|Cattery Tour -
Every effort was made to ensure that the
safety and mental well-being of our cats was
uppermost in the planning stage of these
accommodations. Every cat owned by JFRH is
rotated in and out of these lodgings. It is
our belief that fresh air and bird watching
help to round out their lives. Multi level
shelves offer them ample chance to
strengthen their muscles, and their claws.
Cedar makes wonderful scratching posts.
What fun they have chasing flies, and
When the Queens are pregnant, and have their
babies, they live in the house with us, in
one of our Nurseries. As soon as kittens
are weaned (8 wks), those Queens get to
relax and dry up in the luxury of condos
with breezy balconies. Rowdy (our 123 lb.
German Shepherd) patrols the yard 24/7,
keeping any and all stray cats from
me, he takes his job very seriously.
He will live outdoors all winter in his
super-well insulated dog house, located
under our breezeway roof. Our girls and
boys reap the benefit of his vigilence - as
do Pat and I, and all our household
The Queens' Quarters (or
as Pat calls it, The Hen House) is pictured
on the right, underneath our dusk to dawn
'Bandit' and 'Paddington'
can be seen in the back condo, watching
Rowdy (dog) play with one of his many, fun
Rowdy's Kennel is located
right between the two Cat Buildings. The
door is tied open, and he is free to enter
it when he wishes, but, more importantly,
exit when he feels like it. Afraid of
thunderstorms, he does go there to hide out.
On the left of the photo
is the Storage Shed for Cat Food, Litter,
and oh yes, a bag or two of Dog Food.
Ordered through a Wholesaler, the many many
bags of Food required a high and dry
location. The ramp makes it very handy to
wheel the bags to the Queens' House, the
Peoples' House, and unseen in this picture,
the Stud Pen (out behind).
time is right for the "girls' to come a
calling", they move into these apartments,
and stay with their respective husbands for
a period of four to five days. They are
allowed the privacy of outdoor or indoor
Thankfully, both of
our gentlemen are just that. They tease and
persuade their wives for many hours, until
the mood is just 'right'. By the end of the
honeymoon, even though the passion has
faded, we still find them curled up together
in the spoon position, enjoying each other's
company. Very seldom do we hear harsh words