Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday's Treasures


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

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Very interesting Fee... thanks for sharing.

Michelle May said...

First, congrat's on the magazine! I have to get a copy! Woo hoo! Second, love your cattery! How cool is that! Your kitty's are precious. Kittens make me laugh with how silly they can be.

Christine M said...

Congratulations on having your profile in Handmade. Thanks for showing us around your catty and doggy areas.

shez said...

Wow Fee i have the new handmade and loved reading your profile piece,i also am the star letter in this mag with a table runner that i made ,Jenny's design.
What a lovely place you have for your cats and dogs,they are very lucky to be living at your place.xx

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Fee. Your fur babies are gorgeous. Love the way your cattery is set up.

Fiona said...

Congrats on the magazine profile... excellent... and it was lovely to read about your cats... and dogs...
Hugz

Allie said...

Congrats on your profile! I never knew you bred cats, what a neat thing. Love the cat house!!

Kathy said...

Well, Fee - this must be fate. I have always enjoyed your references to your feline companions and suspected from the photos they were Burmese - but I didn't know you bread them! We think our RSPCA Jasper is more than a bit Burmese and we (I) have just decided we NEED another one in the house.........I will have to chat to next about something other than sewing :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Congrats Fee...lovely article! You certainly have lots of feline and doggie lovin in your household. Thanks for the tour.

Susan Moroney said...

Thanks for the tour of your cattery! Burmese are just the best cats, our Burmese is just the most cuddliest and tolerant cat I have ever met!

Mrs A. said...

Hi Fee,
Thanks for the look around your cattery. I bred persians up until 10yrs ago and just have two cats left now coming up for 13yrs of age in May. They too have a cattery in the garden and spend time between their house and ours with free range to come and go as they please into the garden to sun themselves. My cats hhave brought imense pleasure over the years and Hubby is just as soft sbout them. hugs Mrs A.

De said...

Might have to grab handmade for a bit of light reading on the plane! See you next week.

Debbie said...

I LOVE that cattery!!! How awesome is that for your furry little kiddos. My cats would be sooo jealous!

Debbie
ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

marina said...

looks like a fantastic set up and such beautiful cats.

Tracee said...

First off congratulations on being in the Hand Made Mag, and thank you for sharing it certainly made a great read. & Wow what a fantastic set up you have for your cats.

Larissa said...

Having had cats since we were little, I am almost in awe of your setup ... especially when they are sick inside the house (as one was in the hallway, literally just 5 mins ago, lol!!) ... We, however, have just let them roam free, whether indoors or out ... as per their prerogative ... I can't imagine them being happy about being shut in a small run like that (bear in mind, we have about 1.5 acre (or something like that), so they have quite a way to run free ... plus, we live in a rural setting, so it's not like it would be in the suburbs. I always love seeing other people's animals (esp. cats, hehe), and the setup they have for them!! Thanks for the guide ... I did see your profile in my copy ... Great to see them on people I follow/'know', as it means I get to know a little more on them than I would just by reading their blogs! Thanks!!! Hugs!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like they have lovely lives!