect for the breeder who didn't bother to keep in touch while the little boy was fighting his battle and for many other reasons as well - shame shame shame on you,  and hope it will be a long time until we come in contact with such a selfish person again.