1) I highly recommend Rosebud Siamese as a source for your future feline family members. Every aspect of our interaction was wonderful, professionally handled and expedient. Our two kittens had to make a 12 hour 45 minute trip on Delta to Portland, Oregon from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Including the carrier for them to make the trip was another example of Rosebud excellence in service.
2) I also HIGHLY recommend that you get two kittens at one time, an unrelated male and female.
We have found that they form a natural wonderful bond with each other. It was true with our first pair in 1986 and it is now true with Neelix and Leela from Rosebud. This happens for a number of reasons.
1. They arrive together so no one has claimed "territoryâ€ť or claimed the "humansâ€ť as their own.
2. They are kittens and they love to play, wrestle and chase each other around the house so they grow up as friends.
3. There is a natural gravitation for a male and female, even spayed and neutered to bond together.
The pictures and video below tell the whole story. They came out of the box from Delta completely bonded and they remain that way 4 years later as adults.
But think about it from their perspective. Your human may love you but no one knows how to do your ears like another cat or give you a facial. Or having a friend who understands the joy of sharing a mouse stakeout in the garage for hours. Or having someone warm and soft to cuddle with.
Their loving and playful relationship with each other is a joy for us. And whether we leave them on their own for an evening or if we go away for a few days (of course with people they know coming twice a day), the peace and satisfaction of knowing they are not alone in an empty house but have each other is priceless.
Here they are the first two weeks:
Here they are as adults:
Here is a link to download a video of them giving each other a facial which is the evening nap ritual.
Dr Rick Brinkman
Thank you for our beautiful baby, Skyler. His eyes are as blue as the sky. Heâ€™s so precious, intelligent, playful and affectionate. I've had so many compliments on how gorgeous he is. They want to hold, hug, kiss him and then take him home with them. Such a purr box and a love bug, too. Everyone wants to know where I got him. Truly, I believe you make a great difference in people lives on your chosen profession as a Siamese breeder. You have touched my life on so many different levels, that I'm quite certain God Blessed me on finding you. You are a very loving, generous, and such a kind person with a wonderful sense of humor. I believe this portrays who you are inside and out and defines you & your husband on the dedication to raising & breeding such wonderful Cats. To being welcomed into your home by you & your husband is a true testimony of the number of years youâ€™ve been married and raising your children, grandchildren and all the four legged furry feline babies. Not only do we have a new bundle of joy to our family.. I feel we were suppose to meet & I really treasure our developing a wonderful friendship. Love to hear about whatâ€™s going on with you & your family. I will keep in touch & send more photoâ€™s your way. Carolyn Mitchell
Thank you as always Sharon....honestly...I have yet to see a cat on your website that isn't beautiful...current and former Kings and Queens! I think people don't quite understand the passion we cat lovers have...especially for the Siamese breed. It amazes me that the first question I get after I show pics of Jekyll and Fang...after they say how beautiful they are....is: "are they mean?" For some reason, Siamese have gotten that reputation. You and I both know that couldn't be further from the truth. Especially my twins....so lovable and people friendly. In fact, my friend Dan who picked them up for me was in town on business last month and stayed with me a couple of days. I almost felt neglected by the kittens they were so taken with him. Hahaha. I agree with you that the conditions under which they are bred greatly influences their socialization and personality. It has definitely been evident in my twins! I'm so glad I got two indeed!
Take great care, I will send pics periodically for you and your husband....
PS....I finally go my Life's Abundance auto-fill adjusted to the right delivery time. I've had two adjust it twice....they love that food...love it.
Hey he is doing good. Kinda scared but he did amazing on the ride home. I will keep you updated. And I think what you are doing is great. I love that they are raised in your house and around you all the time. We looked at another cat a few years ago and it was a cattery too but it was super scary and not clean and in a outbuilding so this was a great experience for us as well and you and your husband were very nice and super friendly and invited us into your home. All of your babies were beautiful. Thank you so much. Our boys have named him Po (off Kung Fu Panda) . He seems to like it! I will send you pics as he grows. Thank you again
He is the most wonderful cat. He is better than I could have even hoped for! I love how affectionate and playful he is, and his meow is so sweet! Thank you so very much! Casey
Hi Sharon, I hope this finds you well! We are all fine and so enjoying our "E" boys - Elton and Eldon (known to us a Rocky and Mo)Today is their second birthday and I couldn't resist contacting you and sending pictures of our boys. We just love them dearly! What awesome, wonderful kitties they are! (Rocky is helping me type this!)As you may be able to tell from the picture, Rocky has a few extra pounds on Mo. I'm hoping that Rocky's body style is like his dad's (Beau) and Mo got Neela's svelt figure. It's either that or Rocky loves his Life's Abundance cat food a bit too much! Again, thank you so much for providing such wonderful additions to our family. Both boys are just so sweet.
