Guus with Amicus
Bugatti with me
Next to the animals we also have three wonderful
children and even one grandchild!
On this picture: My youngest daughter Ella, my second daughter
Jenny-Lee and me
My oldest Daughter Romina
My second daughter Jenny-Lee
And our smallest daughter: Ella with Jack
I bought my first Norwegian Forest Cat "Jerrik av Swalboed"
As with almost any other breeder, it was not my intention to start
But I was infected with the NFO VIRUS. Our neighbour bought a
NFO girl: "Laurine fra Loa".
But it didn`t work out between our neighbour and her,
so she came to live with us. And then we had a couple of this
wonderful kind of cats.
I went to my first show, with our "Jerry" as we called
As you can imagine, this wasn`t my last show :) that`s the way
it all started.
I lived in Germany at that time and my cattery name was "av
When I moved to the Netherlands I first continued breeding under
But because of some personal reasons (divorce, cat-mafia), I stopped
breeding for three years.
After we lost our Jerry because of cancer, we started breeding
A whole new beginning with a new cattery name in a Dutch cat club.
(Welcomed with open arms by the cat mafia) :)
The reason for the new cattery name is, that I wanted to dedicate
it to our Jerry, which we miss so much.
Because he was such a proud fellow and loved to be on cat shows,
that every kitten that comes from our cattery had to wear his
"fra Jerriks Smykkeskrin" is Norwegian for: "out
of Jerriks Jewelry Chest".
So every time when one of our kittens goes to a cat show, this
is in Jerry's honour.
And so he`s a little bit immortal.
Our kitten`s are checked by a veterinarian and in good condition,
when they leave to live with their new owners.
Raised with all the love we have and a little bit spoiled :)
We only give them to people which we think we can trust. If you
adopt a kitten from our cattery,
you get an information map, including an "adopting"
contract and a lot of information
about the NFO, raising a cat and medical advice.
Of course not everything can be written down in this information-map,
so if there are any questions, I will always have a listening
ear for the new owner.
We breed NFO`s of the traditional type:
Big and strong, with a good coat structure which saves much time
We try to breed them as healthy as possible, so they can reach
They`re also raised with children and dogs, fully socalized and
with a lovely nature.