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Devon community – Please help!

A reputable breeder in Alabama had a rather sudden medical issue arise, and needs to rehome her Devons. There are 3 girls available for a nominal adoption fee, (to cover microchipping and spaying.)

They are beautiful and loving Devons…

 

  1. Vanna – also known as “Gaia Shades of Mischief.” She is loving and sweet, a 5 year-old brown tabby and white.  
  2. Maggie is 3 years old and very loving! 
  3. Lily is a chocolate mac tabby – she is 6 years old. 

All girls will be spayed and microchipped before rehoming. If you are looking for a Devon rescue (or have wanted a Devon but have not been able to find a breeder…) please contact Pam. kirleecoatdevon@gmail.com She is currently looking for homes for all 3 beautiful and sweet girls!

 

 

Here Kitty, Kitty! How to find a lost pet…

It might sound simple or like it could ever happen…, but our loved fur-babies do, sometimes…, slip out the door! My own Bumper makes a game of slipping past me as I enter my home. Thankfully it’s just his little power play – he sniffs, looks at me then comes back inside.

But sometimes they get away. Scared, let out of the yard/home by workers, or simply bored and mischievous… pets get lost. If you haven’t invested in a high-tech tracker gadget, you need to recruit others to help find Fluffy (or Fido!)

Log in to your local Nextdoor.com mailing list. But for more help, here are some tips…

from Lifehacker. (Thank you to Lifehacker and author Patrick Allen!)

If you have found a pet, check for a microchip. Feel for a small hard bit, about the size of a grain of rice around the shoulder area of the animal. Most vets will assist by determining if there is a chip, and reading it if there is – Usually a chipped animal has a phone number contact as part of the info on that chip, and an owner or responsible breeder will respond.

Of course the best solution is to make sure your pet is safe and secure. But isn’t it nice to know there are ways to help?

Devon Heaven is next weekend. If you are near Monroeville PA, consider stopping by the show!

Devon Heaven!

Graphic of Devon Heaven Cat Show in Monroeville, PA Blog Post

Every couple of years the Devon community comes together in its mischievous glory to celebrate and honor our amazing (and amusing) cats. The event is called Devon Heaven, and it is an awards banquet held one evening after a Saturday cat show.

The theme for this year’s Devon Heaven is Devon Valentines, and it will be a part of the Steel City Cat Show on February 11, in Monroeville, PA. (Show flyer here!) The banquet is only open to Devon Rex Breed Club members, but promises to be a fun, memorable and raucous good time! There is a live auction fundraiser with wildly entertaining auctioneers, Curlydolls’ own Dolly Chamness and Melanie “Vanna White” Bell.

And yes, there is a costume contest! (Pictures from the 2015 Devon Heaven can be found here!)

But you can only attend if you are a member of the Devon Rex Breed Club. Click here to join now! (Support the efforts of the Breed Club to develop and improve the cat we love so much!) The fee is reasonable and is a worthy cause!

If you just love Devons, consider attending the cat show! You may never again see so many Devons in the ring at one time! The show is held at the Monroeville Convention Center 209 Mall Plaza Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146 on Feb. 11 and 12. There is a small fee for admission, to support the Steel City Cat Club who sponsored the show. There will be 6 rings, many beautiful cats and a TON of Devons! Black, red, calico, silver, shaded and smokes. Big ones, small ones, kittens and cats. Devons galore!

The show is not to be missed! Find a friend and come out and some of the best Devons in the world! (This is also a terrific chance to meet the breeders of these fine cats, find out about ownership and kitten availability or possibly to pick up your new kitten – by prior arrangement!)

But if you own a Devon, every day is Valentine’s Day!

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“Love is Love” is exclusive Planet Devon art by Wichita artist Elizabeth Winterbone. Her work is featured here at Planet Devon. You can see more of her art made with love at her site, elizabethwinterbone.com. She specializes in custom folk art tailored to you – monograms, personal cards, artistic renderings of meaningful family recipes, etc. All of the art seen on items in the Planet Devon gift shop is exclusive to Planet Devon, and any piece is available as a beautiful gicleé print, suitable for framing.

Come on out to the Cat Show!

There are several great cat shows in December, from Oregon to Florida, Russia to China!

It’s a great way to meet a few interesting cats (and their felines!) and spend an afternoon out of the house! Come on out to support your local cat clubs!

View Cat Fanciers’ Show calendar

View The International Cat Association’s Show calendar

See you at the show!

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International CFA Show coming up!

Picture for Mid West Cat Show Blog Post

Are you in the Midwest? Interested in seeing some really cool cats? The Cat Fanciers’ International Cat show is coming up fast! The show is being held at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi, MI.

Spectator hours are 8:30am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 19 and 8:30am until 4:00pm on Sunday, November 20. Tickets prices are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors (65+), $5 for children 6-15, and children 5 and under are free. There is a $5 parking fee at the facility. If you click here, you can get a $1 discount coupon!

Cat show are a fun and interesting way to spend an afternoon, and the breeders love to see you there!

Don’t miss it!

Why buy a pedigreed cat?

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What to expect when talking to a Breeder

Once you’ve found a Breeder you’re interested in working with, you need to approach them as an informed buyer — even among Breeders who are responsible, there are (as in all things) better and worse people to do business with. At some point in your inquiry (sooner or later depending on the Breeder,) you will likely be asked to fill out an information form – but you can ask questions of the breeder as well. Continue reading “What to expect when talking to a Breeder”

Pet Quality – No Breeding Allowed

Many times people that are looking to purchase a pedigreed kitten are surprised to learn that the breeder stipulates that the pet kitten must altered, or may already be altered before being placed for sale. There are several reasons that breeders insist on this. Continue reading “Pet Quality – No Breeding Allowed”