Welcome to Kitty-Up Cattery

UPDATE: Please visit our NEW website at http://www.kittyup.net/

Here we will be posting pictures of our newest litter, born on July 7, 2007

Clicking on the picture below will bring you to more pictures of our last litter, born on May 4, 2006

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The History of Kitty-Up Cattery

In 1989, we took in a stray cat (Cindy) in an effort to teach our children responsibility and love for animals. After about three years, she finally became friendly. A few months later, we acquired a "breeder's accident" (Rocky), a half Maine Coon, half Norwegian Forest cat, who became the love of our life. We would love to be able to clone his disposition and personality onto every cat. Our early experiences with cats taught us just how important the socialization process is for cats at an early age. Once our interest was piqued, we started visiting cat shows and were immediately drawn to the Maine Coons. We proceeded to purchase a purebred Coon and started showing in CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association). This, of course, evolved into breeding as well as showing.

When we decided to start a cattery, we looked for a name. Eventually, we decided to go with a western theme and came up with the name Kitty-Up Cattery. All of our show cats have western names such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Cherokee, Jesse James, Bret Maverick, and Texas Ranger, to name a few.

We've shown cats in CFA and TICA (The International Cat Association) and were members of the Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association (MCBFA). Our Cattery has been named a "CFA Cattery of Excellence". This indicates that a veterinarian has inspected our cattery and said that our cats are healthy and living in a clean and wholesome environment.

One of our proudest accomplishments was winning a national best of color award with our shaded cameo male, Grand Champion Kitty-Up's Texas Ranger.
Click here to see a picture of him.

Description of the Maine Coon Cat:

The Maine Coon Cat is the largest of the domestic cats. It is also referred to as the gentle giant of the cat fancy. The Maine Coon is a large semi-longhaired cat with a shaggy coat, large ears, and an extremely long and full tail. Their body is rectangular and they have hair between their paws. The markings on their face are similar to those found on a Raccoon. Maines are very slow to mature, not reaching full growth until 3-5 years. The average weight for males, at maturity, is 15-20 pounds. The average weight for females, at maturity, is 8-12 pounds.

Generally, Maine Coons are inquisitive, laid-back, affectionate, and a delight to be around. They are very dog-like in that they like to follow you around the house. They enjoy your company and always like to be the center of attention. Many Maine Coons are talkative and like to chirp. The Maine Coons are a family cat that get along well with children and other pets, including dogs.

Male and female kittens come in the following colors:

Females also come in:

The tables below show small versions of our pictures. Clicking on any of them will take you to larger versions. You will find representations of many of the different colors and looks of the Maine Coon Cat.

Kitty-Up Cattery's Kittens
DescriptionParents
Father/Mother
Picture
Smoke Torite FemaleGRC Sabbath/
CH War Paint
Black Smoke FemaleGRC Sabbath/
CH War Paint
Brown Female w/ WhiteGRC Maverick/
CH Summer
Brown Male w/ WhiteGRC Maverick/
CH Summer
Cameo Classic Tabby MaleCH Sabbath/
CH Warpaint
Silver Classic Tabby Male with WhiteCH Geronimo/
CH Miss Kitty
Red Classic Tabby FemaleCH Geronimo/
Hopi
Shaded Cameo FemaleCH Geronimo/
CH Hopi
Silver Patched Tabby Female with WhiteCH Geronimo/
CH Miss Kitty
Kitty-Up Cattery's Show Cats
DescriptionNamePicture
Black Smoke Male.

Son of Geronimo and Black Hills Gold

Tomahawk
Cameo Classic Male.

(Ranger's son)

Geronimo
Brown Classic Tabby Male with White.


Click here to see a picture of one of Maverick's sons at 5 months old.

Maverick
Shaded Cameo Male.


Click here to see a picture of one of Ranger's sons at 8 months old.

Ranger
Shaded Cameo MaleRanger
Silver Classic Tabby Female with WhiteBlaze
High-White Brown Classic Tabby FemaleMiss Kitty
Silver Classic Patched Tabby Female

Hopi
Silver Mackerel Patched Tabby Female

(Ranger's daughter)

Arapaho
Smoke Tortie Female

(Ranger's daughter)

War Paint
Blue Cream Smoke FemaleBlack Hills Gold
High-White Brown Classic Tabby FemaleIndian Summer

Kitty-Up Cattery
Meryle and Richard Weiss
68 Probst Drive
Shirley, New York 11967
631-772-2520

You can e-mail us at rweiss@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Last updated: Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 4:52 P.M. EST.

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Copyrightę 2006, Meryle, Richard, and Bret Weiss. All rights reserved.
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