Welcome to Mishikoonz!
New Webdesign will never end!
Who knew updating a website could take so long? Will it ever end?? Dreamweaver is an amazing program, no complaints there...our lack of completion is entirely due to the weak link: the human involved!
Updated: October 2016
First US Grand Champion Poly!
In May of 2015, after 10 years of strife within the Maine Coon Breed Section of The International Cat Association (TICA), polydactyl Maine Coons were FINALLY approved to be shown in Championship alongside their non-poly peers. I am delighted to present the first Grand Champion Maine Coon Polydactyl in the United States! Mishikoonz Kearsarge Pass, aka Cat-in-the-Hat.
Updated: October, 2016
Scanning for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)
Next up for scanning are Lolo, Morgan, Kkaw, Cinnamon, Cat-in-the-Hat and Mork -- whew! Happily for the budget, the Portland TICA show in January 2017 will have an HCM clinic, so scanning can be done at less than half of the regular $400 per cat! In Maine coons, even though there is a genetic test for HCM, some genetically negative cats can still have heart disease, so it's very important that Maine coons in breeding programs are also monitored with color doppler ultrasound exams.
Updated: October 2016
Around the cattery: A little bit behind!
Hi, I'm Mishi......and yes, this is MY cattery!
Don't be fooled by the whole illusion of humans-in-charge... if you look close, you'll see that it's just that cats have delegated the authority. After all, we have better things to do than earn a living or clean up after ourselves!
I've been just really busy lately, so the website is in shambles! Don't worry, my human is working on it. At least all the moving seems to have settled down. Corvallis, Oregon is home now, except when we head out to the mountains to visit the Yurthouse in Redmond. I hate that drive over the mountains, though, so I hope my humans are willing to leave me home when they go gallivanting!
October 12, 2016
Technology will not win! I WILL conquer! Poor website has been behind the times for the last two (ok, well maybe three!) years, but I've finally gotten a handle on the process after moving over to another service provider, so updating is now top of the list!
Not that it hasn't been for quite some time--it just seems like something always happens to interupt. First, there was moving, then family commitments, then a house fire in Redmond...
The most recent issue is, well, a broken leg. The last day of July, I was hiking out from a trail maintenance project on the Pacific Crest and took a bit of a tumble--uh..maybe a flat out fall. Both bones in my right ankle were shattered with an ugly displacement of the foot for good measure. My ortho doc says I'm healing at a great rate. I say it's far, far too slow! My husband, Pete, who's been stuck with ALL of the cat chores agrees! The good news is that I'm walking again, albeit slooooowwwwly and very, very carefully!! Happily for Pete, I see litter boxes and hiking trails in my near future.
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