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Dutch kitten says hi !

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Hi, I'm Liselot from the Netherlands. I study at Leiden university and live in Middelburg with my boyfriend Duncan and our four kitties.

Ernesto and Mimosa are 1.5 years old, they are a cross between a farmcat and some kind of pointed longhair. Mimosa is a mitted sealpoint longhair and Ernesto a longhaired brown tabby with white (also mitted). Our own special mix Before I found Ernesto and Mimosa my boyfriend and I had never owned a cat, we've had lots of fun and learned loads over the last year. I've been looking into cat genetics and breed standards to figure out what kind of cat could've been their father, but I haven't reached a conclusion. Maybe I can find some enlightenment here !

Ernesto and Mimosa brought us so much fun, we wanted to expand our little family. Over the year we had become very interested in different cat breeds, but especially the Somali. After a few months searching we found a great breeder with a small cattery. She had planned her first litter of Somali's and the second litter of Sacred Birmans, another one of our favorite breeds. The litter of Somali's and Birmans grew up together, we got a ruddy Somali guy named Flynn (4 months now) and a sealtabbypoint Birman boy named dEUS (5 months) , they love eachother and our older cats as well. We feel our family is now complete and hope it stays unchanged for 20+ years.

Since one month I've stopped feeding a dry diet/kibble, I've researched cat foods and right now the cats eat a complete preprepared raw food, supplemented with BARF-components. (BARF = Bones And Raw Food / Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) The cats are so shiny and they seem to love their food now ! I hope to be able to share some insights about this method of feeding here.

regards, Liselot
post #2 of 15
Welcome! I'm also pretty new here. I currently feed my fab four sort of a mixed died of 50% dry food and 50% BARF, (or "BARFish", I give cooked fish once a week), and I'm planning go completely, or at least mostly BARF, little by little. Good to have other beginners here.
post #3 of 15
Welcome Liselot! You acquired a family quickly! It must be very entertaining to have such young cats in your house.

Thank you for introducing yourself and your babies. If you have any questions, please feel free to private message me .
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Welcome to TCS!
post #5 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #6 of 15
Hi there Liselot - we're so happy to welcome you, Mimosa, Ernesto, Flynn and Deus to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

Your house must be great fun with all those young kitties runnin around
post #7 of 15
Welcome to TCS!!!!!
post #8 of 15
Hello and elcome to to TCS.
post #9 of 15
Hello and It's nice to meet you!!
post #10 of 15
Welcome Liselot!

I have fond memories of the couple of months I spent in the Netherlands, even though I was working very hard. I did see a few cats in my wanderings, which made me lonely for my (then 6) cats at home. My one friend in Amsterdam, who is head of the math department, was of little use, since his family has a rabbit. (However, he has written me about his travels over the years, and I was especially fond of his anecdote about encountering a hungry little cat in Indonesia & ordering milk for it. The cat would not eat it, and he was informed that Indonesian cats like to eat rice.)
Welcome to this site!
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Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!

post #12 of 15
Hi Liselot,

Welcome to TCS
I live in the Netherlands too.

Are your kittens Flynn and Deus from Jolijn? I've seen there kittenpictures on a dutch forum, they are cute

Groetjes Debby
post #13 of 15
Welcome! I am donna proudly owned by the incredible trio and surrogate mum to Freesia a yr old shepard mix
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi all, haven't been here regularly, classes and stuff.

Yeah, our "family" grew rather quickly, but four is our max. We could house more, but I'd go crazy trying to give them the attention they're due ! They are strictly indoor, but go out on a leash. Ever tried to handle four with two persons ? Plus that we realize they're gonna grow old sometime which will probably mean they'll need more care.

Trixshar, I loved the story that Indonesian cats prefer milk over rice ! (edit;other way round) And living in Amsterdam should be pretty nice, even for a few months. I live in a provincial backwater, Duncan and me would love to live near such venues as Paradiso and The Melkweg where all the bands come to play on their European tours.

Kattengek: yeah, they came from Jolijn ! I'm on kattenpraat too, under my own name. Don't post much, though, haven't even shown off the kitties.
post #15 of 15
Hi welcome to the site.
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