We’ve accumulated several adults over the last few years that deserve their own homes. They are still with us for various reasons which are outlined in the descriptions below. The fee for each is $300, or if two go together, for a total of $500. All are up to date on vaccinations and vet care.
Two-year old blue point Becky was the only surviving kitten in her litter in June, 2018. (One was full-term but stillborn and three others had stopped developing partway through gestation.) Her parents are Nina and Wills. She’s stayed with us in part to make sure she was perfectly healthy, which she is, and to make sure she outgrew her habit of play-biting and her strong objections to having her nails trimmed– she still hates having her nails trimmed but we get it done. As a tiny singleton kitten, she had to tolerate overgrooming by her devoted mom, which wore all the hair off around her neck. (It grew back.) We called her “Baby Kitty” for a long time, which eventually was shortened to “BK” and then to Becky. She’s small but very sturdy, with a kink near the end of her tail. She is quite independent, friendly, confident, fine around dogs, and gets along well with all the other cats in the household.
Archie is a small, lively one-year-old lilac point boy (named by his sire’s owner after the newest English royal baby). His parents are Nina and Aslan. He’s still here because he required more complex neutering surgery, but it couldn’t be done until this past May because of Colorado’s COVID-19-related prohibition on elective veterinary surgeries. He’s always been friendly, fearless, vocal, and confident, and isn’t always inclined to do what we want him to do. He plays furiously with wand toys, gets along with all the other cats, and is fine with dogs.
Blue point Wila is two years old, born in March of 2018. Her name supposedly means “female cat” in the Thai language. She’s always been timid with strangers and we’ve kept her around, hoping she would become more social with time, but she is still wary of anyone new or of being picked up when it’s not her idea. She is curious and very involved in the goings-on around the house, and doesn’t hesitate to comment, or to complain loudly when she thinks food delivery is late. She loves to play with wand toys, angle for treats, or join a pile of cats on one of our laps, and she seems to have a more relaxed relationship with the man of our household, so she might do best in a home that’s not exclusively female. She gets along well with the other cats and with our dogs. I showed her at several cat shows over this past year, and she weathered it bravely and cooperatively, although clearly she would have preferred to be snoozing at home. She actually did fairly well, such that she ended up as the best Thai alter in The International Cat Association for the 2019-2020 show year. She might be most comfortable in a home with other cats– although the introduction would have to be managed carefully– or if she were adopted along with another cat from our crew. In any case, she will need patience and gentle handling to overcome her reticence.
Chocolate point Kestrel is approaching her eighth birthday; she was born in August of 2012. Her mother is our first queen Phoebe, and her father is CloudCity Falcon, a seal point boy at Alicats Thais in Ohio whose father is a native Thai imported by another breeder from Thailand, and whose mother is our retired queen Nala, from Germany. Kestrel had a number of nice litters with various sires; our younger girls Nina and Kara are her daughters. She earned her Supreme Grand Championship in The International Cat Association a few years ago. After her last litter two years ago, she was retired and spayed, and has been living a life of leisure ever since. Although I would love to have her stay with us for the rest of her life, and I am hesitant to disrupt her from her comfortable routine and will miss her greatly, we need to reduce the number of cats in our household for the benefit of all of them, and I am open to placing her in a quiet home where she will have more of the attention she craves than I can provide with so many cats. Her coat has darkened since she was retired, and she is not so slim and lithe as she used to be; she’d benefit from being in a situation where her food intake could be monitored more closely than is possible in our multicat environment. Most of all she needs lots of love and lap time. Because of her age, the fee for Kestrel would be $100, to just the right home.