One of my favourite Australian Blog's is Melody's. She hosts Tuesday's Treasures and this week it is all about our pets. So I am linking this post to hers.
Now you would all know by now that I am owned by many pets, but did you know that I breed cats? If you have purchased this month's Handmade Magazine there is a profile on me along with 3 projects and my picture is on the front cover - Bottom right hand side - Do you see it? Well the article reveals many things about me including that I breed Burmese and Abyssinian Cats.
I have been owned by cats all my life and received my first burmese breeding cat at 10 years of age from my grand parents. She was a red burmese named Angelina. I was hooked from that point and I have had them ever since. I have had a few breaks from breeding kittens throughout my life but have still always owned a burmese or two.
Luckily my husband of 20 years is an animal lover also. He trains greyhounds as a hobby and our property has a "doggy" area and a "catty" area. This is my husbands airconditioned kennels which you can see as you head up the stairs from our back door. The doggy area is on the left.
And to the right is my "catty" area. We own 5 cats and they all have some time in the cattery and time in the house on a rotational basis. The shed with the louvre windows open has our indoor pens which we are currently renovating ready for winter.
Come through the gate with me and I will show you around
Here are our 3 outdoor runs. Each one has a little purpose built house with a cat door which leads to a sunny garden run. The cats get to look at all of the wildlife and birds but can do them no harm.
We have planted trees and creepers around the cattery for natural shade in the summer.
Here is JT & Jack sunning themselves in their garden run this morning.
Each run has pavers for sun baking, a tree log for sharpening of claws and fresh grass growing between the pavers because they love to eat it.
The back of their houses is shaded by a lovely old wattle tree. The runs look up through our orchard.
And here is Ned's Stud run. He has to entertain his future wives here so he has an abundance of furniture, scratching poles and logs to play on. It is important to us that our pets get lots of loving whilst they are in the cattery so the runs have been designed with human doors to both their houses and runs so that we can sit and snuggle with them.
So there you go a little tour of my cattery where my adored fur babies spend some time. I hope you enjoyed looking around.
Hugs - Fee X