Heroes come in small packages. At Wild At Heart Cattery
The fantastic four Highlander Heroes
Well it all started around dinner on July 17, 2008. It was a hot July evening and I had not been running the AC I had my doors and windows opened, the screen door on the porch had a small gap at the bottom, but it never concerned me before, why should it I have left it open like this for years.
I was in the kitchen doing my normal evening work at the stove, I had finished feeding all the big cats outside and now it was time to cook dinner and feed the family inside. I was at the stove starting to cook dinner and two of the cats were at my feet nothing unusual about that, they are always under my feet when I am trying to do things. So, I didn’t think anything of it until the Wookie and Diego keep wanting behind the cabinet. They would come by the stove then go back to the cabinet next to the stove, they both acted like they were watching something behind the cabinet. I thought Diego was after a mouse, so I opened the bottom drawer of the cabinet, he looked in and then went right back to the other side. Mean while the Wookie was intently eyeing something at the back by the wall behind the cabinet, finally I said phooey and just went back to doing dinner.
Later that evening I was here at the computer finishing emails and the motley crew kept banging into my feet on the floor, so I just moved them and they kept it up.
I finally finished the email and looked down to see what the heck all the commotion was about, going on by my feet. Well folk’s turns out my babies all four of them were going after a cottonmouth :) snake that is, LOL. Damn thing had been hanging around my bare feet for a while and the big old Wookie was thumping on him followed by Diego, with the Monkey jumping in to, Lili laid back to watch. I turned on the light to see this snake right next to my garbage can were my feet where and it was striking at my Wookie. That is a no no you do NOT try to hurt my babies!!
So, I yelled for my old man to wake up and help me, try to keep four cats away from a snake when you are trying to catch it. He finally answered me, thought I was kidding, I said get out here and DO NOT bring the Gun. He would have come out with the shotgun and blown a hole through my floor, I've seen him in action when it comes to a snake, shoots anything that moves LOL.
Finally, got the cats out of the way, and a coffee can, over the top of the snake. Picture this; the tail is out from under the can, wahoo, a new toy, all the cats are trying to take turns to get the tail. In the mean time, I am trying to move the can out from under my desk and keep the snake under it. I got the lid and we maneuvered it under the can, part of the snakes body starting coming out. My husband runs and gets a hammer; :) starts beating the snake, the cats want to help. What a disaster.
Got the snake in the can and the lid on it all the kitties are safe from the evil slithering monster toy. Lucky the Wookie is a walking hairball, because that snake struck at him again and again before we had the situation was under control. Everyone was safe and sound, and no harm came to anything with fur but the little slithering reptile, well all I can say is RIP or pieces since my husband does a bit of overkill when it comes to snakes.
Since then, this incident once again repeated itself in June 2010, only this time it was late at night and Lili sounded off like a scream from a banshee waking everyone up at 10:30 pm. This one was a black snake that made its way into our hall between the bathroom and the bedroom. This time the gun came out and shots were fired in the house, but don’t worry we keep them loaded with snake shot during all the warm summer months. No holes in the floor or walls.
All doors in our home are now closed at night.
Story is from Donna http://wildathearthighlanders.com/
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
This picture was submitted to the original breeders group by a lady called Gloria. Place and date. Canada 1962. The lady states that cats just like the breed now called Highlanders were running around their Barn at this time and had always done so, some had the polyfeet and curled ears, it doesn't mention whether they had bobtail too but it is assumed they may have . These cats are not a whim of breeders but it is believed a long standing natural breed that had never been recognised or registered at any governing body until recentley when a group of breeders formed a breeding group to breed and promote them
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Here are Moonies Babies a little older. They all have GREAT curled ears. I have never seen better ears and on ALL of them. I'm so happy with these kittens. Love the wild spots and the sweet personalities too. ONE natural short tale female.
Welcome to the breeders group of the unique and outstanding Highlander Cats.
The Catsuit that thinks it is a dog.Extremely good looking, intelligent,outward going,friendly cats. They come family friendly. So for those seeking a nice companion with a unique look, then look no further.
For those seeking something different You will just love the Curled Ear Tips, Bobbed tail, Polyfeet,
Polyfeet are not part of the Highlander breed registered at TICA for showing but are allowable as part of the breed group.
Please note tails are not allowed to be docked in the UK
Although the registration for the name Highlander is a recent event their is pictorial evidence to support that these cats occurred naturally without intervention from man as far back as 1962
To continue to breed Highlanders per our standard that consistently conform to
the type and personality that have made our Highlander kittens so
To continue to welcome and mentor new breeders who will strive to put the
breed’s best interest first and foremost in their breeding programs.
To register Highlander litters and individual cats and kittens with TICA.
To continue education in various formats.
To continue rescue of all Highlanders in need.
To continue to provide a forum for Highlander breeders to interact, exchange
ideas, and work together in a cooperative and supportive
To practise good animal husbandry.
To put the need of the kitten/cat first.
To breed only with healthy, well adjusted friendly cats
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