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Thursday, 29 May 2008

balinese cat and kitten

Our family has been breeding Traditional Siamese cats for nearly thirty years and two generations, and we are proud to have selected our breeding stock for their intelligence, loving and calm temperaments, robust health and beauty.

Recently, we've begun to breed the silky-haired 'cousins' to Traditional Siamese, the Traditional Balinese which, in our opinion, is the only breed to rival the Traditional Siamese for being the finest of all companion cats. (For more information on Traditional Balinese history and traits see Traditional Balinese History, Temperament and Characteristics).

Traditional Balinese cats and kittens are not only loving and playful, but extremely intelligent, being ranked most intelligent among all longer-haired cats while their silky non-matting coats shed minimally, the least of all medium-haired cats.

This makes the Traditional Balinese ideal for people who love the outgoing intelligence and the cuddly robust body type of the Traditional Siamese and also love the silky touch of longer fur. Traditional Balinese are much like a Traditional Siamese wrapped in silk. To see a Balinese is to want to touch it, to pick it up, to hold it to your cheek.

We have found the Traditional Balinese irresistible and people who visit us agree that the Balinese combines the very best traits of both long and short-haired cats.

Our Balinese cats are family members, loose in our house with us. We raise very high quality Old Fashion Balinese. Our kittens are hand raised friendly and affectionate companions, unafraid of children or the activity of a household. Their personalities range from lap cats to clowns. Our goal is to match you with the kitten that suits you best.

Our kittens my go to their new homes beginning at 10 weeks old. We feel that 10 to 14 weeks is the optimum time for a kitten to bond to their new people.

No destructive, neurotic or cross-eyed cats are ever used for breeding, and these traits do not appear in our cats.

Show Record. At this time, Traditional Balinese are shown only in cat shows that recognize the traditional Balinese such as the 'Traditional and Classic Cat International' (TCCI). Cosset, one of our queens, was 1997 Best Traditional Balinese. In 1998 one of our Balinese kittens received the prestigious 'Morris Award' as Best Kitten In Show. In the 1999 show, one of our kittens was again Best Kitten in Show and the father was Best Traditional Balinese and Best Traditional Seal Point Balinese. In the most recent 2002 International competition one of our cats was Best Cat In Show and our kittens placed second and third Best Kitten In Show as well as many other first places.

We are proud to say that historically our cats and kittens take many first prizes in various classes including Best Seal Point, Best Chocolate Point, and several of our kittens usually place in the top five.

Our Balinese kittens and cats will be featured in a video entitled "Kittens and Stuff," released in 2001.

References. We have a well-documented reputation for raising top quality, superbly socialized kittens in immaculate conditions. References from previous customers are available upon request.

Health Care. From a veterinarian-conducted inspection we received a perfect score on all criteria to receive certification as a "CFA Cattery of Excellence" and a TCCI Supreme Cattery of Excellence." All cats are up to date on innoculations and are guaranteed free of Leukemia and FIV as well as any genetic defects. Written health guarantee provided. All kittens are free of both internal and external parasites and will have at least their first shot before leaving the premises. Cats from our family commonly live between 18 to 21 years.

Transportation. Because of the unusually calm and reasonable nature of our kittens, they have been shipped all over North America with no difficulty and we are happy to do so, conditions permitting.

Stud Service. To be absolutely certain of the health of our cats and kittens, under no circumstances are outside cats permitted on the premises, and therefore no stud service is available.

Price and Registrations. General price range is between $600 and up with exceptional individuals priced separately. References and photos are available. Our cats are registered CFA and/or TCCI and come with a 5 generation Pedigree. We guarantee our kittens to be pure and authentic Traditional Balinese of the highest quality.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Traditional Balinese.

Goals. Our goal in raising the Traditional Balinese is to keep this noble and highly intelligent breed alive and to share them with other Traditional Balinese lovers. It is extremely important to us that you and your cat are a 'love match' and, since we are fully acquainted with our kittens' individual personalities before they leave us, we can often match you with exactly the right kitten for your particular situation.

About the Breeder. Besides breeding Traditional Siamese and Balinese, Diane Dunaway is a best-selling writer who has published five books including her latest, LOSING THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD - A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul (Doubleday, April '97, Berkley '98), a nondenominational book helping people toward greater inner contentment even in the midst of busy lives filled with careers, chores, and children. She teaches at three California universities, is married and the mother of two children and two playful standard poodles, Rhett and Scarlett.