Lavinia is a really sweet, loving, and attentive girl. She is a dark sable and mostly has sable kittens. But, she does carry blue and has to occasional blue kitten. She would be the ideal cat, loving, quiet, likes to sit on your lap, doesn't hop around too much. She is pretty demanding, but, she is the grand daughter of Carmela, who you can see on the pushy cat video.
BB is a Thai Platinum, at least genetically, and has the most stunning eyes. She lives with her two sisters, Maude and Sarah. She is a little shy and lets her sisters go out front. But, she waits patiently to be picked up and carried around. She is patient. Though she she sneaks in and jumps on your lap whenever she gets the chance.
Bug Eyes had a rough start in life. Her mother was a Thai cat called Diva and her father was a Phyllis Wilson cat named Othello. Diva was a nice cat but she was a cannibal. It doesn't happen often in cats but it does happen. Diva killed two of her three babies and I managed to rescue Bug Eyes in time. It was a total hot mess. Fortunately Golda had kittens at that time so I just dropped little Bug Eyes into her nest. Gold adopted her immediately and the rest of her childhood was good. But, she had these enormous ET eyes and she really looked like a bug. Hence her name Bug Eyes. Bug is a really intense cat. She is active and smart and so are her kids. She is very specific in everything she does. She goes on business trips around her house. Its like she is running errands all the time. If you call her, she comes right to you, and takes a seat. But, she keeps herself very busy. She shows
Phyllis is a fabulous little cat and sweet beyond compare. First let me tell you about how she got her name. She is named after my deceased cat breeder friend Phyllis Wilson. Phyllis and I never met but we spoke on the phone weekly for more than a decade. She bred Burmese cats in California for more than 50 years. She was an endless source of know how and knowledge about the Burmese breed. She knew where all the bones were buried when it came to Burmese cats. She would tell me which Burmese cattery quietly bred in Persians, or Exotic shorthairs, or domestic black cats from the fifties forward. She knew what every body did discreetly filled me in on all the "off book" breeding that went on in the early days of the breed. The early Burmese cats were all in California and they were very dark sable. Indeed, Phyllis was somewhat famous for her dark sables. She attributed this to the AliBaba cats in her line. Well, with the help of one of my satellite breeders, Amy Kirkland, I managed to save some of Phyllis's cats and we are now able to keep her line going. Phyllis is a platinum girl, the product of of my Thai hybrids and one of Phyllis's deep sable studs. Phyllis put a lot of work into her "Incapaisley" line of Burmese cats and Im happy to keep it alive. With some added Thai Burmese, of course.
The last time I spoke to Phyllis before she passed away, she was not well. But, I told her I would keep her line going, so, I am. And cat Phyllis makes some lovely and loving babies.
Choco is from Thailand and we are waiting to get his genetic tests back. It appears like he is a champagne Burmese but we will soon know. He is the nicest cat in the world. He just loves to be held and hugged all the time. He is a little bit adventurous. Though he has a house, girl friends, and children to tend, and a yard, he is always trying to escape when I go in to see him. He is clearly interested in what the outside world has to offer. In this case, it would be wolves, foxes, and coyotes. None of which would want to be his friend.
Golda is one pushy cat. She had to be trained not to jump up on peoples' legs! She just loves people and cannot get enough of them and it took a little work for her to learn they were not there for her pleasure. She follows me where ever I go and has no problem ramming a door if it is between me and her. Whenever a new person comes over, she jumps on their lap and introduces herself. She is half Thai and half American Burmese.
She also likes to see her babies where she likes to keep her babies.
Estelle is a purr machine literally. She doesn't even wait to be picked up. When she sees you, she starts purring and continues until you pick her up. Its probably manipulation on her part. I keep telling her that she should wait to purr until contact has been made with the person, but, she has not taken this advice. She sees, she purrs, she conquers. She is quietly the boss of the pride, letting the others know she is in charge with the occasional light smack on their face. She is half Thai and half American Burmese. She is also the mother of the year. She loves having babies and being pregnant. So much so, I had to put her on vacation as she has no off button when it comes to having babies.
