Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted Aug 31, 2015
So, we stop in at a pet store to look around and there is this strange spotted cat. We have never seen anything like it that wasn't wild. My wife had to get it out and play with it. This cat proceeded to purr loudly enough for me to hear it and it stood on her chest and rubbed its face against her chin. She had to know more and found out it was a mixed breed ocicat.
At the time, the kitten was around $800 at that pet store. She wanted it and I said no. Keep in mind that I am a farmer. We raise beef.
She mentions it again, and I say one of the phrases I have regretted more than any other. "If you are going to pay that much for an animal then by gods you had better breed them."
And so started our adventure in cat breeding and showing.
The breed is great. They are easy to care for, exotic looking and have wonderful temperaments. They are lovable and a blast to play with. One of ours would do tricks.
Cat shows might not have been on my list of things to do, but she had fun and her animals championed. One of her kittens even posed as the Eukanuba bag cat. That picture is attached along with one of his kitten pics. She stopped breeding after having our last two children, to have more time for them. Now that they are older, she has moved to poodles.
Me and my big mouth