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Available kittens

Sheila is plannng on moving in the next year so has suspended breeding at least until the move is done. Currently there are no kittens, only retired adults available for adoption.

Pat has retired from breeding and relocated to California.

How we raise our kittens

As breeders of Abyssinians and Somalis, we are concerned about producing healthy kittens with the best possible temperaments. Of course, we are also hoping for beautiful kittens that will grow up to be as close as possible to the show standards, but health and temperament are always our primary concerns.
Mike & kittens An evening watching TV with the kittens

Our kittens are usually born in our bedroom and remain there until they receive their first vaccinations at about six or seven weeks of age. After their first vaccinations, the kittens are allowed to join the rest of the household. There they get used to all the usual household commotion, like vacuum cleaners, doorbells, telephones, adult cats other than mother, and visiting humans fussing over them. They spend lots of time in our laps and in active play. After receiving their second vaccinations and their immune systems are beginning to strengthen, no earlier than 12 weeks, most kittens are ready to go to their new homes. We do not allow kittens to leave without their reaching a certain level of socialization, so they are ready for a strong start in a new home.

Prices vary according to the color and the quality of kitten, but in general, prices start around $1000.

Available adults

We are somewhat "picky" about finding the right home and match-up for our older cats, since we know their personalities so well. We have found that mostly they adjust to a new home very well and seem to revel in more individual attention, although some take longer than others. They will make wonderful loving pets! And remember, an Aby or Somali remains very playful for almost all of its life.

Sheila does have a some retired breeding cats available for placement. They vary in age and in personality, so if you have any interest in them, call or email to inquire. These cats are available for the cost of current shots and shipping/transportation if needed, and, if not currently spayed, the cost of spay.

Here are a list of the adults and retirees:

  • Roxie - Cinnamon Silver Aby female, spayed, born 07/29/2003, so she is 11. Roxie is affectionate on her terms but shy, and is social with other cats. Roxie is also slower than the average Aby to warm up to new people and other cats, but given time will do so.
  • Brownie – Ruddy Aby male, born Oct. 3, 2007, age 7, very shy and slow to adjust to changes. Social with other cats. Never used for breeding.

Please contact Sheila for more details about these adults.

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