Indian Spring Cats
Our cats follow you around, demand attention, want to be with you at all times, wait at the door for you to return home from work. Its the best combination... the dog minus the walk!
An Example of What You Can Expect!
As I said, I began as a Burmese breeder and still consider myself a Burmese breeder. But, when you import cats from Thailand, you get all kinds of surprises in your litters. Like I had mentioned before, that includes Siamese kittens, Tonkinese kittens, and more. More now includes a newly identified type of Thai cat. They have no doubt existed in Thailand for thousands of years, but, they were only recently "discovered". What is discovered? I imported four cats from Thailand and had the four cats genetically tested at the UC Davis cat genetics lab. Their genetic test came back and said they were black cats. However, they were not black cats. When I queried Davis about the fact they were not black cats, they just never got back to me. I sent the DNA samples off to a lab in England, and got a more professional response. The English lab said, "though they test as black cats, clearly they are not black cats. Our tests just cannot detect what they are. They are something undetectable by our current tests. In time we have discovered what they are. They posses their own unique mutation gene called cm. I call the cats that carry this gene Bangkoks because that is where the first four cats were found. Other people call them Mocha but I prefer Bangkoks because, well, its where they were first found. Below you will see pictures of some of my Bangkoks. Mine usually inherit one Burmese gene and one Bangkok gene, but, I have some that inherit two Bangkok genes. They look like really beautiful Burmese. Same old personality, just a slightly different look. One key feature of this new mutation. If they inherit it, they have stunning eyes.
Your In The Litter Box or
Burmese... and Siamese and Tonkinese Cats
About the Cats
When I started Indian Spring Cattery, it was my intention to breed Burmese cats. In my opinion, Burmese cats make the best pets in the entire world. But, I soon discovered the American Burmese breed was in trouble. The breed was created with two cats, Wong Mau and Tai Mau, imported from Asia in the 1930's. Virtually no cats had been imported from Thailand since and not surprising, the breed had become inbred. A rather sobering study by Dr.Leslie Lyons, renown cat researcher, revealed that American Burmese are the most inbred cat breed in the world. The prospects for the breed did not look good.
I decided to do something about it. My thought was this. The American Burmese breed was CREATED with a Siamese and a Tonkinese cat, imported from Thailand, 100 years ago. The only sensible thing to do was to import more cats from Thailand and add some genetic diversity to the American Burmese breed. And that is what I did. I have imported a spectrum of cats from Thailand and use them in my Burmese breeding program. And, as a result of importing all these cats, not only do I have healthy Burmese kittens, I also have Tonkinese(Dong Tang) and Siamese (Wichienmaat) in the litters. Half of my breeding stock came from Thailand, and, as a result, I get more colors than the usual Burmese breeder. Over time, I suspect my cats will develop a more uniform look and color range. But, for now, the imported Thai cats, and their incredible genetic diversity, results in truly rainbow litters. So though I am a Burmese breeder, I now I have BURMESE, SIAMESE, and TONKINESE kittens!
Though I think my cats are beautiful, they do not look like the American Burmese you see at cat shows. They have long noses and super short hair and all kinds of eye colors. But, I do not aim to produce cats that will win at shows. I aim to produce the healthy pets that will bring joy and happiness to their owners for years and years. I breed for health and personality and…….. for health and personality. And honestly, trying to bring those two attributes out in my cats, keeps me plenty busy.
I feel that what sets these cats apart from the other breeds is their fantastic dog-like personality. All of the American Burmese cats in my breeding program, and those imported from Thailand, have that irresistible personality we associate with the Burmese breed. They are pushy, demanding, constant companions. If you are looking for a healthy cat, brimming with personality, you have come to the right cattery. The same is true with the Siamese and Tonkinese that pop up in my litters.
If you are looking for a healthy Burmese cat(or Siamese or Tonkinese), I have those. My goal is to maintain the characteristic dog like personality of these breeds and correct the health problems that have become associated with these breeds. Its taken some work, but, I now have kittens that have the American Burmese personality with the health and longevity one should expect.
My name is Dr. Schar. In addition to being the owner of Indian Spring Cats, I am specialist in natural medicine. I believe in working with nature and never against it. In my medical practice, I study foods and medicines that make people healthy. When I I expanded my studies to Burmese cats, I realized the starting point was improving the genetic health of the breed. They were inbred and inherited a catalogue of genetic life ending diseases. Doomed from birth. Im here to tell you, no supplement or diet can fix bad genetics. I am actively researching and instituting ways to improve the health of the breed, and that includes importing cats from Thailand and a whole lot of genetic testing, planned matings, and more.
I am kind of a mad scientist type. But, I want to emphasize scientist. I am not a show cat breeder. I am a scientist who is using scientific tools to make healthy cats with great personalities. If you want to know more about me, and what I do when Im not breeding cats, you can visit my website.
