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New Webdesign will never end!

demoWho 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!

Cat in the HatIn 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

Health Updates:

Scanning for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)

April 2017 scans for Jumper, MiniMina, Morgan, Iawatha, Glacier and visiting boy LAPD Shaft were ALL CLEAR!! Thank you so much, Dr. William Rausch, for running this private "HCM clinic" for Mishikoonz! 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: May 2017

Around the cattery: Sad Times, Happy Times!


With incredible sadness, I will soon be removing Mishi's blog from his website. All things must end. On April 3, 2017, we said our final farewell to Koontucky Sterling Sky, my Mishikat. Mishi was my first pedigreed Maine coon, never a breeding boy but the inspiration and namesake of my cattery. In his younger years, he taught my kittens what it was to be a Maine coon and later, how to respect their elders. He has always been the meeter-greeter of our home, the alpha boy of the cattery, and our forever love. I will miss him with all my heart. See you on the other side, sweet Mishi.

Mishi's blog

MishikoonHi, 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!Our home in Corvallis

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!

Cari's blog

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! Winter in Corvallis

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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