About Our Cattery
We are a small in-home cattery in the western suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Currently we have one veteran queen, six-year-old seal point Miranda, who will retire soon; one four-year-old chocolate point queen, Nina; and two younger queens-in-waiting, seal points Kara and Emily, who will have their first litters sometime in 2020. We are fortunate to work with another breeder in the Denver area who has valuable old-style Siamese lineages and keeps the boys that provide our girls with kittens. Our cats are registered as “Thai” in The International Cat Association (TICA). That means they are Siamese of the original type that came from Siam (Thailand) in the late 1800s, as opposed to the modern, show style Siamese type that breeders developed beginning around 1960. Their pedigrees go straight back to the original Siamese of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; some have an admixture of native Siamese imported from Thailand in recent years.
Kittens are raised in the house with us (a mostly-retired couple), the adult cats, and a couple of Shelties. Once they are old enough to have the run of the house, they make themselves at home and generally create havoc. They are caged only at night or when no one is around to make sure they stay out of trouble.
Because it’s important to keep in touch with other breeders and to get objective evaluations of the quality of our cats, and to stay informed on feline issues generally, the cats go to TICA shows from time to time. We go to all the shows in the Denver area, and make forays farther abroad to more distant shows when circumstances allow.
Our cattery gets its name from an old nickname for Leadville, Colorado, at about 10,000 feet of elevation, where we have a mountain house, and, yes, the cats go too. (It’s fun to watch the hummingbirds in the summer and chickadees and finches in the winter at the bird feeders….)
Visits are by appointment, to prospective kitten owners, once litters have had their initial immunizations when they are a couple of months old.
(Siamese cats, or Thais, are not significantly less likely to provoke allergic reactions than other short-haired cats, contrary to a widely held misconception, so requests to visit in order to test someone’s allergic reaction to our cats are generally not granted.)