Simone.. Charlotte and Opie Brown patched girl
Charlotte had her new babies Sunday 2/6. She had 3 babies.
Charlotte is a silver patched female. However, she is primarily silver with just a couple very faint cream spots to make her a silver patched. Opie is a chocolate smoke. Opie is the smallest boy we have. We've been using Opie a lot in our breeding program partially because of his unique color, but more for his size. Plus the fact that we seem to consistently get good ears and profile from our Opie babies.
Here are some newer photos and videos taken 6/29...
Simone has dynamite ears. The first photo shows her unique coloring. The bottom 2 photos show the curvature of her ears. We had Simone spayed before we realized what a great show cat she would make. Until we find the perfect home for her, we'll just continue to show her. Judges in both CFA and TICA see so many "marginal" Curls that it's nice for them to be able to handle a really good example of what an American Curl show quality cat should look like.
I have a couple more short videos of Simone that we took this morning. I took this little one after we had quit playing with her but Mike had just left the toy on the bed. Simone obviously didn't care that Mike had stopped playing with her..... but that's just her.
The video and photos taken 6/11-12
The video and photos below were taken at the TICA show in Arcadia on 6/11-12. Simone was just 4-1/2mo old. This was her first exposure to the show halls.
Checkout how she looks back briefly just before she decides to climb the rope to make sure it's ok. These rope posts help the cats relax in the rings because they can focus on the post instead of all the people, sounds and judge. This was her 2nd day at the show and she was starting to loosen up. The first show a cat or kitten goes to can be a little scary for them. For a 2 day show, they will usually do much better the 2nd day.
I still plan to show you a video of Simone in play mode. She's tooo, to-o-o-o cute! and fast. I can't remember a kitten that takes her playing more seriously than this little girl. Our house is nothing but a racetrack for the cats. We gave a tall 8' condo in the family room, another one in one corner of the LR and condos in front of LR window for the cats to watch the birds. Then we have a long hallway upstairs. They will play chase from the hallway, down the first half the stairs to a long 15' shelf unit to the corner condo in the LR. Then, back into the FR and up the condo, across the room to the condos in the kitchen and back again. It's a total hoot watching them. I really should get some pictures of our home so you can visualize it. The different cats have their favorite play buddies. Right now, Simone has paired up with Shelly and Tucker. Tuck is bigger than Simone but he's got the energy to take her on.
Photos and video of Simone taken 5/23 & 24...
I have this one photo of Simone taken today, but I really need to get more still shots and a couple of videos just to show you her personality. Simone could be a GREAT show cat. We're actually wishing we hadn't jumped the gun and had her spayed when we did so we could keep her in our breeding program. Unfortunately, you can't make a true evaluation of how nice a kitten will be for meeting the Curl Standards until they are closer to 3-4 mo old. We had Charlotte's babies spayed at just over 2 mo. ... before we could see what great ears and head she would have. There's a TICA show in Arcadia on June 11-12. If Simone isn't spoken for by then, we're considering putting her in that show. She will JUST be old enough to show by then.
Since all her littermates went to their new homes, we've made it a point to pull Simone alone with one of us to play. and OH MY GOSH!!! Because she's smaller than all the other cats in the house, she just couldn't compete for the toys so she didn't try that much. But as soon as we pulled her aside by herself to play with a toy, she turned into this play monster!. I need to get some video to show you. There just aren't words to describe how fast she is. That little bit of one on one special attention also turned her into a super, super lover. It's taken me about 15 minutes just to get this one photo off my camera and onto my computer because she wasn't going to leave my hands alone enough for me to select the photo, transfer my computer and upload here. Mike and I have been consumed with home improvement projects for the past month, most of which were way overdue or I would have been updating Simone's page more. We still have a lot to do but I'm setting the projects aside tomorrow for videos and photos of Simone. I'll add more about her personality when I do that.
Photos of Simone taken 4/5...
Reserving a kitten from a future litter...
We are taking reservations for future kittens now. We reserve the right for first pick of any of our litters for ourselves to show, however, if you reserve a kitten from a future litter, you will have first pick (after us of course). I keep track of the sequence that I receive Reserved Kitten Agreements and offer kittens in that same sequence.... in other words, the person who has returned the first Reserve Agreement will have first pick of any new litters. After that, the 2nd person who has returned a Reserve Agreement can select a kitten, and so on. Anyone with a Reserve Agreement can wait for another litter if they want to wait for a kitten from another litter if they want, and the same sequence for selecting a specific kitten will still apply.
If you are interested in reserving a kitten from a future litter, please email me for a "Reserve Kitten Sales Agreement"....
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