RECENTLY RETIRED GIRLS
Some girls I am not able to let go after their retirement. My sweet River is a good example. She is the queen of our home and will never leave here!.
It is generally unwise for a breeder to keep several spayed/neutered pets as this not only hinders a responsible breeding program, it also causes these retirees to be harassed by hormonal breeding cats.
Most of my girls are spayed early and placed in loving pet homes where they can be pampered to the fullest extent, without competition. This is the proper way of running a Cattery and prevents an unhealthy hoarding situation.
PLEASE VISIT MY ANCESTORS PAGE TO SEE MANY OF THE RETIRED CATS IN MY PEDIGREES.
MY BREEDING PRACTICE:
I prefer to keep my females in the program for a longer time and breed them once per year, to different males, over a longer period. This ensures that enough progeny can be kept from the VERY best mating. If a female cycles very often, I follow the Merk Vetrinary Manual instructions and breed her twice, in short intervals, keep offspring and retire her at young age. This will protect her from cystic endometriosis and pyometra. A female that is bred with this method miight then be available for adoption early.