Retired Adult Maine Coon
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
From time to time we may
have retired breeding
females or males that are
looking for wonderful
lifelong homes. It is hard
for us to part with these
treasures, but we feel a
life as someone's treasured
pet is what they deserve
once they retire. Please
inquire about the
availability of retired
Available Maine Coon Kittens
contact us to reserve kittens from
ABOUT OUR KITTENS:
Each kitten is vaccinated for
Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia virus (FVRCP).
All kittens are vaccinated for FVRCP at 8 and 12
weeks. Rabies is recommended after 4 months,
according to your state laws. We do not
recommend the Feline Leukemia or FIP vaccines,
since neither is necessary for indoor-only cats.
Kittens must be spayed or neutered by 6 months
of age, kept indoors, and NO declawing.
We are proud that we have our own dedicated
cardiologist who practices at Med Vet Ohio. Our
breeding cats are screened annually for HCM
(Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and checked via x
ray for Hip Dysplasia. Screening via
echocardiogram for HCM is currently the ONLY
recommended method to screen against this
disease. Our cats are also DNA negative for the
one known DNA marker identified for HCM. We
cannot guarantee that a cat will never have this
condition, but we are dedicated to making every
effort to ensure we have healthy kittens. Please
be aware of breeders who say that they DNA
test only. This is not proper screening
for this disease. ECHOCARDIOGRAM is the only
method of detection.
you are interested in adopting a kitten from
Highlander Maine Coons, please feel free call us at
(614) 801-9361 or e mail
When you contact us, we let you know the dates of
upcoming litters, give you information about the
sire and dam, and tell you how to keep in touch with
us if you are serious about securing a kitten from a
specific breeding. Pet kittens range from $950-$1200
and some may be higher if you want a top show
quality kitten. This is a hobby for us as we do work
outside of the home. When I am home, all my time is
devoted to the care of my cats, raising the kittens
and attending or judging cat shows on the weekends.
This is why I do not keep a waiting list with the
exception of repeat buyers (which are numerous). A
$300.00 deposit is required to hold your selection
once the kittens arrive. Our kittens are not
considered adopted until we receive your deposit and
the signed deposit agreement is returned. Our
contract requires that our cats be kept indoors, not
be declawed and be neutered within a specific time
frame. It also includes a 1 year genetic health
guarantee, initial immunizations, and we provide you
with a health record from our vet at the time of
adoption. Our kittens are ready to go to their new
homes at twelve weeks of age. We do not ship pet
kittens. You must pick your kitten up at our home
so we can meet you in person and you can see your
new baby. We also can arrange a meeting spot if
ODE TO A
I love my little kitty, she makes
my house a home.
She always is my best friend, I
never feel alone.
She makes me smile, she makes me
She fills my heart with love ...
Did some breeder breed her, or did
she fall down from above?
I've never been a breeder, seen
life through their eyes,
I hold my little kitty and just
sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish,
I've never felt their pain,
The caring of their charges,
through snow or wind and rain.
I've never sat the whole night
through, waiting for babies to be
The stress and trepidation when
they're still not there by dawn.
I've never felt the heartache, of
a little life in my hands,
This darling little baby, who
weighs but 60 grams.
Should you do that instead of this
....or this instead of that,
Alone you fight, and hope one day,
he'll grow to be a cat,
and bring joy to another being,
and make a house a home,
You know it's all just up to you,
you'll fight this fight alone.
Formula, bottles, heating pads,
you've got to get this right,
Two hourly feeds for this tiny
guy, throughout the day and night.
In your heart you know, you're
almost sure to lose the fight,
to save this little baby, but God
willing ... you just MIGHT.
Day one he's in there fighting,
you say a silent prayer,
Day two & three, he's doing well,
with lots of love and care.
Day four & five ... he's still
alive, your hopes soar to the
Day six he slips away again, dies
in your hands day seven.
You take this little angel, and
bury him alone,
With aching heart and burning
tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself "Why do this? ...
why suffer all this pain?"
But see the joy your kittens
bring... it really self explains.
So, when you think of breeders and
label them with "greed",
Think about what they endure to
fill another's need.
When you buy a kitten and with
your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money ... we pay
with our heart.
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