"What does Shamira
mean?" is a question I am often asked. Shamira is a Hebrew word that means "protector" or "guardian". It is not intended to describe the cats
themselves; they are so friendly and outgoing that they tend to trust anyone and
anything. Instead, it reminds me of my responsibility to do my best to
find a safe, loving, and appropriate home for each and every kitten that comes
through my home. I love these cats, and truly pride myself on raising
healthy, well socialized, and high quality Peterbald kittens.
All of our cats are given free reign of
our home. The kittens are raised underfoot and are well
handled. We do not cage our cats with the only exception being those that spray, and only as a last resort. And, even the hosers get lots of free (diapered!) time to run the house. Beyond that, if a quarantine is required for any
reason, the cat is confined to our bedroom to ensure continued attention.
Proper socialization can be a big problem for a large cattery, and this is why
we prefer to keep things small. Our cats are handled from the beginning,
as much as the mommy will allow. There is no shortage of attention with
the special helpers we have on staff, seen at the left. A cat from Shamira
will be familiar with the sounds and love that young children are so uniquely
able to provide. Of course, all interaction is closely monitored, and the
special focus of "little person" attention is something that all of our cats
Our cats are also familiar with our other
pets. In the past (and likely again in the future), we raised
a medium-sized hungarian pointing dog. We still own several of them, and
they are introduced to all of our cats at a young age. The
dogs really love the cats; in fact, we are pretty sure that our youngest male
believes he is a cat as he truly seems to prefer feline companionship.
We have found that this early introduction can
make all of the difference for an easy inter-species introduction in your home.
With loving care, each cat is given the
best start that we are able to provide. You are certain to be thrilled
with the affectionate and well-adjusted kittens that come from our family to
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