A Breeder is one who thirsts for knowledge, and
never finds it all but continues to try. One
who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience and
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances,
time, friendships, fancy furniture,and deep pile carpeting!
She gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of
turning that all important due-date into a
A breeder always has time to visit and answer questions from
past buyer's. 24 Hours A Day!
A true Breeder knows this is a career that requires you to be at
work 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. With no sick days, nor vacation days.
A Breeder's paycheck is one filled with kitten kisses, welcoming
eyes, accompanied by a trusting heart & words of praise from
the lives that are enriched by her breeding programs.
A true Breeder would never consider selling to a person that
wouldn't keep in touch.
A Breeder must know how to communicate with her cats like she
does with her children....after all,
children can speak when something is wrong....cats can not.
A True Breeder knows "Kitten Speak."
The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without caffeine!) in
hours spent planning a breeding or
watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards,
anxious with every little sneeze, wiggle
or cry she sees.
A Breeder has a connection with her cats, that ONLY God
The Breeder skips dinner parties because a litter is due, or the
babies have to be fed on time.
Breeder's lap is warm & inviting never too busy for a furry
purry hug. A Breeder's hands are strong
and firm, often dried-out from bathing & grooming, but ever
so gentle and sensitive to the bumps of a kitten's wet nose.
A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping,
her back heavy from bending, and sitting
in the birthing box, but are strong enough to handle heavy
A Breeder's shoulders are stooped from responsibility, often
heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to
support the weight of a thousand defeats and
A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an
armful of kittens, or lend a helping hand
to a newcomer.
A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being
talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a
phone receiver), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned
to the whimper of a sick kitten.
A Breeder's eyes can see through a dishonest person quickly.
A Breeder's choices are sometimes unclear to the
public eye. A Breeder's brain is foggy on
faces, but it can recall all of her kitten's names faster than a
computer can download a file.
A TRUE breeder does not need to put down other breeders, in
order to make herself feel and look better.
A Breeder's head is so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows
a fuse! It is capable of cataloging hundreds of furry faces,
knowing each one by it's eyes.
It does not see anything less than a Purrrrr-fect feline, it
does not recognize "runts" as being any less than
A Breeder carries a bruise on her soul for the ones that didn't
turn out to be a breeder, yet held up in hope of someday
producing outstanding family companions.
A true Breeder knows that it is a VERY fine-line held between
life and death in the first week of life.
The Breeders heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with
hope everlasting...and it is always in the
A piece of the Breeder's heart is installed into each and every
baby that leaves her arms, hoping and
praying the new kitty client will keep her in their
Oh, yes, there are some breeders, and then, there are BREEDERS!