Leo and Oscar

By |2023-02-10T14:27:13-05:00February 10th, 2023|

Twenty-five years ago, I stumbled upon Abyssinians at a cat show on Cape Cod and fell in love with their beauty, alert responsiveness, and their grace. I’ve owned Abys ever since and always in pairs to afford them interesting feline company. Leo and Oscar, our new Abby brothers from PureAbby Cattery, are the kings and the jesters of our household. I spent time researching breeders and Janet, hands-down, was the right choice. She told us that she had these two siblings, inseparable from birth, who’d stolen her heart. She was understandably eager for them to stay together. My son and I drove 16 hours round trip from Vermont to bring them home —and together they are. Leo and Oscar are the completion of each other and of our family. Oscar, in particular, gets along famously with Hazel, our golden retriever; he sleeps snuggled up against her belly, toys and flirts with her to chase him, and allows Hazel to clean his darling face. Like all Abbys, Leo and Oscar have distinct personalities with many sides, all captivating: from sweet cuddliness to pure rambunctiousness, speeding around the house and up and down cat posts like happy demons. They are highly sociable, always nearby, and never hesitate to make their wishes known to be pet, fed, and occupy the center of our attention – which we happily give them. We hit the Abby jackpot with these two males. Thank you, Janet! It’s been a sincere pleasure working with you from the start, and I enjoy staying in touch to update you on our beautiful Abbys. [envira-gallery id=”13083″]

Sweet Laya

By |2022-12-31T16:07:43-05:00December 31st, 2022|

Laya was born on January 11th, 2022. This sweet little girl has certainly been worth waiting for! My previous breeder retired a number of years ago, they were excellent.  Now that I was ready for a new kitty, I set out to find a breeder who had the same standard.

After searching I found PureAbby Cattery I quickly looked at the website, and I knew my search was done. I filled out my application and waited for my answer, thank goodness it was a positive reply, yah I’m on her list! Abbys have been my cat of choice for the past 20 years when people say once you own an Abyssinian cat no other will do so true for me.

The day finally arrived when I was to pick Laya up, I was so excited,  My daughter packed up the children, and off we went, she didn’t want
to miss the experience of seeing me with my new baby. We arrived at PureAbby Cattery and went into the house for a fascinating visit. All of the kittens and adult cats were amazing, it was clear to me that I got lucky with this breeder. Janet’s instructions were very clear, she is so caring and it showed with all of her cats, I actually felt guilty taking Laya away.

Laya is very intelligent and a great listener; her playtime is so much fun. I love how she hides and peeks out waiting for me to find her.
I call her name and she keeps watching not moving a mussel, now she’s ready, I walk toward her and she attacks in the most gentle way.

She loves to jump and grab her toys and run across the floor, she makes me get exercise with her. She’s very friendly and curious, now at 7 months old and 5 lbs her body is very strong. She is a beautiful gift in my life.  I’m happy to say that Janet will always be her mom and so will I.

Princess Sedona Amanda von Furburg (aka Sedona)

By |2022-02-13T13:58:37-05:00February 13th, 2022|

In the fall of 2020,  the cat count in our house was at an all-time low of 1, with our 15-year-old DSH Baxter, living out his senior years albeit with some health issues.  We found ourselves thinking about what might come next and knowing that my husband often spoke of dogs (big gasp! because we are a CAT house!), it became quite clear that he was very interested in cat breeds that were known for their:  a) high level of intelligence, b) trainability,  c) strong bonds with their owners and d) temperament that would be accepting of other cats in the house.  After completing multiple quizzes for “what is the best cat breed for me?”, results indicated that the Abyssinian breed was at the top of the list.  The next stage of our breeder research led us to Janet Wells of PureAbby.  It was apparent from the initial questionnaire on Janet’s website that she is very discerning as to where her kittens are placed so we were thrilled to be selected for the Spring 2021 waiting list.  The hardest part over the ensuing months was, of course, the waiting…made even more exciting as Janet shared photos of the new litters, detailing milestones and feats of mischief!!

 

With our new kitten’s name at the ready, Sedona, the day came to pick her up.  Sedona did not disappoint.  She is beautiful, the product of careful breeding.  She