Imagine this scene, a small child with blue-gray eyes, rubbing the film from the multi-paned window of her neighborhood bakery, hoping to catch a glimpse of the unique delicacy the baker makes only once each year. Hoping against hope that she could gain entry to the baker's inner sanctum, so that she might partake of this delectable treat.
I was that child, seeking my prize, my dream -- to own and breed magnificent Maine Coons. Cats have always been my passion. But the uniqueness of Maine Coons; their size, sociability and intelligence are truly a prize worth waiting for.
I was granted entry to the inner sanctum by virtue of the mentorship of Marge & Phil Berger of MaineVu Maine Coons, Judy & David Bernbaum of MTNest Maine Coons and David Billingsley of Cloistercoon. Their guidance and friendship have been invaluable.
Welcome to our cattery. Join us inside, as we reveal what lies behind the window panes -- the grandeur and companionship of Maine Coons. Enjoy!
Thank you for visiting our Maine Coon cattery. We are located on Long Island, New York. Before breeding these magnificient cats we adopted shelter cats for over 30 years. We are not new to the love that a cat brings to a home but living with a Maine Coon is a different experience. Without the mentoring and support that we have received from Marge and Phil Berger of MaineVu Maine Coons, Judy and David Bernbaum of MTNest Maine Coons and David Billingsley of Cloistercoon, none of this would be possible. Our goal is to produce healthy, loving, quality pets that will provide your family with years of love and companionship. We are a TICA and CFA registered cattery.
Maine Coons have long been referred to as Gentle Giants. This expression comes from the large size of the cat as well as the intelligence and friendliness of the breed. Males can range in weight from 13 to 18 pounds, with some tipping the scales at over 20 pounds. Female weights can run from 8 to 12 pounds. Some females rival their male counterparts with weights of 17 pounds or more.
These magnificient felines crave attention and want to be part of the family. Our kittens are hand raised in our home in a separate bedroom. After they have received their first shots, at roughly eight weeks, they are allowed into the main part of the house under constant supervision.
Prior to breeding, all mating pairs are tested, using the latest methodology, for SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), PK Deficiency and HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy). Ultrasound is the most effective method for diagnosing cats affected by HCM. While no breeder can guarantee that a cat will not develop HCM in the future, we are confident that the screening performed will allow us to properly monitor all the cats in our breeding program.