Take care,Barb Cunningham
There she sat, firmly in my heart; my beautiful sealpoint Siamese, Veronica. For eleven years, when I sat, she was on my lap, and when I stood she leaned against my leg. And, when we slept, she slept in my arms and I would often awaken in the night to soft little kitty kisses. But, then she got sick....very sick. The Dr. had only ugly news for me. Fortunately, God was listening in and I think He said, "Well, we're a little short on fabulous cats right now, and I see a spectacular one down there that I will call Home." And, He did. I think that God was pleased, and that Veronica was healthy and happy, but there was still.....me. Me, with a broken heart. I thought 'This was awful, I'm never going through this again, I'll never get another cat.' But, that just sounded wrong. We had eleven wonderful fun loving years together and one ugly week. How could I negate eleven of the best for just one hideous week? How unfair to her. And, so, I called Sharon, who had a darling little girl who had just been waitin' around for me. She's not a replacement for Veronica, our new Mabel. She's a Tribute to her and the eleven great years she gave me. I'm not the youngest chick in the hen house, so it just might be that He'll call me Home before her, but my family will love her too. I still mourn for our beautiful girl, but not as often, or as long. I'm rushed searching for Busy Balls, and I'm pretty sure a catnip mouse has been deposited in my purse. I'd hate to have that fall out when I get my wallet at a restaurant. And, when I go to bed tonight, I will hold little Mabel in my arms, and feel, in the middle of the night, little kitty kisses softly on my cheek. They are healing kisses from Mabel. Or, are they? Maybe somebody just wants to say " thanks for eleven of the best." Jari Gropp
I just had to email you again and tell you how much we love Theodore. He's such a wonderful little boy. My kids love him and he cuddles with us every night. He's stolen all our hearts with his gentle, sweet, loving temperment. We've never met such a wonderful cat. My boys play with him all day, carrying him all over the house. Then at night he plays pounce on the dog and cuddles with me and my husband. My husband has quite fallen in love with him too, he thought no one could be as cool as the cat he had growing up but Theodore is giving her a run for her money. We will be coming back to you the next time we want to add a feline family member to our home, and every time after that.
Thank you so much!
Emily M. and family
The cats are doing great! Dash is very handsome and outgoing. He plays fetch and amazes us with his ability to jump. He somehow manages to find his way on top of cabinets as high as 7 feet! Loki is also doing well. She is a little smaller and a little more shy, but is more vocal, particularly when she cannot find Dash. We couldn't be happier with our new family members.
Congrats on starting up on your own. I can only imagine the amount of work that is. More than a few people have asked where I was able to get such social kittens. If anyone I know is thinking about getting a kitten I will be sure to send them your way. I will most definitely write a reference for you on behalf of my entire family. Thank you again for Dash and Loki. The last 8 months have been great.
best of luck and take care,
Here are some pictures. We kept the name "rose" (pink collar) but changed reese (white collar) to "lilly. " I will have to take more action cat pictures for you. They were so good with the kids and on their first vet visit...so calm. Thanks for such beauties! I am amazed at how easy they travel in the car/motorhome with us. They are with us at all times no matter what we are doing this summer. I have had siamese for more than 35 years and have never seen any that were so sweet like these two. Dawn Palm-Leis
Sharon, you were very helpful when we got Sapphire. I was very impressed by the kitties you had in your home, and how well they were cared for. I know you love and miss Sapphire. We love her, too! She's a sweet kitty! I am hoping she is pregnant with her first litter. I know the kittens will be just beautiful.
Thanks for your help and good luck with your new cattery! Please come visit Sapphire some time.
Sharon, thank you so much for this special addition to our family! We were amazed by how nice, clean, and welcoming your home was. We appreciate the opportunity to meet your feline family. Their pictures don't do them justice, and they have such wonderful personalities! It's clear that they are all very well taken care of, and loved dearly. It's hard to believe that we've had Simeon for nearly a month now. He is so laid back, affectionate, obedient, and intelligent. Our whole family loves him dearly. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who is seeking a precious kitten to complete their family. -Dave & Shay Sampson
Elvis is wonderful! He is so sweet and very social. He bonded with my 5 year old within 30 minutes. Elvis follows him everywhere and sleeps with him at night. My son is in heaven. Elvis passed his veterinary exam with flying colors too. He's a great kitten.
Thanks for everything!