Patel is a my latest stud. He has a really famous pedigree! Part of of his family comes from the Thai Cat Center in Bangkok and part of it some from Phyllis Wilson's line of stunning American sable Burmese. Here you will see his baby pictures and where he has gotten to so far. He lived with a bunch of siblings and when they would be pooled on my lap, he would jump to get between my neck and ears. He was like, let the commoners visit with you down below. I want a better seat. Very funny little cat. He is extremely muscular and lean. His father is Mister so he carries blue and champagne.
He is a funny eater. He loves to throw his food around and then growl at it. Let's just say he is a messy eater. You will see him with his best friend, Rockatella. A blue girl I am keeping for breeding. He just hugs her at any chance he gets. I am very optimistic he will father many lovely kittens.
Davindra is Jelly's sister and she is another big girl. She is sable, sable, sable. You don't really get an idea of how dark she is from this photo but, she, is dark dark brown. Her mother is Fleur and her father is Brownie. She gets her dark brown from the Thai side of the family. Davindra is very persistent by nature and does not forget what she was trying to do. Or who you were trying to get her not to do. She loves her babies and is one serious mom. I would call her helicopter mom of Indian Spring Cats. She can only have sable kittens as she carries no other colors. But her babies are substantial and healthy.
Violet is a very beautiful blue blue eyed cat. She and her friend lilac are quite the team. She is the relaxed one with the olympic purring skill and her room mate is the athlete. She walks over to Lilac and licks her ears and is the portrait of a mother cat. Everything in her mind is a baby and needs to be cleaned and watched over. Great cat.
Ivan Ivanovich is one fabulous cat. I can't say he is the brightest cat in the world, but, sometimes have a slow moving permanently happy cat is an advantage. Though he may not be college material, he does have really great hair. Its lush and thick, kind of like clipped velvet. He is a platinum and I don't even know how to describe his eyes. They have a lot of colors going on, all at the same time. He is housemates with Phyllis and Bug Eyes, who adore him. He would be more about good looks than good conversation, but his sister wives don't seem to mind.
King George is the son of Red Dirt and Golda. Genetically he is a Bangkok Mocha-Burmese or a Bangkok Bur-Mocha. He is a very very smart boy and you have to keep an eye on him, because he is always up to something. He is very social and has a lot of sister wives. And he loves to go visiting. He lives in the barn and has four different families he visits. And when he wants to go visiting, watch out. He will make a run for it. He is an olympic gold purr machine. I think he is highly manipulative... he uses his purring to get what he wants.
Mittens and Tilda
Jaspar the Dog Cat and his Dog friend Monster. This is my sisters' dog and the dog cat I gave her. That is officially Jaspars' bed but Monster likes to sit on it with his best friend. As you can see, Jaspar is quite happy to share his bed with his friend. We are not sure what he thinks about the dog, but anything that gives him attention is welcome.
Mittens and Tilda are what we are calling Bangkok cats. When I began importing cats from Thailand, I started getting some off colored kittens which blew up the genetic tests at UC Davis. They didn't know what to make of them so just stopped communicating with me. I found a lab in England that was a lot more helpful and it turned out I had accidentally found a new "Thai" color. It is not new in the sense it has existed in Thailand since forever, it just happened that I got three street cats the carried this never before discovered gene. As you can see, they have like a cream colored coat and very blue eyes. These two girls have the most fabulous kittens. My sister has one, Jasper, and you can see him below with his best friend the French Bulldog. He is so good natured he lets the dog bath him from head to toe.
This new Thai color gene, called the cm gene, is responsible for some of the whacky colors I get in my litters. They are beautiful but most importantly, they make great kittens that make great pets.
Jelly is a big blue girl and the daughter of Estelle and this BIG BROWN BOY BROWNIE. I mean Brownie is a big imported Thai sable and he makes big kittens and his daughters make big kittens. Some of the boys are between 15-18 pounds. Jelly is a bit of watcher. She lives with her two sisters and she plays third fiddle to them. Basically her two sisters are super pushy and Jelly just hangs back. If you call her she comes but you have to beat off her sisters to give her attention. Her kittens are big and sweet. The girls are not as big as her boys. She is called Jelly as in Welches Grape Jelly because she is very dark blue. And her kittens are dark blue. This is one very smart cat and her kittens are smart as well.