Ridiculous Kitten Request of the Week
Im sure you think the life of a cat breeder is ultra glamorous and surely it is. Days filled with litter box changing, late night kitten births, treating kittens eye infections, and so so much more. .Just last week a cat was giving birth and got a kitten half born and her contractions stopped. The kitten was literally stuck between this world and the next. It took an emergency vet visit to get the kitten into this world and out of the cat. You can imagine the cat was about as happy with her predicament as I was. Then there is fighting with suppliers to get necessary cat supplies delivered during a pandemic. Oh, lets not forget the occasional and yet regular cattery disaster. Last year a herd of kittens got a lizard, ate it, and ended up with explosive diarrhea for two weeks. Im talking Fourth of July fireworks and not the kind that make pretty colors in the sky.
Not complaining. Love what I do. But, it is not easy.
I can handle lizard induced gross kitten diarrhea, but, the one thing that blows my mind, on a regular basis, is what I call "kitten requests from people who have lost their minds". For sure, I get lots of great kitten requests from great people. But, I also get a steady stream of requests that make you wonder about future of humanity. I did not just fall off a turnip truck. I worked in medicine for years and you get to deal with all kinds of crazy in that biz. And yet each week, I get a request that leaves my mouth hanging open.
I decided I would start sharing these ridiculous kitten requests with my cat friends. Why should I have the fun. So every week, I will pick the winning kitten request and post if for your enjoyment. This one starts out fairly reasonable but the subsequent emails get better and better. Read the whole string and then my commentaries.
I visited your web page and looked at the cats...
Me and my son XX have been talking about him (my son XX) taking on more responsibility and perhaps getting a new addition to our family with four legs and a chocolate face and blue eyes and being precocious!
I am from the USA and have a lot of fruitful and kindly experience with cats, and I look at my son and see that he needs something... no..... not a something........ he needs a creature to care for and to study and understand and learn to share his environment with and that the twain can benefit!
In laymen terms... my boy is at the age where he needs a pet to care for and learn that the "pet" also owns him... heh heh!
Please feel free to respond.
I grew up on a farm back in the early sixty's and had a lot of pets, and I want my son to have a pet, but I also want my son to understand that a "pet" who live for 18 years is not just a pet but a member of the family and to be adored and taken care of and loved!
On a lark... I am sending this email because your website sucks when it comes to links and "contact"... hah hah... so please do not get angry at me!
Take care and be well!
XXXX... the Father of 9 years old XX!... my best son!
You say on your website... "Thai Kittens for Sale" ( https://www.thethaicatcenter.com/home.html ) and no... I disagree with that...
It should be... "Thai Kittens looking for a good home"... and because when people are looking for love through animals then money is not a concern! You do not have to say, "For Sale..." because people already know this and that there will be an exchange of currency for a new member of the family!
"Thai Kittens for Sale"???.............. NO!....... "Thai Kittens Waiting for a Family"... or "Thai Kittens Waiting for Mates"................ or "Thai Kittens Waiting for Someone to Give a Shit"... hah hah....... but you get the idea!
Please........... money is not the objective....... if someone is already lead to your website than I can practically guarantee that money is not the objective... and moreover that a life-long companion IS the objective!
I love your website and the photos of the felines are amazing and adorable!
I truly want one for my son... and to be a bit sneaky... for me too... because I absolutely think cats are the greatest when it comes to a life-long companion that chooses YOU, and YOU do not choose it! When a cat... a feline... chooses you... it is for life!
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest!
Heh heh... you crack me up! Thailand! I am in Thailand for fuck's sake! I was responding to a Thailand website and contact page and suddenly I get a bloke from Wa.DC!
Hey mate... this is not an emergency! It is strictly for my boys... and when I read your response I kind of got a chuckle... relax... and I mean that... and I guess it is not really about the website but about a father trying to accommodate his boys for a cat... LoL...
So... how ya doin'?... and thanks besides for the response.................. I wasn't expecting that from a shitty website with dead links, and please forgive me for that but that cats are absolutely adorable looking!
XXXX in Thailand and I think you already know... heh heh
Well thank you XXXX for sharing all that! I feel so enlightened and your comments will surely help me do a better job . But breaking news. If you want someone to help you get a pet, perhaps you shouldn't refer to their website as shitty. Call me crazy but Im thinking that is not a winning strategy. Also, as all the links work, perhaps you need to learn how to push a button. You can google it. Try "How to push a button on a website". They might have something with pictures so you don't have to read.
Yes, I get several of these a week. And I will be posting the best of the best, so you can share in my joy. Or perhaps better put, share in my befuddlement. Like what was that? A whole lot more than a kitten request. Don't worry. There is more where this came from.